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Certain Fox News commentators better hope they don't run into their co-worker Sarah Palin in the network cafeteria, after being caught on live mics mocking the former Alaska governor's new reality show.

In a clip sure to make the Internet rounds, panelists Judith Miller and Liz Trotta are seen in a commercial break during the weekend program "Fox News Watch" giggling over negative reviews given the debut of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on TLC.

Trotta, a conservative commentator, refers to a Palin article by The New York Times' Alessandra Stanley.

"Alessandra Stanley had the best line," Trotta says. "She said the new show is like 'The Sound of Music,' without the Nazis, without the romance, and without the music."

After the panel cracks up, Miller says she likes the review by Hank Stuever in The Washington Post, who opens his commentary with Palin screaming her husband's name.

"He said the sound of a voice when warning you to heed the bears -- would actually scare the bears," chortles Miller.

"Absolutely right. Absolutely right," Trotta laughs.

Among her many other jobs, Palin is a commentator and host on Fox News.

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It is possible to find fault with everything and that is what many of you are doing. I have traveled to almost every state and been to several overseas destinations. I even had a layover in Alaska enroute to an assignment in Vietnam as a soldier but after watching Palins Alaska my wife and I decided to visit there next spring /early summer. As for Sarah Palin I think she is a breath of fresh air in the political spectrum of the US. Some people like her and some do not and that is the American way. We have never elected a president with one hundred percent of the vote. Look at the pundits whose job is to persuade their listeners to believe things based on their spin of whatever the situation may be. If two pundits of different persuasions are asked a particular question their answers are so different one would think they failed to understand the question. But in reality the pundits are paid large sums of money and the more controversy they can create the more money they will get and the more in demand they will be. Why can't Americans see through all this hype...........

November 26 2010 at 2:13 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

I am not a fan of Sara Palin. I am not a fan of this show or these people. However, the woman was very catty. The men kept quiet. They knew better. The one instigator should be fired. And as for Palin, although I am not a fan, she is treated unfairly by the press. Although, she is usually handing them the keyboard of info to use against her. In the end, i would rather not pay attention to any of them. At this moment NONE of them are relevant

November 26 2010 at 10:17 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply

Can we get Liz Trotta and her cohort fired, like that Hispanic fellow and the lady who commented on Israel? What a farce, these two women. The men were obviously uncomfortable about it, remaining quiet. One even had his head down, feeling so shameful at what his colleague next to him was doing.

November 26 2010 at 6:13 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

These women are PANELISTS-as distinct from HOSTS.I suppose,though,that the "HOST" headline helps get this "popular & most read". A little journa-list-ic sleight of hand,eh? I only ever see PD because I'm an AOL user-not a fan-and it's funny,it seems that that editorial hand (as in sleight of) leans distinctly to the left.I'm no big fan of Mrs. Palin,but I might call the presentation of this story a "personal attack" on her. "Civilogue",indeed! The story and headline made it past your "editors"-gee,I wonder if this comment will?

November 26 2010 at 1:09 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

That exchange was rude and did you notice the men knew to keep their mouths shut?

November 25 2010 at 8:48 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

What's the news here? Fox has both sides on almost all issues (unlike the other network news). The two are more left-leaning and they don't like Palin. Surprise.

November 25 2010 at 7:35 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Fesore's comment

The news here is that the only division between MSNBC and Fox or CNN, is the brand they project. When the camera is off, these guys all mingle together, eat dinner together and have drinks. Only on the air are the attacking the left wing liberal media or the radical right Fox news. It is all for show folks. You are such suckers because you actually believe their is a Radical right or a liberal media. It is branding done for the entertainment and ad dollars. In American, people are all the same. They love a winner, they like and admire the rich, they want to be like the rich. They want to have material things. They want to belong to a group that thinks like they do, so they feel secure. These news shows create a safe group feeling for millions to stay in. Do you really believe that watching a news show and being told what you already think, and believe is watching the news? These news shows don't gain any new viewers, they just speak to the same viewers everyday and tell them what they already know, and support what they already believe. No news, just small, short, dumb downed tidbits that reinforce what they are supposed to. So when you see the news anchors making of Sara off camera, that is who they really are. When the cameras on, they are actors in their element. When the cameras are off, they call a spade a spade. This is the case with all the news shows today. These guys fight on TV and drink scotch together at Smith and Wollenski after work..... Get a clue people

November 25 2010 at 8:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Is that all you got?

November 25 2010 at 5:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

First,,Sarah is gorgeous,,,these people are envious,,,they should go back to high school and learn how to handle themselves.

November 24 2010 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to George's comment

for the Republican party thats enough to make her the next candidate for president

November 25 2010 at 11:04 AM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply

I thought Rushh making fun of her being cross-eyed was in poor taste.

November 25 2010 at 7:01 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

"Jealousy, night and day you torture me."

November 24 2010 at 11:14 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Just women being women.

November 24 2010 at 7:52 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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