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Sarah Palin and Faux News Part Ways

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This seems to be evidence of Palin's increasing irrelevancy as a political force in the general electorate though I suppose she remains the favourite of the Tea Partiers.

It may also be more evidence of Faux News looking to give voice to other than the far right wingnuts.

Sarah Palin may still be a heroine to many conservative Americans but she is parting ways with their favourite TV station after Fox News confirmed her contract with the News Corp-owned channel was over.

The former Alaska governor and one-time running mate of 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain has seen a dip in her political clout of late, having no power base that an elected office provides, though she is still popular with many rightwingers.

But her media visibility has now taken a blow with the loss of her Fox contract, which had run out this month. It was not immediately clear if the decision was ultimately Fox's or Palin's, but executives at the channel wished her well. "We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors," said Bill Shine, Fox News' executive vice-president of programming, in a statement.

The news was first broken by conservative-leaning website Real Clear Politics which reported that Palin was offered a contract renewal but declined to take it.

Palin had been a regular guest on Fox for the past three years, joining a coterie of other Republican stars on the channel. She had been such a popular and valuable presence on the channel that Fox even built her a small studio at her house in Wasilla, Alaska, so that she could appear live on programmes from her home.

On her Facebook page, Palin, who is an avid user of social media to release statements and opinions, did not address the issue. Instead she had posted a link to a Fox story about US soldiers being asked to take down a cross from an army chapel in Afghanistan. In a typical Palin move, she described the act as "nonsensical political correctness". "What are we succumbing to, America?" she said.

When McCain picked Palin as his vice presidential choice in 2008 the combative rightwinger electrified the race and excited a hitherto moribund Republican base.

She maintained that popularity despite McCain's loss that year and a series of gaffes that seemed to confirm critics' opinions that she was unprepared for such a high-profile and high-octane political campaign.

But since then she has resigned her post as governor of Alaska and relied on books and TV appearances, including a reality show, to spread her influence.

That has opened up a rift with the party's leaders and cast her increasingly as an outsider.

Last year Palin did not speak at the Republican party's national convention in Tampa that nominated Mitt Romney for the presidency.

The move also comes as Fox News, which remains a highly successful and profitable media operation in America, adjusts to the prospect of a second term for President Barack Obama.

It recently hired far-left former congressman Dennis Kucinich as a contributor, and has also created headlines by cutting back the airtime of top Republican commentators Karl Rove and Dick Morris after the pair made high-profile wrong calls about the likelihood of a Romney election victory.

http://www.guardian....leaves-fox-news

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Political clout?

She's as bright as a doorknob and was selected for vice presidency only to play the Woman card to try and compete with Obama's Black card.

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Political clout?

She's as bright as a doorknob and was selected for vice presidency only to play the Woman card to try and compete with Obama's Black card.

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And she doesn't have her looks going for her anymore, with advancing age.

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Sarah has all the relevance of Glenn Beck .. both self-serving douchery of the highest order .. I still want to take her into the bush for a week and see what she is made of .. :ph34r:

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Wow. It has to be a tad embarrassing when you're considered too stupid for Fox News....

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Political clout?

She's as bright as a doorknob and was selected for vice presidency only to play the Woman card to try and compete with Obama's Black card.

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Well guess it's back to terrorizing moose...but hey...on the bright side I bet she'd make a fortune as an adult film star. ;) As long as she didn't talk, that is. Talk about dumber than a bag of hammers.

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Fox News Paid Sarah Palin $15.85 Per Word, Study Finds

By Alexander C. Kaufman | The WrapMon, Jan 28, 2013 9:34 AM PST

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/fox-news-paid-sarah-palin-15-85-per-164932872.html

Sarah Palin was paid $15.85 for each of the 189,221 words she uttered over her 150 appearances on Fox News, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota's Smart Politics project.

The former Alaska governor and one-time vice presidential nominee was reportedly paid $1 million per year as a contributor on Fox News, where she worked for three years until her contract expired this month.

Palin has parted ways with the network. A Fox spokesperson did not say whose decision the departure was, but the New York Times reported that Palin's contract was not picked up, despite negotiations that continued as recently as two weeks ago.

Palin appeared on the network in studio, by satellite, by telephone, or in a pre-taped interview an average of once every 7.2 days during her three-year employment. The vast majority of those appearances came on two particular programs.

Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren interviewed Palin 55 times each, which comprised nearly three-quarters of her appearances on the network over the last 36 months.

Palin only uttered her trademark "you betcha" slogan twice as a Fox employee, both during her first month as a paid staff analyst.

She mentioned President Obama by name 786 times, compared to just 41 mentions for former President Ronald Reagan.

Religion remained a frequent topic of commentary for Palin, who said "Amen" 111 times across her 151 appearances.

She also uttered "God" 57 times, "Christians" or "Christianity" 16 times, "Moses" three times and "Jesus" once.

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Fox News Paid Sarah Palin $15.85 Per Word, Study Finds

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I bought one of those flip top calendars that was 365 days of "Palinisms" and set it up at work. Best 99 cents I ever spent, at least as far as laugh value goes. She is 100% dingbat.

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Fox News Paid Sarah Palin $15.85 Per Word, Study Finds

By Alexander C. Kaufman | The WrapMon, Jan 28, 2013 9:34 AM PST

http://tv.yahoo.com/...-164932872.html

Sarah Palin was paid $15.85 for each of the 189,221 words she uttered over her 150 appearances on Fox News, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota's Smart Politics project.

The former Alaska governor and one-time vice presidential nominee was reportedly paid $1 million per year as a contributor on Fox News, where she worked for three years until her contract expired this month.

Palin has parted ways with the network. A Fox spokesperson did not say whose decision the departure was, but the New York Times reported that Palin's contract was not picked up, despite negotiations that continued as recently as two weeks ago.

Palin appeared on the network in studio, by satellite, by telephone, or in a pre-taped interview an average of once every 7.2 days during her three-year employment. The vast majority of those appearances came on two particular programs.

Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren interviewed Palin 55 times each, which comprised nearly three-quarters of her appearances on the network over the last 36 months.

Palin only uttered her trademark "you betcha" slogan twice as a Fox employee, both during her first month as a paid staff analyst.

She mentioned President Obama by name 786 times, compared to just 41 mentions for former President Ronald Reagan.

Religion remained a frequent topic of commentary for Palin, who said "Amen" 111 times across her 151 appearances.

She also uttered "God" 57 times, "Christians" or "Christianity" 16 times, "Moses" three times and "Jesus" once.

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