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Why Fox News dropped Sarah Palin [Palin dropped Fox]
The Christain Science Monitor ^ | January 26, 2013 | Brad Knickerbocker

Posted on 01/26/2013 4:34:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

When the history of US politics in the early 21st century is written, two figures will stand out: Barack Obama and Sarah Palin.

The election of Mr. Obama to the highest elective office – the first African-American to win the presidency – did not necessarily signal a new era of post-racial politics. But coming just a generation after federal troops in the South (and a federal judge in Boston) were necessary to desegregate public schools, it was a huge milestone.

Sarah Palin was not the first woman to win a major political party’s vice presidential nomination; that was US Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, Walter Mondale’s running mate way back in 1984.

But the presence of the former Alaska governor on the GOP ticket headed by Sen. John McCain in 2008 invigorated the party – at the time, at least. And although they lost to Obama and Joe Biden, it wasn’t the blowout that Mondale and Ferraro suffered against Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.

Ferraro went on to relative political obscurity, twice losing Democratic Party primaries for the US Senate. Ms. Palin, on the other hand, was just getting started when the returns for the 2008 presidential race were being counted.

Over the next few years, she became a political force of nature – stirring a tea party base that thronged to her appearances, scaring GOP incumbents deemed too willing to find common ground with Democrats, and building a very lucrative business that included (for one season, at least) her own “reality” TV show while launching one of her five children – daughter Bristol – on her own entertainment career.

Meanwhile, as with some other conservative ex-elected officials like Mike Huckabee, Palin was given a sinecure of sorts as a commentator for Fox News...

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TOPICS: Alaska; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: cultofpalin; foxnews; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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To: donna

What, are you worried about your place in hell?


151 posted on 01/26/2013 9:42:22 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
What, are you worried about your place in hell?

I know, Palin speaks the words that humiliates her supporters - so someone else has to be the bad guy.

152 posted on 01/26/2013 9:51:45 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Fightin Whitey
But we do record and watch Bret Bair’s News Hour.

So do I. Bret faithfully and thoroughly covered Bengahzi. Had the MSM done the same, Obama might not have been able to steal the election quite so easily. Also, I always look forward to the end of his program to see what funny piece of tape he has chosen to air that day. It never fails to make me smile!

153 posted on 01/26/2013 10:18:36 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: Windflier
Not just 'rats, but GOP-e bots. FR is still infested with them.

I see the 'rats and the GOP-E BOTS as one. They both hate conservatives/conservatism. They are America's enemy so they are mine, as well.

154 posted on 01/26/2013 10:19:19 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Timber Rattler

Good story and it makes sense.

But Fox hasn’t been attracting conservative viewers, and those are the people who tune in to see Sarah Palin.

She is better off without Fox News.

There is a lot of work that needs to be done before the next two elections. Organizing takes time and huge effort, but most of all, it requires the involvement of a charizmatic person like Sarah Palin.


155 posted on 01/26/2013 10:42:04 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: donna
If you’re not afraid,

Go away idiot and don't waste bandwidth on 'your agenda'. I want nothing from tainted you.

There is no one more afraid than you, wench, - afraid of conservatives and smart successful women.

156 posted on 01/26/2013 10:55:33 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
Revealing thread.

Palin’s own words sure got her die-hard supporters all riled up, LOL.

157 posted on 01/26/2013 11:25:18 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is the only one with the guts to step outside the ‘comfort zone.’ Third Party, please!


158 posted on 01/27/2013 2:29:23 AM PST by AdaGray (squi)
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To: presently no screen name
It’s just gossip - and gossip has an agenda.

Oh yeah, and what would that be?

BTW, I you' totally ignoring the well-documented history between Palin and Ailes that I kindly provided up thread. Not sure what your problem is since its clear that Palin and Fox wanted to be rid of each other, and this contract renewal was the breaking point.

159 posted on 01/27/2013 2:31:44 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: presently no screen name
C. Edmund Wright made a comment to which I responded. The rest of my posts followed in that line.

You came into that thread of thought all on your lonesome ~ and it would seem you would have read all the earlier posts so you'd know what the issues were that i raised, or that C.edmund raised ~ so i'm not putting words in your mouth ~ i asking you questions in line with the trend of the pre-existing conversation.

You want to comment you owe it to the other Freepers to go back up the line and find out what they were talking about. As it is you've become argumentative and accusatory about nothing anybody here was discussing.

BTW, Juan Williams has been appearing on the main broadcast channels as well as Channel 8 in the Washington DC broadcast area FOR DECADES. We know him whether we want to or not. He is currently playing the roll of mild mannered black man the big dogs let talk on TV. William Raspberry used to do that, and so did Carl Rowen.

Remember that book where the dude is out to kill the white whale? It starts 'call me ishmael' ~ well, this situation ~ with Juan is that he's out to conquer white TV, so 'call him token'!

160 posted on 01/27/2013 6:38:20 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Didn't she refuse to renew her contract with them?

Yep, she quit again.

Someone must have filed a "frivolous lawsuit">

161 posted on 01/27/2013 7:13:29 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: presently no screen name
I see the 'rats and the GOP-E BOTS as one. They both hate conservatives/conservatism.

Yep. We need to be alert to infiltration by them in our groups and online communities.

162 posted on 01/27/2013 8:01:32 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: donna

Yeah, it’s revealing you are dumb, jealous and ugly. You crave attention here because you can’t get it outside of FR - so you use Sarah threads trying to steal some limelight from a beautiful, successful Patriot.

Go hug your own kind - michelle.


163 posted on 01/27/2013 8:20:29 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Windflier

Your response is rational. Thanks.


164 posted on 01/27/2013 9:32:05 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: muawiyah
so i'm not putting words in your mouth

Yes you HAVE and saying that shows how repulsed you are with HONESTY!

C. Edmund Wright made a comment to which I responded. The rest of my posts followed in that line.

My posts and others are not from C Wright. Do you always respond to other posts with the first comment in mind? Is that how dumb you are that you are unable to shift gears as you respond to other posts when they, too, comment on your liberal agenda here? You are so hell bent whatever the question or comment, you just continue your liberal rant without reading what was sent to you. Your back tracking isn't working and you've been exposed with your own posts and you were unable to respond to their content.

You came into that thread of thought all on your lonesome

This is an open thread, idiot. And no one or C Wright didn't ping you. You wandered in with the name of Conservative SARAH as the draw and posted your liberal cr@p and conservatives responded to it. Your attempt to back track is useless - as much as your twisted logic is 'trying'.

This thread is about a beautiful, successful Patriot who has served her country well/top notch and your focus is on an overpaid liberal talking head who has done zilch for this country and who conservatives don't give a whit about but only liberal you. The media's purpose is to spread their propaganda and you are just one of their parrots/a dime a dozen, nothing more. Juan gets two million from Fox for it and you're just his pathetic lackey.

You are dismissed. Wasting bandwidth on your liberal agenda here is done.

165 posted on 01/27/2013 9:35:00 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: TBP

Exactly.


166 posted on 01/27/2013 10:35:11 AM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Fightin Whitey
Also he’s not particularly bitter or rude, just stupid. Perfect.

Juan Williams is less of a hack than Bob Beckel.

Beckel has spent his life just mechanically repeating Democrat talking points.

I get the feeling Williams had more independence of mind once, but now that he's getting paid to be a liberal on Fox News, he's going to give the network its money's worth and be the liberal on Fox News.

167 posted on 01/27/2013 10:54:07 AM PST by x
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To: Timber Rattler; Taliesan; donna; AEMILIUS PAULUS; Las Vegas Dave; humblegunner; muawiyah
As you know, some of Sarah Palin's admirers on this forum have somewhat unrealistic views of her.
This is an ongoing list of historical, popular, and Biblical people, as well as fictional characters and animals that Sarah Palin™ has been compared to on FR:


168 posted on 01/27/2013 11:23:58 AM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

Good list.

Thank you.


169 posted on 01/27/2013 11:27:03 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: EveningStar

It’s idol worship.


170 posted on 01/27/2013 1:15:52 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: donna

Bunk.

:D

Palin is potentially a very strong candidate for President.

It is recognition of that. No more. No less.


171 posted on 01/27/2013 1:19:59 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Hmm, and Elvis is still alive.


172 posted on 01/27/2013 1:30:50 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: donna

Haha. Ok maybe

Got a deal for you though: Keep your mind open, at least a tiny bit.

I have been wrong about Palin before, and do not have any special knowledge about her decision making.

Just asking, to keep at least a very small section of your brain reserved just in case.

Deal?


173 posted on 01/27/2013 1:39:40 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

How do I make this clear? Palin said she is a Feminist!

Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islamism, Darwinism

Palin is not a conservative with traditional values, she is a Feminist first. She is just another trick against true conservatives.


174 posted on 01/27/2013 1:55:57 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: humblegunner

So are you still in the first job you ever had in your life or are you a “quitter” my FRiend?


175 posted on 01/27/2013 2:09:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: EveningStar; Cringing Negativism Network; onyx; Timber Rattler; Taliesan; donna; AEMILIUS PAULUS; ..

Hey, ever put together a list of all the people, fictional characters and things that Mr. Obama has been compared to? Didn’t think so. And what does that tell us about you?


176 posted on 01/27/2013 2:14:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So are you still in the first job you ever had in your life or are you a “quitter” my FRiend?

Her work history seems to have a recurrent theme of quitting, or leaving, or stepping down or whatever term you prefer.

177 posted on 01/27/2013 2:15:45 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: donna

We get it! Strong women drive you nuts! I see it all the time here.


178 posted on 01/27/2013 2:16:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And what does that tell us about you?

Maybe that he finds the Palin adoration funnier than
that directed at Obama... since more is expected from our side.

179 posted on 01/27/2013 2:21:45 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Only an idiot stays in a job that offers you a 90% pay cut. Would you accept a deal like that? Believe it, or not, she has other options and can walk away from a bad deal, unlike manyh in DC or Hollywood who have to take whatever crumbs fall from the elite’s table. Maybe you didn’t notice when the Indians and others paid her a boatload of cash just to come and give a talk. She does seminars in this country, too. In your world (like the left) she’s a grifter and quitter, but there’s a good portion of America who holds her in high esteem.


180 posted on 01/27/2013 2:24:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: humblegunner

Or maybe he has an axe to grind and would rather shoot within the tent than without. There’s a word for that.


181 posted on 01/27/2013 2:26:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey, ever put together a list of all the people, fictional characters and things that Mr. Obama has been compared to?
No. But I did post this.
182 posted on 01/27/2013 2:27:38 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe you didn’t notice when the Indians and others paid her a boatload of cash just to come and give a talk.

Good for them. They also bathe in the Ganges, all fulla filth and corpses.
They are welcome to make their own decisions about such things.

there’s a good portion of America who holds her in high esteem.

Well Bully for them all.

183 posted on 01/27/2013 2:30:59 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Timber Rattler
Kindly? and with 'your' thoughts as facts about what the new contract contains and that's the reason Sarah left. That is gossip. Obviously, you think it's kind to gossip.

Not sure what your problem is since its clear that Palin and Fox wanted to be rid of each other, and this contract renewal was the breaking point.

Every thing is clear to you; yet, you know s**t! It's you that has the problem. You don't have the mindset, life, success like Sarah - so saying she left because they didn't offer her much - that's your rant. And then you add your fear with Ailes and what 'you think' are his speed dial friends and can be used against Sarah.

When Sarah decided to leave when her contract was up, she would have left if they doubled or cut her salary. Didn't I tell you to show me where Sarah was anything about money and you DIDN'T but still you carry on with your gossip. She is led by the Lord - something I told you before and unless you are, also, don't comment what 'you think' are her reasons. You are just a gossip monger still beating 'your drum' on someone else's life. Give it up IF you can since 'your kind' role has it's hold on you!

184 posted on 01/27/2013 2:40:15 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: EveningStar

Well, that just shut my mouth, didn’t it? A 2009 column by someone else. How could I have ever doubted you?


185 posted on 01/27/2013 3:01:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: presently no screen name
You don't have the mindset, life, success like Sarah

How the hell do YOU know and where is YOUR success?
Where are YOUR books and speaking gigs and reality shows?

Didn't I tell you to show me where Sarah was anything about money and you DIDN'T

Go cry, Emo snake handler.

You don't TELL anyone squat. Not here, and not anywhere.

186 posted on 01/27/2013 3:08:28 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: presently no screen name
Every thing is clear to you; yet, you know s**t! It's you that has the problem. You don't have the mindset, life, success like Sarah - so saying she left because they didn't offer her much - that's your rant. And then you add your fear with Ailes and what 'you think' are his speed dial friends and can be used against Sarah.

Have you lost your mind?

187 posted on 01/27/2013 3:10:45 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That Palin fans = Obama fans.


188 posted on 01/27/2013 3:27:01 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: humblegunner
ROTFLMAO!!!

Was wondering how long it would be before you cranked up your anti-Palin crap again.
I've had such a great day, I think I'll just let your pathetically repetitive and dumb ass slide this time.
Besides it's probably getting close to your bed check or serious drinking time........Which ever may apply.

189 posted on 01/27/2013 3:29:14 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So you’re saying that strong women have to be Feminists.

Go straight to DU.


190 posted on 01/27/2013 3:29:36 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: The Cajun
I think I'll just let your pathetically repetitive and dumb ass slide this time.

Praise the Lord, I'm so relieved. Worried, I was.

191 posted on 01/27/2013 3:33:07 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: donna

Hahahahaha! Worst comeback, evah! Struck a nerve, did I?


192 posted on 01/27/2013 3:34:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: presently no screen name
not quite sure what you want to say there. and here i am a sponsoring member of her husband's snow machine racing team. got their logo on my car.

So what is it you want to say?

193 posted on 01/27/2013 3:37:03 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: humblegunner

Very simple, she doesn’t have to put up with their sh~t so she doesn’t.


194 posted on 01/27/2013 3:39:08 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: donna

I know you probably won’t go to one of those “marxist” psychologists or psychiatrists, but maybe the snake handler, guru or faith healer at your cult/church could sit down with you and work you through your issues. It’s worth a try, don’t you think? And if you’re comparing Palin supporters to Obama fanatics, sister, you need help!


195 posted on 01/27/2013 3:39:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: muawiyah
i am a sponsoring member of her husband's snow machine racing team

Sucks that the "team" has to go begging like that.

196 posted on 01/27/2013 3:43:15 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: presently no screen name; Timber Rattler
When Sarah decided to leave when her contract was up, she would have left if they doubled ...
Saint Sarah would have left if they doubled her contract? Where did you hear this? Did she tell you personally?
197 posted on 01/27/2013 3:47:26 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: humblegunner; muawiyah

>> “Sucks that the “team” has to go begging like that.” <<

.
Sucks that you know so little about racing!

It takes about $5000 per event to even run a production hobby car in SCCA. To run in nationally publicised events it can be from $50,000 to the millions.

No racing would exist without sponsors.


198 posted on 01/27/2013 3:54:05 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: humblegunner
That's the way it is ~ one of my wife's nephews ended up getting sponsored by so many clothing companies (for surfing competitions) he had a good 20 years supply of cutoffs and hoodies.
199 posted on 01/27/2013 3:54:35 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You are revealing yourself today:

1) Feminist true believer
2) Anti-Christian attacker

You’re a troll passing as a Palin fan.


200 posted on 01/27/2013 4:04:39 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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