New Palin scandal: Leno might have piped in some laughter for her jokes

posted at 5:36 pm on March 5, 2010 by Allahpundit

Can you believe it? Next thing you know, we’ll be told that she doesn’t even write her own lines. Come to think of it, we were already told that. And that was treated as a “scandal” too.

This is the second day in a row that Mediaite’s gone for a goof on Palin and then had to walk it back.

Maybe Sarah Palin wasn’t quite the hit on The Tonight Show the other night that everyone thought she was! A contributor over at Daily Kos — who provides some impressive sound bona fides — says he attended the Leno taping on Monday and that the audience was not nearly as welcoming as it sounded to TV viewers later on that night.

And the inevitable update:

Update: A reader writes “I was there while visiting my sister in CA. He’s wrong, people were laughing and I didn’t notice anything strange. The sign was turned on when we were supposed to applaud and laugh.”

Media outlets are already starting to pick this up. Here’s the dKos piece laying out the shocking allegations about canned laughter at a hammy late-night comedy show that literally cues its audience to clap at the right moments with a giant sign. I’m going to quote at length because I want you to see what qualifies as credible-ish reporting on Palin:

After sitting through the taping of the show in the studio I can recount many portions where there was little or no laughter or response, but at the later broadcast they are smoothed over with applause and laughter that WERE NOT THERE at the taping. Groans, hoots, grumbling, or just dead silence – all missing…

(In the interest of disclosure my wife and I created a parody “Going Rouge: The Sarah Palin Rogue Coloring & Activity Book” http://goingrouge.net and have sold many copies. It was featured in the Washington Post, AP, The New York Times, Buzzflash, Entertainment Tonight broadcast the cover repeatedly pre-Christmas, and in general it’s been happily received. Even right wingers have purchased copies, and loved them.)…

From my seat to the right of the stage, by the band, I could tell that an average of 70% of the audience did not like Sarah Palin. Many literally sat on their hands. This is LA and I wondered when we went in, just how many people would be into Palin here. C’mon, this is LA, man! Make no mistake, the national figure for nutjobs were represented, the same insane 30% of the country that always believe in racism, GWBush, War, Torture, the Libertarians, Teabaggers were there too, and quite vocal. Throw in a shotgun microphone and you’ve got yourself a laugh riot with these guys…

But when Jay brought out Sarah Palin, she was completely nerved. Watch the video, check out her breathing, she’s Freaked and talks a mile a minute. Both my wife and I agreed – when you actually get close enough, she’s just plain Creepy, and those yech vibes filled the room…

And while NBC Sold Palin, she sold her body, jiggling, teasing, pushing the cutesy-pie, what we used to call in the military, a “prick tease”. She short circuits brains, deflects the fact that most of what she says is nonsense or hateful, as lizard layers of right wing men’s brains hum a sexual fantasy tune, and women who have thrown all sense of propriety to the wind, watching her strip, want to be just like her. Rich. Stupid. The sweet “Bite Me” bitch attitude she’s honed to an art form. No, she doesn’t just “wink” – she uses her whole body to sell the package. Turn off the sound, just watch her body language. I find it whorish, repulsive, and I’m no prude.

So there you go. A guy who created an anti-Palin coloring book (not this book, despite the similarity of the name) due in part to the “yech vibes” he gets from Palin’s “whorish” body language saw people literally sitting on their hands in Leno’s audience. Follow the link and read the whole post or else you’ll miss the part where he and his wife are waving copies of their coloring book at her, and not only does she see them but she totally recognizes the book and is pissed ‘n stuff. (“[S]he looked us in the eye. Sarah doesn’t like us much.”) Coming tomorrow at Mediaite: A Firedoglake diarist claims Palin and her daughter Willow carjacked him after the Leno show. Can it be true? Stay tuned.

Oh, by the way: Here’s the shocking. true. story. of what really happened when Palin and her “entourage” descended on that Oscar gift suite. Brace yourself.


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Listening to Erasure now – “A Little Respect” song

ProudPalinFan on March 6, 2010 at 10:58 AM

If we thought they were unhinged with a lot of the Bush garbage, I can only imagine they’re going to be even more ‘fun’ with a President Palin.

… it is something I do not look forward to.

JadeNYU on March 5, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Amen. The only good part of the Obama presidency is the absence of the constant, bitter, nasty hostility of the MSM,
Hollywood, and government careerists during the Bush years. I can’t even imagine the foaming and gnashing with a Palin presidency.

The dweeb who wrote this is just promoting his useless book using the obsessive attention paid to anything negative about Palin by the MSM. Looks like his strategy worked.

inmypajamas on March 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM

Wait a minute: a politician is accused of behaving like a cheap whore, by someone in the media? Well, I suppose it’s understandable that they would try to protect the quality standards of their chosen trade from mere amateurs.

drunyan8315 on March 6, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Maybe this thread should be updated to reflect the NBC denial?

katiejane on March 6, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Folks are just nervously awaiting the Big Turnaround where Obama moves to the center like Slick Willy and gives them free stuff (courtesy of the evil rich), the investors get happy all of a sudden causing their portfolios to improve enormously in a short amount of time.

They’d prefer that to any notion of the Gov’t doing nothing and biting the bullet in order to let the free market improve itself.

Sarah scares the hell out of them because she won’t sign any freebies into law unless she absolutely has to because of political considerations…yeah, I believe that. She is a politician after all, and obviously a sensible one. But, she would, in my estimation, be an even more fiscally conservative president than Reagan the Great.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 6, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Well, you do have to admit she is not as reserved and elegant as say, Cher or Sandra Bernhard. This guy sure seems comfortable using the term Whore to describe healthy women. this entire rant nicely sums up the whole counter-culture bohemian double standard scam. They are more than happy to eschew conventional standards as long as there are adults in the wings to take up responsibility when necessary. Pierced genital shaved head Marxist lesbians should not be discriminated against and I agree, but stand up for more conventional Americans and you are a white trash trailer trash hillbilly husband dominated whore.
People, I get the blues when I hear this kind of talk.
:: ((

Observation on March 6, 2010 at 2:14 PM

All I know is that it’ll never stop, and I don’t know if I can stomach 2012 with her running. It’ll only get worse.

See, you’re right it is not going to stop regardless of if she runs or not which in a way helps nullify its effect. Don’t think they’ll go with gentle hands against another figure. No matter who the Republican nominee is they’ll tear them down and claim they’re “dumb” or not moderate enough or whatever meme serves them at the moment.

I say its better to take up the challenge and run the person who you know gets in your enemies head – which Sarah Palin does very well.

Sharr on March 6, 2010 at 2:44 PM

And she looks great in jeans.

John the Libertarian on March 5, 2010 at 5:48 PM

I’d hit it.

Decider on March 6, 2010 at 2:45 PM

We need a coloring book for Democrat whores, and it would be thicker than a phone book. Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln and Mary Landreau could go in it. Maybe the RNC is looking for a new fundraising gimmick. Anyway, it would be easier to stay in the lines!

chunderroad on March 6, 2010 at 3:00 PM

All I know is that it’ll never stop, and I don’t know if I can stomach 2012 with her running. It’ll only get worse.

Who really cares? They’re Democrats. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. At least Sarah Palin keeps them on the ropes.

chunderroad on March 6, 2010 at 3:02 PM

OT Kind of: Ron Paul at it again. Buys 800 tickets to Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

portlandon on March 5, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I hope he’s voted out of office.

chunderroad on March 6, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Via Conservatives 4 Palin : The Fear that Palin Produces

Asked about the audio track, NBC replied, “Neither the audio nor the laughs were enhanced for Sarah Palin’s segments on ‘The Tonight Show.’”

Brass on March 6, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Security also did not ask them to leave when his wife continued to dance and wave the book after everyone else in the audience had sat back down, he added. They just asked her to please be seated.
sharrukin on March 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM

There has to be tape of this, I would really like to see it.
I get the “vibe” this guy and his “wife” were not at the show.

If he was every judge in America needs to issue a restraining order for this guy to stay away from Palin.

Lets start with some basics.
Tickets to the show.
According to NBC you have to write in to the show, it takes some 4-6 weeks for a reply, and you might not get the tickets for the day you want.

When was it known Palin would be on the show March 2? Feb 23 2010 that’s like 7 days, 1 week before the show.

But! If he showed up EARLY March 2 he might get 2 tickets IF 2 tickets are available.

So this guy in Maryland finds out Palin will be on the show, buys 2 round trip tickets to LA with the hope that 2 tickets would be available be open for this one-hour show?

Who does that? Who thinks like that?

That’s either
A lie
or
This is the dumbest thing on the planet

OR

He is a Stalker!

DSchoen on March 6, 2010 at 3:35 PM

Someone needs to let Silver Spoons know to put that letter on their website. The loons at the Huff Post are now claiming that C4P forged the retraction letter since it doesn’t appear anywhere on the Silver Spoons site.

It probably doesn’t matter anyway since once that’s done they’ll claim that Palin paid them off or threatened them.

MidnightRambler on March 6, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Leno broke the Cardinal rule, he treated Palin fairly.

Speakup on March 6, 2010 at 4:03 PM

I suppose if the story was true, then the goon who wrote it wouldn’t have had to lace it with such derogatory language.

The thing that gives these creeps away is the utter depths they sink to when writing their lies. If it was true the story can stand on it’s own, without all the disparaging remarks.

If they want to spread some believable lies, at least come up with something that fits more in line with Palin’s character. To date, nothing the left has said about Palin has been true, so what makes them think anyone will believe them now?

darwin on March 6, 2010 at 4:33 PM

Yet another liberal man who has a sick attraction to Gov. Palin.

I fail to see where she sexualizes any situation. It’s all in the minds of her haters.

NebCon on March 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM

I fail to see where she sexualizes any situation. It’s all in the minds of her haters.

NebCon on March 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Apparently identifying oneself as “Left” gives you license to lie, slander, steal, distort, become violent and as some past leftists have done … kill

darwin on March 6, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Many people have no idea how hard it is to get tickets to a very popular TV show. I’d like to go this Christmas to see Ellen’s show, she always has tons of goodies and expensive stuff to give on Christmas time.

ProudPalinFan on March 6, 2010 at 7:07 PM

In all fairness; Obama has enhanced his voice with echo chambers to make it sound like he is speaking in a large auditorium;
Many comedians on late night, and musicians, have acts before they appear to “warm up the audience”. And these very performers bomb because they are not as good as the warm-ups.
Many comedians play the laughter and applause tracks so they are heard by everyone, including themselves, to make it sound like they are getting a better response from the audience.
There are a lot of tricks media plays to make it sound or look like the response is better than it really is: Grow the fVck up!

Cybergeezer on March 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM

This is a scandal because the state run media wants to divert attention from ObamaScare and Charlie Rangel?
Yea! How could I be so stupid?

Cybergeezer on March 6, 2010 at 7:33 PM

And while NBC Sold Palin, she sold her body, jiggling, teasing, pushing the cutesy-pie, what we used to call in the military, a “prick tease”. She short circuits brains, deflects the fact that most of what she says is nonsense or hateful, as lizard layers of right wing men’s brains hum a sexual fantasy tune, and women who have thrown all sense of propriety to the wind, watching her strip, want to be just like her. Rich. Stupid. The sweet “Bite Me” bitch attitude she’s honed to an art form. No, she doesn’t just “wink” – she uses her whole body to sell the package. Turn off the sound, just watch her body language. I find it whorish, repulsive, and I’m no prude.

They denied your uterus transplant again, Andrew?

Noel on March 6, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Yea! How could I be so stupid?
Cybergeezer on March 6, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Ya got a point there!

As Obama said

“This isn’t a ‘Harry and Louise’ moment. It’s a ‘Thelma and Louise’ moment,” he said with laughter. “We’re in the car headed toward the cliff and we must act.”


Thelma and Louise have a discussion. Louise says that she refuses to surrender, and Thelma once again realizes that she will now lose the freedom that she so briefly experienced.

Overcome with emotion, she embraces Thelma and kisses her in friendship, and she slams on the gas pedal, driving full speed ahead. As Louise and Thelma hold hands in defiance, the car flies off the edge of the cliff and into the Grand Canyon below.”

Can’t accuse Obama of not knowing where his policy will lead.

DSchoen on March 6, 2010 at 9:53 PM

Who watches NBC anymore?

Not me…

Khun Joe on March 6, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Maybe this thread should be updated to reflect the NBC denial?

katiejane on March 6, 2010 at 12:43 PM

If the pattern holds, it will be a footnote at the end of the next “scandal”.

Ronnie on March 7, 2010 at 2:27 AM

Who watches NBC anymore?

Not me…

Khun Joe on March 6, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Me neither, now that the Olympics are over … and they’ve canceled Deal Or No Deal.

L.N. Smithee on March 7, 2010 at 3:14 AM

I’m no Palin fanboy, but what the heck is with the Left? They’re still going after Palin…in the fashion they know best–by making stuff up. And it’s getting worse week by week.

JetBoy on March 5, 2010 at 5:51 PM

What people who aren’t news/political junkies don’t understand is the sheer volume of this fabricated crap that is constantly, endlessly, maliciously generated about Palin.

For example: Remember when she got her first post-Gubernatorial speaking gig at $100,000 a pop for a Hong Kong business confab? All the lefties who said nobody would ever pay the price scrambled to turn it into a loss by insisting that it would end up being the real world equivalent of Carrie: The Honkers were paying Palin a hundred large and bringing her across the Pacific only to point and laugh at her. It was a “Borat”-style practical joke, so they said.

Until it wasn’t.

And if you think the guy who was so scandalized by Palin as she somehow did a bump-and-grind routine while sitting fully clothed on Jay’s couch is a looney, you haven’t heard about the nutjobs who complained last spring that her skirts were too short when speaking before a military audience. One Sarahphobic blogger who similarly feigned being disgusted (along with ‘everybody else’) by the supposedly overwhelming force of her sexuality at the event insisted that mitigating wire photos didn’t tell the true story; she was in possession of upskirt pics taken with a zoom lens proving how much Palin was showing off.

Unlike the Palin-haters, I am making NONE of that up.

L.N. Smithee on March 7, 2010 at 4:38 AM

The Palin family would make a great reality TV subject IMO. I don’t think she would do it, but they are an incredible and dynamic group.

I don’t think America is ready for a reality TV to the WH manuever so if they were to do it I would think it would signal an end to any Presidential aspirations for 2012.

That might be the left’s hope – but if the show was a hit she could really start to influence the reality TV generation.

Mr Purple on March 7, 2010 at 5:25 AM

This is pretty unlikely. The Tonight Show, at least during the Carson era, was pretty adamant about not doing any post-production enhancements, other than bleeping. The show is taped in “real time”. If there’s a 90-second commercial break, the taping stops for just 90 seconds. If a singer blows a line, no retakes, etc. Heck, the late night hosts don’t do a laugh for themselves, even when the entire monologue bombs.

kd6rxl on March 7, 2010 at 7:28 AM

No matter who the GOP nominee is the NOT Mainstream media will say the Reps have nominated Satan him/herself.

I say…..let’s go with the devil in the dress!

PappyD61 on March 7, 2010 at 9:02 AM

American media consumers love their turmoil and disasters.
That’s why we get so much Barrack every F’n day!

Cybergeezer on March 7, 2010 at 9:40 AM

I say…..let’s go with the devil in the dress!

PappyD61 on March 7, 2010 at 9:02 AM

I’ll go with the Devil with the Blue Dress on…and I don’t mean Babs…

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a73c313e970b-600wi

Red State State of Mind on March 7, 2010 at 12:31 PM

I’m beginning to believe everything on earth is a sham. First this about laughter being piped in for Sarah , next they’ll try to tell us Obama’s columns in those speeches weren’t real marble.

Herb on March 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Asked about the audio track, NBC replied, “Neither the audio nor the laughs were enhanced for Sarah Palin’s segments on ‘The Tonight Show.’”

Maybe the “author” of this anti Palin screed should try to tell the truth with the appropriate update.

rlwo2008 on March 7, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Asked about the audio track, NBC replied, “Neither the audio nor the laughs were enhanced for Sarah Palin’s segments on ‘The Tonight Show.’”

Bingo. The PDS victims are simply horrified to realize that the country views them about like wackadoodles who woulld fly into an IRS building.

That could be a bit jarring to realize JUST how much you’ve lost perspective.

AnninCA on March 7, 2010 at 3:13 PM

The DKos guy who wrote this sounds jealous that the Left has so few good-looking women.

WarEagle01 on March 7, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Mr Purple on March 7, 2010 at 5:25 AM

Ummm… Palin is not starring in a reality show. She is a Fox news analyst, and she is producing a documentary on Alaska. The rest of your post goes nowhere, so I’ll just ignore it.

chunderroad on March 7, 2010 at 7:11 PM

NebCon on March 6, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Sarah Palin is undeniably attractive, but the way some of her media stalkers and assorted weirdos write about her sexuality borders on obscene. It’s not her, but them.

chunderroad on March 7, 2010 at 7:15 PM

And the Left wouldn’t be doing this unless she did pose some sort of threat, as the Palinistas are always saying, and are probably right about, given stories like this.

JetBoy on March 5, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Good man. You’re starting to get it.

A few years back, Kos was on Meet the Press. He told then host Tim Russert that his readers were “the majority now”.

As the 2008 election results prove, he was absolutely right.

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Au contraire. As the debate over Obama’s agenda shows, Kos couldn’t have been more wrong.

ddrintn on March 7, 2010 at 11:54 PM

Whatever AP!

The real bombshell?

ROMNEY SAID THAT ROMNEYCARE WAS PRO-LIFE.

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

B-I-G F-A-T L-I-E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah 2012 Still Rocking like a HURRICANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheAlamos on March 8, 2010 at 3:31 AM

PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome) Gone Wild!!!!

The leftists are going to ridiculous extremes to take Palin down, just like they did with Kenneth Starr when he was independent counsel, because they know the damage she can do to them.

olesparkie on March 8, 2010 at 7:38 AM

So, what do you expect from a bunch of contemptible toads that seem to have some appreciation for the likes of Jeannine Garofoslug and Rosie O’Fatstuff. She isn’t a stand-up comdienne, anyway. AND, those signs have been around since the end of live TV programming. I went to a Johnny Carson taping in 1968 and the signs were there. Think about poor old felonius Charlie Sheen and his BS show. How would his clown ever get any laughs? God Almighty! Give it a rest!!

LarryG on March 8, 2010 at 10:48 AM

Alla? Why do you give this garbage attacking Palin another outlet? Appealing to the better angels of our nature, sometimes we need to restrain ourselves, even if the mention of Sarah Palin guarantees lively postings.

Or, as I tell my dog, “Leave it!”

Fallon on March 8, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Oops! Allah, even if the “h” is silent. Doh!

Fallon on March 8, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Jeeze, PDS is as bad or worse than BDS was(still is to a decreasing minority) so WTH, lets run with it. It can only result in the possible several hundred thousand splodey heads on the drooling left and well worth the trip.

44Magnum on March 8, 2010 at 6:46 PM

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