Skip to comments.Why Fox News dropped Sarah Palin [Palin dropped Fox]
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 partys vice presidential nomination; that was US Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, Walter Mondales 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 wasnt 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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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
Everything that I have read said what you heard. Sarah chose NOT to renew her relationship with FOX.
This article seems biased, and involving Colin Powell seems a meaningless distraction.
Yet a good story about Palin seems worth commenting on, nonetheless.
Also, Mike Huckabee is a RINO, not a conservative! Ditto, John McCain!
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!
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.
Why? Because FOX is going leftist and the hiring of Kucinich was the last straw for her.
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.
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.
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....
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 ~
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.
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
See my tagline.
juan is generally personable. most of the other leftwingtards on TV are not personable. FOX has always had a bias for personable people.
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.
Still no excuse to double his contract when NPR fired him, which was my only point.....
“But since they have to have a black guy why not Juan Williams.”
Also he’s not particularly bitter or rude, just stupid. Perfect.
Feminists are not conservative.
Palin is a self described Feminist.
You might as well support McCain (like she did and does).
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.
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.
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.
“Also hes not particularly bitter or rude, just stupid.”
To me, Juan the moron always looks like a “dear in the headlights”.
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. :-)
That said, you are partly right, Hukabee is not a RINO, he's a jerk with a guitar and some following.
It’s not about Kucinich, it’s about Fox continuing to drift further and further left.
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.
Obviousl NPR was smarter than Fox.
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.
You people are like a cat chasing its tail. Not one person in a thousand either knows or cares about this. It is irrelevant.
They lie about her all the time.
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.
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.
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.
>Sarah chose NOT to renew her relationship with FOX.<
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.
Palin's real value is apparently motivating some voters that is where she belongs-giving Rah Rah Rah speeches.
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.
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.
Until the whispering and leaking campaign against her by Ailes' toadies starts in a few days, that is...
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!”
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.
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....
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
It’s just a quote. Don’t be silly.
Sarah should run for the Senate. She can really help us there.
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."