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

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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87 comments

  1. Barb

    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.

  2. OkieDokieDog

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

  3. philpjfry

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

  4. ManchuCandidate

    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.

      1. Lascauxcaveman

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

  5. V572..whatever

    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.)

    1. ManchuCandidate

      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.

  6. pinkocommi

    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?

        1. Lascauxcaveman

          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.)

  7. Gopherit

    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.

        1. Lascauxcaveman

          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!"

  8. nounverb911

    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.

  9. edgydrifter

    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.

  10. SheriffRoscoe

    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.

  11. Lionel[redacted]Esq

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

  12. EdFlintstone

    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!

    1. Schmannnity

      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.

    2. fuflans

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

    3. Negropolis

      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!

    4. DaSandman

      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

  13. aguacatero

    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.

    1. FlownOver

      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.

  14. DaRooster

    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!)

  15. chascates

    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.

  16. ttommyunger

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

  17. Schmannnity

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

  18. ThundercatHo

    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.

    1. Fukui_sanYesOta

      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.

      1. Steverino247

        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.

  19. poncho_pilot

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

  20. JustPixelz

    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.

  21. BarackMyWorld

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

  22. dcjdjay

    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.

  23. mrblifil

    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!

  24. WinterOuthouse

    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.

  25. randcoolcatdaddy

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

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