Yesterday I began covering former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as my beat for David Horowitz’s Newsreal blog. My post about her debut last night on The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News as a news analyst went live a couple of hours ago. It begins as follows:
From the first moment of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s debut as a Fox news analyst on The O’Reilly Factor last night, the deathknell began to sound for the Leftist meme that she is dishonest, not intelligent and not ready to be president of the United States.
Gov. Palin’s move to Fox News is a win-win because the leading cable news network now has a telegenic and eloquent insider with a proven ability to generate high ratings while Gov. Palin now has direct access to the public and plenty of ability to prove herself. Why, it might just be that last night was the moment the planet began to heal and the oceans to still be primarily influenced by sunspots and tides because there’s no such goshdarn thing as anthropogenic global warming.
I do expect my coverage of Gov. Palin to focus on her positive qualities because I do not think people understand them. I also think hardly anyone writes about them in a useful way — or at all. So those are what I think deserve the emphasis. People who want to read negative coverage about her have plenty of alternatives, so that niche is saturated while I am virtually alone, except for Hill Buzz.
I also expect my coverage of Gov. Palin will be about explaining her “common sense conservatism” to help people understand how much more it can do for them than the elitist, statist totalitarianism of the Left, however much they sneer at the talents of a woman who has risen high in politics and become a multi-millionaire by dint of her own efforts while they worship a man who thinks money comes from rich people rather than creativity and the incentive of getting to keep the fruits of one’s labor.