Palin’s Got a New Grift

Since none of her reality TV shows has lasted more than one season due to poor ratings, Sarah Palin has had to come up with a new grift to keep the money flowing in. She’s apparently going to launch her own online TV channel in the spirit of Glenn Beck.

Fox News contributor and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be launching her own digital video channel, tentatively called “Rogue TV,” a source familiar with the project told Capital.

The channel will be available through Tapp, the digital video service founded by former CNN chief Jon Klein and former NBC Universal entertainment executive Jeff Gaspin. Subscriptions will cost $10 per month.

Rogue is expected to launch in April or May, and it would be one of the first of the digital channels offered by Tapp.

Palin’s channel will feature video commentaries from the former Republican vice-presidential candidate, discussing current events and political issues.

It will really only be two shows. One will be a cooking show where she’ll make nothing but word salad. The other will be a game show called Wingnut Madlibs. Both will involve randomly tying together a bunch of catchphrases into the most incoherent run-on sentences possible.

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  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    One will be a cooking show where she’ll make nothing but word salad. The other will be a game show called Wingnut Madlibs. Both will involve randomly tying together a bunch of catchphrases into the most incoherent run-on sentences possible.

    That actually sounds like a fun thing to watch when you’re stoned.

  • sugarfrosted

    The Sarah Palin Channel: All word salad all the time and banana squirrel freedom democracy.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    I’d like to help her in her marketing efforts.

    PalinTV: All Ignorance All The Time!

    PalinTV: All the ignorance that’s unfit to print!

    PailnTV: Unfair and unbalanced

    PalinTV: World’s Worst Channel

    PalinTV: Get it First, But First Get It Wrong!

    PailnTV: The Only Way To Lie!

    PalinTV: We Don’t Think So You Don’t Have To!

  • http://thebronzeblog.wordpress.com/ Bronze Dog

    I’d say Palin was a pathetic, meritless celebrity, roll my eyes at the wannabe has-been activities, and move on.

    But then I remember this is someone Republicans chose to be a vice presidential candidate and worry they might just succeed with another such individual sooner or later.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    And cancelling will be $2,000??

  • sh3baproject

    the grand prize of wingnut madlibs: a free trip to russia and 10000 dollars!!!

  • blf

    But then I remember this is someone Republicans chose to be a vice presidential candidate and worry they might just succeed with another such individual sooner or later.

    You mean like Dan Quayle?

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    @ blf

    At this point, Palin is making Qualye look good. He was just another in a long line of “bucket of warm spit” VPs.

  • sceptinurse

    Shouldn’t it be “Maverick TV”?

  • raven

    It will really only be two shows. One will be a cooking show where she’ll make nothing but word salad. The other will be a game show called Wingnut Madlibs.

    Don’t forget Crazy Uncle Right Wing Emails.

    Far as I can tell, Palin gets all her information from emails sent by everyone’s crazy right wing uncles.

  • Larry

    And, as a benefit to all the viewers out there, each show will quit half way through the season.

  • John Pieret

    Tapp, the digital video service founded by former CNN chief Jon Klein and former NBC Universal entertainment executive Jeff Gaspin … it would be one of the first of the digital channels offered by Tapp.

    It can’t be a good sign for Tapp that it starts out by scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I always see this, when I think of Sarah Palin

    http://www.drawger.com/victorjuhasz/images/0099793954.jpg

  • voidhawk

    She’ll get bored of it and get distracted by the next shiny thing within a month. Most wingnuts don’t have long attention spans but Palin is something else, she’ll… oh look! A butterfly!

  • http://cycleninja.blogspot.com cycleninja

    There’s a part of me that would love to know how she’s spent all the money she’s managed to scam off the right wing over the last six years. Gotta keep up the lifestyle to which she’s entitled, dontchaknow.

  • caseloweraz

    @cycleninja:

    You betcha!

  • caseloweraz

    Palin’s got a new grift now.

    Damn — I can’t get that Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels song out of my head.

  • brucegee1962

    Somehow, I get the sense that the only people who will be watching this will be Daily Show staffers and RightWingWatch. Maybe if nobody pays any attention to her, she’ll just go away???

  • abusedbypenguins

    Turning tweets into video. Palin is a magician; she breathes in and out flows drivel.

  • http://mostlyrational.net tacitus

    And suddenly, a $7.99 Netflix subscription, looks like an incredible bargain.

  • Michael Heath

    Bronze Dog writes:

    But then I remember this is someone Republicans chose to be a vice presidential candidate and worry they might just succeed with another such individual sooner or later.

    I think one of the biggest indictments against the GOP, in its entire history, was that it was unanimous in nominating Ms. Palin as its VP candidate.

    I’m well aware of the political impracticability of convention delegates opposing the presidential primary winner’s VP running mate nomination. But that only serves to reveal the depths the GOP will sink to when it comes to country vs. politics – where it sides with politics. And this isn’t our only observation, their nihilism is as also revealed in the party’s denial of the threat of climate change as revealed by scientists.

  • anachronistes

    Is Todd upset that someone else is going to Tapp Sarah?

    : (

    sorry…

  • http://www.rubyquill.com abbeycadabra

    Speaking of “like Glenn Beck”…

    Apologies for the off-topic post, but I don’t have another way to send messages to Ed, and this was amazing.

    Glenn Beck with a GOOD message… and lovingly, tenderly petting his My Little Pony Applejack plush.

    I may need a week or two to stop being astonished.

  • iangould

    I supposed Rogue TV sounds better than “Mentally Defective White Supremacists with a MILF Fetish TV”

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “Is Todd upset that someone else is going to Tapp Sarah?”

    I’d guess that Todd is making the beast with Sarah about as often as Hilary gets it on with Bill.

    @22:

    Dolfie Eichmann, by several accounts, loved his dachshunds.

    There are two differences from Glennie Bek to the Eichmann’s of the world. Bek IS deliberately and calculatingly evil (he may also be crazier that a shithouse rat in an meth lab, but that’s nothing to do with his wickedness) and he doesn’t have the support and connivance of an equally malevolent government to abet him in the realization of his horrific fantasies.

    I look forward to reading, with abundant good cheer, that Glennie has had his last “Breitbart Burger”.

  • dingojack

    Demo – speaking of an “equally malevolent government”, here‘s the leader of that government. Still astonished abbeycadabra ? @@

    “Nah, Nah, he was a lovely bloke – he used to give his mum flowers and that!”

    Dingo

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Are the geezers who would watch, Palin actually hooked up to those Internet tubes?