Matt Lauer to Palin: Are you reading any newspapers to prepare for tomorrow?

posted at 8:49 pm on April 2, 2012 by Allahpundit

A video hors d’oeuvre to whet your appetite for breakfast tomorrow. Seriously, whether you love Palin or hate her, why on earth would anyone watch you-know-who over at GMA instead of this? If you’re some kind of hardcore Katie fan who simply can’t digest morning yakfests unless they’re extra extra perky, good news — she’ll be there all week. Besides, what’s the hook except that it’s Couric doing the usual news and interviews instead of Robin Roberts? (Some GMA staffers aren’t happy about that substitution.) With Palin on “Today,” anything can happen. She could be great! Or some liberal guest could get snotty with her, leading to an angry exchange! Or there could be lots of awkward silences between her, Lauer, and company as they try to ignore their mutual hostility! Or something else could happen! You never know, whereas you know exactly how it’s going to go over on ABC.

Two clips for you here, one of her chatting with Lauer et al. and the other via Mediaite of McCain reacting. Based on how pleasant and chummy this segment was, they might as well offer her a contract. Good lord.

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I would retort:

Matt, what is it like being a smug f**knugget your entire life?

blatantblue on April 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Like, no one else reads newspapers…

Electrongod on April 2, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I hope he was kidding. If so, okay, maybe . If not he’s a complete a**hole.

petefrt on April 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

You mean the ones that line your litter box Matty?

Socmodfiscon on April 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

She should roll up a newspaper and smack him with it.

Crusty on April 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

“No Matt, but I did fold up a few so you can use them as knee pads”.

hillsoftx on April 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Sarah Rules!!!

idesign on April 2, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Matt Lauer to Palin: Are you reading any newspapers to prepare for tomorrow?

I don’t know Matt. Or is it that you’re asking if I CAN read? What do you do to prepare? Read the NYT’s and go to Huffpo and Media Matters to get your “facts” of the day?

GarandFan on April 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Matt Lauer? He’s probably mad because Sarah has some dresses just like his.

perroviejo on April 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Palin…
Don’t use the words…

Hoodie…
Black…
wandering around…

Because NBC will edit it into something you didn’t say….

Electrongod on April 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

How far will Matt Lower bend over for the DNC…and will they at least kiss him?

KOOLAID2 on April 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

GMA,another program I can’t ever find the time or motivation to watch.

docflash on April 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I would retort:
Matt, what is it like being a smug f**knugget your entire life?
blatantblue on April 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Lol!

jawkneemusic on April 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Go F yourself Lauer. Pr!ck.

bernzright777 on April 2, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Why yes I am Matt. Would you like me to dumb then down to your level, you frog-mouthed silt-eating slug with the intellectual agility of a small soap dish?

Rixon on April 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Annoy a liberal, vote for Newt!

Swerve22 on April 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Best guest host I’ve seen: Jeff Gordon subbing for Regis a couple of years ago. Wouldn’t have expected it.

I do think Palin will do well if given half a chance. I doubt she’ll even try to bring up anything controversial or political. Not that the media won’t try to twist what she does say into that anyway.

Gingotts on April 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

She reads all of them, of course.

keep the change on April 2, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Electrongod on April 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Sarah Palin at 715 am:

Yea! I don’t like those (referring to a certain kind of donut) either!

Sarah Palin at 746 am:

Black licorice is definitely always a family favorite for us on Easter!

Sarah Palin at 834 am:

People always get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Easter, and forget to focus on what it is all about

NBC edit
Sarah Palin 812 am:

Yea! I don’t like those black people

blatantblue on April 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I think its cute lib’s think people read newspapers.

Spliff Menendez on April 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Annoy a liberal, vote for Newt!

Swerve22 on April 2, 2012 at 8:57 PM

You betcha!

alwaysfiredup on April 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I’m no Palin fan. However, to hear this sanctimonious male bimbo, Lauer, condescend to Palin is a bit much to take. I’ve got shoes that could outwit Lauer.

ghostwriter on April 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Are you reading any newspapers to prepare for tomorrow?

Are those rags worth reading? I quit reading them in 2006.

That’s when I got into real news and analysis. I know more about news than any of my friends who may spend hours digesting the papers.

antisocial on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Here come the Mittwits….

Trying to rain on Sarah Palin’s parade.

Too bad, so sad..:(

idesign on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Well someone had the courtesy to be respectful towards her.

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I think there’s a good chance Palin will pull her punches and play kissy kissy with the libs on the set. She will alienate her base though they won’t acknowledge it for months.

Basilsbest on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Matt Lauer? He’s probably mad because Sarah has some dresses just like his.

perroviejo on April 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Okay, that was FUNNY!

herm2416 on April 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

BTW, when are they going to put Lauer out to pasure? If he was a woman that had lost her looks (and her hair), he’d be gone by now. They clearly can’t be keeping him around for his insightful contributions…

ghostwriter on April 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Newspapers, oh that dying business.

rob verdi on April 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

She is a brave woman but if I were her I would watch my back.

magicbeans on April 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

One does not need newspapers one only needs to read a single newspaper as they are all AlPravda stories 9& I mean stories).

I would simply invite Lauer to an IQ test and spot him 40 points if he thought he could win….and ask him where his hair went.

jukin3 on April 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I think its cute lib’s think people read newspapers.

Spliff Menendez on April 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Due to the internet most of us probably read part of 50-100 “papers” a week if not more.

CW on April 2, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Well someone had the courtesy to be respectful towards her.

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

That’s not too hard to do.

jukin3 on April 2, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Yea! I don’t like those black people

blatantblue on April 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

LOL.

but I don’t put it past them..

Electrongod on April 2, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Sarah Palin is the only person Today could have on to try to mitigate the damage it did to it’s credibility after editing the Zimmerman tape to make him sound racist….this is total desperate cya on the part of Today and Sarah is the only person who could do this…so they sucked it way up to have her on…

CCRWM on April 2, 2012 at 9:05 PM

“I don’t know, Matt, are you still cheating on your wife?”

Bishop on April 2, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Matt Lauer to Palin: Are you reading any newspapers to prepare for tomorrow?

Palin, yes I will Matt. Tell me Matt will you be removing your head from up your butt to prepare for tomorrow?

Okay then, have a nice day.

Dr Evil on April 2, 2012 at 9:05 PM

she still couldn’t name one!

DBear on April 2, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Just like 99.99999 percent of the planet.

You are one dimwitted poster.

CW on April 2, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I think there’s a good chance Palin will pull her punches and play kissy kissy with the libs on the set.

Basilsbest on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

There’s certainly no need to be obnoxious. It matters more what stories she’ll choose to cover. I hope more will be inspirational than sensational.

alwaysfiredup on April 2, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Hey Matt. Every hear of the internet? Who gets news, from newspapers these days?

Sharr on April 2, 2012 at 9:07 PM

If you’re some kind of hardcore Katie fan

I don’t get Katie at all. It’s like, you get there, and there’s no there, there.

Paul-Cincy on April 2, 2012 at 9:07 PM

CCRWM on April 2, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Interesting…

alwaysfiredup on April 2, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Newspapers, this is 2012. Nobody reads papers anymore.

CoolChange80 on April 2, 2012 at 9:07 PM

One does not need newspapers one only needs to read a single newspaper …….
jukin3 on April 2, 2012 at 9:03 PM

There is a lot of truth to that. I don’t know how many times I think I am experiencing deja vu after reading a story online at night only to read it again in the actual newspaper the next day.

CW on April 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I think there’s a good chance Palin will pull her punches and play kissy kissy with the libs on the set.

Basilsbest on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

There’s certainly no need to be obnoxious. It matters more what stories she’ll choose to cover. I hope more will be inspirational than sensational.

alwaysfiredup on April 2, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I agree. There really isn’t any need for Palin to be rude. She would only be lowering herself if she was.

ghostwriter on April 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Because Palin is in a position to make law..
Policy..
That can effect your life…

Oh wait….

Electrongod on April 2, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Well someone had the courtesy to be respectful towards her.

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Who would that be?

chewmeister on April 2, 2012 at 9:09 PM

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Anybody is a much better person :-)

antisocial on April 2, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

That can be said of any mongrel at the Pound.

jaime on April 2, 2012 at 9:09 PM

It’s good to see Palin’s show biz career is taking off.

NickDeringer on April 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Well, that’s not much of a hurdle to clear.

Harbingeing on April 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

No he dint!

BoxHead1 on April 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

blatantblue on April 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I laughed for a full minute at that one.

MadisonConservative on April 2, 2012 at 9:11 PM

You are one dimwitted poster.

CW on April 2, 2012 at 9:06 PM

You have a class of people OFFENDED…

antisocial on April 2, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Limerick to Matt Lauer,

Do you understand the words in the papers?

sincerely,

Limerick on April 2, 2012 at 9:11 PM

ghostwriter on April 2, 2012 at 9:08 PM

The goal is to make a good impression on the public, not settle scores with insignificant media hasbeens.

alwaysfiredup on April 2, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Oh come on! He’d ask Mooooochelle a question like that too!

Dingbat63 on April 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM

she still couldn’t name one!

DBear on April 2, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Intelligent people get their news from legitimate sources, unlike you.

chewmeister on April 2, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Press Release:

From the SarahCudian Revolutionary/ReBellion Voter Guards!

Our Commander-in-Chief is on a Mission to spy on the
inner-workings of the Biased Lefty MSM,she is taking notes,
and writing the computer codes on her hands if necessary and
will relay the codes to our crack Mama Claws Intell Division
for further studying.

(snark).

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Well someone had the courtesy to be respectful towards her.

Certainly a much better person than I am.

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Being respectful to another person is a struggle for you? I suppose if no one taught you about respect when you were growing up it would be a foreign concept to you. It’s never to late to better yourself.

Dr Evil on April 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM

she still couldn’t name one!

DBear on April 2, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Yeah…
She has never seen a newspaper….
Living up there in the 3rd world state of Alaska..

Why did Romney not answer the question about his religion today?
Surely he isn’t Mormon after all.

Electrongod on April 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM

NBC edit
Sarah Palin 812 am:

Yea! I don’t like those black people
blatantblue on April 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM

blatantblue:Good one,yup!:)

canopfor on April 2, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Well someone had the courtesy to be respectful towards her.

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Wow! Really? Wouldn’t have guessed that in a million years.

Maybe next time you post, you can really surprise us and say you’ve finally pulled your head out of your @ss.

Thomas More on April 2, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Matt Lauer to Palin: Are you reading any newspapers to prepare for tomorrow?

I don’t know Matt. Or is it that you’re asking if I CAN read? What do you do to prepare? Read the NYT’s and go to Huffpo and Media Matters to get your “facts” of the day?

GarandFan on April 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Garand, what’s creepy is I read your post in my head with a perfect Sarah Palin voice imitation. =8|

Paul-Cincy on April 2, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Interesting…

alwaysfiredup on April 2, 2012 at 9:07 PM

It’s the first thing that came to my mind when I heard she was going to be on…

Palin gains because she gets to go on to Liberal territory and show she is smart, articulate, self assured and therefore a good sport…I like the way she responded to Matt when he said that… acknowledged the low point with Couric but laughing and not getting all defensive…She’s good…

CCRWM on April 2, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Good Lord indeed. I gotta give her credit for wandering into the home of smug.

scalleywag on April 2, 2012 at 9:17 PM

“I don’t read newspapers. Newspapers get read to me”.

SouthernGent on April 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Why did Romney not answer the question about his religion today?
Surely he isn’t Mormon after all.

Electrongod on April 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM

DBear is a native from the Obamanation.

idesign on April 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Matt –

I understanding that thinking is not required for your job, but I didn’t know a talking head needed to read! Shocking!

EB

EdmundBurke247 on April 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Yeah, but that is a pretty low bar.

malclave on April 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Too bad. I had high hopes for Palin. This is going to be where we lose her to the MSM machine.

First she flirts with running for seemingly forever and then doesn’t…then she endorses NEWT of all people….and now she’s going to slowly integrate herself into the MSM as a fixture. She’ll move far enough left that she’s not a daily punching bag and then settle into a comfortable role as a talking head.

KingOfTheRoad on April 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Lots of nervous laughter at NBC. I like it.
Anyone else having trouble with the 2nd clip?
And, while I am being nost, what happened to OOTW and OOTD?

katy the mean old lady on April 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Bring Popular Mechanics, Shooting Times, and Fine Cuisine magazines. Then give Matt a present of “O” magazine and Good Housekeeping.

arnold ziffel on April 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Mitt Romney = The Republican Nominee for President of the USA

Sarah Palin = Quitter. TV talk show.

corujodp on April 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Well someone had the courtesy to be respectful towards her.

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

No doubt. But that’s a low bar to get over.
Are there worse people than you?

massrighty on April 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Certainly a much better person than I am

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Nope. Your too hard on yourself. I look forward to your pleasant personality and erudite posts. smoochie.

arnold ziffel on April 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM

First she flirts with running for seemingly forever and then doesn’t…then she endorses NEWT of all people….and now she’s going to slowly integrate herself into the MSM as a fixture. She’ll move far enough left that she’s not a daily punching bag and then settle into a comfortable role as a talking head.

KingOfTheRoad on April 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM

You sound like an idiot….

“I see this as a good opportunity to bring an independent, common-sense conservative perspective to NBC. We’re ‘going rogue’ and infiltrating some turf for a day,” Palin told Breitbart News.

When Breitbart News asked for a comment about the fact that she will be competing with Couric, Gov. Palin responded simply: “Game on.”

Indeed.

idesign on April 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Lauer is a little slut
whose whole career has been
his nose from butt to butt.

His opinions don’t even matter to himself. He’s just generating ratings.

BoxHead1 on April 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM

katy the mean old lady on April 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Yea, it’s not like there’s been a shortage of them. Miss a few days and it will be bloody hell to catch up! :)

scalleywag on April 2, 2012 at 9:22 PM

corujodp on April 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Hey keep doing that you can count how many Palinistas will vote for Mittens in the general. Mittens- Failed nominee for 2012!

promachus on April 2, 2012 at 9:23 PM

malclave on April 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Didn’t see yours, before I ripped mine off – sorry!

massrighty on April 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Breitbart’s Spirit Invades Hollywood:This weekend’s box-office shows that conservatism and capitalism are appealing to movie audiences! No, Palin’s invading NBC. The fun will just not stop!!!

Mutnodjmet on April 2, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Too bad. I had high hopes for Palin. This is going to be where we lose her to the MSM machine.

First she flirts with running for seemingly forever and then doesn’t…then she endorses NEWT of all people….and now she’s going to slowly integrate herself into the MSM as a fixture. She’ll move far enough left that she’s not a daily punching bag and then settle into a comfortable role as a talking head.

KingOfTheRoad on April 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM

She didn’t endorse Newt, she said to vote for him to keep things going… Santorum hadn’t caught on and Newt is at least a scrapper…then Santorum caught on but then opened his mouth after being baited by the Left and started his descent so… Newt still looked like the best option because Romney is an unmitigated disaster… A bunch of us are going to go 3rd party if a viable candidate emerges.

CCRWM on April 2, 2012 at 9:25 PM

She’ll move far enough left that she’s not a daily punching bag and then settle into a comfortable role as a talking head.

KingOfTheRoad on April 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM

And maybe Santa wll finally give you that pony.

katy the mean old lady on April 2, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Hey keep doing that you can count how many Palinistas will vote for Mittens in the general.

promachus on April 2, 2012 at 9:23 PM

English please.

CW on April 2, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Mittens- Failed nominee for 2012!

CONGRATS?

corujodp on April 2, 2012 at 9:26 PM

For the life of me, I will never understand the hatred toward this good woman. Remarkable. The left I can kinda get, powerful female who is capable of stealing their dreams. Our side of the isle, well it just goes to show the divide between the establishment types and average folks.The stench of hate will run rampant on this thread as it does with all Palin threads. Pity.

Bmore on April 2, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Why did Romney not answer the question about his religion today?
Surely he isn’t Mormon after all.

Electrongod on April 2, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Willard will stay clear from questions about that cult

liberal4life on April 2, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Here’s some interesting newspaper facts from 1st quarter 2009.

105 newspapers were shuttered.

10,000 newspaper jobs were lost.

Print ad sales fell 30% in Q1 ’09.

23 of the top 25 newspapers reported circulation declines between 7% and 20%.

Here’s a nice chart, also 2009.

I wonder why Palin would want to read a newspaper.

jaime on April 2, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Hey keep doing that you can count how many Palinistas will vote for Mittens in the general. Mittens- Failed nominee for 2012!

promachus on April 2, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Do you think the Mittfks could just settle down? Most of us are grudgingly going to vote for him but apparently that is not enough.

arnold ziffel on April 2, 2012 at 9:29 PM

“No matt-laura , I get my daily EPA regulated dose of smug from today morning show”

the_nile on April 2, 2012 at 9:30 PM

“I don’t read newspapers. Newspapers get read to me”.

SouthernGent on April 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Good, she could also go with, I read all I need to between Drudge and HotAir.

Bmore on April 2, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I hope Sarah brings her halibut club tomorrow. Give ‘em hell Sarah!

Pork-Chop on April 2, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Mitt Romney = The Republican Nominee for President of the USA

Sarah Palin = Quitter. TV talk show.

corujodp on April 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Mitt Romney = forgotten also-ran in 2.5 years

Sarah Palin = talk of the political world for the rest of her life

alwaysfiredup on April 2, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Read any newspapers? Why the “F” would anyone waste their time reading 2 day old leftist spin in a newspaper?

Matt’s been in NYCity just a tad too long……

Oh , I guess it is because only in the NYTimes will you find the journalistic geniuses on the leftist required daily reading list…

right.. silly me.. oh BTW, what are those stats on the trend of readership levels of print news?

So matt in other words you get your info from a rapidly dying, obsolete form of communication populated by hanging on journos too old to change their ways…

As if liberals are not bad enough you depend on senile liberals on top of that…

RockyJ. on April 2, 2012 at 9:30 PM

blatantblue on April 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

ROTF.

SparkPlug on April 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Why yes Matt I read the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman this morning during breakfast. Then I remembered I’m supposed to be dieting so I read the NYT so that I could purge.

Sarah

antipc on April 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Bmore on April 2, 2012 at 9:30 PM

As long as it’s not “I read all I need to between Drudge and HotGas.”

alwaysfiredup on April 2, 2012 at 9:31 PM

corujodp on April 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Mitt Romney = forgotten also-ran in 2.5 years

Sarah Palin = talk of the political world for the rest of her life

alwaysfiredup on April 2, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I like the cut of your jib.

SparkPlug on April 2, 2012 at 9:32 PM

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