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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:31 AM

Fox Made Limited Effort to Keep Sarah Palin


by Howard Kurtz Jan 25, 2013 9:38 PM EST

Financial Offer Far Less Than Previous Deal


Fox News offered Sarah Palin a new contract before she decided to part ways with the network where she has held forth as a commentator for the last three years. However, it would be hard to describe it as a generous contract.

Palin was a hot property when Roger Ailes landed her in 2009, fresh off her colorful run for vice president, and paid her an annual salary of $1 million. Fox even built Palin a studio at her Wasilla home. But relations cooled between the two sides, and Palin was appearing on Fox less often—complaining on Facebook one night during the Republican convention that the network had canceled her appearances.

The new contract offered by Fox, say people familiar with the situation, would have provided only a fraction of the million-dollar-a-year salary. It was then, they say, that Palin turned it down and both sides agreed to call it quits.

A friendly announcement was planned for Friday, but a source close to Palin leaked the news in the afternoon to Real Clear Politics, saying the former Alaska governor “decided not to renew the arrangement” and “remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism.” The official statement soon surfaced, with Fox Executive Vice President Bill Shine saying “we have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

What happened, quite simply, is that Palin’s star had faded. She was no longer the rock star of 2008, her future presidential ambitions the subject of constant speculation. The political climate shifted as well, with Republicans, having been shellacked in their second straight presidential election, debating a future involving Rubio and Christie and Ryan but not Palin.

And the atmosphere at Fox shifted as well. It was no longer a network in the throes of a Tea Party revolt and providing a platform for Glenn Beck. Fox edged a bit closer to the center, and Palin began to seem more the Julianne Moore of Game Change than a political force.

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Reply Fox Made Limited Effort to Keep Sarah Palin (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
livetohike Jan 2013 #1
DonViejo Jan 2013 #6
livetohike Jan 2013 #8
DonViejo Jan 2013 #9
BlueStreak Jan 2013 #7
tanyev Jan 2013 #2
thucythucy Jan 2013 #3
yellowcanine Jan 2013 #5
Scuba Jan 2013 #4
SummerSnow Jan 2013 #10
tanyev Jan 2013 #11
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #12
lunatica Jan 2013 #13
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:37 AM

1. Hopefully, we will spared from hearing her name again

Her brand of idiocy is finished.

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Response to livetohike (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:20 AM

6. I'm suspicious of her motivation for buying...

a home in AZ. I have a gut feeling she will try and run for McCain's Senate seat...once Gramps decides he's had enough or goes to his great reward.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:36 AM

8. With the teaparty popularity at an all time low, I don't know how

Palin could make herself over to actually win anything....besides that, one of the biggest mistakes she made was to quit her Governor position. Most thinking people might wonder if she would stick it out as a Senator, or any other political position.

I really think the teabag party is finished. They thought they had so much power and it wasn't enough in 2012. They all look so small now....in my opinion.

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Response to livetohike (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:46 AM

9. I don't disagree...

but don't forget, we are talking about Az; home of Jan Brewer, Gramps McCain, Arpaio, etc, etc. I can see her winning a primary race for Senate but then being defeated in the General Election.

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Response to livetohike (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:21 AM

7. Never underestimate the stupidity of Americans

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:42 AM

2. Next up: Piper Palin, Real Tween of Wasilla.

"Help me, Piper. You're my only hope."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:55 AM

3. We need to keep reminding people

that THIS was the person the GOP told us only four some years ago was qualified to be vice president and, if necessary, president of the United States.

And then ask: what makes anyone believe that Republican judgment now is any better than Republican judgment then?

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:13 AM

5. The whole thing was a PR stunt from the beginning.

Sarah and TAWD played McCain for a fool and used him to advance brand Palin. She was bored being governor of Alaska and running for VP offered a chance for fame and fortune. As for the GOP, no serious GOP politician ever thought she had a chance of helping McCain win - there was no running mate which would. OTOH she was a venue for raising cash from the GOP money boys who were taken in by her smile and her female anatomy - as was McCain.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:57 AM

4. She had a six year contract, stayed three.

Why were they surprised?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:53 AM

10. She said she quit..but

Fox was annoyed with her+limiting her airtime+not renewing her contract =fired

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:19 AM

11. Quit, fired.

Potayto, Potahto in Palinverse.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:49 PM

12. I hope they at least disconnected the broadcast transmitter and made it non functional.

Or maybe set it up so it can only broadcast to Russia.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:01 PM

13. Here's a thought!

Have it only broadcast in Wasilla so all her fans will move there and start their own little country called The Great Republic of Wasilla where the National Emblem is a gun aiming at the viewer and crosshairs!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:28 PM

14. maybe she will go

 

back under a rock

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