What next, will we be seeing the CEO of Discovery Channel out harpooning whales?

The media conglomerate Discovery Communications used to be known for their earth-friendly offerings. But they’ve just paid millions to Sarah Palin to host a “nature” show, despite her decidedly anti-environmental stance: She vocally advocates for habitat-destroying oil drilling, she denies global warming is a human-caused threat, and she spearheaded a brutal wolf-slaughter program as governor of Alaska.

More details and a petition for you to sign.

Comments

  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    April 16, 2010

    I already signed it when I saw some guy named Greg post it on Facebook this morning.

  2. #2 mxh
    April 16, 2010

    The petition won’t do anything. They know that there are more people who’ll watch the show in the country because Palin is hosting it than people who’ll abandon the discovery network because of it. Eventually, the discovery channel will go the way of showing nothing but ghost chasers and idiots with too many kids.

  3. #3 bo moore
    April 16, 2010

    DC is already a menace: How do they get all those “expert” idiot scientists to say idiotic things about their fields? Is it vanity, gift baskets, McDonald’s coupons? No wonder the public doesn’t trust scientists! Palin will be a higher-paid idiot, that’s all.

  4. #4 MadScientist
    April 17, 2010

    Rumors are that the advertisers think it’s a load of crap and their target audiences will not watch it. Translation: they’re not wasting their money advertising when it’s on.

    I hope the rumors are true. I guess Benny Hinn can always advertise – it sounds like his sort of demographic and he may get a great deal on the price too.

  5. #5 Art
    April 17, 2010

    I don’t know.

    Get her into a helicopter to shoot wolves and, well, seat belts don’t work if you’re not smart enough to use them correctly. A little luck she falls, breaks a leg and is stunned in the fall. The cameraman, who was smart enough to use his seat belt correctly gets the action as goes from ‘Sarah barracuda’ to Sarah ‘what’s for supper’. The shot of her folksiness being replaced by wild eyed desperation, the forlorn hope of escape slipping away as the pack closes in, and the obligatory futile gesture of self defense would be worth the price of the DVD.

    Only after it plays out does the cameraman remember that there is still a rifle in the helicopter. Darn, if only. He aims at the feeding wolves and then remembers that it isn’t nice to shoot wolves, and that Sarah always considered herself a predator and she would understand that it is just ‘the circle of life’. On the way back to the base the cameraman calls up Sir Elton John, explains the situation, and makes an offer on the song ‘Circle of Life’ to use as the sound track to the DVD. Sir Elton John chuckles a bit and tells him he will donate the use of the song as long as he gets a copy of the DVD and that a dollar from each sale goes to the World Wildlife Fund.

    Ten minutes after the helicopter lands the Cameraman has uploaded the footage into the DVD producer’s computer for editing and has made arrangements for pre-sale of the DVD. Before the sun goes down a half million copies are sold. The cameraman considers retiring in the Bahamas and contemplates how Sarah was such a bitch but, in the end, something good came of her.

    And the old joke: She had poor judgment; but excellent taste.

    Taking another sip of Scotch he has a good laugh.

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