By Gary P Jackson
Here’s something we missed until our good friend Jackie Siciliano from the Sarah Palin Blog brought it to our attention. Mediaite, a left wing website that tracks the media, also ranks the power of TV pundits. 175 pundits in all made their list.
When it comes to being the most powerful, and influential, it’s Sarah Palin all the way. And not just on television. Karl Rove is ranked number two, but as Jackie points out on her website, when you study the various ranking points, it’s a distant second.
You’ll notice that in every category of influence, Sarah is either number one or number two.
Steve Flesher at Conservatives4Palin has a little more on this, in an article taking on “Moaning Joe” Scarborough, MSNBC’s resident liberal who plays a Conservative on television, and Tucker Carlson, the misogynist publisher of The Daily Caller, whose “Senior Editor” we called out a few days ago for having not one, but two articles begging Sarah to endorse Mitt Romney, while at the same time deeming her irrelevant.
When the left attempts to smear and distort Palin’s record and performance as a candidate in 2008, we expect it. However; when alleged conservatives purposely disparage their party’s last VP nominee, it can be off-putting (considering their early calls for unity during the primary). We know Palin’s excellent and well-vetted record is in the public domain. We also know she did much more for the massive conservative victory in 2010 than either Scarborough or Carlson did.
However; a look at Mediaite’s real-time ranking of power-players might explain the recent cheap shots. Business-as-usual might be good for politicians in Washington, but with Palin’s presence in the world of influence and commentary, it’s becoming more competitive for pundits and journalists of every stripe.
Aside from having his Politico piece re-tweeted only 25 times in more than 12 hours, Joe Scarborough ranks at #30 among radio show hosts and an even-worse #62 among TV hosts. From the looks of these numbers, it looks like “Morning Joe” might as well say “goodnight!” What’s interesting is Mediaite claims the show “generates headlines” but explains that the ratings never seem to correlate.
Tucker Carlson of Daily Caller ranks at #12 for online editors and #32 among TV pundits. While these numbers are a little better than Scarborough’s, they’re still lacking considering how long Tucker’s been in business as a pundit.
Considering these dismal rankings, you’d think GOPe pundits like Scarborough and Carlson would want to see who currently ranks as #1 to get an idea of how to appeal to more people to gain more interest.
Read more here.
Steve is wasting his breath on “Moaning Joe” and Bow-tie Man. Those two will never get it, because they aren’t Conservatives. And they aren’t Sarah Palin!
It’s amazing how this woman who we are told is absolutely irrelevant [at least 100 times a day] is so completely relevant! So relevant, she’s America’s top opinion leader.
Of course, chances are you already knew that.
Thanks again Jackie.