Vowing to once again go around the mainstream media’s filter like she did with her pioneering use Twitter and Facebook after the 2008 presidential election, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin launched her own member-supported digital TV channel on Sunday evening.
“Tired of media filters? Well, so am I. So, let’s go rogue together and launch our own member-supported channel!” she wrote. “This will be OUR channel, for you and for me, and we’ll all get to call it like it is.”
Palin linked to her channel and a video that welcomes Americans to her “new project” that will allow her to “talk directly” to Americans on her terms.
The channel, which is a part of the TAPP network, has videos, speeches and “Sarah Says” video commentary from Palin. She will also answer questions, chat with subscribers, and provide behind-the-scenes videos of “some of the fun in the Palin household” and “adventures in the great outdoors.” She will also invite and interview various guests as well.
In a “Sarah Says” video that is featured on the site, Palin says the tragic downing of the Malaysian Airlines plane has “shifted the balance of world opinion against Vladimir Putin” since “there is a lot of evidence pointing to pro-Russian separatists” as being responsible for the “thoughtless massacre.” She said that Putin, though, still holds “oil and gas prices over the heads of those” who are dependent on Russia’s resources even as he is trying to distance himself from the separatists. Palin noted that Putin uses his energy resources essentially “as a weapon” against Europeans who are afraid to cross him. Palin said American needed to curb Russian power by developing its own resources and diluting Russia’s. She said America could be a “natural gas exporter” if the government got serious about development.
Palin also said the Ukraine situation did not have to “escalate” because “a good leader steers world events” instead of merely going with the wind and responding to one crisis after another. She President Barack Obama is merely “reacting” to world events, which is dangerous in a world with bullies and tyrants intent on doing harm.
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During the 2008 presidential election, Palin was mocked for warning that Putin would invade Ukraine if Obama were elected. Pundits, journalists, and establishment politicians mocked her after the election for using Twitter and Facebook to set the agenda and the news cycle. Six years later, everyone who mocked her then is now using Twitter and Facebook to get out their message like Palin did light years ago.