Sarah Palin has announced the launch of The Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based Internet TV network that offers "unfiltered," direct access to the former vice presidential candidate, Alaska governor and reality TV star for her followers.
The television world has weathered quite a few controversies in the last several months, many of which have one disturbing thing in common: They are fomented and sustained by people who are hurt, saddened or otherwise aggrieved and think that this gives them the right to demand that an offending television program cease production.
If the WWE can do it, why can't Sarah Palin? The Fox News contributor and not-quite-one-term former governor of Alaska has been tapped for a channel called Rogue TV on Jeff Gaspin and Jonathan Klein's new digital video venture, Tapp.
Call it a Christmas miracle, or simply an attempt to limit the collateral damage that comes with a culture war, but the 10-day feud between A&E and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is over.
The rule of thumb goes something like this: When a TV network executive says something stupid, bigoted or controversial, viewers will occasionally consider boycotting the channel.
We'll make it quick: MSNBC host Martin Bashir read a really graphic description of 18th-century British overseer Thomas Thistlewood's horrifying treatment of his slaves on the air last month, including eliminating bodily wastes of all kinds into the mouths of his fellow men, and then said that "if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, [Sarah Pa
Sarah Palin has left the Fox News Channel. The high-profile former vice presidential candidate and onetime Governor of Alaska spent three years as a paid contributor to the news network, where she weighed in on issues of the day. She has also pursued other outlets in media, including Sarah Palin's Alaska on TLC with producer Mark Burnett.
Talk to enough political consultants, and sooner or later you’ll hear some variation on the same story: the one about the tiny, small-market TV stations that, come the year after a big election, suddenly find themselves with enough money to buy new furniture, remodel their studios, and give out big bonuses to their staff.