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TheSarahPalinChannel.com: Colbert Launches Site to Mock Palin

By    |   Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 08:17 AM

Stephen Colbert announced Tuesday that he'd purchased the rights to TheSarahPalinChannel.com in an attempt to mock the former governor's new online channel, hosted at SarahPalinChannel.com.

So far, Colbert's site is unadorned, with the exception of a single photo of Palin, a link to an old "Colbert Report" segment, and a line of text boasting that the site is, "The only Sarah Palin Channel on the internet with a definite article in the address!"

During his bit about Palin's new online endeavor launched this past Sunday, Colbert landed a few good jokes, including one at Sen. John McCain's expense.

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"I have always been a huge fan of Sarah Palin. She’s a strong leader with a proven history of selflessness," he said. "In the midst of her 2008 campaign, she took the time to help out a struggling senior with severely impaired judgment."

A second zinger came at the expense of Palin's unusually named children.

"It's 24/7 Palin-tainment streamed right to your phone with the help of Tapp, which it turns out is a media company (Tapp Media LLC) and not — as I first assumed — the name of one of her children."

Colbert then went on to criticize Palin and her audience, barely disguising his contempt for her with a thinly veiled joke.

Colbert stated that Sarah Palin's new channel was nothing but "a safe space where like-minded folks can hear things they already agree with from someone whose opinion they already know." Colbert stated this without irony, perhaps not realizing that the criticism could easily have described his own show and its audience.

As a well-known liberal commentator, Colbert's political ideology is in line with the majority of journalists in the media. Conservative Republicans like Palin remain an extreme minority in the news. According to The Washington Post, just 7 percent of journalists identified as Republicans in a long-running survey called "The American Journalist in the Digital Age," conducted by two Indiana University professors.


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Stephen Colbert announced Tuesday that he'd purchased the rights to TheSarahPalinChannel.com in an attempt to mock the former governor's new online channel, hosted at SarahPalinChannel.com.
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