As Twitchy reported earlier, Sarah Palin sent her regrets to CNN’s Piers Morgan, saying she was “too busy doing, um, er… pretty much anything” to accept an invitation to appear on his “shambolic” show. As proof, she posted a photo of herself with a hunting rifle and a dead bear — someone else’s bear, according to gun scold David Frum. The whole thing was just a photo op, you see, and also a poor example of gun safety.


Is it really someone else’s bear? Does anyone care? Beargate, anyone?

It’s true; the Mediaite story to which Frum links makes no mention of a staged photo op, only that Palin’s post was of a “particularly terrifying hunting photo.” Terrifying to Frum, perhaps?

  • bluewaternavy

    Clearly it’s another slow day for Frumpy.

    • Ariadnea

      I believe David Frum is quite a lonely, lonely man. He must have missed the limelight, that he has to insert himself in every chance and opportunity.

    • freeinaz

      Frum is the real phony in this article. Another wannabe self important little man.

  • QueenB ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The photog must have taken that pic right after Obama’s “I shoot skeet all the time” yup-yup, pic. Is that what you’re saying Dave?

    • Pat Arnold

      Somewhere in the far reaches of my mind I envision Obama running from a screaming herd of skeet.

  • d1comment

    Frum cries out to the world….Please pay attention to me…anybody, please!!!!!!!!!

    • V the K

      Somewhere in Hell, there’s a room reserved for Cenk Urgur, Alan Grayson, and David Frum to sit together for all eternity, with no one but each other for company.

      • Barry A. Brewer

        Don’t leave out Martin Bashir

      • ClinkinKY

        Hell? I believe they would think it was Heaven:)
        Cenk: “Alan, you really gave it to those evil Conservatives”.
        Alan: “Hey Cenk, you’re the the best damn Young Turk I’ve ever known”.
        David: “Hey guys, what about me? I was advertised as a Conservative but really carried the water for you Libs”.

        End scene, repeat for eternity.

      • helena handbasket

        With poster-sized pix of Palin on the brimstone walls!

    • keyboard jockey

      We need to say something nice about David Frum, obviously he needs the strokes…Okay Dave here goes. At least you’re not David Brooks, you are just as tedious, but you are not as big a pretentious poseur. You have a goal to shoot for now. You’re welcome.

      • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

        Actually I thought that in his spare time, he was David Brooks also.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          Thought Brooks was Frum’s dad…

    • BlueGood

      Sarah can shoot my bears any time…..

  • RblDiver

    Sarah must be saving tons of dough; she lives rent-free in so many idiots’ minds!

    (I use the term minds loosely)

  • Zorro

    Frum vs Palin? What a mismatch! Don’t hurt him Gov. Palin!

  • Marvin Nelson

    Terrifying? Only to a wimpy libtard who doesn’t even know which end of the gun to hold. Mr. Frum needs to be careful that Gov. Palin doesn’t mount him on her wall.

  • lesterwink23

    He looks like the only he’s ever hunted in his life is a box of Krispy Kremes

    • mdtljt

      But them are Southern doughnuts so…RAAAACCCCIIISSSSTTTTT!!! Shame on you, Lester!!! *gigglesnort*

      • mike_in_kosovo

        MMMMMmmmmmmm…..Krispy Kremes….

    • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      He also hunts for boxes of Kleenex to cry himself to sleep each night.

      • steve8714

        That’s not why he needs the tissues.

    • reaganFF


      (Someone is going to need some aloe for that burn….)

    • Blake Waymire

      We have to be fair here… Krispy Kreme is worth the effort to hunt down.

  • MaMa1

    He really needs to start charging her rent. How long has she been living in his head?

  • BoscoBolt

    Desperation, thy name is Frum.

    • keyboard jockey

      Frum want’s to talk about anything but his man crush’s latest failure.
      Dave hitched his wagon to the wrong horse….oh look there is a photo of Sarah Palin posing with a bear.

      • James Perley

        Sarah Palin would have been a better president than Obama. Maybe deep in his dirty little heart, Frum realizes the truth.

        • michael s

          Too bad she was too much of a cowardess to run. Even she knew she would’ve failed. Failed more than Alexandria Mundy did,when she ran.

          • Corey Dennison

            Or maybe, she had enough of her and her family being threatened by leftist morons. Did you ever think of that, genius?

            You see, that’s the problem with people on your side of the aisle–when they fear a leader, they threaten or assassinate them. Lefties have very little control over their political emotions.

            This would also explain how a useless moron like Obama got elected. Lefties put ZERO thought into their votes. It’s all emotion.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Inside what passes for David Frum’s thought processes:

    “You know what? Today, in order to snarkily decline an opportunity to appear on Pughe Morgan’s show– an appearance in which he would only be trying to take the piss outta me– I decided to Bogart someone else’s bear kill, and deliberately set my rifle down at an angle that looks like it’s pointing straight for me (though it isn’t, not really, and weapons like that have never been shown to fire themselves), all of this just to see whether David Frum would pick up on it! Yeah, that’s just how ‘Mama Grizzly’ rolls!”

    Child, please.

    • cvmoonshadow

      I would say she was loaded for Bear. I love her sass.

  • TJ

    Why did she need to get someone else bear when she shot it. She has a bear rug that she shot in her governor office. That photo is not new, just the message to Piers part. Is it even bear hunting season in Alaska. Someone must of tried and smear her to say she shot a bear out of season, even if the photo is all over then net when it happened during the hunting season and with all the proper paperwork.

  • me

    And someone pays this asshat to be a ‘journalist’. We’re looking at David Frum and his ‘staged’ pretense at being a reporter that should be taken seriously.

  • Guest

    Hey Dave, what’s your plan for when this all goes to hell?

    I think you think this is all a game.

    It gets real pretty quickly. You are on the wrong side. If it were my decision? You are not hired for the NEW job you apply for when this all goes to hell.

    “Oh but the ride will last forever!”

    No it won’t.

    Let that sink in, pretty boy.

  • Jack Deth

    David Frum:

    Still expressing his childish anger at being dumped by a hot conservative chick years ago.

    But, hey. Now he gets to hang out with Sandra Fluke, Lena Dunham and Amanda Marcotte. More commonly known as “Home”, “Ug” and “Sick”. The Lee Sisters.

    • Catchance

      He’s still expressing his childish anger at being dumped by NRO. He’s in a death spiral now.

  • jkpalmdale

    Frum apparently thinks he is relevant lol

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Like other liberals, Frum just wants to avoid talking about the failure of Obama’s “signature piece of legislation.” If it wasn’t Pain, it’d be Cruz, Lee, Romney’s dog, Big Bird or whatever other distraction you can think of.

  • sludog

    Acts like a Douche Bag, Talks like a Douche Bag, Must be a Douche Bag!!

    • stuckinIL4now

      What’s worse than a douche? A douche with a Twitter account so he can give the world permanent examples of what a douche he is.

  • Kristy Patullo

    Guess David Frum was jealous of the attention Piers Morgan received from Sarah Palin. These boys really need to get a life. Meanwhile, Sarah will continue to live the good, clean life in Alaska. Far away from these prissy boys, thank God.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Frum wouldn’t even be able to survive a one-week Summer vacation in Alaska without Freezing to death….Or getting lost in Bear Country.. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • filter

    Small minds can only ponder about the lint in their navels.
    DF must be half sheep.

  • ashknothole

    Hey Frum! The best way to stay away from Sarah’s crosshairs is to remain vewy vewy quiet.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Or…#BigHeelwatha #TexAvery #MetroGoldwynMayer #EatAtJoes XD LOL Jawamax 8<{D}

      • ashknothole

        Good one. I like surprise endings.
        It must be the crosshairs. Palin gets ripped no matter how she uses them.

  • R.C.

    Im not seeing the gun safety issue. Pointing to close in her direction? This use of a rifle is common for trophy photos.

    • Nightvalzin

      Yeah,but that assumes that a pompous liberal like Frum knows anything about guns. Left has been trying to discredit EVERYTHING about Sarah Palin,including her abilities with a gun.Despite the fact they have no idea about guns.

    • justlittlolme

      In his little world, the ‘safety issue’ is that a conservative has a gun.

    • ManaMoffa

      He’s claiming she’s not using proper muzzle safety.

      That’s when you are holding a firearm and are expected to keep the business end pointed in a safe manner at all times.
      But that doesn’t apply to guns laying down,. Sissyboy Frum thinks rifles go off by themselves.
      What a punk!

      • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

        I’m not sure if he even knows that’s a rifle. I’d bet if you asked him, he say it was “a Glock.”

        • K-Bob

          Or an AK-47

      • porkchop6209

        Too bad Frumpy couldn’t wander off into bear country. By himself. Alone. Without survival aides. With bacon grease smeared on the back of his head and neck. A lot of it.

      • Thale Taxurfeet

        “He’s claiming she’s not using proper muzzle safety. “

        Yup. If Frum were able to pull his thong out of his nether-region long enough to import the image into an image viewing/editing tool before he spews, he might adjust the image size and brightness such that he could see the muzzle is below and on an angle which is pointing clear of her elbow.

        In such a tool you can also see the angle of the barrel would not clear the rise of the hill behind Mrs. Palin, should the rifle decide to go on a killing spree and discharge.

        What Frum Karnak can not see in the image (or his sealed envelope) is the chamber, the magazine, or the bolt of the rifle. Absent that knowledge, he has little justification to comment on her handling of the firearm.

    • John W.

      If I’m not mistaken, the rifle belongs to the person who took the photo. Sarah prefers to hunt bare-handed.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    What does the Mediaite link have to do with Droopy Dawgs tweet?

  • Jeremy
  • ManaMoffa

    Someone tell the idiot that muzzle safety doesnt apply if no one is holding the firearm.
    The trigger doesn’t pull itself

    • porkchop6209

      Bullets self ignite

    • GrindingMills

      Muzzle safety always applies. ALWAYS. I’m not a bear truther, but I would have preferred a gun pointing anywhere other than at the good governor.

      • AimToMisbehave

        It looks to me like the barrel is under her elbow (not on level with it) and still pointing away from her body.

        • Thale Taxurfeet

          It is…

        • GrindingMills

          Considering that we’re having a discussion on the location and direction of the barrel indicates that it’s in an unsafe position. Safe positions are never debatable.

          Another thought, I’d like some orange on her as well. A high vis hat never hurt anyone.

          • AimToMisbehave

            We don’t know what’s in front of her, or to the sides of that picture either, so I think it is debatable.

  • FaithColeridge33

    Obviously he doesn’t get sarcasm.

  • Victoria Richardson

    Again, anytime Sarah Palin tweets or posts a facebook, the haters come out and their heads start turning and spitting up pea soup like the girl in the Exorcist.

  • Idl

    “Particularly terrifying”? The bear’s dead. What’s scaring them?

  • andycanuck

    And, no, we’re not taking him back just like the Brits don’t want Piers back.

  • RK59

    They have to tamp down Palin every chance they can, what if people actually liked her and realized what a bunch of jack offs people like that cockeyed Frum is?

  • Kay

    First of all, I think this was from a hunt that happened awhile ago.

    Secondly, it was a joke. Sheesh.

  • constitutionminded

    Why don’t you ask her if you can go hunting with her girlie-man?

  • DocBarry1

    Frum is frumpy as always – what a tool of the gopers/rhinos enjoy your sell out

  • chrissy

    When you bag either a bear, moose, caribou, or an elk, you always place your rifle against the animal for the photo. I know I do along with a few hundred thousand other hunters. Frum shows once again he is a dolt.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Hey, David Frump? Have you ever shot a rifle? I’ll bet Sarah Palin has, thus I will trust her knowledge of gun safety over yours.

    Second, you missed the point of Palin’s photo. Then again, expecting a Leftist to get humor is like expecting Joe Biden to know something.

  • Paul C.

    Hump Frum is a idiot From Canada

  • Walter

    Who is David Frum? A nobody trying to be relevant by attacking Sarah Palin. Somebody tell the loonie squad … this is getting old.

    • Joe W.

      Frum is JoeMyAssNYC’s “boy toy”…….

  • stuckinIL4now

    Oh so what, Frummie’s comparing this to Obumuh and the fake fainters at his staged bloviating events. BTW, who gives a bleep what David Frum thinks anyway?!

  • Chris Fox

    Hope someone shoots HER from a helicopter

  • PhilipJames

    David Frum… Meghan McCain… birds of a feather…. totally irrelevant not matter how hard they try.

  • JR48

    Phony photo op…because Pain…doesn’t hunt? And you’re going to school any hunter on gun safety? Guns go off by themselves? LMBO

    And totally devoid of humor. Total tool.

    • TDS

      I guess he doesn’t realize that once you shoot a bolt-action rifle, it’s
      pretty safe to assume it won’t accidentally go off a second time…
      (But, of course, the gun IS black, so it must be a dangerous “fully semi-automatic assault rifle”, right?)

      • Steve__Jacobson

        Fully semi-automatic that’s funny.

      • GulfPundit

        It’s downright racist.

  • Dencal26

    Frum thinks his supermarket magically creates meat

  • disqus_BktOMwqkBg

    More of a man than you’ll ever be? rodney carrington fan?

  • meeester

    Don’t be so quick to dismiss his prowess. I think he could fight like a girl.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    And if David Frum, armed or not, saw a real bear, whould he shoot it? Nah, he’d probably $#!+ his pants first… DON’T GO MESSING WITH MAMA GRIZZLY, or you’ll end up with less Cojones than you claim to have.. #RentFree Jawamax 8<{D}

  • descolada9

    Mmmm, bear steaks…

  • John

    Dravid Frum is the centre of the Axis Of Stupid.

    • tallron

      Poor spelling John. It;s A-n-u-s.

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    Gee, and to think I thought Palin was no longer relevant. *snark*

  • John Bibb

    .308 rifle=Heap bad bear medicine!
    Sarah’Cuda=Even worse Donk / CINO / RINO / Assistant Dumbocrat “medicine” in 2014 and 2016!
    No reason for the ‘Cuda to let DF get into range of her. She learned all she ever needs to know about the American Pravda Media over the last 6 years. Spray him with bear in estrus elixir and turn him loose in the far North woods. Shouldn’t be much harder to field dress him–than to do a bear or a moose. Although he would be a lot fuller of C**P than the critters are.

  • Howard Roark

    David Frum once visited “the bush” in AK…walked out of a Starbucks until the wi-fi dropped down to 2 bars on his iPad

    • TheresaAK

      You mean The Bush Company?

  • ted72

    what gives people the right to kill a bear ? does Sarah need to eat it?

    Don’t I have the right to see it alive ? oh well wannabe-christians everywhere, what can we do – I hope a bear Claws her

    • Polarbearpapa

      Have you ever had bear bacon…..why not shut up about stuff you don’t have a clue about…

      ..Oh that’s right…you are just doing what BO does…

      • ted72

        how about Weed bacon? heard they have the good stuff in Alaska

      • tallron

        Ted72 is fixated on weed, as are most losers living in Mom’s basement.

    • TheresaAK

      So, you want to see a bear alive but Sarah dead, clawed by a bear?

      You libs are such hypocrites…

      Go to a zoo….or if you have the guts, come to Alaska…we have plenty of bear sighting tours…so you won’t have to worry about getting “clawed” by one…heh , heh…I can’t guarantee your safety from MaMa Grizzles though…heh, heh.

      • ted72

        your correct Alaska is a scary place; being that Alaska ranks #1 – NUMERO UNO in Illegal drug use, You guys should spend more time taking care of your kids or killing drug dealers.. crazzy conservative druggies

        • Sonya A. Willis

          Please go visit the back country of Alaska. Please.

        • Corey Dennison

          Holy crap…not only did you veer off into an unrelated tangent, but you hit that baby at Warp Speed!

          Congratulations on your stupidity.

      • TDS

        Alaska… Where you step off the airplane and into the food chain…

    • Hannibal

      Are you a bear whisperer?

    • Guest

      The bear is not killed for fun but for the freezer.They will eat that bear, just like you’ll eat the poor cow and pig from your local store.

      Many people in Alaska supplement their food supply with wild game. Sarah Palin was trying to show Piers that this was a very busy time of year for her and other Alaskans.

      For some of you, the fact that bear can be good eating is a great surprise. One of the best-selling cookbooks of all time, Meta Given’s Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking (first written in 1947) includes a section on bear with helpful butchering tips, such as how to remove the scent glands behind the animal’s hind legs.

      • ted72

        you make a valid point; but I doubt Sarah eats bear, more like steaks. Wild game to eat is fair game for the people of Alaska, nobody has a problem with that. Killing a bear to make a point by a National figure is poor taste.

        • Guest

          The bear is not killed to make a point, the bear is killed for the freezer.

          Anyway, Palin was trying to show Piers that this was a very busy time of year for her and other Alaskans.Most Alaska hunting seasons begin in August and September and end by October. Seasons in some areas continue into the winter months.

        • tallron

          Are you stalking Palin? How do you have any idea what is in her freezer. Beef has to be flown in to AK, local game doesn’t. Go to your trendy bistro and STFU, please.

          • ted72

            I replied to in my comment that Guest made a valid point..? and then you tell me STFU ? I know you and your little biatch republicans think your tough with a AK47 but ill slap the beejesus out of you – go tweak out boy

          • tallron

            Im 65, ex Special Forces in Nam and I can still kick your sorry ass without the 9mm I carry- little pussy boy.

        • Corey Dennison

          You realize a butcher can make steaks from bear meat…right?

    • Corey Dennison

      Hoo boy. A lot of stupid to address here:

      what gives people the right to kill a bear ? does Sarah need to eat it?

      A hunting license usually gives one that ‘right.’ And yes, her family does indeed eat it. Get out of your bubble once in a while.

      Don’t I have the right to see it alive ?

      No. Next.

      oh well wannabe-christians everywhere, what can we do – I hope a bear Claws her

      Irony meter…broken…from …all..the…stupidity. First of all, hunting is not ‘un-Christian’. You should learn a little bit about a religion before spouting off incorrectly about its tenets. As for your last little bit of hatred: Behold, liberal tolerance and civility on display!


      • ted72

        Hoo Boy this is fun…

        1) A hunting license gives her the man made right to hunt; your right about that. If she likes eating Bear then that is on her. Just like I have the right to think she is ignorant and silly to post it as if she is doing something spectacular – Killing a bear with a Ak-47..? wow that is soo hard.. Kill one with a Bow and ill giver some props…

        2) Telling me I don’t have the right to see something alive show the level of intelligence you have; I hope you don’t have children – Im sure you have a lot; or do you practice Abstinence like Sarah’s daughter?

        3) Christianity – you don’t know anything about Christianity; it’s not from Utah just so you know. Early Christians didn’t hunt bears; they mostly ate Fish and vegetables, fruit breads etc – they were dirt poor and humble – you should try it sometime – You think if Jesus came down and saw Sarah posing with a bear she killed that he created he would say “Good Job”
        FInd your own religion stay away from mine – I’m from the place it started and you are ignorant – you guys should name your religion TEABAGODOXY – don’t claim Christian

        Talk about irony – you guys should work on getting more drug rehab centers in you state – I hope you guys hunt all you want and feed your poor .. I doubt you do that

        have a good sir

        • Corey Dennison

          Wow…you were pretty much wrong on every single point.

          Who is killing bears with AK-47’s? (Here you show your ignorance of guns and hunting in a single sentence…well done)

          Where is your ‘right’ to see a bear live enshrined?

          I would also guess from your screed that most everyone here knows more about Christianity than you do.

          You think if Jesus came down and saw Sarah posing with a bear she killed that he created he would say “Good Job”

          He may well have–if you’d bother to actually READ a Bible rather than try to use it as a cudgel against those with other beliefs, you know that God gave us DOMINION over the planet, and all the animals. But good job, assuming humans didn’t hunt back then, doofus.

          By the way, why did you assume I was a Mormon?

          • Corey Dennison

            Let’s look a little further at that whole “Christians don’t hunt…and they never hunted back then because they were all dirt poor” (here’s where teddy gets the smackdown):

            Genesis 27:3: Now then, take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.

            Let’s try another:

            Jeremiah 16:16 — Behold, I am sending for many fishers, declares the Lord, and they shall catch them. And afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks.

            I can keep going for a long time on this teddy. Shall I?

    • Daniel the bruce

      actually yes the Palin family DOES eat the meat during the winter of the animals they kill, I am sure you prefer you meat from the supermarkets where no animals are harmed….

    • RUexperienced

      The State of Alaska gives people the right to hunt bears- it is called a “hunting license.”

  • HanaFiveO

    Amazing the amount of lefties obsessed with this “irrelevant” woman.

  • blueniner

    Little Davy the Putz should refrain from discussing guns, it makes look like bigger idiot than he already is, Davy is still smarting from Sarah because he didnt contact him first when she went Israel….Rent free!

  • blueniner

    Must listen, Mark Levin goes after Davis Frump………………………………………………

  • Alex Furlong

    Oh god, this is going to become another “Bush served a fake turkey” thing, isn’t it?

  • Nobel Sweepstakes Winner

    Is he experienced in staging faked bear shootings? Is he just shooting off his mouth

  • Tom Kelly

    David Frum has integrity, whereas, when a story about Palin saying “Jesus celebrated Easter” comes along, the majority of Americans believe it. That is a fact. Palin is a bonafide village idiot.

    • TruDat

      Since she’s more accomplished than you, where does that put you in the scheme of things?

      • RUexperienced

        So using your argument you have no right to criticize Obama.


        • Corey Dennison

          Really…and Obama’s accomplishments other than running for office are? I mean…what can this guy actually DO?

  • $3838536

    David Frum, like Piers Morgan, is a sissy foreigner punk.

  • Guest

    Editor sacked over ‘hoax’ photos

    “Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been sacked after the newspaper conceded photos of British soldiers abusing an Iraqi were fake.

    In a statement the Mirror said it had fallen victim to a “calculated and malicious hoax” and that it would be “inappropriate” for Morgan to continue.

  • RUexperienced

    Palin learned gun safety from Algore.

    • Corey Dennison

      Post it again, dumbass. This is what, your third time posting this pic?

      Here’s a hint: go figure out the difference between a just-fired bolt-action rifle laid across an inanimate object and an assault rifle in someone’s hands.

      • RUexperienced

        Palin is violating the number one firearms safety rule.

        If Piers Morgan was so stupid to pose for a picture with a rifle pointing at him, he would be ridiculed.

        Try going to a shooting range and lay your bolt action rifle down pointing at the people behind you and see the kind of reaction you get.

        I went to basic training at Ft Knox. My DI would have you for lunch and spit you out if you were to lay your rifle down in an unsafe direction.

        • Corey Dennison

          No, she’s not. And by the way…it’s not pointing at her. It’s off to the side, but whatever. You want to rag on Palin, fine–facts will not get in your way.

          Hell, post your picture again–that’ll get everyone here to take your Palin-hate seriously.

          • Maliheh Banoo

            rifle not pointing to the’s pointed at her head

          • Corey Dennison

            Actually…no. It’s not. Try again.

            Angles, and perspective…how do they work?

          • TruDat

            It should be pointed at yours.

  • Screaming Eagle

    And it’s a “black” bear. Clearly a racist hate crime killing.

  • Maliheh Banoo

    Frum has a point , it could had been someone’s dead bear..we have not seen evidence sarah killed the bear

    • Corey Dennison


    • TruDat

      We’ve seen no evidence that you have a vagina.

  • Maliheh Banoo

    Feel bad for that bear…Last person who were in sarah palin ‘s crosshairs was Rep Giffords in arizona that sarah had shot.

    • Corey Dennison

      Actually, no. Giffords wasn’t in any crosshairs (they were surveyor’s marks, btw). The ‘crosshairs’ were placed over a state map. No faces were on any map used by Palin.

  • TruDat

    And this cock-eyed phoney claims to be a conservative. Laugh out loud funny.

  • A2Mike

    Does that frumking Frum serve any purpose or fool anyone with his addled faux conservative posturings? Many would pay much to see that precious twit confronting an ursine hulk.