Less than five hours after the launch of The Sarah Palin Channel, the fledgling online subscription-based network has landed itself in a major controversy, after a person being interviewed by Palin herself repeatedly referred to President Barack Obama using the highly offensive “N” word.
During The Sarah Palin Channel’s launch event on Sunday evening, Palin sat down for a live “Real America” interview with George Seymour, 58, a coal miner from Bowling Green, Kentucky, as a part of what Palin had hoped would be “a series of interviews with real Americans, from real America, offering real American perspectives.”
During the thirty-minute interview, Palin asked Seymour about taxes, government regulations, and even international affairs, taking in the regular Joe’s amateur perspective on Russia’s acts of aggression toward the Ukraine and the most recent conflict between Israel and Palestine. But when she asked Seymour what he thought about Barack Obama’s presidency, the network’s first real scandal broke.
“I hate that n,” Seymour said angrily. “I call him `N Hitler.’ He wants to stick everyone that don’t agree with him in concentration camps [and] make us wear the mark of the beast. He’s a Muslim, gay-loving n* Hitler and there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t wish he was dead or in jail.”
Palin seemed nonplussed with regards to Seymour’s incendiary comments. “[Laughing] well George, that’s the kind of honest opinion we’re looking for here on the Sarah Palin Channel. Unedited real talk from a real American like yourself is always welcome here.”
as-salām 'alaykum! I'm a fellow Muslim and I do not wear a hijab. Most people question me and say I'm not a real Muslim, should I wear my hijab again? Am I in the wrong? I'm very self-conscious about it.
Allah does ask for us to wear it, but the Quran also clearly states that there is no compulsion in religion, so don’t let anyone force you to wear it. Wear the hijab when you personally feel ready, because then you won’t have any regrets. You are a muslim hun, and don’t let others make you doubt yourself. I know a lot of non-hijabis that are really strong Muslimahs, many who I believe even stronger one than I am. You do you boo.
“…there’s a real scarcity of economists willing to think about the possibility that abundance makes markets obsolete altogether. Property rights may be a way of allocating resources when there aren’t enough of them to go around, but when automation replaces labor altogether and there’s lots of everything, do we still need it? I don’t know, but I think the unwillingness of economists and thinkers to even contemplate it tells us that we’re arguing about what kind of railroad rules we should have once there are automobiles everywhere.”—
“We are waiting here to see if we are meant to live or die. Every day is another day of fear and destruction. If you don’t die, someone you know is likely to be among the dead. This is no life a human being can accept.”—
A Palestinian commenting on conditions inside Gaza.
“…while the 777 you’re flying on won’t end your life, the peanuts you eat on board just might (4,600 Americans a year die from choking and obesity contributes to at least 110,000 preventable deaths a year in the US). It’s just that plane fatalities are sort of a man-bites-dog story (whereas the 32 Americans who died of dog bites last year were not).”—
Flying out to Houston tomorrow morning, so this is a pleasant reminder. I’ve been saying this type of thing to my plane-phobic friends for many years. You’re in much more danger every time you get into a car.