Protecting Palin's Critics From Her Cult Members

TLC disinvited a media critic to a Talkback Live podcast after a showing of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" for the following reasons:

TLC's social-media strategist Brian Reich explained to me that "the response to her blog post was ridiculously negative and not negative in the appropriate ways, negative in ways that go way beyond what we're comfortable with." He added that ever since a gunman sparked a standoff at the Discovery Channel headquarters in September, "everyone at Discovery and TLC is very anxious about security issues." So basically, they were worried that if they let Pozner talk on the podcast, a pro-Palin wingnut might try to bomb the building.

Well that may be stretching it. But the virulence of the Palin cult sure is powerful.