For just $9.95 a month, or the generously discounted loyalty fee of $99.95 a year, Internet users can indulge in the same rabble-rousing rhetoric that Sarah Palin has long brought to Fox News - but without "the media's politically correct filter."
The conservative firebrand on Sunday announced the launch of her own online channel on the TAPP network, featuring behind-the-scenes glimpses into "fun" at the Palin household and issue-based commentary that "Washington doesn't want you to hear." Unsurprisingly, the "Sarah Palin Channel" is thus far heavy on content about President Obama, boasting a countdown of days left in his presidency as well as discussions lambasting "Obama's America" and urging subscribers to de-stigmatize the idea of impeachment.
"I want to talk to directly to you on our channel on my terms and no need to please the powers that be," Palin explained in her announcement video. She said she hopes to create a product that's "much more than news," but instead centers on building a "community" of supporters who share her signature scorn for "lamestream" media bias.
It's not a completely shocking venture for the former Alaska governor and onetime vice presidential nominee-turned-reality TV star. Earlier this month Palin hinted at her interest in hosting a political talk show, a la "The View."
"It'd be so much fun to shake it up taking on issues that make audiences objectively consider all sides, and I'd do it with my own real-life groundedness, candor and commonsense that I'm known for," she told the Hollywood Reporter. "Media needs that today, versus the condescension that oozes from TV and radio. I hear everyone recently got canned from ' The View,' maybe a show like that needs a punch of reality and a voice of reason from America's heartland to knock some humble sense into their scripts."
The Internet, of course, seized on the news of a fresh outlet for the tea party darling. The hashtag #PalinTVShows quickly gained steam on Twitter, offering mostly sardonic suggestions for the name of a Palin show, such as "I Love Lucy But Deport Ricky" and "Golden Girls: Death Panel Edition."