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Perhaps sensing that the country no longer takes her threats to run for office seriously, on Sunday former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced a new way to separate her loyal followers from their money: The Sarah Palin Channel.

As Talking Points Memo reports, Palin is launching her own online news network to circumvent the lamestream media and educate her viewers on ideas that “Washington does not want you to hear” about.

The channel’s website prominently features graphics counting the national debt and the number of days remaining in Barack Obama’s presidency, along with a video in which Palin welcomes potential subscribers to her new venture.

“Are you tired of the media filters? Well, I am,” says the woman whose political career collapsed due to the media’s unwillingness or inability to filter her word salad into something coherent.

Palin later promises that she and her viewers will “meet inspiring people from across our great nation,” as a photo of her taking a selfie with Duck Dynasty bigot Phil Robertson pans across the screen.

In addition to political content, Palin adds that “we’ll also share some of the fun that goes on in the Palin household.” Presumably, Alaska taxpayers won’t have to foot the bill for it this time.

And all this and more could be yours — for the low, low price of $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year!

Palin is not the first Republican politician turned thinly veiled charlatan to venture into online television. Shortly after his 2012 presidential campaign imploded amid allegations of sexual harassment and extramarital affairs, Herman Cain launched the profoundly weird “Cain TV.” It lasted barely a year before shutting down video production and rebranding as “Best of Cain.”

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