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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will serve as a co-host on NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday, making Palin a temporary member of the “lamestream” media that she so frequently derides.

NBC, which announced the move on its website on Sunday night, claims that Palin will “reveal a different side” of her that viewers have never seen. For her part, however, Palin promised to show at least some of the angry conservatism that made her famous.

“Hopefully, you know, we won’t bore viewers with too much in-depth political talk,” Palin said in a phone interview with Matt Lauer. “But, there’s so many issues going on, with energy prices, and you know, some national security issues that have to be addressed.”

Perhaps wondering whether Palin has ever gotten too in-depth, Lauer made a reference to Palin’s famous 2008 interview with his former co-host Katie Couric, in which Palin was unable to name any newspapers that she regularly reads.

“What are you doing to prepare? Are you reading some newspapers?” Lauer asked her.

“That’s a fine how do you do,” Palin responded. “Here we go.”

NBC’s decision to use Palin as a guest host was likely motivated by a desire to one-up Couric. The former “Today” host will be going head to head with Palin and her former program, as she serves as guest host of ABC’s Good Morning America all week.

  • merl1

    She blames the problems of her own making on her own making on the media. Like it’s their fault. How convenient for the half term Governor.

    • Joseph Kelsall

      Half wit governor?

  • My first thought was why on Earth would NBC pull such a sham on its viewers. Then I remembered that NBC doesn’t have very many. Anything for market share is the only reason for having that strange woman on the air. Those who love her just might watch and NBC ratings will rise for one day. What a sad commentary on todays America.

  • Megaceryle

    She’s a joke and a twit. Cannot belive anyone provides her any airtime/shrill megaphone at all. She will win ratings because public is always more interested in freak shows.

  • DickinMA

    I have been a regular Today Show viewer for over 40 years, but have decided to express my disatisfaction with NBC’s addition of Palin by watching the CNN, CBS and ABC morning programs from now on.

    • She is a female George Bush. Enough said.

      • George Russell

        That would be George W Kathy?….or does it matter?

        • EdC

          Doesn’t really matter

        • RFJohnson

          Maybe it’s supposed to be “Kathy Chattie!”

        • RFJohnson

          Maybe it’s supposed to be “Kathy Chattie!”

        • RFJohnson

          Maybe it’s supposed to be “Kathy Chattie!”

      • Not exactly kathy. GWB had a likeable side to him even if he was a disaster as president.

      • Not exactly kathy. GWB had a likeable side to him even if he was a disaster as president.

      • Not exactly kathy. GWB had a likeable side to him even if he was a disaster as president.

  • jimackermann

    Between Katie Couric and Sarah Palin, I’ll take Palin any day. I’d pay money not to watch Katie Couric.

    • You are seriously confused jackmann. KC is worthy of our respect while SP garners only disdain from normal people.

    • You are seriously confused jackmann. KC is worthy of our respect while SP garners only disdain from normal people.

      • jimackermann

        I am not a bit confused and I know what “normal” is. Are you trying to say that I am not normal? Katie will garner the respect of “normal” lefties who for some reason just love to “disdain” what they do not agree with. I do not dislike Katie; it is just painful for me to listen to her. Have a very nice “disdainful” day. And if you get bored later in the day, feel free to entertain yourself with “disdainment” for me too.

        • ObozoMustGo

          I love it when I read the useful idiots’ comments on here about how they cannot watch or listen to Palin. How do they know they hate her so much if they cant watch or listen to her? Like when you see them write about how much they hate Rush, but never listen to him. They wallow in their own sewage so much they have no clue that they actually stink! There’s a good reason we call them useful idiots….. they are idiots! Clearly!

          Have a nice day, jim!

    • You are seriously confused jackmann. KC is worthy of our respect while SP garners only disdain from normal people.

  • fleeboy57

    I will not watch the Today show again as long as that woman is on there, how stupid could they be. Do they think that there programming audiance wants to watch that stupid idiot. Good-bye to the today show.

    • I totally agree. I used to respect the Today Show. I’m beginning to think that it’s the leftover has been show.

    • I don’t watch this show anyway but you can bet I definitely will not from now on. From what I have heard from her in the past, in depth means about one sixteenth of an inch.

      • ringostarr1

        Quoting Henry Cross: “I don’t watch this show anyway but you can bet I definitely will not from now on…“
        Oh boy Henry, I bet you got um shaking in their boots down there at NBC with that one…. But like all Liberals you claim that are in favor of education but you only demonstrate now ignorant you really are and the rest of us call it an education.

        Quoting Henry Cross once more yet again: “From what I have heard [about]… her… in depth means about one sixteenth of an inch.

        Henry my boy, what Governor Palin said was, “about one sixteenth of an inch in depth.” And she was describing you when she said it.

        • marobr

          You must have some kind of mental retardation to write that. I think Henry Cross is correct and I like his comment.

        • Heretic1958

          Hey… Ringo….you’re nothing more than another sarcastic, sore-losing, Glen-Beck-Fluffing T-bagger…..and the fact that Palin’s faithful horde will run like pigs to a trough to WalMart to spend their social security checks on whatever bauble the show’s sponsors are hawking says more about your “conservative” brethren than NBC’s business acumen….

          • ringostarr1

            Ah but contraire my son?? I am not a Tea Bagger. My use of the pejorative word “Tea Bagger” proves that to anyone who has half a brain or else uses all the brain they possess regardless of how much gray matter they are blessed or cursed with. So with that my son?? You proved my case. The prosecution rests.

          • Thank You Ringo

          • sojack

            You love Sarah so much, you even sound like her. What you’ve said makes absolutely no sense at all. You try to come off as being intellectual; but fail miserably.

        • jbradye

          It appears the uneducated one may be you, judging from the outrageous and abominable way you massacre the English language. You might want to use a grammar and spelling checker until you learn how to use the language properly. Enough said on that.

    • ringostarr1

      For every Flea Boy 69 or Mad Henry there will be a 1,000 tea baggers lined up to tune in the Today Show and fighting to buy the sponsors’ goods.

      • Heretic1958

        Hey… Ringo….you’re nothing more than another sarcastic, sore-losing, Glen-Beck-Fluffing T-bagger…..and the fact that Palin’s faithful horde will run like pigs to a trough to the nearest WalMart to spend their social security checks on whatever bauble the show’s sponsors are hawking says more about your “conservative” brethren than NBC’s business acumen….

        • ringostarr1

          Ah but contraire my son?? I am not a Tea Bagger. My use of the pejorative word “Tea Bagger” proves that to anyone who has half a brain or else uses all the brain they possess regardless of how much gray matter they are blessed or cursed with. So with that my son?? You have proved my case for me.

      • fleeboy57

        You know since you can not even read my handle correctly I am not really very concerned about you being smart enough to write out your check for sponsership. I can only say this that I am sure I will not being seeing all of the stuff that you are trying to sell.

  • Sadly, NBC works at making the channel difficult to watch
    Keep Matt, get in some folks with spark and an independent personality

    Ann tries to be dreary and succeeds. Donny Deutch is so condescending. Knows everything – credentials ????? We could care about his trio promoting democrats (they all forget the independents keep growing in numbers

    mkaes me sick not to watch but I cant

  • I watch the Today Show every day except today.

  • I thought “What a ridiculous and poor decision from leadership! Then I read the other comments and well…I’m in good company because it’s already been said.

  • Maybe Palin might add something to the show, especially her views on hunting and gun ownership – something most NYC residents (any many other folk as well) arn’t really into.

  • keefert55

    Does anybody really care what that ding-bat has to say. As a longtime NBC viewer as much as I am a Coke and Colgate user, I refuse to give any credibility to that loose cannon. NBC must surely be desperate as they just lost a long time viewer in an effort to do what?
    Sure, I’ll bet she put on a good show and used the appropriate spin. But please, give me a break!Anyone with half a brain(that excludes Palin) would know that she is all smoke and mirrors just like her party. Shame on you NBC, you fell for it and discredited a once respectable news and entertainment show.

  • Connie Greenslate

    Today Show has reached the bottom of the pit with the Palin crap.

  • NBC has stooped to a new low! I will not watch Today if she is on there! I will now watch ABC.

  • She is to talk about raising daughters. HUH?

    • You are kidding aren’t you? After Palin failed so miserably with her own?

  • I think I’ll watch The Today Show tomorrow doncha know.

  • Golfnutzaz

    Well, Willard Scott used to be a clown. Now they have gone one better with a real clown!

  • I haven’t watched NBC for a few years–having Palin on the network serves as confirmation for my decision. “C-o-n-f-i-r-m-a-t-i-o-n”…look it up in the dictionary, Palin.

  • Jj

    Sarah Palin is the most polarizing republican in the world who was the cause of Senator Gifford being shot with her crossbow targeting. My family is now going to switch from NBC -one of my favorite channels. Our country do not need all these negative people with their negative views to
    poison our children. Once a snake , always a snake-you cannot change the spots on a tiger. She is too tarnished to give any airtime to. Shame on the network.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Jj…. I have read some of your posts and I must say that you have got to be one of the dumbest of the dumb in a long line of leftist nutjob useful idiots that swarm on this site if you think Sarah Palin had ANYTHING to do with Gifford. The level of ingorance displayed by people like you is simply bewildering!

      Have a nice day!

  • nmurphys

    After what they put Sarah thru, during that horrible interview, and setting her up like they did, I
    think she deserves alot of respect this time around. Besides , why does she have to tell any of you
    what magazines or newspapers she reads ? Wake up and smell the roses, over there, and start
    to realize she is a very smart woman. Too bad that Katie felt she had to put her thru the wringer
    as it made Katie look bad. Not all of us live in New York and not many of us want to. Drop the
    New York attitude this time and treat her decent. You will get better results!!

  • dbg1212

    Palin will help the show out. There rating has to go up.
    Go Palin

  • Don’t know how you can blame other people because our stupid. Just ignore the facts an believe what ever they tell you? IT’S ABOUT MONEY. That is why she quit Gov.

  • jking43

    that’s it for me. Will not watch this show, have done so for a long time, no more. Will not purchase products that support. After how she treated a decent man Obama, racist comments, how soon this tv station forgets how nasty she was. I now equate NBC with Sarah Palin.

  • ChasKC

    If you want legitimate news go to Democracy Now with Amy Goodman. The “lamestream media” quit providing that long ago. This latest move demonstrates that they are no better than the tabloid cable networks.

  • I will no longer be watching the Today Show now that the Queen of Comedy has been hired. I have been watching the Today Show for I can’t begin to estimate the years…..no more.

  • allahtanto

    Will stop watching The Today Show until she`s off the air.She`s full of HATE.It`s all about ratings.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Only in leftist nutjob world is TV NOT about ratings. How stupid can you be? I mean really. You have to be a complete idiot to think that TV networks are above caring about ratings. IT’S WHAT THEY DO, YOU MORON! Sheesh… what breathtaking stupidity from a bunch of leftist useful idiots!

      Have a nice day!

  • Jim Menzie

    Was Sunday not April 1st?

  • ObozoMustGo

    Who is Katie Couric?

    • 1AmericanHoney27

      Figures BozoMustGo hasn’t a clue on Katie Couric’s identity. Her intelligence is beyond his level. He seems to rarely know which end is up. Maybe that’s why he talks out of both ends.

  • bachguy

    If you never thought that it was about ratings, here is the irrefutable proof! I certainly will not be watching.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Only a leftist nutjob idiot would think that TV shows are NOT about ratings. How stupid can you be? Were you one of those OWS bums at Zucotti Park crapping on cop cars?

  • cotreq

    Well I can finally watch the Today show..now at least there will be a rational conservative voice in the liberal cesspool.

  • iyeru1

    Wonders shall never end! So out of all the hardworking, sophisticated and intelligent women in America, NBC’s pick for Today show is Palin of Alaska? Seriously, what else can Palin offer the viewers on NBC other than her freak show and profiting from her so called fame as “half term” governor of Alaska. I really do not understand the deal here and why NBC is promoting this woman as she has nothing to offer me upstairs!!

  • EdC

    The only reason inteligent people will watch is to see what kind of gaffs she makes. The ones that love her will drool all over themselves. The ones that usually watch the today show, will likely just let it run and even pay less attention to. In my case, my Nationally sindecated, I won’t say which one, but it ain’t Dish, and starts with a D, decided to kill my local channel, so that they could push Fox, My TV isn’t even on at 6:48 Pacific. I might watch Stephany Miller but I won’t waste the time or electricity on Palin.

    • EdC

      Replying to my own message. She has as much “In depth” as the puddle on the sidewalk, that hasn’t be able to submerge the dime someone droped in it.

  • she is a female rommey. do not like. i will not watch the today again. hope you don”t either.

  • I never watched the Today show until now. How about those of you who enjoy bad-mouthing Sarah Palin back up your name calling with some something factual?

    • bmerbob

      “‘Refudiate,’ ‘misunderestimate,’ ‘wee-wee’d up.’ English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!'” –a Tweet sent by Sarah Palin in response to being ridiculed for inventing the word “refudiate,” proudly mistaking her illiteracy for literary genius, July 18, 2010

      “But obviously, we’ve got to stand with our North Korean allies.” –Sarah Palin, after being asked how she would handle the current hostilities between the two Koreas, interview on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Nov. 24, 2010

      “He who warned, uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh, by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.” –Sarah Palin, botching the history of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, June 3, 2011

      “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s ‘death panel’ so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their ‘level of productivity in society,’ whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.” –-Sarah Palin, in a message posted on Facebook about Obama’s health care plan, Aug. 7, 2009

      “As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border.” –Sarah Palin, explaining why Alaska’s proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, interview with CBS’s Katie Couric, Sept. 24, 2008

      “A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. I’m not one though who would attribute it to being man-made.”
      Sarah Palin

      When asked about how as President she would avoid investigations similar to the one compelling her resignation as Governor of Alaska she responded, “I think on a national level your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we’ve been charged with and automatically throw them out.”

      So why is this a ridiculous quote? For those just as unfamiliar with US government agencies as Palin, there is no Department of Law. A for creativity but F for not knowing what agencies actually exist in our government.

      There is plenty more where those came from.

  • Linda Conover

    really…. PALIN- lost another viewer. So watching Couric on ABC.

  • vgs1949

    I will no longer be tuning in to the today show because of Sara Palin. I loved to watch the show & was a regular viewer until I found out about her joining the cast. I do not want to have to listen to her point of view I have my own & that is not why I tune in. So good by to 30 years of watching the today show.

  • js121

    No more NBC for me!! I’d rather watch dogs fighting then submit to an hour of Palin!

  • fknhippie

    I like many others commenting here will not watch even one airing of Today while Sarah Palin is there, this is disgusting.

  • mtooey

    NBC just lost a lot of viewers. No one tunes in early to listen to stupid comments. Does NBC really think they can replace Couric with an idiot?

  • ObozoMustGo

    DISTRACTIONS —– DISTRACTIONS —– DISTRACTIONS

    Did Obozo call you and all the radical leftist nutjobs in the press asking to step up your hyperbole and fear attacks on conservatives becuase he took a public shellacking on the issues last week? All of this is designed as a fog to distract people from Obozo’s failed record. Here’s just a few to ponder:

    1) Had complete control of the government for 2 year. NO BUDGET PASSED WITH COMPLETE CONTROL, just continuing resolutions to jack up spending to way over TRILLION dollar deficits.
    2) His only crowning achievement in his first 2 years was Obozocare, which was bitterly opposed by at least 60% of Americans. AND STILL IS, YOU DOPES!!!
    3) A RECORD DEFEAT of his ideas in the 2010 mid-terms.
    4) Gasoline prices are more than DOUBLE since the day he took office, yet he denies the Keystone Pipeline that would increase supply. He has denied or delayed permits allowing offshore and onshore drilling that would increase supply. KNOW THIS —> YOU IDIOTS ON THE LEFT THAT THINK INCREASING SUPPLY WOULD DO NOTHING TO GAS PRICES BECAUSE WE ARE IN A GLOBAL MARKET ARE EATING YOUR OWN VOMIT ON THAT RATIONALE. WITNESS…. A GALLON OF GAS IN SUADI ARABIA IS $0.91 PER GALLON.
    5) Unemployment would NOT go above 8% if they passed his money laundering… errr… Stimulus Package… Sure, sure… How’s that worked out? In truth, America has lost a net 6 MILLION JOBS under this loser-in-chief’s management. They keep lowering unemployment because they are making the denominator of the equation smaller. Dont believe me, look it up. Real unemployment is around 12 %- 15% if you look at the U6 number. BLS has the info.
    6) Obozo comes into office $9T in debt. 3 years later, $16T in debt
    7) Promises to close Gitmo…. instead, he spends $750K on a soccer field for terrorists.
    8) Real inflation rates are close to 8% or higher. Who measures inflation without food and fuel??????? Obozo does!
    9) SOLYNDRA!!!!!!!! need I say more?
    10) Fast and Furious!!!!! If this was a Republican Admin, all of you nutjobs that write on this web site would be going justifiably ballistic!! It would be the lead story on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSLSD, CNN, etc. etc.

    I’ll continue to refocus the discussion on what is important and not these foolish smokescreens the left throws up to obfuscate Obozo’s true failure as a socialist in the White House.

    Have a nice day!

    • pippas

      You are an ignoramus! You must be related to Sarah Painm

  • RFJohnson

    Sarah Palin was a dud as a co-host. I am always surprised when she can put together coherent sentences. She chastises the “lame stream” media, and then constantly wants the spotlight of any media she can get…..Yawn!

  • NRogers351

    We have watched the Today Show most mornings for 50 years. However, when we discovered that Sarah Palin would be CO-HOSTING the show today, we switched to Good Morning America and discovered that Katie Couric was on. What a pleasant surprise! We always liked Katie when she was on the Today Show. There is no way we would allow Sarah Palin air time in our home and we are very disappointed in the Today Show for this ridiculous stunt. I couldn’t understand why until I read this article. Thanks for clearing up that mystery.

  • joyscarbo

    Sara Palin on the Today show is like letting Barney have his own segment. Who wants to listen to that crap? No more Today show for me. Obviously, they’ll do anything for ratings.

  • joyscarbo

    Sara Palin on the Today show is like letting Barney have his own segment. Who wants to listen to that crap? No more Today show for me. Obviously, they’ll do anything for ratings.

  • joyscarbo

    Sara Palin on the Today show is like letting Barney have his own segment. Who wants to listen to that crap? No more Today show for me. Obviously, they’ll do anything for ratings.

  • I have been a regular to nbc today show but this morning i turned it off. do not know what you where thinking have sara co host. I turned it off will not watch her.

  • I have been a regular to nbc today show but this morning i turned it off. do not know what you where thinking have sara co host. I turned it off will not watch her.

  • I have been a regular to nbc today show but this morning i turned it off. do not know what you where thinking have sara co host. I turned it off will not watch her.

  • headhood16

    And She’s Going to be in “Esquire” Scantaly Clad?!

  • headhood16

    And She’s Going to be in “Esquire” Scantaly Clad?!

    • SOLARPOOL

      If I try to look at Esquire please stab my eyes out

  • headhood16

    And She’s Going to be in “Esquire” Scantaly Clad?!

  • NBC deserves a loud and unmistakable razzie for putting Palin on their show. John McCain at least had the excuse that no one knew anything about her and he was in a hurry. NBC on the other hand makes this dispictable decision simply for ratings while giving a platform for one of the worst politicians in this country’s history.

  • NBC deserves a loud and unmistakable razzie for putting Palin on their show. John McCain at least had the excuse that no one knew anything about her and he was in a hurry. NBC on the other hand makes this dispictable decision simply for ratings while giving a platform for one of the worst politicians in this country’s history.

  • NBC deserves a loud and unmistakable razzie for putting Palin on their show. John McCain at least had the excuse that no one knew anything about her and he was in a hurry. NBC on the other hand makes this dispictable decision simply for ratings while giving a platform for one of the worst politicians in this country’s history.

  • crazyjack

    What monumental hypocrisy! Both on Palins part AND on NBCs. It seems to me pretty obvious that Matt Lauer isn’t too happy about it. How much money is NBC paying to have her on? If it is more than just a freebie guest appearance, they are being robbed. Thankfully, Katie is on opposite. I know where my dial will be set!

  • crazyjack

    What monumental hypocrisy! Both on Palins part AND on NBCs. It seems to me pretty obvious that Matt Lauer isn’t too happy about it. How much money is NBC paying to have her on? If it is more than just a freebie guest appearance, they are being robbed. Thankfully, Katie is on opposite. I know where my dial will be set!

  • crazyjack

    What monumental hypocrisy! Both on Palins part AND on NBCs. It seems to me pretty obvious that Matt Lauer isn’t too happy about it. How much money is NBC paying to have her on? If it is more than just a freebie guest appearance, they are being robbed. Thankfully, Katie is on opposite. I know where my dial will be set!

  • RFJohnson

    Unfortunately, Sarah Palin has NOTHING to say except what is scripted and what “overused” lines she can spew out. The general public has pretty much agreed that her only “genre” is that of a reality show participant. If she had one ounce of intelligence as far as public policy goes, I could stand her…..but, she is a joke! Some people just cannot absorb information. Let her maintain her star status on Fox and maybe, soon, we’ll have a “memoir” from her 11 year old! That darned “lame stream media” that she hates but covets at the same time. The ultimate hypocrite and entrepreneur!

  • RFJohnson

    Unfortunately, Sarah Palin has NOTHING to say except what is scripted and what “overused” lines she can spew out. The general public has pretty much agreed that her only “genre” is that of a reality show participant. If she had one ounce of intelligence as far as public policy goes, I could stand her…..but, she is a joke! Some people just cannot absorb information. Let her maintain her star status on Fox and maybe, soon, we’ll have a “memoir” from her 11 year old! That darned “lame stream media” that she hates but covets at the same time. The ultimate hypocrite and entrepreneur!

  • RFJohnson

    Unfortunately, Sarah Palin has NOTHING to say except what is scripted and what “overused” lines she can spew out. The general public has pretty much agreed that her only “genre” is that of a reality show participant. If she had one ounce of intelligence as far as public policy goes, I could stand her…..but, she is a joke! Some people just cannot absorb information. Let her maintain her star status on Fox and maybe, soon, we’ll have a “memoir” from her 11 year old! That darned “lame stream media” that she hates but covets at the same time. The ultimate hypocrite and entrepreneur!

  • RFJohnson

    Sarah Palin is ENTERTAINMENT!

  • RFJohnson

    Sarah Palin is ENTERTAINMENT!

  • RFJohnson

    Sarah Palin is ENTERTAINMENT!

  • RFJohnson

    Sarah Palin should join forces with Tori Spelling and host mini “moose” burger parties. That’s about where her expertise on policy is! It was just a good laugh! Thanks NBC. They have taken the credibility out of their program. Even before Sarah Palin, it’s been turning into more and more “fluff.”

  • RFJohnson

    Sarah Palin should join forces with Tori Spelling and host mini “moose” burger parties. That’s about where her expertise on policy is! It was just a good laugh! Thanks NBC. They have taken the credibility out of their program. Even before Sarah Palin, it’s been turning into more and more “fluff.”

  • RFJohnson

    Sarah Palin should join forces with Tori Spelling and host mini “moose” burger parties. That’s about where her expertise on policy is! It was just a good laugh! Thanks NBC. They have taken the credibility out of their program. Even before Sarah Palin, it’s been turning into more and more “fluff.”

  • RFJohnson

    Sarah Palin should join forces with Tori Spelling and host mini “moose” burger parties. That’s about where her expertise on policy is! It was just a good laugh! Thanks NBC. They have taken the credibility out of their program. Even before Sarah Palin, it’s been turning into more and more “fluff.”

  • RFJohnson

    Everyone likes a train wreck.

  • RFJohnson

    Sure. She is smart……all the way to the bank! But as far as being a credible, intelligent candidate (except for the town hall?) don’t think so. I give her credit for making millions off of John McCain’s regrettable choice as V.P. She should thank her lucky stars for him — and he is too proud to ever admit was a disaster she was.

  • I used to respect the Today Show. I’m beginning to think that it’s the leftover has been show.

  • JMichaelRaphael

    Putting Sarah Palin on-air as a … what? … newscaster, to oppose Katie Couric, ought to make CBS and ABC ecstatic. What is NBC’s thinking? To run itself out of business? Another strange network decision. Hoping to raise ratings?

  • crayfishkc

    I respond negatively to this. News should not be a profit center, it is obvious that NBC are acting as pimps to there masters, the advertisers and owners. I have easily changed my satellite dvr to stay on currentTV.

  • pippas

    I watched Katie Couric this morning and will probably not watch Today show againalthoufh I have watche it for over 10 years. Whatever were you thinking ?

  • Nancianne

    Neither one of them is worth any media attention….

  • caballobayo

    There will be no more switching back and forth between CBS morning show and Today show for me. Yuk! However, glad to read that Katie C. is on ABC in the mornings right now. OK, so I’ll switch between CBS and ABC now. Thanks!

  • viewfromtheleftcoast

    How pathetic………NBC is competing with FOX?……Using Palin. (woman without any idea of what she speaks of)

  • This morning I tuned out the Today show, & tuned in to GMA.

  • The moment I found out that Palin was on the TODAY show, I changed the channel. she is a SHEBEAST.

  • I think should be on Comedy Central.

  • This is stupid!!! I will not watch the Today Show. I cant believe she is still making news!!

  • Palin is a pleasant enough woman to look at. I look forward to seeing (or hearing) what she has to say!

  • amosnme

    How many sides does Palin have to show us? We have seen: stupid, sleazy, liar, quitter, loser, bad mom, has amazing ability to see Russia from her back yard, etc., etc., etc.

  • totally fitting , for the Nothing Believable Channel, dontghaknow.

  • Palin is a female Rick Perry!

    • 1AmericanHoney27

      Gi Gi you are so right and neither are worth all this attention.

  • After reading this, I’m lead to believe that this story is a belated April fools joke. It certainly reads a clever joke, but sadly, I think there are execs that see shananagans like this as being highly profitable.

  • james bailey

    the first thing that comes to mind about sarah “pain in the ass” palin is she reminds me of GRANNY fron the Beverly Hillbillys. She looks and sounds like Granny i’ve watched the today a lot of years haveto watch some other channel like msnbc they are really scraping the bottom of the barrel. I’m surprised they don’t have her celeberty daughter on too, her only claim to fame was getting knocked up !!!!!!!!!!

  • Marv Johnson

    I think they are making a big mistake, we do not need a regular diet of vile coments and hate mongering, that program is of my list of programs to watch daily until she is gone back to Alaska.

  • binomial

    I started to watch Today this morning, with the hope that Palin would not make this just another opportunity to bash the President and democrats. It was advertised as showing her “other” side. Laurer tried to keep the conversation on track and asked reasonable questions, but in every instance she turned the question to an Obama bash. As usual she made claims that were simply not true. She would not even admit that the economy was getting better. To her thinking, there is not a single thing that the President or the democrats in Congress can do that is correct. If they follow original Republican proposals – like having insurance mandates in health care – it’s terrible and will destroy the country.

    The producers of Today should be ashamed of themselves by helping Palin promote herself, as well as promote ideas that have and will hurt the nation. I can only hope, and would demnd if I were in the postion, that Joe Biden or some other democratic spokesman be given equal time to address and counteract the factual falsehoods propounded by Palin. They should also give the spokesman the super-hype thay gave to Palin, whose only achievement has been to be on McCain’s failed Republican ticket. Oh – and resign her position as governor of Alaska so that she could earn a ton of money from theTea Party flock – and from Fox.

  • bigsurmac

    Great gimmick for once proud industry leading network in serious decline.
    When you can no longer get the top professionals, Bring On The Clowns!!!!
    What kind of wardrobe budget did she get. Her last gig netted $150,000 from the best stores.

  • horace3

    Any time Palin on the Today show I will skip watching it for that day and if they keep having her on I will stop watching it forever!!!!!

  • jerry lieberman

    THE VILLAGE IDIOT IS ON THE MOVE. How degrading t/v has become.

  • SOLARPOOL

    Factually she is an idiot

  • howa4x

    Seeems like NBC is trying to one up Fox news not Couric. Bringing her on after the movie Game Change is risky since most on the east coast think she is an idiot. Maybe Lauer will ask her to talk about Paul Revere who she said made his ride to warn the British not to take away our guns. That will be the kind of depth we get

  • SOLARPOOL

    Pleasant to look at???
    You have GOT to be kidding me

  • 1AmericanHoney27

    I wonder if she’ll be able to see Russia from the studio?

  • ObozoMustGo

    Honey – If you run around a tree at 185,999 miles per hour, you have a distinct possibility of “effing” yourself. Or you can vote for Barack Hussein Obozo to achieve the same effect!

    • 1AmericanHoney27

      Bozo I’d buy you a LARGE TUBE OF PREPARATION H if you’d promise to suck on it and give the whole nation some relief.. (another product made in the U.S.A.) You could share with your Fat Cat Buddies but ya’ll don’t share. That’s the problem with your kind… Just plain GREEDY!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Honey… I was not aware of the fact that you could purchase Prep H with your Food Stamp card.

        • 1AmericanHoney27

          Bozo: Considering I own a nice bit of Phizer stock it won’t cost me a penny. How rude of you to make a low class comment concerning food stamp users. They want to have food on their table just like you Fat Cats. Again you leave me wondering which end your speaking from.

          • ObozoMustGo

            You liar! If you owned the stock, you’d know how to spell the company name, you stupid leftist nutjob radical moron!

          • 1AmericanHoney27

            Bozo t’was just a minor slip of the finger while painting my finger nails. Guess which finger is pointing at you….. You south end of a north bound donkey. I’ve no more time to hear you trash talk tonite. Unlike you some of us have a life and better things to do. I thank God above you aren’t the majority just another small minded maggot. Prep H is on the way.. Use it in good health…

            Have yourself a good evening… Should you get lonely just remember if the right hand gets tired then use your left. I’m sure you know the drill.

          • ObozoMustGo

            I like you Honey! You’re sassy! You need a good spanking!

  • I am 62 year old Black man and I’ve been getting up to Today for as long as I can remember. I did not watch your show this morning and I will never turn it on again. I don’t believe that you did that. I suggest that you bring Hanity, and Russ to give the nightly news.

    • ObozoMustGo

      If NBC actually wanted ratings, they would dump all the leftist nutjobs that your leftist nutjobs like to watch. If the put Rush and Hanity on, their ratings would clearly soar. But then again, the Obozo propaganda machine would be less effective. And after all, isnt being an idealogical shrill for the dumbocRATS their most important job?

  • I used to think that Today was the show to watch, loved Lauer and all the knowledgeable people who were on the ‘news’ staff. With the addition of the ‘proud halfwit from Alaska’, there will be no such thing as ‘newsworthy’, inasmuch as she wouldn’t know a true newsworthy event if it hit her in the face (which it has a few times and she still didn’t get it). I’m not a hugh Couric fan, but at least she does her homework and can ‘newsworthy’ stupid Palin under the table! Was I too harsh? I hope so!

  • RF: Palin can always pull out her ‘you betcha’. Oh my gosh….I just about made myself vomit just typing that stupid Palinism. Won’t do it again, ‘you betcha’! Oh, no, there I pulled another Palin!

  • Who the heck are you calling ‘honey’? You would be a perfect newsmate for dimwit Palin. She lovesssss to be considered ‘honey’! And getting Obama as President was a Godsend compared to what we could have been stuck with if idiots like you knew how to write and mark a ballot!

  • Sorry, but not even close. She is 100 times worse than Perry at his worst!

  • ‘You betcha’!

  • noneedtocomment

    One up, I would call it a MAJOR one down. Oh and can she read??????? Why do the keep calling Governor SHE QUIT, Ss loose the title.

  • jackiejan

    Please get rid of her. Media please stop helping this idiot woman.
    Can not stand to hear her voice.

  • Tim

    Today has lost it’s appeal and since they stooped to this low rung, I think it’s time for this show to just die the death it’s intended to die and take Sarah along with it. Time to find a new freak and a new network me thinks…

  • ringostarr1

    This only vroves how incredibly STUPID pretty faces like Matt Lauer are. I hardly think that anyone in rural Alaska has a daily news paper delivered to their home, and it takes too long to mush 200 miles one way to buy last weeks paper from the machine at the gas station, only to find that the only copy was snapped up only days before you arrived.

    I for one would love to see Lauer ride his bike down the proverbial “grizzly bear” path to pitch Governor Palin’s news paper on her door step. As for me, myself, and I, all three of us will be rooting for the grizzly bear. Dang it Matt, peddle faster man, FASTER I say, LOL….. Sickem Bruno.

  • BAD MOVE NBC,BAD MOVE.PALIN IS NOT KATIE ,AND NEVER WILL BE. THIS IS WHO YOU ALL BRING ON YOUR SHOW, I GUESS NBC WILL ALWAYS STAY A DISTANCE SECOND. GOOD LUCK,LOL…

  • You’ve a stronger stomach than I, binomial. Hemingway could sometimes be caustic in his repudiation of persons or ideas, along the lines of “I don’t have to eat an entire bowl of scabs to know what they are,” and I think there was another about swimming a river of snot, pus, or the like.

    In any case, thanks for the report. It’s a relief to know that at least she hasn’t actually been able to tap into some new vein of disingenuous self-pandering that might have duped a larger audience than she currently enjoys.

  • danalsheriden

    I can’t believe that the NBC networth could really be that stupid as to put this idiot on TV. Good-bye to you, your taste has really gone into the toilet. Can’t she just go away, why does the media keep bringing her back? This has got to be the most stupid person who walks on the face of the earth. Who cares about her or her red neck family. Please stop putting that dumbbell in front of the camera. I am so surprised and disappointed in the judgement that NBC has used.

  • Boo to the Today Show.. We`ve had more then Enough of Palin and you bring her on your station too. Most of Us just want her to RETIRE from all media….

    • pippas

      WE have watched Today Show for yearss. What are you thinking? SARAH PAIN !!!!!! Goodbye Today Show.

  • mybiz11

    the Pig doesn’t know the Pig stinks…..perhaps little sarah doesn’t have a clue…….

  • whoisthey

    As soon as I saw her face, I changed the channel. Really, haven’t we seen enough of this woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NBC had promoted another insult to injury on Sarah Palin. But, it’s an opportunity to get even with that Couric girl.

  • I was very disappointed in the Today Show when they without checking with their viewers had Ms. Palin on as a memeber of the Lamestream media(what a change in perspective). It looked like Ms Palin had a face lift what a cjhnage from the tough Alskian Govenor who lives the rough life catching fish, shootiung polr bears, than leaving her responisablity to the Alaskian people two years early so as to avoid the political wrangling that takes place. How could this person ever serve in any offical govenorment office so she goes for a tv spot, God bless you Sarah, by the way I changed the station and watched Good Morning America, they will have my morning attention for a while. I hope that the Today Show learned something by this experience.

  • headhood16

    Here’s one from the ’08 campaign sung to the tune of “Davie Crocket”: Out o’ the ice o’ A Laskee…Kilt ‘er a bar when she be only three…Laks li’l boys at play Hockee…grabed ole Johnee n’ went onna spree…Sareeeee.. Saree Palin Queen o’ the Snow Billies

  • jbradye

    Get Palin off the air! It was bad enough when this airhead popped up on almost every channel during the 2008 elections — and, it is even worse, now, to give her a free soap box from which to dispense her rejected ideas. She is qualified to do nothing except, perhaps, discuss Alaska politics. However, I think very few are interested in her views on even that.

  • bemco

    Why give this idiot another public forum to spew vitriol. Seriously, Palin’s lack of political depth, the ability to reasonably analyze complex political issue should have permanently consigned her to the FOX news channel, with all the other intellectual cripples masquerading as journalists. Granted we need to have an informed dialogue from multiple perspectives, but do you think the former governor is suited to the task? Shame on you NBC.

  • Lefsa123

    Looks like the Today Show was more interested in getting even with Katie Couric for leaving them than who would do a good job as co-host. Unfortunately they went to the bottom of the barrel to choose the most unpopular women in America: Octomom, Sarah Palin and Kim Kardashian. None of these three have the slightest idea of what it takes to be a co-host; none of them could be anything but a guest; and NBC made Katie Couric look intelligent and classy. Look at all the money NBC and Palin’s PAC paid on self promotion on Palin’s appearance and you can tell that there was very little change in the number of viewers on Today between Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Palin’s plan to get even with Katie was a flop. Ryan Seacrest gave the Tuesday show a numbers bump but failed to appear on Tuesday–so Palin was quick to claim that the numbers increase was due to her. Palin’s appearance reinforced the opinion of over 80% of the voters–they would never consider voting for the Nitwit from Alaska and that her 15 minutes of fame was over long ago. Who cares if she wants to talk about raising teenage girls–she has no success in parenting to brag about and most viewers are so glad that their own children show more respect toward adults.