March 18, 2014 3:19 pm -

Matt Wilstein at Mediaite refers to the show as “Jackass for Conservatives.” And along with that comes Sarah Palin inviting viewers to sample it using affecting a Southern accent.

“Get red, wild and blue, America!” There’s a new trailer for Sarah Palin’s Amazing America reality show on the Sportsman Channel and it is way more insane than you ever thought it could be…

Now, it’s not that I thought Amazing America was going to be some introspective TV version of NPR’s This American Life with the former Alaska governor traveling around the country meeting interesting people and letting them tell their stories to the world. But I guess somehow I thought it might be a little more than a glorified red state Jackass complete with shooting, fighting and and man getting rammed in the butt by a stampeding bull.

“This show is going to highlight a freedom that we get to experience in America,” Palin says optimistically in the 30 second video. If freedom means the ability to almost kill yourself for others’ entertainment, then I guess she’s right.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.