by Michael dEstries
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Sarah Palin Alaska

Daily Finance Writer Jeff Bercovici scored a few minutes with John Henricks, founder and chairman of Discovery Communications, at a gala in his honor last night — and asked the one question on everyone’s mind.

Why Sarah Palin?

“We’ve had success in the past where we’ve had people who’ve had an obvious connection to a region or a state,” said Henricks. “Like, we did a travelogue with the former Prime Minister of New Zealand. We did the King of Jordan. So what we’re doing is just — she obviously loves her state. So this is not political. This is Sarah Palin kind of presenting the state to viewers. She has a great following in the country. So we just try to present people who can tell a good story.”

Translation: They’re after the ratings. Because if King Abdullah or Helen Clark demanded more than $1.2 million an episode, you can bet Discovery would have laughed in their faces. The network is clearly choosing to ignore Palin’s atrocious environmental record — while still championing her show as a perfect fit for the Discovery brand.

“Anyone who watches Planet Earth, and we have something going on now called Life — these are series that celebrate the majesty of life on the planet and how precious this planet is,” Henricks added. “So I think our record is pretty clear.”

No, not really. Not anymore.

via Daily Finance

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Dgrede

    I smell some shit!!!! sara palin needs to go down!!