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  • Palin Responds To Fox News Chief Saying She Had ‘No Chance’ Of Becoming President

    04/13/2012 6:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 13, 2012 | David Taintor
    Sarah Palin, in an interview with Breitbart News, responded to Fox News chief Roger Ailes’ remark that she “had no chance” of becoming president. Palin called the Fox executive’s comment “interesting.” She continued: I haven’t heard all of his remarks, but I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor. No doubt many people who are told they can’t do something will work that much harder, and they succeed. Maybe you guys should send him a copy of Steve Bannon’s The Undefeated. The theme of...
  • Ailes: 'I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings'

    10/05/2011 3:05:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2011
    Roger Ailes tells the AP that there was nothing political in his decision to hire Sarah Palin as a Fox News contributor. “I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings,” he told Frazier Moore, AP’s television writer, in a long and wide-ranging interview.
  • Ailes: Palin Was a ‘Branding Issue’

    09/26/2011 11:12:27 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 96 replies · 1+ views
    DailyBeast ^ | 09/26/11 | staff
    Could Fox News be moving away from the right? As the Tea Party's popularity fades and the country grows increasingly tired of partisan bickering, Fox News chief Roger Ailes is making what he calls a “course correction.” Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin “became a bit of a branding issue for us,” he tells Howard Kurtz in Newsweek. Republican candidates still consult Ailes: when Rick Perry was still weighing a presidential bid, he stopped by Ailes's office and confided he was worried about being able to raise money, and Mitt Romney took Ailes out for a pasta dinner. But Ailes also...