‘Today Show’ guest host Palin vs. Lauer on ‘lamestream media’
Matt Lauer and Sarah Palin are trending on Twitter this morning as the former Alaska governor makes her ‘Today Show’ guest host debut. Palin is going up against Katie Couric on ‘Good Morning America’ in this week’s morning show showdown.
Palin began her appearance surrounded by piles of newspapers:
@ericbolling First camera shot of Palin with stacks of newspapers. Great response to Matt Loser's comments yesterday.
— Conservative (@StndStrng) April 3, 2012
Video: Palin mocks herself, reads newspapers to open "Today Show". http://t.co/EtqQrJQ7
— Christian Heinze (@CPHeinze) April 3, 2012
True to form, Palin got in a dig at the “lamestream media.”
Palin is holding strong and tells Lauer the MSM is still the "LAMESTREAM MEDIA" !
— Mick Fisher (@MICK_A_PATRIOT) April 3, 2012
— Deb H. (@ShaneComeHome) April 3, 2012
Lauer attempted to frame Palin’s appearance as hypocritical:
Matt Lauer tells Palin she's "technically part of the lamestream media." #TodayTweets
— E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcSan) April 3, 2012
Supporters had a different take:
No, Matt Bilas, err Lauer, you don't understand what lamestream media is. LSM edits 911 tapes. Palin will never. Thus, she'll never be LSM.
— Tony J. Lee (@TheTonyLee) April 3, 2012
Predictably, Palin detractors delighted in bashing her for her “lamestream media” comment:
— Melba Black (@eightasterisk) April 3, 2012
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) April 3, 2012
But Palin anticipated this criticism earlier this week, telling Breitbart.com she was “‘going rogue’ and infiltrating some turf for a day.”
Perhaps Lauer should do a little more reading.