Palin’s paparazzi

 Posted by at 18:21  Humor, Politics
May 312011

I found this article by Brian Montopoli of CBS News absolutely hilarious…

Sarah Palin’s bus tour treats reporters like paparazzi

Sarah Palin and her advisers are refusing to tell members of the media where she is going on her current bus tour – and the former Alaska governor seems to be enjoying the cat and mouse game that’s resulted.

“I don’t think I owe anything to the mainstream media … I want them to have to do a little bit of work on a tour like this, and that would include not necessarily telling them beforehand where every stop’s going to be,” she told fellow Fox News employee Greta Van Susteren in an interview from the bus…

Since Palin and her team won’t share where the potential candidate is headed, reporters and producers have little choice but to simply stay close to Palin’s bus. This has resulted in scenes of the Palin bus tooling down the highway followed by a caravan of 10 or 15 vehicles all trying to make sure they don’t lose sight of the Palin bus.

It adds up to a dangerous situation, says CBS News Producer Ryan Corsaro.

“I just hope to God that one of these young producers with a camera whose bosses are making them follow Sarah Palin as a potential Republican candidate don’t get in a car crash, because this is dangerous,” he said.

Corsaro asked a member of Palin’s team if he thought it was dangerous to have reporters forced to chase her from stop to stop. “You’re the ones that are trailing us,” he replied.


The solution to your problem, Mr. Montopoli, is painfully obvious and ridiculously simple. Stop following her around. You all are chasing after her as if she were a bitch in heat and you are a bunch of horny mutts. Think about it. You are pursuing a woman with no credentials or credibility whatsoever who will never, ever be anything more than she is right now. She served a term as mayor of tiny Wasilla, Alaska and could not even finish a term as governor of tiny Alaska – a state whose entire population is less than the town in which I live. She knows nothing about national, let alone international, affairs. What she says means nothing to anybody except apparently you and the ignorant extreme right wing lemmings who worship her. Just stop following her. Stop giving her the attention she craves. Just stop.

We don’t care. She isn’t news. What she says or does is not news. We do not need to know what she had for breakfast this morning or how many times she peed today. Stop wasting your time and ours. Move on to something or somebody that actually matters.