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.
She’s on a bus, thats why.
Or there could be some other reason... we'll find out eventually, one would suppose.
Maybe she’s enjoying the last remnants of her freedom. Once she announces it will be 9+ years of unrelenting MSM bull****.
She seems to have disappeared from all media for a few weeks, since the end of the first phase of her bus tour. Have there been any recent Facebook posts from her?
I do not believe she will run if Perry runs and every new candidate means an adjustment.
It's all about options at this point. I don't think she wants it because I don't think she can win and she knows it, too.
She's a great talker and spirited member of our country. My hat is off to her for her ability to rile folks. But it's not enough.
She’s not running.
one I think.
Usually when Sarah is quiet it means she is up to something.
If she wasn’t running wouldn’t fox have her on more often?
Last three Palin Facebook posts: June 9, June 22, July 6.
Laying pretty low these days.
FOX has gone “native”—either commie, soros, or muzzie.
Take your pick.
my thoughts too.
The Ames Iowa event is just over a month out. I think her or Perry or both will need to make some noise up there if either one is truly going to get into the fray. Both have missed the drop dead date to enter the straw poll but that doesn’t prohibit them from being on site or participating in another manner.
Her TV appearances orginated from home studio in AK most of the time didn’t they? She’s been away from the studio hasn’t she? Of course she could go to another Fox location where ever she is and still be available.
As I recently pointed out on another thread, there are two kinds of Palin naysayers:
1) those who dont want the truth to come out
2) those who think the truth cant come out.
The first group are the liars, the second are the ones who give up without a fight.
Maybe because it’s short summers in Alaska and she’s taking advantage of it. Hell, maybe she’s on jury duty.
With what’s going on with NOTW in England....not a bad idea to stay far away from Murdoch as possible.
good point but why if she is “after the money” as some on here say would she not schedule appearances then.
and yes there could be other reasons. But most of those other reasons tends to support the argument that she is running.
Yeah, no doubt.
I was hoping she’d get Glenn Beck’s old spot but I’m pretty sure that’s going to Greg Gutfeld.
if Perry runs Palin will defintely run since Perry will take votes from bachmann and Mitt and give Palin a clear pathway to the nomination.
Palin has one of the strongest records in the gop field she is much more than a talker.
that is a very good point. the calm before the storm so to speak.
i have noticed they have moved to the center left since Tucson shootings.
Has it ever been definitely confirmed that the Palins bought that home in Arizona there were stories about a few weeks back?
My prediction is that she is off the air until she comes out with her announcement to run in a couple of weeks. When she was in NY meeting with Roger they may have come to terms with her simply winding down her appearances until she either makes an announcement—or decides not to run.
That way, she avoids the potential negative press of being either suspended by Fox until she decides or being seen as ‘quitting’ Fox without a definite run. Also, she presumably racks up another few weeks of pay. They may have agreed to her taking a voluntary, unannounced hiatus for a certain period of time or until she decides.
Then again, perhaps there is a clause in her contract allowing her so many weeks of vacation and she’s simply chosen to use them now as a way to avoid Fox having to decide whether to suspend her until a decision.
Another, less attractive, scenario would involve Fox directing its hosts and producers simply not to program her. They may not want to give her the speculative boost that her unannounced campaign would get for their suspending her—nor the practical boost that her continuing appearances gave her. They may be pushing her to quit by not programming her, whereas such a break from public exposure may be just what she wants right now.
the drop dead date is july 23rd i believe.
not sure if either are looking to compete in the poll. She has done interviews from her new home in AZ and she has been in AK for the last several weeks.
Crap. Just another typical FOX cluster. I'm out.
Sometimes, other things in life take over for
a very short time. Like jury duty.
well she is on jury duty. but the jury duty up there consists of calling in every day or week to see if she is needed. Not so much a obstacle for a 15 minute interview. Even when she was filming SPAK she was able to do fox news interviews. there is more too it I think. Esp considering the length of the absence. And considering it started with the Bus tour.
yes she confirmed it herself in the Greta interview during her bus tour.
Isn’t she in the middle of the fishing season with Todd? I seem to remember that was the reason she cut the bus tour short. Tough to do analysis while on a boat.
As for whether “she wants it” or not, from everything I've read or heard from the Governor, it's never been about her. It's about service to our Country, which is the way it should be. Far too many ambitious politicians have the wrong reasons for running for higher office.
As to whether Gov. Palin can win or should she just remain a cheerleader, either way she will be the focus of media attacks. By not running, candidates could (possibly) end up avoiding her just to avoid any negative publicity (as we know most/all of the declared candidates are intimidated by the media). Since the media is going to do what they're going to do, Palin’s strongest platform would be as a candidate.
Gov. Perry still hasn't announced his candidacy, and still might decide against. Interesting that he seems to be waiting for some reason. I'm still not convinced he really wants to put forth the effort it would take, and I wouldn't blame him for that. Either way, I don't see any big enthusiasm from voters awaiting his decision. I guess that could change.
possible. but 34 days?
the drop dead date is july 23rd i believe.
July 23rd. You are correct, my bad.
Usually she follows a period of quietness with a speech or appearance that leaves the world buzzing for weeks. Like a B2 Bomber.
FOX couldn’t “muzzle” her if they wanted to. If she’s not in the media spotlight, it’s by choice. All she needs to do is let word out that she has something to say and she’ll be surrounded by fans/haters/and of course the media (hoping to find a derogatory).
“There have been reports”
There’s your problem right there. Since no one knows the facts, it’s all conjecture. Why not just follow Gov. Palin’s lead - relax, enjoy the summertime, and not make up stuff?
i think we see things the same way but I’m leaning towards your last point. I think this is foxnews playing hardball. And giving her the option to quit to get her message out.
She wants people to start second guessing what her motives are?
She is taunting the media to start making up more stuff about her?
It’s summer in Alaska and she’s busy enjoying it. She’s still on jury duty. She’s minding her own business.
yeap. pretty much the question and only because the last month has been a break of normal SOP IRT to Palin’s fox appearances.
I would guess she’s doing a lot of talking with God.
This is hilarious. No one here knows what she is up to leaving everyone to speculate among the many possibilities. Just think how this is driving the Leftists in the MSM nuts! LOL!
agreed. They couldn’t muzzle her. but they can deny her a platform to reach their viewers. viewers that are made up of a majority of gop voters.
I think the absence works for both of them or Palin would have done something about it or fox newes would have. But it only works for both if Palin is running correct?
A. I think you are a reporter/supporter/staff
B. She is running
C. Her contract had contingencies built in
yeah. the possibilites are fun to guess about. I just found it odd that she had such a long absence from Fox news.
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