Josh Marshall noted last night, "It looks like Fox [News] has created the perfect interview show vehicle for Sarah Palin. An interview show based around her interviews with people she's never interviewed."
I thought he might be kidding. He wasn't.
It's almost farcical. Fox News announced that it would air a show called "Real American Stories" tonight, hosted by former half-term governor Sarah Palin. Promotional work for the program seems to have been deliberately misleading -- "several accounts" of the show "reported that Ms. Palin herself would be talking to the guests in the show."
A Fox News website, for example, said Palin "will kick off her new Fox News series with one of the most diverse guest lineups in memory.... The three very different guests will speak to Palin for her inaugural episode of 'American Stories ' on April 1st."
Except, they didn't "speak to Palin" at all. Fox News is taking old interview footage, and just repackaging it. Sarah Palin's guest list is made up of people who've never met Sarah Palin.
What in the world were they thinking??? Well, I suppose Fox was thinking that they'd give some exposure, some publicity, to their new protege, while also making money from her name recognition (thanks, John McCain, for this continuing farce). And Palin was probably thinking that this would make her seem knowledgeable, without actually requiring any knowledge, thinking-ability, or skill at interviewing. Oh, yeah, and it would rake in the cash for her, too.
Well, let's face it, none of this is likely to matter to their tea-bagging fans, is it? If you don't already realize that Sarah Palin is a joke and an embarrassment, no evidence will ever change your mind. And that goes double for Fox "News."