Baby got back … into the spotlight!
On Wednesday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suddenly reappeared back in the spotlight via an unexpected appearance on “The Masked Singer,” a reality TV show where anonymous celebrities hidden beneath costumes compete with one another.
Watch her unveiling below:
It turns out that through season three of the show, it was Palin who’d been hidden underneath a purple/pink bear costume.
That was the good news. The bad news was that her unveiling marked her elimination from the show.
That said, what shocked everybody in the studio — not to mention the country, no doubt — wasn’t Palin herself in so much as it was her stunning, inexplicable rapping.
Prior to her unveiling, she’d earned accolades for an anonymous performance of legendary rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 hit song, “Baby Got Back.”
Watch (Disclaimer: Injuries possible from jaws dropping to the floor):
When it comes to rapping, Palin is one bad mama jama.
Following her elimination, she performed the song one last time.
She also participated in a brief interview in which she trashed the media.
“It’s amazing how the media can brand you,” she said. “They can introduce you as a caricature that you’re not.”
“And once they start ringing bells, you can’t really unring the bells, unless you have an opportunity like this to get out there and show a different, more sincere side of you than perhaps what that label is that’s been stamped on your forehead. So it’s been a really good opportunity for me to get to kind of show another real side of Governor Sarah Palin.”
Listen to the whole interview below:
The media have spent years trashing Palin, and naturally, a large contingent of left-leaning Americans have accepted their smears hook, line and sinker.
In response to the former governor’s appearance on “The Masked Singer,” for instance, some of them accused her of being a desperate grifter.
Not even pretending she’s a serious person anymore, just in it for money and notoriety.
— Desperate Measures Obvi (@13Russians) March 12, 2020
End Times. Expedited by Republican grifters like Sarah Palin.
— Just an iBert… Fair play on the fairway, fuquads (@IbertThee) March 12, 2020
Sarah Palin was always a grifter.
— ZiggyDaddy™ (@Ziggy_Daddy) March 12, 2020
And Sarah Palin was rapping about big butts today. I can’t believe I ever took that simpleton seriously. Grifters gotta grift.
— Politically Homeless (@CityOnAHillBlog) March 12, 2020
Republicans & TParty have no shame. After Sarah Palin’s political grift failed and w/her failed marriage, she needs money.
— Btrswet (@Btrswet) March 12, 2020
I don’t watch tbis show but is that Sarah Palin? How desperate can one washed up politician be?
— Molly Stitches ? (@StitchesMolly) March 12, 2020
Palin is desperate…lol
— Gigi Wilson #Resist #ImpeachTrump (@RealGigiWilson) March 12, 2020
Sarah Palin’s desperate act to stay relevant.
— Tapp Jaker (@Dhruv47705574) March 12, 2020
While it may seem funny, Sarah Palin, Sean Spicer on Dancing with the Stars, they remind you that they are so damn desperate for attention they will do and say anything. #ThursdayThoughts https://t.co/PjvxTxM4eN
— Dan & Pandemic at the Disco (@JakesForLuck) March 12, 2020
Yet never are such complaints heard about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose time in the spotlight (particularly late night television) never ends thanks to her seemingly narcissistic craving for endless attention.
Why no complaints? Likely because the media haven’t spent years demonizing Clinton the way they’ve relentlessly demonized and tarnished Palin.
The smearing wound up crossing the line when The New York Times ran a scurrilous piece in 2017 falsely linking the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee to the 2011 Tucson shooting.
In response, Palin fired back by suing the paper.
W-E-L-L-D-O-N-E-S-A-R-A-H@SarahPalinUSA sues NYT over editorial that falsely linked her to 2011 Giffords shooting pic.twitter.com/locq3dnOla
— ?? TheTrumpBureau (@THETRUMPBUREAU) June 28, 2017
Shortly after the suit’s filing, a judge appointed by former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, dismissed it, despite admitting that the Times’ piece had “included a few factual inaccuracies.”
Two years later, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the suit.
“In a 3-0 decision on Tuesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the judge who dismissed Palin’s case ran afoul of federal rules designed to ensure fairness by first hearing testimony from Times editorial page editor James Bennet, and accepting it as credible,” Reuters reported last August.
“Circuit Judge John Walker also said Palin had plausibly alleged that the Times defamed her, though she still bore the “high” burden of showing on the merits that the newspaper acted with “actual malice” toward her.”
As of March 2020, the case still remained in litigation.
It should be noted, the former govenor also received plenty of accolades for her performance:
What @SarahPalinUSA was The Bear of This Season of @MaskedSingerFOX??? Wow, I wasn’t expecting Her, I thought It might of been Tina Frey from @nbcsnl. Anyway, I’m sad to see Her go & Be Unmasked Tonight, I thought She did such A great & Amazing Job compare The T-Rex!!!
— JillianBalcazar (@BalcazarJillian) March 12, 2020
Wow Amazing Sarah Palin As The #BearMask ? That’s Bearly Wonderful!
— Donte Reeves (@donte_reeves) March 12, 2020
That make me like her a little bit
— Slythie the self hating Paloumu (@Slythiechick) March 12, 2020
Palin meanwhile is busy living her best life, regardless of the never-ending criticism and hatred from the left.
?Yep… t’was me behind the #BearMask, I LOVED singing on The Masked Singer stage ~ it truly was a blast (now that it’s over!!) Great to work with the BEST producers & crew, many of whom have been so good to our family over the years. pic.twitter.com/BQkEFmYTaO
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) March 12, 2020
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