Big Important Piece of the Evening, Round II: Howie gets his groove on

A lot of bloggers are talking about this. It’s Howard Kurtz writing at The Daily Beast. He’s done with WaPo but still Brilling out about the media. Having read two of his pieces now, I can see a difference – he’s quasi-tolerable now, and is happily cashing in on some much-needed Palin Love:

The numbers tell the story. According to a Google News search by New York Times blogger Nate Silver, Palin’s name has been mentioned in about 20,300 articles this year, compared with 3,640 for Romney, 3,280 for Newt Gingrich, 2,980 for Pawlenty and 1,870 for Mike Huckabee. She has been Googled six times as often as these four gentlemen combined.

And don’t be fooled by the fact that the ratings for Sarah Palin’s Alaska dropped from 5 million to 3 million after the debut episode. In the YouTube age, far more people see the clips and follow the chatter over the series than watch it as couch potatoes.

Palin is, if nothing else, a master controversialist. As her second book, America by Heart, was about to hit bookstores, her publisher, Rupert Murdoch’s HarperCollins, sued Gawker over leaked excerpts, but then Palin posted some juicy tidbits herself on her Facebook page. Her growing hints about running for the White House—Todd is leaning yes!—are like a striptease that just happens to coincide with the book launch.

via How Sarah Palin Plays the Press, And Why the ‘Lamestream’ Media Comes Back For More – The Daily Beast.


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