Joy Behar Asks Anti-Palin Author McGinniss If He Has 'Death Wish' for

September 22nd, 2011 5:05 PM
While CNN gave two tough interviews to Palin-bashing author Joe McGinniss, HLN's Joy Behar joked around with him on her Wednesday show. She referenced his newest tome on Sarah Palin and her family, full of nasty gossip and rumors, and jokingly asked "What, do you have a death wish, Joe?" In the previous segment, Behar had made fun of Rush Limbaugh's past drug abuse in her…

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: Levi Johnston Did 'Better Job' in Intervie

September 30th, 2010 4:26 PM
Appearing on Thursday's 'Andrea Mitchell Reports' on MSNBC, 'The Last Word' host Lawrence O'Donnell touted his Tuesday interview with Levi Johnston: "I love that kid. He's honest, he's straightforward, he's not embarrassed." The questions O'Donnell put to Johnston were identical to the ones CBS Evening anchor Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin in a 2008 interview. Introducing O'Donnell,…

Levi Johnston Recants Apology to Palins, CBS Rewards with Four-Minute

August 27th, 2010 11:03 AM
Continuing their obsession with the credibility-challenged Levi Johnston, whose sole claim to fame is his continuing ability to exploit his relationship with Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, CBS’s The Early Show on Friday devoted more than four minutes to an “exclusive” interview with the “reality star” and how he now recants his apology for lying about the Palins in previous interviews.To her…

CBS 'Early Show' Promotes Levi Johnston Pitch for Reality Show

August 10th, 2010 12:43 PM
Teasing an upcoming story in the 7:30AM ET half hour on Tuesday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith cheerfully promoted Levi Johnston's pitch for a reality show in Alaska: "He's going to star in a new reality show and it's all about him running for mayor of Wasilla. That's right, he's gunning for his would-have-been mother-in-law's old job."Later, Smith further teased: "Johnston'…

CBS 'Early Show' Touted Levi Johnston When He Was Trashing the Palins

July 14th, 2010 6:03 PM
CBS’s Early Show was eager to host Levi Johnston when he was trashing the Palin family last year – 5 segments totaling more than 24 minutes of airtime. But since admitting that some of his attacks were untrue, the morning show has barely noticed, making only two brief mentions of Johnston's reversal and apology in a July 6 People Magazine interview. On Friday, fill-in co-host Erica Hill offered a…

CBS Host Admits Levi Johnston Apology 'Highly Under-Reported

July 9th, 2010 11:32 AM
Update: CBS earlier declined comment on Johnston apology.  On Friday's CBS Early Show, fill-in co-host Erica Hill confessed Levi Johnston's apology for making false statements about the Palin family was "highly under-reported." During the 'Early Wrap' segment, Hill told a panel of media pundits: "My favorite story of the week, which was highly under-reported...is that Levi Johnston…

ABC's Jeremy Hubbard Hints at Conspiracy: Did Palins 'Get to' Levi Joh

July 7th, 2010 3:09 PM
World News Now co-host Jeremy Hubbard on Wednesday didn't accept the explanation that Levi Johnston has simply decided to apologize for his bad mouthing of the Palin family. The ABC anchor hinted at darker reasons: "You know, I'm a cynic. Did the Palins get to him, do you think?" [Audio available here.] (H/T to Creative Minority) Discussing Johnston's public apology in People magazine,…

After Promoting Levi Johnston in '09, CBS Ignores His Admission of Fal

July 7th, 2010 11:45 AM
In an interview with People Magazine on Tuesday, Levi Johnston admitted: "I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true." On Wednesday, the CBS Early Show failed to make any mention of the admission, despite having provided a media platform for Johnston last year by conducting exclusive interviews with him.On the April 8, 2009 broadcast, co-host Maggie Rodriguez…

Kathy Griffin: Puts Levi Johnston on TV as ‘Middle Finger’ to Pali

June 12th, 2010 10:47 AM
As left-wing comedian Kathy Griffin appeared on Friday’s Larry King Live on CNN, after the conversation turned to her "My Life on the D List" show’s trip to Wasilla, Alaska, featuring Levi Johnston, host King asked her about her "attraction" to Johnston, referring to talk of a relationship between the two which is rumored to just be a publicity stunt. The left-wing comedian…

MSNBC.com Analyst: Palin's 'Reality Show' Life Not Good for Grandson

December 30th, 2009 4:55 PM
MSNBC.com’s Steve Adubato went so far to compare Sarah Palin’s notoriety to a reality show during a segment on Wednesday’s Today show on NBC. Adubato acted as an apologist for Levi Johnston’s move to open his child custody dispute with Bristol Palin: “Sarah Palin’s reality show that she’s been on for the past couple years...It has an impact on this baby as well....and it’s not good for the kid…

NY Daily News Awards Palin One of the Year’s Worst Celebrity Parents

December 23rd, 2009 9:29 PM
The New York Daily News is demonstrating that PDA's (Palin Derangement Awards) just never go out of style - celebrating yet another triumph in liberal media condescension by judging Sarah Palin to be one of 2009's worst celebrity parents.  Palin shares the limelight with the selfless and humble parents of the balloon boy, David Hasselhoff, the Pez dispenser emulating Octomom, and Courtney Love.…

CBS Touts Another Exclusive Interview With Palin-Bashing Levi Johnston

November 17th, 2009 12:44 PM
On Tuesday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez previewed an exclusive interview with Levi Johnston on the CBS entertainment show, The Insider: “Levi Johnston says he is winning the war of words between Sarah Palin and him. We’ll hear from him.” Later, correspondent for The Insider, Chris Jacobs, declared: “Sarah Palin lashing out at Levi and now Levi fires back.”Rodriguez has conducted…

Bonnie Erbe: Palin 'Loony' But Levi Johnston 'Believable

November 13th, 2009 3:11 PM
Veteran Sarah Palin hater Bonnie Erbe is at it again, today proclaiming the former Alaska governor is "loony" for saying that she would open her dinner table at Thanksgiving to the father of her grandson:Say what, Sarah? This is the guy who refused to marry her daughter, Bristol, pregnant. This is the guy who has made a career (or tried to) by telling the Palin family secrets. And they…

CBS Interviews Levi Johnston Again; Palin Says Network Should Be ‘As

October 29th, 2009 5:23 PM
For the third time in six months, the CBS Early Show provided a soap box for Levi Johnston to continue his vicious personal attacks against Sarah Palin, as co-host Maggie Rodriguez proclaimed: “He is back on the offensive in this he-said-she-said battle that began shortly after the presidential election....he says he’s trying to show the world the real Levi.”During the first part of the exclusive…