Media Matters Bizarre Hail Mary: We Can’t Stop Beck with Ad Boycotts,
Sarah Please Help Us
GLENN: Let me bring Sarah up. Is Sarah on the phone? Hi, Sarah, how are you?
SARAH PALIN: Hey, good morning, Glenn, how are you?
GLENN: Good, where are you?
SARAH PALIN: I am at my kitchen table in Wasilla.
GLENN: I don't know how you travel. I mean, it's crazy the amount of travel that
SARAH PALIN: How do I travel? Yes, airplanes.
GLENN: I don't okay, I don't think you need to I mean, I really, what, are you
all of a sudden Bill Maher talking down to me. Okay, Sarah, I want you to hear
this. This is the head of Media Matters, and I just, I want to give you the
opportunity to distance yourself. Here it is. No, here it is.
VOICE: Basically Beck, Beck's erratic. He either won't or can't control himself
even after he loses a hundred advertisers. So you can't go there. Murdoch was
asked at a shareholders conference a couple of weeks ago about Beck, shareholder
concerns about Beck. He said he doesn't agree with everything that goes on the
Fox News Channel, but he's standing with Beck. Ailes recruited Beck to do this.
So he's standing with Beck. That leaves you with sponsors. So People Four has
backed up a Tides Foundation call with Media Matters called Drop Fox to ask for
advertisers to take responsibility for this rhetoric. I was recently told by a
member of the Murdoch family that if you could affect the bottom line, you might
get attention by the NewsCorp board. But the truth is we can't wait for that. So
Sarah Palin right now in our view needs to step up. She needs to step up because
she's a leader of the Republican Party, of the conservative movement.
America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag
by Sarah Palin
GLENN: Congratulations, by the way.
VOICE: She is a Tea Party favorite. She is the one person in this country right
now today who in the national interest, just in the moment to put partisanship
GLENN: Do it, Sarah.
VOICE: Could pull this country back from the precipice of another Oklahoma
City. And that's what a real leader does.
VOICE: That's what we're asking.
PAT: Time to
GLENN: As the leader now, as the GOP of the GOP, as a Tea Party favorite, as
somebody that they don't always agree with but they respect, as a real leader,
it's time. It's time to make a choice.
SARAH PALIN: Well, these silly and ironic men, this is this is ironic. Them
insisting that, you know, I should just be ignored because I am the irrelevant
(inaudible) mom in Wasilla.
GLENN: No, no, no. No, you are as an American citizen for national, for the
national interests, you are the only one that can do this.
PAT: That can stop him. You've got to stop him, Sarah.
SARAH PALIN: Okay. Okay, so Glenn, from my kitchen table in Wasilla, here's the
SARAH PALIN: Now, we know, Glenn, you're up against one of the richest and self
suggested, most powerful men in the world. In George Soros, right?
GLENN: Spooky dude.
SARAH PALIN: Yeah. The extreme leftwing king is with many, many minions, that's
what he is.
GLENN: Yes. Oh, yes.
SARAH PALIN: So, you know, when I speak of your love of our Founding Fathers and
how you are helping to educate Americans about respecting our nation's history
so that we don't lose what makes America exceptional and the far, far left
mouthpieces, they're twisting and spinning and perverting that message, no, what
I do, I go back to what Abraham Lincoln said about standing with anybody that
stands right. You stand with him when he's right and you part with him when he
goes wrong. I stand with you, Glenn, and I stand with
GLENN: No, no. In the national interest you've got to stop. You're the only one!
You're like Obi Wan Kenobi. Sarah Palin, you're our only hope.
SARAH PALIN: Yeah, Glenn
PAT: Did you ever think you'd see the day, Sarah, when Media Matters would be
calling you the only hope?
GLENN: For America?
PAT: For America.
GLENN: I mean, that's incredible.
GLENN: It's sad. We were deciding we were trying to decide if it was laughable
or kind of sad, pathetic kind of like that smelly kid in third grade that
everybody looked around and looked at and went, that's kind of sad.
SARAH PALIN: Yeah, it's a little bit of both. I see more humor in it, though.
SARAH PALIN: And it shows, though, how pathetic their argument is that they
would be that desperate as to reach out to me to say, you know, you need to stop
Glenn Beck, you need to stop his what they perceive as inciting the violence.
Glenn, you know I abhor violence. I know you do. Hating war, hating Civil War
and praying for peace and wanting peace and freedom for our kids in a civil
society, that is the mission here is explaining to Americans what the threats
are to our peace and to our opportunities and to our freedom in America.
SARAH PALIN: That is what I see you doing and that is why I support what you are
GLENN: Sarah, I I can't tell you how disappointed I am in you. I really, I
thought you were going to take this moment to lead. I really did, but now, now,
Sarah and I want you to understand this. Now Media Matters is going to come out
against you, and they are not going to like you anymore. They like you so much,
but now they're going to have to
SARAH PALIN: Darn!
GLENN: Now they are going to have to isolate you, too. Oh, boy.
SARAH PALIN: Yeah, because heretofore, they were on my side.
GLENN: They have been on your side.
SARAH PALIN: Yeah.
GLENN: You know what?
PAT: Fighting for you every step of the way.
GLENN: It's like the it's like that time that abortion doctor said on TV the
other day, women only have abortions because they care about motherhood. They're
only destroying you or trying to destroy you because they love you so much!
SARAH PALIN: There we go with the Orwellian thinking. Twisted around.
GLENN: Two plus two equals six.
SARAH PALIN: There you go. And I'm the idiot, yeah.
PAT: Sarah, if you change your mind, we have David Brock's number over at Media
PAT: He's waiting for your phone call.
GLENN: He doesn't have a lot to do.
PAT: He will be sitting by the phone.
GLENN: Sarah, let me ask you, what is what do you think the what do you think
the most important race to watch next week, the one that you say if this one
happens, things really change? I mean, I think Tom Tancredo in Colorado is
amazing. That's amazing.
SARAH PALIN: And Tom's going to do absolutely wonderfully for his state and for
our country, too, as the governor of that state. And I'm anxious to see how that
all unfolds, especially because he, too, has come under such attack from the
machine, really the machine on both sides of the aisle.
GLENN: Oh, yeah, big time.
SARAH PALIN: That is certainly one to watch, absolutely. Of course, I, near and
dear to my heart, am very, very interested and engaged in the Alaska Senate race
to see how Lisa Murkowski running as this third party establishment/entitlement
party candidate is throwing everything and the kitchen sink against the
Republican nominee Joe Miller. I'm very engaged in this race up here.
GLENN: Isn't it amazing that the establishment, the GOP establishment, you know,
people like Karl Rove who, by the way, has announced that you're just not
qualified to. It's a good thing you're in the kitchen, Sarah. It is. But
SARAH PALIN: I'm barefoot, too.
GLENN: Really? Are you pregnant? Are you announcing? If you're not pregnant, get
Todd. He'll explain how it all works. Anyway, it is amazing to me that they have
all said that the worst thing that could happen is a third party, and they were
afraid of the tea parties of creating a third party. Well, the Tea Party goes in
and works within the system and they get their candidates within the system, and
the system itself starts to create a third party.
SARAH PALIN: Right.
GLENN: An establishment party. It's amazing.
SARAH PALIN: It's an entitlement party. That's their thinking is how dare anyone
challenge me, my position, my authority, the seat is mine, mine, mine. That's
where they're headed.
GLENN: Sarah, we will, we'll talk to you we'll talk to you next week. Are you
part where are you going to be on Tuesday?
SARAH PALIN: I will be in New York. I hope I get to see you, let's see, a couple
of days before until a couple of days after the election. So
GLENN: Oh, good. Okay, good. All right. We'll see each other then. Thanks,
SARAH PALIN: Okay.
GLENN: God bless, bye bye.