Yes, you read that right: today it’s celebrity gossip site TMZ weighing in on the Million Vet March this weekend, and singling out Sarah Palin for using the veterans as pawns for her political gain.

https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/389872061541142528

Says TMZ:

Sarah Palin needs a lesson in irony … she’s slamming government douchebags in DC for using American war heroes as “political pawns” … while at the same time, using the vets for her own political agenda.

The former Alaskan governor made a big show of staging her protest at the World War II memorial … and posing with angry decorated veterans who like her brand of politics.

It seems if she was posing for photos with “angry” decorated veterans, they weren’t angry about her being there. Maybe something (or someone) else had them upset. We noticed that President Obama didn’t show up or send a message (aside from ordering the Barrycades put back up) — maybe that was his way of showing respect for America’s vets.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    LOL I have this image of Sarah Palin with a Snidely Whiplash mustache plotting her nefarious plans.

    • Republicanvet

      Almost Natasha of Boris and Natasha.

  • adam

    I didn’t realize it was her protest. She sounds like she’s almost as bad as the evil Bush who just won’t let go of his puppet strings and keeps ruining our economy from Texas.

    • Deb

      So was it Fancy Nancy’s protest when she went to the Illegal Immigrant demonstration last week in the mall?? You are pretty selective with your criticism andy.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Pretty sure that was /sarc, Deb….check his posting history.

  • 24fan

    Not everything has to be about agendas. Figures the left thinks it has to be. Not just being there out of wanting to be there willingly for no reason other then being one of the crowd making a statement.

    • ObamaFail

      Yeah, just because the Dems don’t do anything unless there is some kind of gain for them doesn’t mean everyone is like that.

      • IBXNJ

        EVERY move the democrats make is for ONE reason….To stack the deck in their favor!!!

    • D-dubs

      You notice TMZ didn’t ask any of said Veterans if they felt she was using them as political pawns? My guess is the Vets would have emphatically said NO.

  • detroit19

    And regular people care about what TMZ, aka who?. thinks.

    • Jeremy

      I certainly don’t follow TMZ it’s straight up trash.

  • ObamaFail

    More liberal hypocrisy. No problems with Dems faking getting arrested with illegal criminals for political gain, but then whine about Palin (who isn’t currently in any elected office) for taking time out to walk with the veterans Obama ignores and bans from national memorials.

    • Nick Olas

      Your pic is priceless!

    • BlueGood

      What TMZ fail to realize, it that Sarah Palin has skin…er…LIFE… FLESH and BLOOD in the Game….Her SON serves in the Military….WHY THE HELL WOULDN’T she support the troops and her SON???

      My son serves in Canada’s Military and I’d certainly do same as Sarah if need be….

      TMZ is so willfully blind they cannot discern between abuse of the Military by Oabama and a genuine caring and support from Palin!

      TMZ…stick to your knitting….the stuff you excell at…CRAP about Crappers from Holy Weird…..

    • http://www.coreyspofford.com/ YEROCDROFFOPS

      To TMZ: What is the Democrats not taking vote on VA funding called?

      Reply: Politicizing

  • TTTCOTTH

    From the experts on decorum. TMZ

  • Surry918

    Im willing to be the R to D ratio there was 1,000:1 .. TMZ needs to keep their mouth shut and stick to celebrities that nobody cares about.

  • ObamaFail

    Shockingly, TMZ is actually a more reliable news source than MSNBC. Not by much, but since they aren’t constantly humping OBama’s leg like MSDNC, they are more reliable.

    • http://WestValleyGreenHomes.com/ Eric Johnson

      That’s a not very high bar to jump…

      • ObamaFail

        Too true.

      • rssllue

        They still seem to trip over it all too often still don’t they? Weird.

  • http://WestValleyGreenHomes.com/ Eric Johnson

    Huh? The lamestream media has been tellin us for years that Sarah Palin was dumber than a bunch of rocks. Now she is some evil manipulator able to mold others to her liking? Come on, at least stick to the same story line.

    • ObamaFail

      It’s just like how one minute libs paint George W. Bush as the dumbest man in history, but then still credit him with some evil, well thought out, complicated plot to cause 9/11 so he could get a war in Iraq.

      • journogal

        And not to mention single-handley tank the economy .

    • TomJB

      And the Vets could have rightly pointed out that by asking such loaded questions it is actually TMZ who is using them as pawns to score political points.

  • John Howard

    What about TMZ using Lindsay Lohan as their pawn to increase readership?

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Too Many Zombies?

  • Sakemoto

    Someone might want to tell Harvey (TMZ) that Sarah doesn’t like the Fraud-in-Chief spitting on Veterans.

  • J Lewis

    Dems close the sidewalk for vets at the same time they’re honoring illegals down the street. Make sure the Whitehouse shutdown causes max pain. Honoring vets by Palin is a political ploy. You libs are a laugh a minute.

  • JBDestiny

    Oh, please- if anything, vets “use” Sarah Palin to draw media attention to the cause! Without the presence of the most hated conservatives, there would be nothing to interest TMZ, Politico, and all their buddies.

    • http://WestValleyGreenHomes.com/ Eric Johnson

      What media has reported on the Million Vet March? Almost zilch! And that is with Sarah there to catch their wrath as this story points out.

      • JBDestiny

        Um, I think that’s what I said.

        • missyree68

          You called Sarah Palin a most hated Conservative and I find that a bit a bit nasty and disingenuous. She is disliked and feared by the left who see her as a total threat and of course to the likes of John McCain and his ilk who see her as a total threat. He likes the right being pawns of left and totally abused by the left. He is a Real Tool in every sense of the word. Did I say I admire and respect his service to this country. Since he came back home he has spent the last many years trying to annihilate what he once thought was worth fighting for. I still live here and John McCain doesn’t care about the people. You seem very disrespectful of Sarah and I object to that and I am thinking that that is why Eric commented in a more measured and kind way.

          • JBDestiny

            Thanks for the lecture. I’m not sure how John McCain fits into this, and I don’t understand how I’m “disingenuous.” You mistook my dissing the media outlets as dissing Sarah. I don’t really care how nasty I am to them. As far as I’m concerned, being a most hated conservative by TMZ, Politico, WaPo and the like is awesome, and a status to which all conservatives should aspire.

          • missyree68

            Did not mean to lecture. I probably did misunderstand and that is my fault. My apology to you JBDestiny.

  • seemorejustice

    TMZ the internet rag of douchebaggery talks about others using others as pawns. HYSTERICAL!

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    If Sarah Palin didn’t already exist, she would need to have been invented, just so the tabloid media like TMZ can go with stories that, in effect, say: “Well, she may not be substantively strong, but hey, she IS entertaining, in her own bless-her-little-cotton-socks kinda way!”

    Harvey Levin caught on a long time ago that if you can get most people to think they’re smarter/wiser/shrewder (pick an adjective) than some dopey celebrity (and believe me, it isn’t all THAT hard to actually BE smarter/whatever than many celebs, or Michelle Malkin wouldn’t have this successful site), those folks will watch, from sort of Schadenfreude impulse.

    LIV’s, who only go by what they’ve seen Tina Fey say while spoofing Palin, get a kick out of seeing Harvey Levin go “neener-neener-neener” on Sarah. No accounting for taste of some people.

  • no_more_deceit

    Fromhe show that appeals to lowest commeon denominator, classy.

  • no_more_deceit

    From the show that appeals to lowest commeon denominator, classy.

  • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    So, where was TMZ when Obama used doctor’s as “pawns”?

    (I know…rhetorical question.)

  • peteee363

    tmz are a bunch of leftwing political hacks, who cares what they say!

  • thedumbblonde

    TMZ is the Kardashian website. I look to them when I’m curious about the size of Kim’s ass and Kanye’s ego. So never.

  • bri

    Doesn’t Fox own TMZ or some part of it? Also TMZ destroys celebs to get ratings.

  • $41378716

    My gosh! They are so frightened of her!
    Keep doing what you do, Sarah! You’re continuing to make them crazy! HAHA!

    • http://steamcommunity.com/id/pwag42 Swagner

      I have to say, I’m impressed with her. Not many ex-governor ex-VP candidates can stay in the limelight as long as she has.

      • $41378716

        She’s definitely doing something right that she makes them so coo-coo for Coco Puffs.
        If she did have future political aspirations, she honestly almost has to thank the looney left for keeping her relevant.
        Hysterical.

  • Pat

    love how scared the liberals are of her.

  • Jeremy

    TMZ is full of nothing but whiny losers so,this is no surprise.

  • Nick Olas

    Damnit! Now I have to stop watching TMZ. Wait…

  • neoface

    WOW, TMZ must think highly of themselves. The people work there are jokes, social rejects, or just losers. I think they take themselves too seriously, they are pretty trashy as a group. Most of them are probably smoking something.

  • Victoria Richardson

    Hey TMZ, Sarah Palin’s son Track is a Veteran, so she has every right to be there and speak up about what this administration is doing to Veterans.

  • fcalsnoe

    No politician should have showed up. The Vets are very capable. It’s like the left showing up for the blacks they don’t need them they can protest on their own. It was a stupid move and you must pay attention to optics even if well intentioned. Her screechy voice is a limiting factor for her. Stay behind the scenes girl.

    • Victoria Richardson

      Her son is a Veteran so she had every right to be there and I like Sarah Palin’s voice and no she should not be behind the scenes.

    • missyree68

      Her son is a veteran and perhaps she and others made the press show up and cover the fact that veterans were being disrespected. Hardly anyone covered it. She is attractive enough that it made great optics.

    • Mark81150 USAF SP EST Team

      Tree falling in the wilderness, does anyone hear it?

      Palin causes the media cameras to show up, when mostly they did their best to ignore the protest and you know it..

      The media has attempted to make it as if it never happened.. Their Palin hate makes them respond when they were otherwise ignoring the vets. She knows that.. so do we.. They simply can’t ignore her, the hate’s too big for that..

      as is yours when a cheap shot about not liking her voice is the best you can manage.

  • dwsmokin

    Ah, they’re apparently ticked off because the President tried to use them as HIS pawns (as in HIS military) by treating them like dirt…Epic Fail! Who in the world advised him that that was a GOOD idea? All Sarah did was show some empathy-which was undoubtedly the right thing to do. Of course, TMZ and empathy are like oil and water. I’d be willing to wager a lot of those vets were minority and Latino, but since they’re old, and GASP!–military (egads), the Left cannot empathize, since they stand for what the Left would like to wipe out. Sad how something can be funny, ironic, yet tragic at the same time.

  • missyree68

    TMZ is so full of misinformed individuals and they always seem to be calling people racists and they absolutely hate conservatives. It is California. They know nothing and happy to stay ignorant of all things. No respect from these jokers.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      No respect from them…No Respect for them, either! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • http://whatandever.blogspot.com/ Osumashi Kinyobe

    What rancid, little people they are.

  • John Alvarado

    I’m pretty sure the vets did want to be there unlike the children Obama had behind him for his gun control argument.

  • DeathTOU863

    Because Palin has been trying to run for office and all.. TMZ needs to do a 10 yard sprint in an 8 yard room..

  • kateorjane

    Is the TMZ a step up or a step down from the National Enquirer? Most of the TMZ folks you see on TV are whiney late teens who have nada knowledge about vets.

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    It’s not irony, it’s hypocrisy.

    • toddm123

      No, not really.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      From TMZ / the Left?

      I agree.

  • Immir

    The tundra twit is like a vulture, always shows up when there is fresh blood so she can get her ugly face in the camera again. Cruz, Lee, Palin and their ilk caused this shutdown, and to have the audacity and lack of shame to try to profit from it is reprehensible. Add the Confederate flags and they prove their racism once again on top of it all.

    • toddm123

      You mean the ONE Confederate flag that was rejected by the organizers? Also you also must mean that Sarah is very consistent in supporting/attending veteran’s events and supporting veterans/military in general. Nothing new and as a vet, I welcome her. At the very least, when you’re trying to be a snark know-it-all, at least have your facts right.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Wait, WHOA! Sarah Palin is not on any Political office (She supports Conservative/Tea Party Candidates on her dime, and on her time!) Cruz and Lee are fighting for US, THE U.S. #PaulHarvey, WE THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T WANT THIS HEALTHCARE DEBOCCLE, OR ANY OTHER OF KING FINK OBAMA’S IDIOTIC POLICIES FORCED DOWN OUR THROATS!
      #NoBrainerAlert Jawamax 8<{D}

    • toddm123

      The tundra twit – you’re a dope.

  • Mark81150 USAF SP EST Team

    No TMZ, she’s serving the vet’s agenda.. that you idiots run up at her when she marches WITH them and then scream she’s making it all about her, only shows YOUR agenda..

    Bash conservative figures whenever possible, no matter how badly you have to distort reality to do it..

    her son is serving.. morons..

    if I could have gone there I would have, but I can’t walk far these days. but I’d gladly shake her and and thank her for her support. support, not anything to do with some secret agenda you dirtbags..

    Take yer Palin hate someplace else TMZ.. I doubt you’d get a very receptive welcome there, your leftist agenda kinda gets in the way.. as it does whenever you play politics with genuine grassroots movements..

  • kch50428

    TMZ… where the ignorant go to be come more ignorant…

  • toddm123

    Seems to me that Sarah is very consistent in attending/supporting veteran’s events. Nothing new or different about this one.

  • Java Dewd

    TMZ… Now with less journalistic integrity than the National Enquirer!

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    TMZ should know the difference between “Pawns” and Supporters-wait, HOLLYWEIRD! So I guess they don’t… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    Any post by a lib or a RINO about Sarah Palin is bound to make absolutely no sense.