I’ve already written more about Palin than I really wanted, but this is also interesting: Angry readers dump Us Magazine over Palin
Somewhere I saw that cover online and thought that was probably a bad move, considering that a huge percentage of the magazine’s readers are probably in the demographic most likely to support female candidates regardless of party.
Apparently, the number of cancellations has reached 10,000 or more.
I’m not saying that publications or performers should be handcuffed into supporting whoever their base supports, but pissing off lots of soccer mom types is going to help Us Weekly’s numbers in the same way that bad-mouthing President Bush and supporting PETA helped the Dixie Chicks with country music fans.
related to this, Oprah Winfrey has apparently decided against having Palin on her show. Winfrey is a major, major, major Obama supporter. That right there probably doesn’t play well with a lot of her viewers, a large percentage of which I’d guess are probably Hillary supporters. But to dis Hillary by supporting the Big O and then to dis Palin won’t resonate with her fans. Well, it will resonate. Just not the way she intends.
The Palin rush will subside in a week or so. Fortunes may have changed by then, though.