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Sarah Palin Joins the 'Lamestream Media' on 'Today': VIDEO


Sarah Palin was interviewed by Matt Lauer in the first part of her appearance on the Today show after making fun of her own idiocy by pretending to read a pile of newspapers.

"A shake-up is still possible," insisted Palin when asked by Lauer if she approved of the choice of Mitt Romney as GOP nominee.

Asked Lauer: "When you were plucked from obscurity in 2008, you didn't have any experience on the national stage, and in this era of intense media scrutiny you took some lumps. You had mixed results, as we all know. Do you think if Mitt Romney is the nominee he should choose someone with more experience on the national battlefield than you had at the time?"

Palin responded by saying any candidate is going to be "clobbered by the lamestream media."

Said Lauer: "You are going to join us for our 8:00 hour, which technically makes you part of the lamestream media."

Watch two clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

Palin first mocked her lack of knowledge by pretending to read newspapers:

The Lauer interview:

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  1. What's Katie doing?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. NBC sure won this battle.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Apr 3, 2012 9:46:47 AM

  2. What a media whore. The Today Show feels like it can stand loosing some of its integrity. When these types go on the air the show/station should be boycotted. Ratings talk in this busness even if people hate her and watch and you happen to be a Nielsen family she wins. The insanity with the fasination of that woman has to stop.

    Posted by: George | Apr 3, 2012 9:57:16 AM

  3. This 'know-nothing' is now commenting on politics or anything ?

    She just blathers cliches and run-off platitudes !
    It is really disgraceful that any TV station gives this low life a platform. She's stupid ,incompetent, ignorant and unable to hold down a simple job.
    And then she says she stands on her record !
    Go back to obscurity and go fish, hag.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 3, 2012 9:58:25 AM

  4. "The insanity with the fasination of that woman has to stop."

    Gee, now which side would that be. I'm off to HuffPo. Bet I find her!

    Posted by: MarkUs | Apr 3, 2012 10:04:24 AM

  5. This just goes to show the GOP doesn't have a chance against Obama. And NBC...really? Why give this airhead any more screen time.

    Posted by: Brian | Apr 3, 2012 10:04:27 AM

  6. I stopped watching NBC's "Today" a few years back after the continual softball interviews done by Matt Lauer with right wing fascists etc.

    Posted by: Continuum | Apr 3, 2012 10:04:29 AM

  7. Puhleeze someone, put this woman on a melting ice floe in her home state.

    Posted by: Chopsie | Apr 3, 2012 10:09:19 AM

  8. Who's Lauer's sidekick? When he was welcoming Palin she had her "chagrin" on. As one would. I don't which what's more nauseating - seeing Palin join the "lamestream" media or the fact that they felt to need to invite her onto their show. What are they hoping to accomplish? She still speaks as though she failed her grade 7 civics class. She's just a mess.
    She's using GOP talking points, that's it.
    NEWSFLASH: the price of gas has nothing to do with President Obama! When asked if she was the right person to tapped for McCain's VP she said that her "record as the CEO of a city and a state" qualified her. Really? She left her elected position of Governor of Alaska halfway through her term. Had McCain - God forbid - won in 2008, would she have quit a few months in?

    I don't watch Today. This isn't going to make me start.

    Posted by: Gigi | Apr 3, 2012 10:18:48 AM

  9. She just appeared like a screaming Hyena let out of her cage...JUST AWFUL!

    Flipped the channel to "CBS This Morning" where the team interviewing the CEO of Starbucks on his plan for creating real jobs!

    Punish the Today show for subjecting us to Palin watch CBS "This Morning" far better morning new program any how!

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    Posted by: ryan | Apr 3, 2012 10:23:59 AM

  11. It's a shame that so many people don't realize that anti-woman women like Palin are the exact opposite of the strong empowered female role models that should be inspiring the younger generations of women in America.

    Putting her on this program was a cheap and desperate plot for ratings. Boourns.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 3, 2012 10:26:04 AM

  12. wow...she got fat

    Posted by: Smuggy | Apr 3, 2012 10:37:47 AM

  13. She thinks that she does "in depth political analysis". Vomit.

    Posted by: russ | Apr 3, 2012 10:38:55 AM

  14. And so begins a year ban on Today in the household. No show that promomotes that hideous, evil woman gets boycotted.

    Posted by: Tarc | Apr 3, 2012 10:40:21 AM

  15. Awww, the "Today" show did a tribute to the late, much missed J. Fred Muggs. That's so special.

    Posted by: Terry | Apr 3, 2012 10:44:25 AM

  16. Who?

    Posted by: homer | Apr 3, 2012 10:54:26 AM

  17. Plucked from obscurity? Exactly.

    Posted by: Jack M | Apr 3, 2012 10:55:48 AM

  18. What? This creature still walks among us? I won't watch that clip on principle, never mind the show. I can't undestand how anyone still pays her any attention. But wait, this is America, where all dreams come true.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Apr 3, 2012 10:57:57 AM

  19. after seeing "Game Change" why would anyone give this woman any credibility or stage to promote herself.....

    Posted by: aj | Apr 3, 2012 11:17:32 AM

  20. Shame on NBC for this cheap trick. Shame!

    Posted by: vince quackenbush | Apr 3, 2012 11:18:23 AM

  21. wait, is she now a regular anchor on the Today Show ? I don't watch it and never listen to her, but has NBC stooped this low ? Time to get the letters out if that is the case.

    Posted by: NwYrkr | Apr 3, 2012 11:30:33 AM

  22. Verbal diarrhea

    Posted by: Oliver | Apr 3, 2012 11:31:12 AM

  23. Did anyone catch that Palin had something written on her left hand? What intelligent adult writes notes on their hand! What an idiot!!!

    Posted by: Katie | Apr 3, 2012 12:29:44 PM

  24. I watched GMA this AM. It reminded me of how much I enjoyed watching Katie on Today, back in the day.

    I briefly switched to Today and caught a few moments of Palin as one of the talking head panel segment that they do (Jones, Duetch, and Snyderman). I heard just enough from her (e.g., Oprah can save her network if she puts more conservatives on it, and a few other choice bon mots) to nearly lose my breakfast. I've watched the Today show for ages; watch it currently out of habit, but feel that they officially jumped the shark today. Time to form a new habit.

    Posted by: TJ | Apr 3, 2012 1:11:17 PM

  25. NBC News & Entertainment has really gone down hill with this program. I think Ann Curry's lack of grounding (she comes across as a complete space case) and Matt's lack of engagemement are evident to most viewers who use to love the program. I'm actually cheering on ABC's rating grab.

    As for Sasha Palin, well, enough said.

    Posted by: Marc C | Apr 3, 2012 1:20:14 PM

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