On November 5, 2008 I was so relieved that Sarah Palin would not be a “heartbeat away from the Presidency” that I was celebrating. During the campaign I watched the news every night, but it was usually CNN or MSNBC. Every time Lou Dobbs appeared on the screen I changed the channel, and if I ever watched Fox News, it was due to a mistake. Certainly on November 5, 2008 we didn’t expect Palin would later resign as the Governor of Alaska. Who could have predicted that a year after the election of 2008 Palin would become an analyst for Fox News?
Many of us have read Game Change, which documents the multitude of problems with Palin during the campaign. As persuasive as this book appeared to be, some Palin supporters, if they read books, might think that the information reported in Game Change was unreliable because the names of each person reporting the information were not disclosed. While the information appeared to be credible, and the authors were trustworthy reporters, Palin supporters could justify their disbelief by complaining that the names of the people providing specific comments had been omitted.
In my ongoing quest for the truth regarding Palin, I discovered an old Fox News clip that had previously escaped my attention. It must have been “God’s plan” to cause this story to come to my attention, knowing that I would report it today. The clip is by Carl Cameron, a reporter for Fox, who did a very revealing report the day following the election of 2008. He explains that he had access to much of the information detailed during the campaign, but he was not allowed to report the story until the election was over because the information was “off the record” until then. Fox News, the station that hired Sarah Palin, confirmed the very things reported in Game Change. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s Game Change, which was not published until 2010 confirmed what Fox News reported on November 5, 2008.
This is the “fair and balanced news” story reported on November 5, 2008:
Ron White is a very funny comedian, and he does one of my favorite comedy routines entitled “You Can’t Fix Stupid”. I am not sure if that routine is applicable to Fox News, John McCain, Sarah Palin or all of the above?