Skip to comments.The Curious Absence of Gov Palin from Fox News
Posted on 07/09/2011 6:35:03 AM PDT by unseen1
It is one of those things that people see but do not see. Gov Palin has not been seen on Fox News now for 34 days. From news reports Gov Palin is one of their most high paid commenters and yet they have chosen to not have her on air for an entire month plus. Her last appearance on Fox News was on June 5th 2011 where she appeared on Fox News Sunday. That appearance was one in which the anchor Chris Wallace called her performance "boffo" and remarked that for the first time he saw Gov Palin as a legitimate candidate for POTUS. After that, she made a brief appearance on Fox Business News channel in the middle of June. That appearance was also regarded as a strong performance.
Since the Fox News Sunday show, Fox has not scheduled Gov Palin on any show on their main news channel. They have done this even though Gov Palin continues to cause ratings to increase when she is on their channel. Per a press conference with Gov Palin during her Bus Tour and after her meeting with Ailes , Palin expressed that she was still under contract with Fox News and that she would let Fox News management know her plans in regards to a POTUS run sometime during the summer. So the question becomes why the absence from Fox news? If she is still under contract and still increases ratings for Fox News why does management not schedule her? Why continue to pay her but not use her? If Fox News thought her a candidate should they not have suspended her contract? Or at the least publicly announced she would not be on air until she made her decision like they did with Newt and Rick Santorum? And if they didn't consider her a candidate should they not have her scheduled to appear? Does Fox News management know something we do not? Does Fox News not want to give her a platform? Is there a movement by Fox News to keep Gov Palin's voice out of the conversation?
There have been reports that Palin and Fox News management have had a falling out. It has also been reported that the Fox News contract makes Palin unable to appear on competing News channels. What we can glean from the absence of Gov Palin from Fox News airwaves is that Fox News is fine with paying Gov Palin for no output. Why would Fox News management continue to pay Gov Palin in this regard? From a business stand point that makes no sense. Employers do not pay employees for no reason. What the reason is is anyone's guess. But never think for a minute there is no reason. Something is going on. A good reporter might ask what that something is.
“I thought she was on jury duty this month?”
I think she just has to be available and on call for 30 days for jury duty.
it’s gilnet fishing season in Alaska...
Sarah would get better ratings than Bill O...hands down
It`s a mute point anyway, because she is going to be sworn in as the first woman President of the USA in Jan 2013
I doubt Fox is going to take the chance she won't given O'Reilly current has, by far, the number one cable news show.
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