Fox News Chief Says Sarah Palin ‘Had No Chance to Be President’

Apr 16, 2012  •  Post A Comment

During a speech at the University of North Carolina, Fox News chief Roger Ailes said that Fox News contributor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin "had no chance to be president," reports The Huffington Post.

Palin, asked about his comment in an interview with Breitbart.com, noted, "I haven’t heard all of his remarks, but I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor. No doubt many people who are told they can’t do something will work that much harder, and they succeed."

Ailes clarified his comment on Friday, noting in a statement that he wasn’t referring to Palin’s long-term prospects. "When I hired most of the Republican contributors, none of them had any immediate prospects of becoming president," the statement read. "I hired all of them because they made for good television at the time. Sarah Palin is young and nobody can predict the future."

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