Discovery Communications rolling out the red carpet for “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” has triggered an unprecedented number of environmentalists and plain old nature show purists to say, “Hell nooooo!”
Opponents argue that what once served as the stomping grounds for legitimately intriguing eco-fare such as Storm Chasers, Man vs. Wild and Planet Earth (Edit: Palin’s show will be on TLC) would be bloodied with Ms. Palin’s aerial wolf gunning, natural resource raping persona.
There are a few more issues surrounding this high profile gig that have people up in arms, like the fact that it could help her to greenwash the heck out of her normally abysmal environmental track record and dupe viewers into thinking that she’s a swell gal after all (which would certainly bode well for the aspiring Republican presidential candidate).
More than anything, the Going Rogue author’s paycheck — estimated to be several hundred thousand per episode – has people feeling that there are far more deserving eco-representatives than one who questions the human-factor in global warming and enthusiastically supports oil drilling at the expense of precious wildlife habitat.
CREDO Action has already collected 215,000+ signatures from individuals who feel that Palin “has no place in (their) eco-conscious lineup of shows” — which amounts to more support than they’ve ever received before for one single petition — including “over half a million disgruntled Discovery watchers” and Defenders of Wildlife members.
Anyone who agrees that Sarah Palin is an inappropriate representative for Alaska’s wildlife is encouraged to add their signature to CREDO’s online petition which will be made available to Discovery Communications reps during their upcoming shareholder’s meeting.
They need an additional 25,000 names by Wednesday, May 5th, so please Facebook and Tweet this post to all your eco-lovin’ peeps!!
In the meantime, here’s a slightly tongue-in-cheek take on how Sarah Palin’s show could play out if she were left to her own devices…we shudder the thought!