Palin's new 800 pound weapon in her war against the mainstream media.
When I first heard the news that Sarah Palin has signed a multi year contract to become a contributor to Fox News, I thought that her decision was one of her first flawed decisions she's made since coming onto the national scene last year. I was thinking in the context of how her "gig" with Fox News could hurt a potential 2012 presidential run. Then I thought about it, and I thought about it some more. Then a light bulb went off in my head. This woman has to be one of the most politically unorthodox, strategic geniuses to ever come along in politics within the last 25 years. When Palin gave her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last years, she made reference to her speaking as a way to "bypass the filters of the mainstream media". What better way for Sarah Palin to bypass the filter of the mainstream media, then by being apart of the eight hundred pound guerrilla of cable news being Fox News? By Sarah joining Fox News, she will once again accomplish several goals.
1. Palin will be able to get her message out on her positions on key 2012 issues without her message being distorted by the rest of the media that can't stand her guts.
2. By Palin communicating her thoughts on the keys issues, she will demonstrate to the biggest cable news audience that she does have a command of the issues. This will further help to neutralize the stigma the the media helped to create about Palin
3. By Sarah just being a contributor instead of a host for Fox News, this gives her time to still organize a presidential campaign, raise money and help other candidates this year.
4. This project of Sarah will help to keep her army of supporters engaged and motivated.
Harry Smith and his panelists actually figured it out. Just think, they didn't even need talking points from the DNC to do it. I'm impressed!!
Sarah is suppose to be making her Fox News debut tonight on the Bill O'Reily show. I'll tune in to watch. I believe her most important show will be tomorrow when Sarah is going to be on Glenn Beck's show for an entire hour. Palin is going to have to work at getting the support from libertarians not just conservatives and moderates. Glenn Beck is a devoted libertarian. I can guarantee that the topic on CNN and MSNBC are going to be solely aimed at attacking every word that comes out of Palin's mouth. So now Sarah Palin has another weapon to add to her arsenal against the mainstream media. She's already demonstrated that she is the queen of the social media format, that being face book and twitter. This is a funny analogy, but it definitely makes sense. Last year Sarah had to deal with the media shooting spitballs at her, and she couldn't respond. This years the media is now throwing rocks at her, but she has now rolled up in a fully armed Abraham's battle tank with the sticker on the side reading "Fox News approved".