“Sarah Palin’s Alaska”–on Discovery!?

Tell Discovery: Pull Sarah Palin’s anti-environment “nature” show now.
Keep Sarah Palin off Discovery
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Your message to Discovery:
I am appalled that Discovery Communications – home of numerous eco-conscious offerings – has picked up “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” Sarah Palin’s anti-nature crusade as governor makes her extremely unsuitable to host a show in your lineup. I urge you to cancel the show before it airs.
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Dear Mark,
The media conglomerate Discovery Communications used to be known for their earth-friendly offerings. But they’ve just paid millions to Sarah Palin to host a “nature” show, despite her decidedly anti-environmental stance: She vocally advocates for habitat-destroying oil drilling, she denies global warming is a human-caused threat, and she spearheaded a brutal wolf-slaughter program as governor of Alaska.
It’s one thing if Fox News gives Sarah Palin a platform. But when Discovery Communications – home to the Discovery Channel, the “Planet Earth” series, the Science Channel, Animal Planet, and TreeHugger.com – gives a show to Sarah Palin, it undercuts everything the Discovery brand has come to represent.
Anti-environmentalism has no place in the Discovery Communications lineup. Click here to automatically sign our petition demanding that the company cancel “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” before it airs.
The former partial-term Alaska governor is reportedly getting paid $1.2 million per episode to host a television series called “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” to be broadcast on TLC, one of Discovery Communications’ channels. And if Palin runs for president in 2012, a show that provides her the opportunity to greenwash her environmental record on a mainstream, eco-friendly channel is downright dangerous.
Here’s what Sarah Palin’s real Alaska is:
  • She accelerated Alaska’s cruel aerial wolf-hunting program while in office, introducing a $150 bounty for each slaughtered wolf’s forelimb.
  • She made a personal appeal to Alaska voters to oppose a ballot measure that would have stopped the immense Pebble Mine operation from dumping cyanide and mining waste into streams that make their way to Bristol Bay, home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world.
  • When President Bush finally agreed to list the polar bear as a threatened species in 2008 because of global warming’s effects on its habitat, the governor sued to challenge the listing.
  • Armed with her “Drill, Baby, Drill” catchphrase, Palin called for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Cook Inlet to oil and gas drilling.
With such a disastrous environmental track record, how could Sarah Palin get a nature show on an eco-conscious media platform like Discovery? The answer may lie in Discovery’s COO, Peter Liguori, who joined Discovery in December after a previous stint at Palin’s other TV home: Fox Broadcast Co.
We can’t let an anti-environment extremist like Sarah Palin take over Discovery and spread her “drill here, drill now” message on a science and environment network.
Speak out now and demand that Discovery pull Sarah Palin’s show before it airs. Click here to automatically sign our petition.
Thank you for speaking out. Your pressure works!
LiAnna Davis, Campaign Manager


4 Comments to ““Sarah Palin’s Alaska”–on Discovery!?”

  • At what point does the left realize they have turned into total fascists?

    I see you stifling free speech with ignorance of Alaska and how Alaskan live their lives. The ability to survive without a grocery store is not a “anti-environmental stance.”

    Grow up and knock off the Nazi routine.

  • What is it with you Neo-Nazi Marxist-democrats?

    You intolerant, totalitarian, un-American losers make me sick.

    You have zero understanding of reality. You are just useful idiots of the Big Government-Union-Industrial Complex.

    You idiot democrats would do well to remember this famous quote from Reverend Martin Niemoeller concerning the Nazis in Germany:

    “First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out.

    Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.

    Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out.

    And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”

    Now remember….The word Nazi is short for National SOCIALIST German Workers Party.

    Like Barack Obama..Hitler used the trade unions to come to power, and just like Obama uses SEIU thugs to go out and attack Americans who disagree with his radical agenda, Hitler used the trade union thugs as enforcers in German, early on.

    You fools mean nothing to Obama and his thug government. Once you outlive your usefulness, then YOUR freedom and rights will be taken away.

    Remember that.

    Meanwhile I can’t WAIT for “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” if it’s like everything else she does it will be an enormous success, and a classy production.

    I really can’t wait ’til January 20, 2013 when she takes the Oath of Office as our 45th President.

  • OK Gary, you can go take your Prozac and your Oxycontin now.

  • Thank You Discovery for having some reality in this documentary. Ms. Palin will give the public a realistic picture of the land she knows intimately.

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