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  •  Palin's second "Book" appears to be a (6+ / 0-)

    personal critique of all things "Amerikun" to include what she reeellly, reeellly likes and what she doesn't. I posted this yesterday re Bristol's Dancing Saga.

    Sarah Palin Slams 'American Idol' In New Book
    November 18, 2010 2:32 PM

    In her new upcoming book, Sarah Palin rails against "American Idol" for sending the wrong message to American children and accuses the show of hosting "talent deprived" contestants.

    In leaked excerpts of the book, first published by the website "Palingates," the former Alaska governor asks "did you ever wonder where the producers of 'American Idol' come up with the seemingly endless supply of people who can't sing but are deluded enough to get in front of a national television audience and screech out a song anyway?"

    Palin concludes in "America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag" that many of the contestants are "victims of the cult of self-esteem," although she admits that some of the contestants’ ability, or inability, to carry a tune reminds her or herself.

    "No one they've encountered in their lives — from their parents to their teachers to their president — wanted them to feel bad by hearing the truth. So they grew up convinced they could become big pop stars like Michael Jackson," Palin explains in the book.

    Palin’s daughter Bristol, 20, is currently a contestant on "Dancing With The Stars," and the 2008 vice presidential nominee has her own reality show on TLC, "Sarah Palin’s Alaska."

    "On American Idol, of course, these self-esteem-enhanced but talent deprived performers eventually learn the truth. After they've embarrassed themselves for the benefit of the producers, they are told in no uncertain terms that they, in fact, can't sing, regardless of what they have been told by others," Palin writes. "But in the wider world, these kinds of instances of hard-truth-telling are increasingly rare."

    May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Sat Nov 20, 2010 at 05:30:01 PM PST

    •  Rather ironic and true (2+ / 0-)
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      maybeeso in michigan, msmacgyver

      Her daughter is getting an extra 15 minutes of fame as her mother's supporters show their loyalty by voting for her daughter who clearly isn't the most talented, but has the most support. This is why I hate reality shows. I watched the first couple of Survivor shows in season 1 and stopped when I figured out the objective was to eliminate the most talented so you can win. I also hated You are the Weakest Link too because the best player would get eliminated as soon as they lost one round to a mediocre player.

    •   Sounds like Bush has a competitor for worst (3+ / 0-)

      book in history.

      •  Bush's book belongs in the "True Crime" (0+ / 0-)

        section while Palin's belongs in "Fantasy".

        May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Sat Nov 20, 2010 at 08:20:26 PM PST

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