|"Hey, I hear voices in my head! And not the usual ones telling me to kill Todd either."|
Sarah Palin With a passionate fan base and a powerful social media presence that can launch hundreds of thousands of clicks, Palin’s life after Fox has been just as influential - and divisive - as during her tenure on the network, observers say.
She joined Fox News as a paid contributor in 2009, after she had resigned as Alaska governor. This January, Fox News confirmed the three-year run with the former Republican vice presidential nominee was over.
Even without a formal arrangement, Palin still gets her name out there often on Fox News, with 135 mentions in the last 90 days on the network, according to TVEyes. And Fox News has hardly blacklisted her as a news subject - Palin’s comments on social media and her speeches at CPAC and the recent NRA convention in Texas have been clipped and discussed on the network.
And even without her gig as a regular on Fox News, Palin still garnered much of the same coverage in the first four months of this year as she did in 2012, according to the Nexis database. From January 2012 to May 2012, Palin received 223 mentions in newspapers; 69 in Web-based publications, such as CNN.com, Washingtonpost.com, POLITICO and USNews.com; 563 in blogs; and her name appeared in 46 news transcripts, for a total of 901 mentions. During the same period this year, in her post-Fox News life, Palin’s still very much in the conversation, with 118 mentions in newspapers, 55 in Web-based publications, 726 in blogs and 12 in news transcripts, for a total of 911 mentions, and she also wrote an op-ed for the conservative website Breitbart.
Okay somebody needs to explain to this ninny that generating clicks or having her name mentioned in articles is NOT the same thing as having a "powerful media presence" ESPECIALLY since much of those articles are making fun of her and the majority of the clicks are driven by a macabre desire to see just how far she will fall, whilst handfuls of popcorn are devoured during the spectacle.
Palin has the same positive impact on the news as a fleeing bank robbers does during an episode of COPS. Sure we all enjoy the chase, but in the end most viewers are hoping the getaway car will flip in the air and the fugitives will burn up in a fiery crash.
This part is a little more realistic.
Fox News was never “the foundation of her public personality at all,” Mair said. “If somebody took Facebook or Twitter away from Sarah Palin, then that would have a significant impact on her media profile.”
Actually that would be the end of her "media profile," as without Facebook and twitter for all intents and purposes Sarah Palin would cease to exist altogether. Only showing up occasionally for the opening of a carpet store, spotted once in awhile stumbling around race tracks or car shoes, and having her name pop up as a $200 question on Jeopardy about has beens and losers.
But perhaps the most telling part of the article is this:
Palin did not respond to POLITICO’s requests for comment.
Yes because Palin is SO incredibly paranoid about being asked a question that she cannot answer she will ONLY respond to media that she KNOWS will treat her with kid gloves, like Breitbart and the occasional local news outlet in some back water town that is just excited that somebody they once saw on TV is right there in that ashen flesh and barely circulating blood.
No Palin has no actual "media presence," any more than Hitler has a "media presence," or flesh eating diseases have a "media presence." Sure we will click on links that mention them, but NOT because we are impressed by them or fascinated with their story, but rather because they disgust us and we want to make sure they are not making a comeback.