Matt Lauer and Sarah Palin are trending on Twitter this morning as the former Alaska governor makes her ‘Today Show’ guest host debut. Palin is going up against Katie Couric on ‘Good Morning America’ in this week’s morning show showdown.

Palin began her appearance surrounded by piles of newspapers:

https://twitter.com/#!/StndStrng/status/187134449337634816

https://twitter.com/#!/GOP12/status/187135365604323329

True to form, Palin got in a dig at the “lamestream media.”

https://twitter.com/#!/MICK_A_PATRIOT/status/187136530031181824

https://twitter.com/#!/ShaneComeHome/status/187149409606311936

Lauer attempted to frame Palin’s appearance as hypocritical:

https://twitter.com/#!/evanmc_s/status/187136513388187648

Supporters had a different take:

https://twitter.com/#!/TheTonyLee/status/187138167789453312

Predictably, Palin detractors delighted in bashing her for her “lamestream media” comment:

https://twitter.com/#!/eightasterisk/status/187137685712928768

https://twitter.com/#!/BettyBowers/status/187025506082897922

https://twitter.com/#!/luckyladyITP/status/187137491420184576

But Palin anticipated this criticism earlier this week, telling Breitbart.com she was “‘going rogue’ and infiltrating some turf for a day.”

Perhaps Lauer should do a little more reading.