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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Help drop kick Sarah Palin off Discovery Channel

This just grinds my crackers.

Discovery Communications has just announced that they'll be producing a "reality TV" series starring Sarah Palin on Alaska's wildlife, to showcase the "powerful beauty of Alaska". For this, she'll be paid $8 million.

Have they lost their minds? Do they not remember that this is the same Sarah Palin who escalated Alaska's war on wolves and offered a $150 bounty for the severed front-forelegs of dead wolves? The Sarah Palin who fought against increased protections for America's struggling polar bear populations? And the same Palin who fought against the increased protections for the dwindling Cook Inlet beluga whales?

I'm angered that Discovery Communications, known for their wildlife-focused productions, would choose to embrace such a controversial and anti-wildlife person as Sarah Palin to represent Alaska and the wildlife that lives there.

That's why I've joined Defenders of Wildlife's fight to get Discovery Communications to drop kick Sarah Palin's new show, and I am hoping you will too.

Please sign the petition online at http://action.defenders.org/discovery.

My friend's father used to work with Palin when he was a senior scientist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and he complained vociferously how Sarah routinely ignored the recommendations of his organization, endangering far more species than the ones mentioned above. Ugh.

Doing this show will give voters the impression that Sarah Palin has a positive interest in her state's wildlife and this is just not true. It's great rebranding for her image. Not to mention that $8 million won't hurt when it comes to campaigning...

18 comments:

Lisa Blair said...

I am signing this now! I am disappointed in the Discovery Channel. There are so many wonderful people out there that are passionate about wildlife. Why are they going to hire this person who is in it for the money? Ugh.

Jim Smith II said...

I signed. That said, I think you're off base with the voters thing - I'm not so sure she wants public office, she wants stardom. Between the Fox "show" and this, it's just another thing for the brand.

She has no desire to be a leader, she just wants the adoration of her fans...

neeliarose said...

Thank you for posting this. I signed. I had no idea that the Discovery Channel was planning that. Disappointing.

Stephany said...

I signed it although I truly want to believe that it is all some sort of nasty April Fools.

Greenpa said...

The other news is that Sarah's Non-Son-In-Law-From-Hell is rumored to be going to pitch ANOTHER Alaska based "reality" show, around himself!

Man, what fun!

Vern said...

I was proud to sign! What an outrage! Thanks for spreading the word!

Robyn M. said...

Oh please someone, SOMEONE tell me that this is an April Fool's joke too?!? Please? Pretty please?

Robj98168 said...

I was thinking this has to be on of your famous April Fool's pranks.

Hopefully Jim Smith II is correct. As for discovery channel, as with most cable channels, they have gone away from their intended programming to shows for ratings/entertainment only (MTV anyone??)

I gladly signed the petition

Sparkless said...

Ummm aren't most of the polar bears living in Canada?

Sandy said...

I signed, and posted to Facebook. I hope it's not a joke...well maybe I don't...

Laura said...

Signed, gladly. Props for an extremely elaborate fools day joke, if that's what it is. I believe it that she's a fame hound. Seems like Discovery is selling out for ratings too. All the people that love her watch and swoon, all the people who hate her watch and play drinking games.

I'm glad we don't have cable. :)

Manda said...

This is an April Fools right? Even American televison can't be that stupid.

thetinfoilhatsociety said...

Done! And emails sent to more people!

This is just crap. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

And guess which Australian-born, extremely right-wing media magnate owns the Discovery Channel?

Can't guess - I'll give you a hint. His initials are RM and he also owns Fox (more accuately Faux) News.

Carol

Anonymous said...

signed. did you notice over 150,000 people have signed as of April 2?

Prairiemom said...

I signed and posted a link to my facebook account. Gotta get the word out. This is just nuts!

Cynthia in Denver said...

Whose brain child was this?!?!?! THEY SHOULD BE FIRED!
Not only have we signed the petition, but have also gone directly to Disc. Comm. and left complaint. Next step ... communication to their sponsors!! pull money from the commercial providers!
This makes me sooo angry.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up on this one. I am really disappointed in this. I have signed and sent this on to friends. I have one word to describe this situation-REVOLTING ! Thanks again for the info and link.
Karen from CT

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