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Published: Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:00 a.m. MDT

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Fred Vader
Oklahoma City, OK

Tyler D "Has there ever been a politician who possessed greater quantities of both ignorance & arrogance as this woman?"

Yes. Try......Nancy Pelosi....both ignorant and arrogant and could give Sarah Palin a run for her money in both categories.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

I can guess we can blame Megan McCain's father John for letting this joker out of the box...

Durham, NC

"#3. Is it really up to the Liberal-Left (who would never listen to her show) to tell her she's "irrelevant"? Because to the people on the Right... she's still relevant. Which group should she respond to??"

Boy does this say a ton - much of which I doubt was intended. If Sarah Palin is truly the voice of the right..... I try to stay non-partisan, but that is just a frightening thought that she is among the best and brightest the right have to offer.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Not sure why all you guys are so negative. If she is good she may succeed BUT if she is bad she will fail. Well, maybe not, look at most of our news commentators out there now. Pretty much all garbage.
As for myself I just don't have the time to listen to any of these people. Still I support her right to at least try. I don't expect her "news channel" to last very long but then who am I to judge.

Salt Lake City, UT

Seems like a rather broad definition of "news".

salt lake city, UT

Anyone else think the highest # of subscribers will come from Utah County?

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Again I ask... where is her intelligence quotient documented? Can you show it to us?

You say it's "Documented"... so... show us where!


If her having said something you find "unintelligent" is the criteria for being declared "unintelligent".... then Barack Obama AND Joe Biden are both "Unintelligent", because they have BOTH said stupid things, and I can show you where you can find the video if that's "Documenting" their lack of intelligence (in YOUR book).


I can see how you would think (with your anti-right-wing glasses on) that everything she says proves she's not "intelligent". But realize that some people think the same thing about Joe Biden and even some things Barack Obama have said (and have been recorded for posterity).


If saying "she's unintelligent" is just a subjective judgement of yours... then I accept it (for what it's worth). But if you and Joe are saying that she's actually been tested and proven to be unintelligent, and it's documented somewhere... I want to see that!

Otherwise... it's just your subjective judgement of her...

Far East USA, SC

OK 2 Bits

What is your assessment of Palin as a political figure?

What do you see as her strengths?

Do you see her as a statesman with strong leadership qualities?
Do you believe she has a good understanding of history, world politics or a general depth of knowledge?
Would you want her to run your company, or believe that she would make a good CEO of a large corporation?

Basically, would you vote for her for president of the US?

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@2 bits – “You say it's "Documented"... so... show us where!”

Good grief, what else do I need to provide in a 200 word comment? Now I have to do your homework as well?

Joe Biden – yeah, he’s said some pretty dumb (mostly dumb in a funny way) things over the years… as no doubt have we all.

Yes, I would be curious what Palin’s IQ is as well. From what I gather estimates of her IQ have been extrapolated from her college entrance exams and place at about average (~100). Nothing wrong with that except when you think you have the cognitive ability to run the most powerful country in the world (why I mentioned her arrogance far exceeds her intelligence).

PS – very few public figures release IQ scores but Obamas (again by similar extrapolations) is estimated to be the 130 range, which is similar to the estimates on Romney but not as high as Newt Gingrich which is estimated to be ~140. Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz IQ’s are also estimated to be quite high (just to show this has nothing to do with political partisanship).

Durham, NC

2 Bits... I will help. Here is one from FoxNews,

"[Paul Revere] did warn the British. And in a shout-out, gotcha-type of question that was asked of me, I answered candidly. And I know my American history." --Sarah Palin, defending her botched Paul Revere history lesson by taking issue with the reporter, who simply asked her "What have you seen so far today, and what are you going to take away from your visit?" (Fox News Sunday interview, June 5, 2011)"

"As we work and sightsee on America's largest island, we'll get to view more majestic bears, so now is a good time to draw attention to the political equivalent of the species." --Sarah Palin, referring to Kodiak Island in Alaska, even though Hawaii is America's biggest island, July 19, 2010

""This is Reagan country (applause). Yeah! And perhaps it was destiny that the man who went to California's Eureka College would become so woven within and inter-linked to the Golden State." --Sarah Palin, blundering on Reagan's education while speaking at a fundraiser at California State University-Stanislaus. Eureka College is in Illinois. (June 25, 2010)

Hundreds more... need I post them?

Virginia Beach, VA

"Those within the changing media lanscape are increasingly turning to the Web to build viewership and engagement, even, as we see now with Palin, embracing the Internet to try to appeal to those who feel that the news they are hearing from the major networks no longer speaks to them."

In other words, Palin fans don't want news . . . They want nonsense that supports their prejudices.

I get it.

university place, WA

So, if I pay a full year up front for her "news" service, will I get a partial refund when she "resigns" halfway through the year?

Everett, 00

The fact is --

Sarah Palin is not 'competing' with the "lame stream media".

She's simply $cashing in on the same cash cow media formula that made Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck millionaires...

Probably sign on the same "sponsors" of selling fear --
Carbonite data back,
Food storage,
Home Security systems,
bomb shelters,
Home security shotguns, Assault weapons, etc.

30 minutes of whipping up fear and scare tactics,
followed by 3 minutes of commercials of how YOU need to protect your family, your property, and your assets...

They're coming to get YOU, buy this...

Everett, 00

Will the NSA be watching this under Bush's "Patriot Act",
as a internet site that "radicalizes" it's followers?

Durham, NC

@VST - when Palin was asked what qualified her for a role in international diplomacy considering at the time she had hardly left the state of Alaska to that point, her response was, and I am not making this up, that "she could see Russia from Alaska." (Interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson)

If being able to see Little Diomede island (Russia) from Big Diomede (Alaska) makes you an expert for Anglo-Russian relations, then my IQ must be off the freaking chart.

Listen, I never said she was below average, I challenge you to find where I said that. 2 Bits asked for documented proof of her lack of knowledge. There are far too many to publish here. None of this proves she is below average.... it just proves that she is average. In fact she brands herself as being a representative of averageness.

But gaffe filled news delivered by yet another ubber-average person is not what this nation needs. It would be nice to get our information from sources that actually knew something... and had an IQ high enough to know when they didn't know something.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Don’t expect Palin’s channel to be about more than news as she is promising. Look for it to be about anything but actual news.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Let's see, which Democrat tried to address the nation in a "news show"? Oh, that's right, Alec Baldwin. Which channel is he on? I can't seem to find him.

Price, Utah

After Al Gore made a fortune selling out to Al Jazeera maybe Palin can also turn this into a pile of money. Even a falling channel like his found a buyer.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Anyone who hasn't seen Stephen Colbert's July 29th show with him talking about the Sarah Palin channel needs to. It's hilarious and informative.

Joan Watson

Actually - Sarah P is on par with Nancy P and Harry R. One thing to be said for all three - if nothing else, they provide low brow entertainment.

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