Sarah Palin’s “glad we chose life” cover a low seller for In Touch

Sarah and Bristol Palin appeared on the cover of In Touch last week with their adorable babies and the title “We’re Glad We Chose Life.” It was strange that In Touch chose a pro-life message for the cover instead of the standard “Exclusive photos inside our home” angle. Now that the numbers are back, In Touch might be rethinking their strategy of featuring the mother-daughter team on the cover. Sarah Palin may have had a top selling book this holiday season, but she doesn’t sell gossip rags. The NY Post reports that the issue was a low seller for In Touch. What’s more is that the magazine paid the Palins $100,000 for the photos and interview:

In Touch Weekly’s gamble on Sarah Palin didn’t pay off. The magazine paid $100,000 for a cover story on the former Alaska governor and her daughter, Bristol, for the current issue. But, despite Palin’s huge book sales and TV ratings, sources said In Touch sold about 500,000 copies on newsstands, about half the number it sold a few weeks ago with the late Brittany Murphy on the cover. Insiders said political covers don’t usually sell well for supermarket weeklies. In Touch will return to Hollywood this week with Angelina Jolie on the front page.

[From The NY Post]

I hope Sarah gave her daughter at least half of that $100,000, which would be enough to move out on her own. Let’s also hope that this news means that we’re going to see less of Palin’s wide-eyed brand of homespun, half-assed conservatism. Palin may have earned a spot on Fox News, but until some more dysfunction comes out from her family she won’t be gracing our gossip magazine covers anytime soon. Her feud with man-boy Levi only goes so far.

In related news, Popeater reports that Palin has Fox pundit Glenn Beck worried that she’s going to take his 5pm news spot on the “Fair and Balanced” network. They quote a source that says “Sarah is the new flavor of the month at Fox. All the bosses love her. She’s an incredibly strong woman who finds a way of getting what she wants,. And Glenn has convinced himself that it’s his 5 p.m. slot that Sarah has her eye on.” We’ll see what happens and if Sarah is a force to be reckoned with. Given her employment record, I have a feeling that she’ll quit her job at Fox once she faces inevitable conflicts.

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23 Responses to “Sarah Palin’s “glad we chose life” cover a low seller for In Touch”

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  1. sickofit says:

    keep her on fox tv. she can stay there. just dont go back into politics. honestly.
    i will never forget the interview where she revealed the deepest lack of knowledge about fundamental political things. i still cringe on that one.

  2. CandyKay says:

    Oddly enough, her biggest fans are men – middle-aged to older, conservative, blue-collar men. They don’t buy “In Touch.”

  3. Neelyo says:

    People don’t read In Touch to learn values and morality.

  4. lucy2 says:

    I can’t believe they paid her that much money! She’s really raking it in these days.

    Between her track record of conflict wherever she goes and the big egos already at Fox, I wouldn’t be surprised if there eventually will be some infighting.

  5. Beth says:

    When bottom feeder tabloids like IT and Star try to do human interest stories, sales always plummet. It’s hard to take them seriously when the week before their cover was “Brad leaves Angelina, Jennifer to adopt biological children”. It probably would have done better with People Magazine since they do this type of story all of the time.

  6. Sudini says:

    I can’t believe this she keeps making SO much money off of her incredibly stupid, uninformed, small-minded, trogloddytic view of the issues. I wish to God she and her brainless followers would just crawl back into obscurity and stop spreading such ignorance.

  7. SolitaryAngel says:


    That is all.

  8. CandyKay says:

    @Sudini Wow, I love tolerance.

  9. buellblaster says:

    She is laughing all the way to the bank…just like EVERY politician…Republican, Democrat, Independent or LIbertarian who has had a book published..and isn’t it amazing how only conservative political women get vilified by the left-wing media with the same crap over and over again…

  10. Lem says:

    who is that woman pretending to be Tina Fey? ;)

  11. princess pea says:

    Politics don’t belong in gossip mags. A story about a Palin mother-daughter makeover, or “Mommy’s together time!”, or how much stronger their relationship is now that they are parenting side-by-side… those would have sold.

  12. Alarmjaguar says:

    buellblaster: “only conservative political women get vilified by the left-wing media with the same crap over and over again…”

    That’s so not true. Have you forgotten how the press treated Hillary? And Pelosi gets her share of crap, too.

    I do think that women in public face sexism, but frankly, I’m more concerned that the MSM which is supposed to do the job of informing voters about important political issues is more concerned with offering entertainment and pushing up their ratings.

  13. Alarmjaguar says:

    and I’d like to add that I certainly don’t think In Touch is part of the MSM:)

  14. Peach says:

    I am so many ways of fine with Palin being on Fox News. I’ve watched about 5 minutes of it in the past…7 years?
    And I live in Paris now and we don’t get that madness here. So that means she’s off my radar.

    The only problem with her was that if she’s Vice President you cant ignore her, because it’s an important job.

    But if she’s just talking for cameras well I can ignore that all day long.

    Carry on, Palin. Carry on.

  15. Sudini says:

    @Candykay – one of the few things I have no tolerance for is willful ignorance, for which Palin is the poster child.

  16. Trillion says:

    Peach, you are so so lucky. I’d move to Paris in a heartbeat if I could!

  17. texasmom says:

    “We chose life — and we don’t want anyone else to have any choices!”

    Honest to Pete, why should we care about these two women and their two unplanned babies? I’d rather see a cover about people choosing life by using birth control responsibly and having children when they meant to!

  18. lizzie says:

    I like her on fox, because since I don’t watch it I don’t have to see her anywhere else. =)

  19. jaundicemachine says:

    I’m glad to hear her condescending message went largely unread. In the community where I grew up “pro life” was pushed down our throats consistently – even in public school. As an adult, I see that method of “brainwashing” to be a desperate attempt of a false argument.

    Speaking of which – Focus on the Family bought air space for the Superbowl. The Superbowl. Multi-million dollar ad space. For a man to preach about being pro-life. You’ve been one-uped at your own hustle, Sara Palin. (You know it kills her that they didn’t ask her to be the posterchild.)

    PS – sorry CB. I’ll take down the link since it doesn’t have any actual bearing on Sara Palin.

  20. benny says:

    Her daughter didn’t really “choose” life – she had it forced onto her, because (1) Palin doesn’t beleive teens should know about birth control that could have prevented the pregnancy in the first place, and (2) with Palin’s conservative platform, the teen would never be allowed to get an abortion regardless of her wishes.

    But, given them the benefit of (a huge) doubt, even if the daughter “chose” life, isn’t that what “pro choice” is all about? Imagine if the government required the daughter to get an abortion against her will. That’s what pro-life crap is like – the government making the decisions for women against their will (albeit in the other direction). Hypocrites.

  21. NicoleB says:

    @ benny–I totally agree with everything you wrote. While I personally would not have an abortion…that is MY choice and far be it from me to take that right to choose from anyone else. And at this point most of these kids know about birth control but when you have a parent like this it makes hard for you to even ask for birth control methods. It was my choice not to have sex in high b/c frankly getting busy in someone’s parents house was just WAY stupid to me…but atleast my mom asked me if I need to get birth control and she didn’t do it in a dissaproving way..moreso like, “I am too yuong to be a grandma”, lol.

    Fox News is a junk yard and therefore is perfect for Palin pile of sh*t

  22. mik says:

    If I had a daughter I would put her on birth control as early as 14. Its one thing to take responsibility and have a baby but please think about the quality of life you can offer a child. Raising a child is the most difficult, life altering jobs you can ever ever imagine. Your child MUST come 1st in your life. You can’t have a baby and party on the weekends or have your parents raise your child.

    Even the most prepared and mature people find parenting to be challenging.

  23. mary says:

    How much of this cover money goes to Levi since Palins daughter is demanding child support than it only fair the any money they make on photos of the baby be split

    If Jolie got 14 million for baby photos of there kids I think Palin daughters first photos sold for a whole lot more than 100,000