“[Sarah Palin] is the gift that keeps on giving to cable television and certainly the supermarket tabloids,” said John Decker, of Reuters, to MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell during a segment this morning about some recent “Palin Family Drama” (here’s a summary, if you’re interested). And when in receipt of another Present From Palin, “cable television,” I guess, calls on an all-too-game Reuters Washington correspondent for comment?
12:09 PM - April 6, 2009
To Cable, With Love
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