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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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Didn't she refuse to renew her contract with them? How many times now have they written her political obituary? I lost track around 40 and that was quite some time ago.
1 posted on 01/26/2013 4:34:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

this is proof that liberals CANT read..Sarah was offered a renewal of her contract with Fox..she said NO..its been written over and over again that is what happened and leftists just refuse to READ..her contract was up, they offered her a new one and Sarah said NO..why can’t people see something as simple as it is and move on..always with the crazy conspiracy theories..but of course we all know leftists have NO lives


2 posted on 01/26/2013 4:36:35 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everything that I have read said what you heard. Sarah chose NOT to renew her relationship with FOX.


3 posted on 01/26/2013 4:38:44 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This article seems biased, and involving Colin Powell seems a meaningless distraction.

Yet a good story about Palin seems worth commenting on, nonetheless.

:D


4 posted on 01/26/2013 4:39:57 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Also, Mike Huckabee is a RINO, not a conservative! Ditto, John McCain!


5 posted on 01/26/2013 4:40:36 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Although as it is reported she denied to renew, that isnt’ the whole story. What isnt being said is if Fox coughed up something similar to the $1 million a year she was getting before.

Obviously, with these kinds of things if she is being offered say $150k or 200,000 now and a 2 year or less contract. Then it could be said that Fox has cooled much more over her, than vice a versa...but the dollar figures are not being talked about! The $Dollar$ are the story!


6 posted on 01/26/2013 4:41:49 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Sarah Barracuda

This article was written before it was learned that Palin had turned down the contract. Go to the second page of the article and scroll to the bottom and you will see an update.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 4:43:18 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: harpu

Why? Because FOX is going leftist and the hiring of Kucinich was the last straw for her.

G


8 posted on 01/26/2013 4:44:35 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: RBStealth; harpu; GRRRRR; All
From the end of the article:

UPDATE – Howard Kurtz reports on the Daily Beast Saturday:

“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….

“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.”

9 posted on 01/26/2013 4:47:56 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: GRRRRR

Kucinich was last straw for me. Sarah will be just fine with whatever she does.

BTW I wrote a warning about Fox when they doubled Juan Williams contract, and I was criticized for it. No one criticizes me anymore for that....


10 posted on 01/26/2013 4:48:26 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Traditionalists and Social Conservatives are still Conservatives ~ and not RINOs. Some Fiscally oriented Republicans are RINOs and not Conservatives.

We are not going to let you or anybody else write the Traditionalists, National Defense or Social Conservatives out of the movement, or out of the Republican party.

If you don't care for them the Democrats await you with open arms ~

11 posted on 01/26/2013 4:52:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Juan Williams is their token black guy.

That’s all he is. Wisdom does not exist in Juan Williams he only spouts the black side and 99% of the time is dead wrong. But since they have to have a black guy why not Juan Williams.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 4:54:05 PM PST by Venturer
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To: EveningStar

Thanks for the update..but they should change the title of their article, it makes it appear like she was dropped from Fox which is not the case


13 posted on 01/26/2013 4:54:46 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: C. Edmund Wright

See my tagline.


14 posted on 01/26/2013 4:54:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

juan is generally personable. most of the other leftwingtards on TV are not personable. FOX has always had a bias for personable people.


15 posted on 01/26/2013 4:55:05 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Venturer

I’m not talking about hiring Juan, I’m talking about doubling his Fox contract in knee jerk reaction to NPR figing him. THAT was what I said was a mistake.


16 posted on 01/26/2013 4:56:31 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: muawiyah

Still no excuse to double his contract when NPR fired him, which was my only point.....


17 posted on 01/26/2013 4:57:28 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Venturer

“But since they have to have a black guy why not Juan Williams.”

Also he’s not particularly bitter or rude, just stupid. Perfect.


18 posted on 01/26/2013 4:59:57 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: muawiyah

Feminists are not conservative.

Palin is a self described Feminist.

You might as well support McCain (like she did and does).


19 posted on 01/26/2013 5:03:17 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I really don’t have a problem with Kucinich. At least he is exactly what he touts himself to be. He is one of the few to leave congress after serving way to long without becoming a millionaire. He may be a bullcrap spouting liberal nutcase.. but he sticks to what he says.


20 posted on 01/26/2013 5:06:19 PM PST by pnut22
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fox (meaning Roger Ailes) wanted her gone, but they desperately didn’t want to deal with the bad public relations blowback from Palin loyalists.

So they offered her an extension with a huge salary cut. That way, she could gracefully decline to renew. Which she did.

Palin doesn’t bad-mouth Fox, and Fox reciprocates. No need to alienate each other.


21 posted on 01/26/2013 5:06:56 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2mjhg8yfKC0/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAABI/FYzJJPPfwd4/s250-c-k/photo.jpg

Brad Knickerbocker of the CSM: Can you trust his reporting?

Most definitely you can. Assuming that is, of course, that you want heavily biased yellow reportage such as that featured in “Across the country, many mobilize against illegal immigration”

The bottom line of the report seems to be to portray those opposed to illegal immigration as various kinds of bad people. Some of the words and phrases used in the article include: “nativism”, “anti-immigrant”, “extremist movements”, “extreme anti-immigrant sentiment”, “conspiracy theories”, “opposed to multiculturalism”, “[historical] violent reactions to immigrants”, and “extremist activities”. And, those are words coming from the author; those from the people he quotes are even worse.

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/004556.html


22 posted on 01/26/2013 5:08:23 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Fightin Whitey

“Also he’s not particularly bitter or rude, just stupid.”
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To me, Juan the moron always looks like a “dear in the headlights”.


23 posted on 01/26/2013 5:12:14 PM PST by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Figures they get it wrong. SHE ended it. As for the rest, I didn’t read it. Already saw the Politico version. I’ll listen to her, not the wishful thinking of the Left. Their media have done enough damage to this country. Sarah will speak for herself....and I can’t wait. :-)


24 posted on 01/26/2013 5:12:20 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: muawiyah
Check with your doctor, there may be a cure for tunnel vision.

That said, you are partly right, Hukabee is not a RINO, he's a jerk with a guitar and some following.

25 posted on 01/26/2013 5:15:09 PM PST by norton
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To: pnut22

It’s not about Kucinich, it’s about Fox continuing to drift further and further left.


26 posted on 01/26/2013 5:17:22 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: SueRae

In the corporate world, sometimes they let you resign instead of firing you. But you know and I know and everyone knows, you were fired.

Fox fired Palin by offering her a salary they knew she would never accept.

It’s not an attack on Sarah Palin to call things as they are. I’m a big Palin supporter and still wish she had run for President.

But Fox (very politely) fired her.


27 posted on 01/26/2013 5:24:45 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Obviousl NPR was smarter than Fox.


28 posted on 01/26/2013 5:26:41 PM PST by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think we all place too much emphasis on what the media does and does not do but I fully understand the impact their ignorance has on the American public.

For the most part they are nothing but a cabal of people who do nothing but Monday morning quarterback everything that happens. They do not make anything of value, they only report with a ton of bias on what other people do.

More and more I am watching them less and less as very few of them have any expertise in the area in which they are reporting.

The slobbering love fest over a half black man is the last straw. If that is the best the black community has to offer then maybe the bigots were right.

Very few humans with the charisma of the magic negro have used that charisma for good. Usually significant human tragedy follows those with both charisma and a lust for power. The path of Hitler is almost parallel with bHo.


29 posted on 01/26/2013 5:29:20 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You people are like a cat chasing its tail. Not one person in a thousand either knows or cares about this. It is irrelevant.


30 posted on 01/26/2013 5:29:59 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Blue Ink
I'm sorry, but you can't believe anything that's reported about Sarah Palin in the MSM.

They lie about her all the time.

31 posted on 01/26/2013 5:31:23 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Liberals live in a fantasy world where everything exists the way they think they should be, NOT the way things really are. In other words they’re quite delusional.


32 posted on 01/26/2013 5:34:09 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At the bottom of the article you posted, it’s revealed that Fox offered her a significantly reduced contract, but that she refused to take the pay cut and walked away.


33 posted on 01/26/2013 5:35:44 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Venturer

Juan Williams is a huge putz who’s nothing more than a broken record of talking points. A broken clock is right much more often than him.


34 posted on 01/26/2013 5:38:41 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: harpu

>Sarah chose NOT to renew her relationship with FOX.<

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I broke my relationship with FOX a long time ago.

I really do not see that much of a difference between FOX and the rest of the MSM.

What can you expect — they are partly owned by the Saudis.


35 posted on 01/26/2013 5:40:22 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
FOX is a business based upon each of their commentators obtaining satisfactory ratings. They pay their commentators based upon those ratings. To put it another way if she was watched by untold millions Fox would have paid her accordingly. They cut their offer as she was not drawing the viewers.

Palin's real value is apparently motivating some voters that is where she belongs-giving Rah Rah Rah speeches.

36 posted on 01/26/2013 5:40:50 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; 2ndDivisionVet; All
I don't know if this deserves it's own thread or not but it's worth a look:

Fox Made Limited Effort to Keep Sarah Palin: Financial Offer Far Less Than Previous Deal

37 posted on 01/26/2013 5:41:13 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: RBStealth
Ailes has been wanting to rid himself of Palin for sometime now, particularly after she ignored him during the Tucson lynching and defended herself with her outstanding video at the time.

After she went rogue on him, he had a big problem on his hands though. He couldn't outright fire her without bringing the roof down on Fox's head, and so he began scaling back her appearances (leading to her Facebook complaints), and when her contract came up to renewal, he only offered her a a new contract with an insultingly large pay cut. So she's walked away, as he intended, leaving Fox unscathed.

38 posted on 01/26/2013 5:43:39 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: EveningStar
say people familiar with the situation,

AKA unknown sources. How long have you been on FR that you would spend one moment on that OR waste bandwidth on it?

It's always the same old ones on FR that remain unteachable.

39 posted on 01/26/2013 5:44:31 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Blue Ink
Palin doesn’t bad-mouth Fox, and Fox reciprocates. No need to alienate each other.

Until the whispering and leaking campaign against her by Ailes' toadies starts in a few days, that is...

40 posted on 01/26/2013 5:47:46 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m to the point I just don’t care what ANYONE has to say about Sarah Palin, I’d vote for her in a “New York Minute!”


41 posted on 01/26/2013 5:50:15 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
they doubled Juan Williams contract,

I didn't know that - so thanks for writing to them. I don't watch Fox unless Sarah or another TRUE American is on that cannot be bought.

Sarah will be just fine with whatever

Absolutely, she knows her Source and He leads her. She knows more now, then these flunkies will know/understand when it does happen.

42 posted on 01/26/2013 5:54:10 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"When I see a former governor say that the president is ‘shuckin’ and jivin’ — that’s a racial-era slave term,” Mr. Powell said, referring to Palin’s characterization of Obama’s response to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the US ambassador and three other Americans."
 
How in the heck am I suppose to know that is some racial term from a time I never lived in.  It's a perjorative phrase that has left slavery in the past.
 
Besides, I'm so color blind I can't even get a pilots license.
 
You on the other hand think about color all day long and use it for personal leverage.
 
Which makes you a backhanded racist, who just has never felt comfortable in his own skin and maintains a Title VII attitude, insisting on a handout for your mere existence on the one hand and affirmative action, which implies you are less than capable, for moving ahead in life to positions you rightly shouldn't have.
 
You are morally bankrupt, intellectually fallow and a spiritual hazard to be avoided.

43 posted on 01/26/2013 5:54:10 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

If this move to push Palin out does not convince people that Fix News is LIBERAL....nothing will. OK, maybe except Shep Smith doing male porn on air....


44 posted on 01/26/2013 5:54:24 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: EveningStar

I can totally understand why Sarah wouldnt want to be on Fox anymore..first of all, she was hardly on..maybe what, once a month and even when she was on it was only for about 5-10 minutes at the most..why would she want to be shackled to another long term contract with Fox(I doubt it had anything to do with the money I think it had more to do with the direction Ailes is going with the network)..if she had her own show on the channel MAYBE it would have been worth staying but only to be on once a month and still be shackled to do whatever Fox News says I wouldnt have stayed either. Ailes wanted to mold Sarah into someone she was not, a RINO clone of Romney and she wanted no part of it..she made the right choice


45 posted on 01/26/2013 5:55:12 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: presently no screen name

It’s just a quote. Don’t be silly.


46 posted on 01/26/2013 5:56:30 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah should run for the Senate. She can really help us there.


47 posted on 01/26/2013 5:59:45 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I doubt it had anything to do with the money
$1 million a year isn't chicken feed, you know. Offering her a new contract for a fraction of that is like telling her to get lost.
48 posted on 01/26/2013 6:01:42 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: jwalsh07; 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah should run for the Senate. She can really help us there.
From Alaska or Arizona?
49 posted on 01/26/2013 6:03:29 PM 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.

DELIBERATELY BIAS is more like it. FOX is weak, very weak-lukewarm.

"So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth."

50 posted on 01/26/2013 6:04:08 PM PST by presently no screen name
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