Bristol Palin Takes Dig At “Lamestream” “Today” Show, Despite Mom’s Co-Host Gig
11:45 am, April 4th | by Laura Donovan
I wrote earlier of my relief that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s Tuesday “Today” show guest appearance was drama-free, civil, and entertaining as opposed to a hostile, “Gladiator” esque spectacle many seemed to want. The former vice presidential candidate’s daughter, Bristol enjoyed the segment as well but couldn’t resist taking a shot at the media anyway.
In a Tuesday blog entry titled “Ratings Change,” a clear allusion to HBO’s recently released film, “Game Change,” the 21-year-old applauded her mother for reading newspapers on set in reference to her uncomfortable 2008 interview with Katie Couric (we liked the quip, too, Palin has really proven she can laugh at herself), adding, “My mom definitely proves you can be in the lamestream media without being of the lamestream media.”
Though some may challenge me on this statement, it must be said that I have had immense respect for Bristol Palin since the previous presidential election, when through no choice of her own she was subjected to brutal media criticism for being a pregnant teen. It cannot be easy to endure callous, sexually crude jabs from the likes of Bill Maher simply for being an unmarried parent and having to watch the father of one’s baby make a public fool of himself. That said, this frivolous dig at the media — perhaps even at the network which invited Sarah Palin to guest star on one of its programs — feels a tad unnecessary. You cannot rail upon the media for being unfair while praising your parent for partaking in it herself and remaining above the nastiness.