Sarah Palin: Fox News Gig, Sportsman Series Work Together to Restore ‘American Exceptionalism’

Sarah Palin: Fox News Gig, Sportsman Series Work Together to Restore 'American Exceptionalism'

TCA 2014: “This world would be better off having more young women holding a fish in a picture and fewer … doing a selfie”

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin can comfortably split her time between Fox News Channel and her new Sportsman Channel series because both aim to spread the pro-American message and restore the country's global leadership, she told TheWrap.

“Fox really gets it, you know. They understand what it's gonna take for American exceptionalism to be restored,” Palin said following her presentation for “Amazing America” at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Friday.

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“They understand that getting more people active and productive and living a real industrious type lifestyle – that our show will showcase – actually helps the cause of Fox too, so it's mutually beneficial.”

The Sportsman Channel series will follow Palin – who returned to Fox News as a contributor last year – as she visits people and places around the country that “embrace, and encourage, and inspire more of that American spirit that we need more of.”

“What our show is gonna do is help fundamentally restore that, restore that Americana spirit, that built us, that laid the foundation for where we are today,” Palin said.

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Palin also said she is particularly keen on inspiring young women by profiling the rough-and-tumble ladies on her show.

“I want young women to be inspired by the show that we're gonna put together,” she said. “One of the reasons is that I think this world would be better off having more young women holding a fish in a picture and fewer of ‘em holding their camera in front of the bathroom mirror doing a selfie.”

Palin told TheWrap that her contract with Fox News needed to allow for filming on the Sportsman Channel series, which she says is her “most favorite thing” that she's done in recent years.

“I am so thankful for Roger Ailes allowing me to do the Sportsman Channel show,” Palin told TheWrap. “It was part of the negotiations to come back to work with Fox, was to be able to do this.”

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“In fact I'm more excited about this project than I have been about many of the other projects and things that I have done in the past,” she said during the presentation.

But pressed on what those less enjoyable past projects were, Palin didn't kiss and tell.

“Oh I've done some things that, um, I've kind of been roped into that haven't been my most favorite things to do in the world,” she said. “But this is my most favorite thing, is being in the great outdoors and inviting other people to come live that lifestyle with us even if it's just through the airwaves.”

Palin also brushed off a question about a new book claiming Ailes offered a Fox News employee a raise in exchange for sex.

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“That he paid what?” she asked, apparently unaware of Gabriel Sherman's upcoming biography of Ailes, “The Loudest Voice in the Room.” TheWrap told her about the claim.

“I think bogus rumors like that are really a waste of time especially when I want to talk about being red, wild and blue in America,” she said, quoting the Sportsman Channel's slogan.

“But ask me something about the great outdoors and I'll be happy to answer ya. Come on, think of something!”

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She then repeated an invitation she made to all the reporters covering the panel: “I want you to come up to Alaska,” she said. “And then we don't criticize anymore.”

Sportsman Channel's “Amazing America” is slated to premiere in April.

Tim Molloy contributed to this report.

  • nanooknw

    She's exceptional all right, exceptionally stupid!

    • Exodus2011

      (ask yourself as you read the following prose, if a stupid person could accomplish all this for their constituents in merely 3 full legislative sessions as their Governor)

      This AWESOME post was composed by disqus ID = royroyo

      (prepare to be DICED and SLICED, you GOPe/RINO/Lefty TOOLs! **__**)

      The last 45 of my 66 years I’ve spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska. I understand Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here’s the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it…It’s not about persona, style, rhetoric, it’s about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I’m about to mention here.

      1- Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor’s office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican’s “Corrupt Bastards Club” (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits. The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing “la la la la” (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar. But while you’re thinking, I’ll continue.

      2- Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So, she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called “ACES”. Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them “don’t let the door hit you in the stern on your way out.” They stayed, and Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

      3- The other thing she did when she walked into the governor’s office is she got the list of State requests for federal funding for projects, known as “pork”. She went through the list, took 85% of them and placed them in the “when-hell-freezes-over” stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we’ll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor’s jet because it was extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor’s cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning—I imagine—that she’s packing heat herself). I’m still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

      4- Now, even with her much-ridiculed “gosh and golly” mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it although they tried. If that doesn’t impress you, then you’re trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

      5- For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn’t start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get started. This summer, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.

      6- President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50% renewables by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona . Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that’s just a cover-up. I’m still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what mine has done in two and a half years. I won’t be holding my breath.

      By the way, she was content to to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but the haters wouldn’t let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.

      • Sally

        hate to burst your bubble, Ex, but the pipeline has never even been started, and you sent millions to Canada. Also, too, dear. the ACES has been repealed, has it not? And she did that too buy approval. She was already looking to get out of Alaska and onto the national stage. With McCain looking for someone to help him, who better than a woman who had an 80% approval rating, even if it wasn't true? And gee, how come her pile of don'ts didm;t include the Bridge to Nowhere?

  • SkipB

    Let's see, what happened the last time a country fanned the flames of nationalism and superiority? Oh, yeah. Well, at least she puts a pretty face on ugly emotions.

    • Exodus2011

      pulling together and focusing on the freedom/liberty values that made America great saved the Free World , 1941 – 1945


      just studying Gov Sarah Palin's history reveals that she is truly one-of -a-kind

      I mean – the mere fact that the Palin Admin emails from her Governorship in AK are available IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN and have received full and intensive SCRUTINY is UNPRECEDENTED

      which other Leader could withstand such a BLOWTORCH?

      HA! … the answer is NOBODY

      (Romney *destroyed* the harddrives from his tenure as Governor in MA remember … as did Huckabee)

      Hey – won't it be GREAT if after this terrible oppressive period in America's history, We The People DEMAND that any future Candidate for POTUS not only make available ALL their personal documents for scrutiny but ALSO THEIR ADMINISTRATION EMAILS!

      LOL x 1000!

      now, won't that be **upsetting**? **__**

      After the terrible corruption of this Obama Regime is fully exposed Americans will be crying out for TRANSPARENCY in Governance …. the only thing that will be able to restore the Public Trust

      #BeClingers ————–> #AmericaRISING

      • Sally

        Soory again, but most of those emails had to be pried from the State of Alaska under lawsuits, and almost all of them are heavily redacted. But nice try.

  • Ardiva40

    Naww..she knows that men will fall head over heels in love with her because she is so sexy. Doesn't matter how stupid she is.

    • Exodus2011

      hey Ard!

      America needs this Corruptocrat FIGHTER, Gov Sarah Palin, in the Oval Office – look at her record in AK ! She dismantled the *Corrupt B*stards Club* up there ….

      now, does America have a Corrupt B*stards’ Club in DC, operating on STEROIDS???

      Send her to DC and watch the RATS squeal as they try to RUN and HIDE!

      Also, I think it would be best if this NOT4SALE Proven Reformer is directing things from the WH as the IMPLOSION hits America in the future (we are ticking over toward 120% of GDP in debt = Greece territory)

      she is a born Exec Officer/Manager with > 20 years of experience, her most VITAL trait being, she is NOT4SALE

      that quality ALONE is the single most important one if the US Govt is to be successfully reformed and Constitutional America rescued

      imagine what a POTUS could do, if they were beholden to NOBODY, no Lobbyists, no special interest groups, no big donors … a POTUS with a SINGLE ENTRY on her IOU list = “The American People”!

      at the same time she is the most experienced Leader wrt Energy Issues and will also manage the EXPLOSION of American energy development

      both the IMPLOSION/Reform of Govt and the EXPLOSION of American energy development must kick in at exactly the same time, if Constitutional America is
      to survive and thrive again


      • Sally

        You are sick if you believe all that. She did nothing on her own. She hired a City Manager because Wasilla was too hard for her. Then she left Wasilla and Alaska in debt. Some great manager she is.

  • Exodus2011

    Sounds like a great show hosted by Big Mama Grizzly!

    there are some reality shows mixed in the bunch, that have decent, constructive, worthwhile content

    highlighting the best values America has to offer

    Reality TV is where a huge demographic of Americans dwell, wrt their entertainment … this is therefore where to go, in order to reach them

    • Sally

      I don't even have this channel, and wouldn't watch if I did. ManEater. Pigman? Yeah, sounds like a place for bottom dwellers all right. Her show will not be renewed, if it even airs. She will either quit, or the ratings will be so low even Sportsman won't keep her. On to Playboy Channel with those gorgeous flag monstrosities.

      • Jean_A

        Why are you such a hater?

  • nolaredhead

    Ok, someone explain to me how tromping through the woods to shoot defenseless animals, minding their own business in the face will “restore American exceptionalism”?? I mean seriously…its a HUNTING SHOW on a channel nobody has ever heard of and she acts like its going to single-handedly redefine American life as we know it. Just like her Christmas book was supposed to change how Americans celebrate the holidays right?? LOL Nice try Palinbots! Her book is at 11K on Amazon last I heard..

    The friggin ego of this hag is unreal… which will make it sooo sweet when this show tanks like her last 2…Didn't she try this concept already on Fox and it got canned after like 2 episodes..?? LMAO

    And THIS is the woman you Palinbots want to claim liberals are so afraid of?? A reality show host? Hate to tell you guys, but that crazy bug-eyes bat will NEVER be elected to anything again. We tried to tell you but you wouldn't listen!

    • Jean_A

      Go collect your welfare check and food stamps.

  • Jean_A

    I would watch but don't have the channel.