Sarah Palin is launching her own subscription news service. The former American Vice-Presidential candidate and Governor of Alaska, famous for hunting moose and Tina Fey’s biting impression, has unveiled a new online channel dedicated to news and political commentary.
In the announcement trailer, John McCain’s former running mate explained “I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms [with] no need to please the powers that be.”
The channel will also give some insight into the Palin family, with Palin promising: “We’ll also share some of the fun that goes on in the Palin household and a lot of our adventure in the great outdoors.” Sarah Palin’s Alaska, a reality show that featured a similar mix of domestic life and outdoor pursuits, was cancelled by the Discovery Channel in 2011.
Subscribers will be able to post their own content and ask Sarah questions in regular video chats. “This is a news channel that really is a lot more than news. This is a community where we’re going to be able to share ideas and discuss the issues of the day. And we’re going to find solutions.”
Palin has not had the best relationship with the ‘mainstream media’, who often pounced on perceived gaffes during her election campaign.
SarahPalinChannel.com costs $9.95 per month or $99.95 annually, although members of the US military can subscribe for free. A regular contributor to Fox News, Palin follows in the footsteps of Glenn Beck, a former face of the right wing news channel. He left Fox in 2011 and launched TheBlaze: an internet only channel that has since been picked up by American TV networks.
“Together, we’ll go beyond the sound bites,” promises Palin, later adding: “Together let’s live life vibrantly, purposefully and boldly.”