Without question one of the most vehement, unapologetic Sarah Palin haters on national television is NBC's Norah O'Donnell.
So contemptuous of the former Alaska Governor is O'Donnell that she actually went to a Palin book signing event last week armed with crib notes to attack fans of the outspoken conservative.
Seeing this as the straw that broke the camel's back, Palin documentarian John Ziegler has called for NBC to fire O'Donnell.
In a piece he published at his website, Ziegler outlined his reasons:
If there was an All-Star roster of news media members who have been willing to go the lowest and get the dirtiest in their brazen and transparent attempt to destroy Sarah Palin, NBC’s Norah O’Donnell, along with numerous of her NBC colleagues, would certainly make the first team. My question (which I have asked her twice on live TV) is: How in the world does she still have a job at one of the most powerful alleged “news” organizations in the country, and if she isn’t fired for bias, then is such an event even possible? [...]Even a cursory look at O’Donnell’s remarkably horrid track record when covering Palin, brings into grave question whether NBC was not committing “Media Malpractice” by even allowing O’Donnell to cover the book event. At this point a restraining order keeping O’Donnell away from Palin all together might be very well in order.
After listing some of O'Donnell's inexcusable on air transgressions pertaining to Palin, Ziegler concluded:
The evidence is overwhelming that at least when it comes to Sarah Palin, Norah O’Donnell is not remotely an objective news person. If NBC wants to still claim to be a news organization (already a very open question) Norah O’Donnell should finally be fired and NBC should apologize for funding her obvious Palin vendetta disguised as “news.”
Obviously, this would be a tough decision for NBC.
After all, once it went down the path of terminating on air employees incapable of hiding their disdain for Palin, the slippery slope could result in a lot of blank television screens at important hours of the day.