But even with the stakes legitimately high and the timing exceedingly relevant, the buzz created so far by the program has barely exceeded that of a typical Joe Biden appearance (one where he refrains from falling asleep or saying something criminally stupid).
There are many reasons for this and the media’s fixation on Trump is just one of them. Before I explain further, let me disclose that I was interviewed for the program and the memorable interview I did with Palin for my film “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted” was licensed by the producers and used extensively in the program (more on my interesting personal experience with the show later).
One of the many problems with this “documentary” is that it tries too hard to be “fair.” What I mean by that is that it takes an incredibly polarizing subject (Sarah Palin) and tries desperately to split the proverbial baby. Thus, the show neither pleases nor angers anyone.