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Sarah Palin and Fox News Channel Split

“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.” [Real Clear Politics]

PERHAPS Mrs. Palin is finally retreating in order to regroup. For what purpose it’s hard to say, but that’s what her fans want to believe.

Second, even third acts, are what America is all about. Sarah Palin’s just never shown she’s got the grit for the work that would require.

For a woman who rose so high in 2008, becoming the first female on the Republican Party presidential ticket, she was completely ignored by the Republican establishment during the 2012 election cycle, even after being a major force in the the 2010 midterms.

It was a colossal political collapse of the rise Palin enjoyed so briefly before she fell flat on her face.

The acclaim of HBO’s “Game Change” wiped out whatever brand Palin had left.

Sarah Palin’s national moment has passed. The Republican Party has moved on.

As for her fans, they will never let go.

It was unclear whether the parting was Ms. Palin’s choice, but several people described it as amicable. Bill Shine, an executive vice president at Fox, said in a statement, “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.” [Brian Stelter, New York Times]

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4 Responses to Sarah Palin and Fox News Channel Split

  1. secularhumanizinevoluter January 26, 2013 at 9:42 am #


  2. Solo January 26, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    I am shocked it took this long for Fox News to ditch her. Palin’s 15 minutes ran out years ago.

  3. ladywalker68 January 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    You have to be pretty bad for FOX to dump you…That said…

    I found this article this morning and loved it. It does a great job of summing up right-wing-nut-mouthpiece networks such as the Number 1 “Lying News” Network, FAUX. It also nails the others on their silence or giving coverage to asinine drivel in the name of “balance.” This is why most news shows on TV serve up crap sandwiches on a daily basis:

    “ the same ones who want to shove ultrasound instruments into women’s vaginas and tell people who they can and cannot marry while simultaneously shouting to the rooftops about freedom and values.

    Yeah. Their freedoms, their beliefs and their values, please. All others step to the back of the bus, or consult Leviticus. You know, that font of ancient wisdom that tells us when and how to stone our neighbor’s daughter.

    Want to know how our political discourse got so mind-numbingly stupid?

    Well, we can start with this little fact: The press is so enamored with “balance” that they’ll treat even the most ignorant, shallow, fatuous movement — a movement composed of the selfish, the self-obsessed, the angry, the bigoted, and the blissfully ignorant — as if it were a serious movement. “

    “At one time this kind of foolishness would have been laughed off the national stage.
    Now it dominates one of our major political parties, thanks to the media’s embrace of balance and false equivalence and the Democrats’ silent complicity.”

    “The answer to all these questions is simple — these absurdities exist, because our media has replaced truth, accuracy and reality with balance, false equivalency, and stenography and Democrats have been silent co-conspirators.

    Why? Because the press is a wholly owned subsidiary of corporations, and too many Democrats feed at the corporate trough.

    And that’s not funny, but it is stupid.”

  4. Ramsgate January 26, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    I sense that Fox in their very sneaky way is trying ever so slightly to move to the center w/o making a big deal about it or having too many people notice exactly what they are up to.

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