NEW STUDY PROVES IT  5:18 pm April 22, 2011

New York Times: Media Stopped Covering Palin Because She’s Washed Up

by Ken Layne

Hot new scientific data from NYT statistics wizard Nate Silver: “Sarah Palin’s potential candidacy, for instance, is only receiving about one-fifth as much attention as it did several months ago.” And why’s that? Because a cartoon millionaire who just flat out calls Barack Obama an African illegal immigrant is crushing Palin (and everyone else) in the Republican polls. This is why she’s literally begging the “mainstream media” to cover her stream-of-idiocy personal appearances. But the mainstream media is all done with old Failin’ Palin. Not that she ever had a chance in hell of coming close to the GOP nomination — Republicans above the poverty line have always thought she’s a moron — but now there’s no point in even covering her warmed-over clown offerings.

Nate Silver:

The decline in media coverage for Ms. Palin tracks with a decline in her polling numbers. Whereas she was pulling between 15 and 20 percent of the Republican primary vote in polls conducted several months ago, she’s down to about 10 percent in most surveys now.

[NYT 538 via chascates]

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Barb April 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Pooh! I was hoping that she would be the President who landed her face on the phoney three dollar bill, designed and named after her.

nounverb911 April 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm

To bad, I'm getting tired of the Nixon three dollar bill.

OkieDokieDog April 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Maybe Tawd will get caught having sexy time with a dead hooker or a live boy – any press is good press to SnowSnooki.

Gopherit April 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Nope. Looks like Willow is up. Stop using condoms, little missy, DWTS awaits.

Ducksworthy April 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm

SnowSnooki. Very good there Dog.

philpjfry April 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

My prayers have been answered!!!! But I would have loved seeing her run against Barry. What a laugh

ManchuCandidate April 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm

If she goes by the fame whore playbook, cue Playboy Shoot, stint in "rehab" plus book on "inspiring" story how she kicked her addiction to expensive clothes and "outrage" from "leaked" sex tape.

weejee April 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Playboy shoot, eh? Not putting out a pole dancing exercise tape?

Lascauxcaveman April 22, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Despite everything, if I was forced to choose, I'd rather see one featuring her than The Donald.

weejee April 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm

With Huckabee and/or Barbour would it be 'pig on a stick'?

zhubajie April 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Tape of sex with Shaily Tripp?

horsedreamer_1 April 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

You know which other Republican woman did a celebrity Playboy shoot?

PocketsTheClown April 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

This is an awesome Easter basket treat. Thanks Nate!!

V572..whatever April 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Does our Wonket have a contingency plan for the accompanying 35% reduction in hits? I mean, besides firing Jack? (It's always good to make a virtue of a necessity.)

ManchuCandidate April 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm

As someone whose p score was built on mocking the Palins, I'm more than willing to sacrifice any further p score (whatever that means) gains if we never hear from those dipshits again.

RadioJack April 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

So that's what the "p" stands for.

[redacted]hse April 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Riley must be relieved to be out of the spotlight for a while.

pinkocommi April 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Oooo, fun! Let's make a list of all the other people the NYT should stop covering: Donald Trump, Michelle Bachmann, Glenn Beck, all persons whose name follows the pattern R__ Paul, and all birthers/Teatards.

Who else have I forgotten?

Barb April 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm


emmelemm April 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm

In fact, I'd love to see him get the shunning before many of those listed above.

Lascauxcaveman April 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Seems he's been pretty quiet lately. But maybe that's just because I get all my news from Wonkette, and Newt hasn't done much that needs to mocked lately. (Well, nothing new anyway.)

nounverb911 April 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

What about RuPaul?

HistoriCat April 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

Ooh – good point. RuPaul is fabulous! There must be a drag queen exception.

Dudleydidwrong April 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

Uh thuh-thuh-uh-thuh-thuh that's all, f-f-folks!" (cue music)

Gopherit April 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Shit, is she going to start firing Trig out of a cannon now? I am sure the Breitards will be able to show that's exactly what one would expect from Mom of the Millenium.

RadioJack April 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm

And here I thought Trisomy G humor was dead.

Gopherit April 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Trisomy G sounds like a great DJ name

Lascauxcaveman April 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Or a fake worthless nutritional supplement being pushed by the nice folks at the GNC store in the mall.

"Trisomy G, NOW with 37% MORE Brain Alpha G4 Ions!"

jus_wonderin April 25, 2011 at 10:31 am


imissopus April 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm

More like burrowed into the ground like a swarm of cicadas, napping until it's time to re-emerge.

nounverb911 April 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Seemed to me that none of them thar SC rednecks in yesterdays Bachmannn video knew who she was. The only name they knew was T.Rump.

weejee April 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Looks like Nate has bitten the ears and tail off of the Wasilly Wabbit.

nounverb911 April 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Mmmm! Chocolate?

poncho_pilot April 23, 2011 at 5:07 am

no. no chocolate. but just as hollow.

Negropolis April 23, 2011 at 4:17 am

I think she did that, herself. Nate's just the first to publically notice and care.

edgydrifter April 22, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Three years of constant bitching about the pathetic tools in the lamestream media and now she's offended that they aren't paying enough attention to her. She must be a delight around the house! I'm starting to understand what Todd sees in Greta, that masseuse, and anything with a hole that isn't Sarah.

[redacted]hse April 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

That explains the ice-fishing.

Limeylizzie April 22, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Maybe she should start going here in order to spark some interest.

V572..whatever April 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Yargghh — too explicit in the pix!

Limeylizzie April 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Hairy naked Spaniards look like that, what did you expect?

V572..whatever April 22, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Thank Jeebus Italian women are obsessed with body image.

[redacted]hse April 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Spaniards! I thought they were charpes.

zhubajie April 22, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Fairly skinny compared with a lot of Americans

XOhioan April 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm

How do you say "dewlaps" in Spanish?

jus_wonderin April 25, 2011 at 10:35 am

Oh my. Just think of the extra cooties on those machines.

SheriffRoscoe April 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Quitting the job that would have shown the country her governing 'chops' halfway through the term seemed like such a good idea at the time, too. Oh well, live and learn.

ChessieNefercat April 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Learn? Her?!

Lionel[redacted]Esq April 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Sarah Palin will cover up for one of her other kids getting knocked up to increase her popularity in 5, 4, 3, 2…..

Callyson April 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Finally…because this has been the longest fucking fifteen minutes on record…

BarackMyWorld April 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

But notice we're STILL talking about how nobody's talking about her. We just can't win.

jus_wonderin April 25, 2011 at 10:36 am


DaSandman April 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Awwww who could have expected a common sense avalanche?

EdFlintstone April 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm

No Nate Silver, you will not deny me Palin and Bachmann taking bat shit crazy pandering to levels political scientists never believed were even possible. Watching these two try to out do each other, exploiting the MILF, christian, dog whistle racist vote will be must see TV. By the time they reach the South Carolina primary, I fully expect them in leather bikinis, speaking in tongues while snake handling, as a cross burns. Yes we can, Nate!

Schmannnity April 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

And America wants to know:
1. Which is the bigger brood mare,
2. Can Sarah take Michelle in three falls in the mud rasslin' pit, and
3. Do the make leather bikinis in red, white, and blue?

P.S. They already are talking in tongues.

fuflans April 23, 2011 at 12:01 am

honestly these women are an embarrassment to women. i would so much prefer they spoke in tongues. in leather bikinis. with snakes.

Negropolis April 23, 2011 at 4:21 am

I fully expect them in leather bikinis, speaking in tongues while snake handling, as a cross burns.

Whilst fondling a gun in the other hand. Yes, yes. A very big, dangerous-looking assault rifle…the imagination, she goes wild. Mama Grizzlies Gone Wild!

DaSandman April 23, 2011 at 10:49 am

Lets go full tilt, girl on girl Repug action with guns and plenty of Koch approved oil based lube. And some giant brother stud meant to represent You Know Who who symbolically cleans up after the first act.

if you get my drift

BZ1 April 22, 2011 at 6:53 pm

What more can the Queen of the me, me, me generation do to get attention?

zhubajie April 22, 2011 at 9:02 pm
ifthethunderdontgetya April 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm

New York Times: Media Stopped Covering Palin Because She’s Washed Up

Hurray! I'm rooting for Trump anyways.

It'll piss off Chuckie Kraphammer!

politics_nerd April 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Moar Tina Fey!

aguacatero April 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

If the comet Hale-Bopp makes an unexpected approach next month, Hale-Bopp will nudge out Donald Trump as the leader among likely Republican primary voters, 23 percent to 21 percent, with Huckabee polling 16 percent and Romney only 12.

FlownOver April 22, 2011 at 10:33 pm

And just maybe some awesome Kult Krazee can persuade all the Publican candidates to: (1) castrate themselves, (2) put on matching Nikes and track suits and (3) "prepare for departure."

'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.

DaRooster April 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Sarah Palin is having an affair with Michelle Obama and is planning on running with her on the newly formed Republicrat Ticket.*

(*not intended to be a factual statement… thanks Stephen Colbert… this is gonna be fun!)

GeneralLerong April 22, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Washed up…like one of those dead fish that went with the flow?

JustPixelz April 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

More like a dead fish that tried to go with the main stream.

chascates April 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm

I'm afraid Grisly Mama is the Herpes of Politics. She won't ever go away, just tweet from her Fortress of Victimhood and prepare her brood for reality teevee stardom.

ttommyunger April 22, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Washed up, douched, fumigated and hung out to air dry for a day or two. She needs to give both ends a rest.

Schmannnity April 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Time for bold Palin action. She will soon be squeezing another misnamed issue out of her tundra twat.

ThundercatHo April 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Sarah Palin's Alaska: The Final Episode Wherein our intrepid heroine freezes her labia to a piece of ice which breaks off and drifts out to sea. After bobbing around for a few days furiously tweeting (but, hah, no bars) she is eventually eaten by a mother polar bear and her hungry cubs.

Negropolis April 23, 2011 at 4:24 am

Just as the good Lord intended.

Steverino247 April 22, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Free at last! Free at last! Great God Almighty, we're free of that cunt at last!

Fukui_sanYesOta April 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Would that were so, old chap.

No, instead we'll be subjected to her halfwitted "analysis" of the entire 2012 presidential race. The mangled language and asinine observations will flow as the Victoria Falls into our tortured ears.

Steverino247 April 23, 2011 at 1:17 am

Dude, you're harshing my mellow.

I'll settle for that if it means she's through as any kind of serious contender for political power. She can yap all she wants, but she's not in power ever again.

keepem_sikanpor April 23, 2011 at 2:19 am

Still can't say Trig is smarter than momma grizzly?

poncho_pilot April 23, 2011 at 5:16 am

this would be great if it happens. but some other annoying asshole will take her place. oh, wait! Doland Turmp. forgot.

JustPixelz April 23, 2011 at 7:54 am

OT: I went to Washington DC last week. Paid to get in the Newseum. (They believe in free press, but not free admission.) On display: Ana Marie Cox's blue slippers, from which sprang the early pages of wonkette. I wanted to light a candle or something. I made the up-fist gesture and moved on. (sigh) They had some other stuff in the Newseum too.

horsedreamer_1 April 25, 2011 at 9:07 am

How much Wonketteer semen was encrusted on those things?

BarackMyWorld April 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

"Warmed-over clown offerings" will be someone's username before the end of the weekend. Fact.

FannyBurney April 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

She must be upset that The Donald is sucking all the air out of her room.

Hatrabbit April 23, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Trump Versus Palin? Strap yourself in– It's a White Trash 'Clash of the Titans!'

dcjdjay April 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Well, the GOP has larger tumors to consider now – Bachmann, Trump, teabagger idiocy. Palin has just turned into a chronic case of herpes for the GOP.

mrblifil April 25, 2011 at 12:08 am

Lucky for fancy latte/Rioja drinker Nate Silver that John McCain's in Libya. Else wise, he would have got his ass handed to him. Don't fuck with Sister Sarah. This is about family now! Papa don't take no mess!

WinterOuthouse April 25, 2011 at 8:05 am

I blame Tina Fey for the Sarah lasting as long as she did. She impersonated her so well that most people saw Sarah the Stupid and just assumed it was Tina. Sarah should have been kicked into irrelevancy by the end of November 2008. But, alas, it wasn't to be.

She may make a last gasp effort for a bunch of cash.

jus_wonderin April 25, 2011 at 10:45 am

Wait! Have we been calculating her fame minutes in dog time?????

randcoolcatdaddy April 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm

She's not really washed up until David Brooks writes a column saying she isn't washed up.

StarsUponThars April 26, 2011 at 11:23 am

I won't be IGNORED, Dan!

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