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Report: Behind the Latest Sarah Palin-Fox News Fight

Aug 31, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Sarah Palin’s "Facebook outburst complaining about Fox [News] canceling her appearance at the Republic National Convention [previously reported] reveals something deeper about Palin’s often rocky relationship with the network. Palin’s contract is up in January, and according to sources, Fox News executives are now weighing what kind of deal they would sign, if they sign one at all."

That’s what Gabriel Sherman writes in New York magazine.

Sherman continues, "Palin earns roughly $1 million per year from Fox, making her the highest paid contributor at the network. Fox executives have been disappointed with her ratings; Palin has been disappointed by Fox’s decision to not give her top billing on bookings. According to sources, the relationship at times has gotten so bad that much communication has been conducted via Palin’s husband Todd. One thing is clear: It’s risky for her to push the envelope too far. Fox has been a central pillar of Palin’s national reach since quitting the governorship, and without the network’s platform, it’s unclear how she could maintain even her current, much-diminished level of visibility."

5 Comments

  1. Sarah,
    Your ten minutes are long gone.
    Go back to Alaska and look at Russia from your porch.
    You are not a “has been”. You are a “never were, and never should have been”.
    G’bye, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
    Peter Bright

  2. I have to agree with Mr. Bright’s assessment. Politics aside, I have never quite understood Governor Palin’s “popularity” being that it was all about her. Her “speeches” never sounded eloquent, nor resonated with a broad based audience. Was she just speaking to the hunter and gatherer society? Fox will can her as she is too expensive, high maintenance, and of course has reached “has been” status. Now if she were really bold and intelligent (?) she would sell out and go over to MSNBC or CNN.

  3. here is what she said “”They’re our next-door neighbors, and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska”
    and that’s true. more than we can say for mr bright. Hooah !!!!

  4. Who in the hell is Peter Bright? Quoting a sketch from Saturday Night live.. not quite living up to your name, eh? Must be a Democrat – when you’ve got no leg to stand on, you trash your opponents. The fact that Mrs. Palin has helped get a number of Tea Party candidates elected says she is still viable in the Republican party and I’m sure she will help Romney/Ryan to their victory as well.

  5. The only way Sarah Palin will help Romney / Ryan to “victory” is if they keep her far, far away. It amazes me how much loyalty she inspires considering she did a lot to tank an entire Presidential campaign.

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