What is Sarah Palin’s latest endeavor, exactly? Well, “it’s a safe space where like-minded folks can hear things they already agree with from someone whose opinion they already know”—at least, according to Palin superfan Stephen Colbert, who devoted a good chunk of Tuesday’s Report to dissecting the new news network.
In fact, Colbert went on, Palin’s entrepreneurship has inspired him to start his very own vanity online channel: “Stephen Colbert’s Angry Echo Chamber,” which costs just $9.94 a month (vs. the members-only Palin Channel’s $9.95) and addresses only the most important issues of the day, and of the night (such as “where did the sun go?”). The best part, though, is the Angry Echo Chamber’s URL: TheSarahPalinChannel.com.
The web address naturally leads to a working site, though there’s not much there for now besides a tagline (“The only Sarah Palin Channel on the internet with a definite article in the address!”) and a link to this classic Colbert bit from 2011.
Meanwhile, last night’s Daily Show also gave an update on the fake website it launched last week—a faux Kickstarter to buy CNN. According to Jon Stewart, the non-existent campaign managed to raise a totally legitimate $4.3 trillion—and they’re celebrating by asking its “backers” to propose their own new CNN shows. The downside: This means letsbuycnn.com now leads straight to The Daily Show’s website rather than the made-up Kickstarter. At least we’ve got The Sarah Palin Channel, right?