Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sarah Palin and Fox News part ways

“Sarah, where are you?” one of Sarah Palin’s 3.4 million Facebook fans wrote on her wall last week. “Has your contract with Fox ended?” another fan had asked the day before. 
Yes, Ms. Palin’s contract with Fox News has ended, and no, it is not being renewed. A Fox spokeswoman confirmed Friday that Fox had parted ways with the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee, effectively reducing her exposure to the channel’s millions of loyal viewers. 
It was unclear whether the parting was Ms. Palin’s choice, but it was described as amicable. Bill Shine, an executive vice president at Fox, said in a statement, “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
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30 comments:

Dr. Fay said...

Unclear? What is unclear about this? People close to Governor Palin confirmed both to Scott Conroy at Real Clear Politics and to Breitbart News that it was Governor Palin's decision not to renew the contract with FOX News. Tony Lee has an excellent article up at FOX News in which he explains that Gov. Palin's decision will allow her to discuss politics on other news networks as well as free her to run for President in 2016. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/25/Palin-Fox-News.

Supporters and haters alike tuned in to FOX to hear what Governor Palin had to say, so this will be a loss to FOX in viewership. We can only guess what Governor Palin means by "expanding her voice in the national discussion," but I am sure that it will benefit the cause of conservatism. As for a Presidential run in 2016, I say hooray!

Dr. Fay said...

Inadvertent error: Tony Lee's article is at Breitbart.com, not FOX News.

Here is the link again: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/01/25/Palin-Fox-News.

Anonymous said...

It's my understanding that FOX did offer to renew her contract with a few revisions in her job description. Sarah was not interested in cleaning toilets at minimum wage, so she said no. It was totally her decision.

Anonymous said...

I read that they offered here $500,000 which was half of her contract before and she refused.

Anonymous said...

I hope Sarah Palin now decides to stay out of the spotlight, because she remains an embarrassment to the GOP. Knowing her, I doubt that will happen, though.

-Martha

Katrina L. Lantz said...

She deliberately harmed our nominee, propping up Newt Gingrich of all people. Her lack of support contributed to the low GOP turnout. Yes, she is still influential. But how is she choosing to wield that influence? So far the answer to that question has not impressed me. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

Reporter: "There is that disconnect between the public and private image of Sarah."

Joe: "Never more so than with Palin, She is all about image. It was remarkable talking to people who've known her from her childhood, her young adulthood, her time as mayor of Wasilla, even as governor of Alaska, they didn't recognize this woman they saw on national television, She utterly transformed herself. There's never been a greater dichotomy between the image and the reality,"

Joe goes on to describe Palin as "a nitwit," "a religious fanatic," vicious," "spiteful," and "ignorant." You know, accurately.

After that he goes on to say, when speaking of his friend Roger Ailes, that "I can guarantee you that Roger's not going to renew her contract with Fox News. It runs through this presidential campaign. Roger told me two years ago, we had lunch, and I was just starting my work on Sarah Palin. And he said 'Joe, why are you writing about her? She's so stupid, she's such a nitwit, and she's never going to be anything in American politics. Her time is already over. In 2012 she's not going to be the candidate. She couldn't possibly be the candidate. Too many people are getting to know her, and what they see terrifies them.'"

So I guess for any of those people that think Palin really had a shot at renewing her contract, not so much.

In fact in the Daily Beast article, titled "Fox Made limited Effort to Keep Sarah Palin," that cane out yesterday it all but says as much. They made a wee tiny offer ( one that anyone would refurs), just to say that they had (And to keep her crazed fans from burning down their building,), but Ailes was just done with her.

Anonymous said...

Sarah´s getting a life time worth of much deserved bitch slaps this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Say what you will about Fox, "I" certainly do, but I've got to hand it to Roger Ailes. He paid her handsomely to show the world EXACTLY what a ignoramus she is, and the narcissist played right into his hand. Well done, Roger, well done.

BOSMAN said...

I'm no fan of Palin or Ailes.

Back in the 08 primaries, he was doing his best to push McCain down our throats. He was no fan of Romney. Look back at the Carl Cameron coverage of McCain vs Romney. It was so obvious, it was sickening.

Cameron is Ailes chief ass kisser.

BOSMAN said...

Come to think of it, Cameron wasn't much better in 12. It was everybody but Romney. Romney got all the sarcasm Cameron could muster.

Anonymous said...

It should be noted by all bloggers and the MSM that Politicalgates' friend Malia Litman was the first to confirm that Fox News had not renewed Sarah Palin's contract.

Grateful H/T to you, Malia. Job well done!

Anonymous said...

Sarah has only Sarah to blame for her demise.

Anonymous said...

If Rupert Murdoch and his team were not above hacking phones in the UK, rest assured they know every one of Sarah's dirty secrets... just in case she attempts to go all rogue and play the victim about her time at Fox News.

newark hawk said...

@ BOSMAN

Yup, Sarah Palin and Carl Cameron were two of the worst offenders in Fox's 2007-08 & 2011-12 ABR(Anybody But Romney) campaign.

Greta Van Susteren, Laura Ingraham, Andrea Tantaros, Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, Anthony Napolitano, Bill Kristol, Brit Hume, Eric Bolling, Juan Williams and Bob Beckel also never missed an opportunity to attack Romney with vicious smears and cheap shots.

The only Fox personalities who exhibited even a hint of fairness towards Romney were Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Dana Perino and Kimberly Guilfoyle, with Ms. Guilfoyle being far and away Romney's strongest advocate at Fox.

Had Fox and "conservative" talk radio personalities rallied around Romney from the get-go like the mainstream media rallied around Obama from the get-go, Romney would surely have won BY A LANDSLIDE on November 6th.

Fox and talk radio have lost all credibility in my book, so I've completely tuned them out since the election and have no intention of ever tuning into them again.

PS: My day job has kept me VERY busy of late, but I'll be in touch with you soon about contributing to RIGHT SPEAK. Thanks again for the invite.

Anonymous said...

Newark hawk, I hope you do! You have a lot of good info and insight.

-Martha

newark hawk said...

Thanks Martha, I appreciate your comments and posts as well. Don't despair, there is still hope for our country, despite the awful mess it's in right now. We have no other choice but to keep on keepin' on. Let's hope that 2013 is a much better year for all of us than 2012 was.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I suppose it's always best to keep hope alive. We can't just give up.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Um, I find this hard to believe.

Sarah Palin's explanation of why Mitt lost:

The problem is that some on the Right are now skittish because of the lost 2012 election. They shouldn’t be. Conservatism didn’t lose. A moderate Republican candidate lost after he was perceived to alienate working class Reagan Democrat and Independent voters who didn’t turn out for him as much as they did for the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008. Granted, those same voters also didn’t turn out for Obama as strongly either. We had an election defined by a biased media plus millions of voters who sat it out in disgust. As long as we allow the media and GOP establishment to tell us who our nominees must be, we can expect to lose. I’m not interested in losing. America’s next generation can’t afford another loss.

Was she watching the same election I was?

-Martha

Anonymous said...

I think Sarah's new gig should be to emulate Oprah and start her own network: Palin Owned Rightwing Network -- or PORN.

Anonymous said...



Poor Sarah. Why does everyone misunderestimate her so? And so much misrespect, also too. Here's one reason. She had the job to die for!! A cool million a year for virtually no work (perfect for lazy people), guaranteed TV appearances where she could show off her latest wigs and consignment store finds to an audience of millions (what more could a cheap, vain, attention whore ask for?), and a platform to spout her hateful tripe in a setting where co-workers were paid to fawn over her, and no one was there to challenge anything she said (convenient for a narcissistic demagogue).

That job was tailor made and handed to her on a silver platter. She wasn't hired for her brains, so she wasn't expected to suddenly appear smart. She got the questions in advance so she could be prepared, but she didn't bother. All she had to do was tow the line and give the boss what he wanted, but even that was beneath her. She was hired as a marketable commodity - an experienced performer expected to translate her looks and persona into ratings. That's it. That's all she had to do. And she blew it, like every other opportunity she's been given.

She proved herself to be so unmanageable and incompetent - so unwilling to listen or take advice from anyone, that she pissed away a dream job that required so little on her part. She even managed to squander her "hotness" with unnecessary surgeries and obsessive dieting that aged her ten years in the span of three. She became a caricature of herself - a woman pushing 50 who still relies on her physical appearance to compensate for inadequacies, making a spectacle of herself in public, with no self-awareness of how ludicrous and inappropriate her behavior appears to others.

It would just be sad if she weren't so hateful and vindictive, but she's stolen from too many people and destroyed too many lives for me to cut her any slack over the mental demons she must be fighting. She hasn't shown one iota of genuine concern for anyone but herself, and has truly earned her misrespect. The pattern is set with her, and the same mistakes are bound to be repeated as she tries to reignite her star. Hopefully, her audience will continue to fade away.

Anonymous said...

fox news might be watchable again. ellie.

newark hawk said...

Sarah Palin is either totally disingenuous or totally clueless when she claims that the media was supporting Romney during the 2011-12 primaries.

All of the television and radio "news" networks did everything they could to defeat Romney as he took on one ABR(Anybody But Romney) candidate after the next.

CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN & Fox viciously attacked Romney around-the-clock while simultaneously promoting each of the pretenders who briefly rose up to challenge him.

The networks intentionally covered up all the baggage - all the skeletons in the closet - of Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, while literally making stuff up about Romney out of thin air in order to hurt his chances of winning the nomination.

"Romney is out of touch", "Romney doesn't connect", "Romney is a flip-flopper", "Romney is not genuine", "Romney is a moderate", "Romney is a RINO", "Romney is the establishment candidate", "Romney has a 25% ceiling", "there's no enthusiasm for Romney", the list goes on of media slanders and smears against the GOP frontrunner.

The coup de grace was when Ms. Palin herself brazenly and shamelessly rejected Romney's gracious invitation to give a prime time speech at the GOP's national convention in Tampa.

No, Sarah, you and the rest of the media tried everything possible to stop Romney from winning the GOP nomination, but failed to do so because Republican primary voters saw through your deceit, your dishonesty, and your lies.

But your disgraceful ABR campaign did inflict just enough damage on Romney to kill his chances in the general election by permanently alienating 4 to 5 million Republicans from the party's eventual nominee, thus suppressing GOP turnout on November 6th and handing Obama the victory.

Sarah, if you're really looking for someone to blame for Obama's re-election, you need to look no further than into your handy little pocketbook mirror.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree. I visited her Facebook and the anti Mormon comments by her followers were disgusting.

leighrow said...

You are right on the mark with your conclusions. All one needed to do was visit her Facebook site to witness the Mormon hate by her followers.

Anonymous said...



Will Sarah apply for unemployment benefits while she looks for a new job?

Anonymous said...

Ellie, how are you? Long time no see!

FOX will never be watchable until they have some respect for their female TV personalities, and stop treating them like sex objects. I can't stand the pounds of makeup, the fake eyelashes and the worst--the dripping lip gloss. They all look like old Barbies dolls. It's sick.

The demographic must be a lot old men, that's all I can figure.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

That is true, Martha. They seem to have not very many 'smart' women on Fox, but a lot of window dressers. I have never been a Palin fan. I thought McCain lost the election when he pulled her out of thin air get the Hillary votes. I knew most women saw through the too short skirts and the vacant sound bites of Palin. Yes, she gave a good speech. But it was down hill from there on out.
Ellie

Anonymous said...

Ellie, yes. And it galls me that after she and her friends did all they could to torpedo Romney, that she now comes out and says, oh he was a RINO who was never going to win anyway.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Martha,

He is a RINO and he never was going to win. It played out exactly as rational people called it... Romney never had a shot. At least you can rest on the notion that nobody else in that lineup had much of a chance either. Well maybe Herman Cain...HAHA.

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