“Palin’s contract is up in January, and according to sources..

Her steep price tag harder to justify.

Sarah Palin’s outburst at Fox News on Wednesday is part of a protracted set of contract negotiations that could see the former vice-presidential nominee end her association with the network, New York’s Gabriel Sherman reported Thursday.
Palin set the media world aflutter on Wednesday, when she wrote a Facebook post pointedly noting that Fox News had canceled all of her scheduled interviews for the day. Since both her former running mate, John McCain, and her sucessor as nominee, Paul Ryan, were speaking at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, it seemed like an odd choice.
She has been a Fox News contributor since 2010, reportedly earning a cool $1 million a year. But Sherman wrote that this may be coming to an end shortly, due to Palin’s sinking ratings power.
“Palin’s contract is up in January, and according to sources, Fox News executives are now weighing what kind of deal they would sign, if they sign one at all,” he reported.
If Palin and Fox News were to divorce, it would not come as a total shock. Reports about the souring of Palin’s relationship with Fox News CEO Roger Ailes have been in the media for a long time.
Sometimes the two have jabbed at each other in public, as when Ailes said that he only hired Palin because she was “hot and got ratings,” or when he told an audience that she “had no chance to be president.”
More often, though, stories of bitter feuding have leaked out — usually in the form of a story by Sherman, the preeminent peeker behind closed Fox News doors. He has reported, for instance, that Ailes privately called Palin “stupid,” and that he was infuriated by her decision to announce she would not be running for president on a radio show instead of Fox News.
Moreover, her steep price tag harder to justify. Though she was the star of the 2008 Republican convention, she did not even attend the 2012 forum.



13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. "Stupid" Sarah Halftime
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 14:23:39


    Yup, that pretty much describes Alaska’s Worst Governor Ever.

    (notice the appropriate change in the name? H/T to Roger Ailes. LOL)


  2. Ames
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 15:00:25

    It was for 3 years. We’ve known that since she started working there.


  3. aklucia
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 15:40:41

    Time for the nightmare from Wasilla to end.


  4. WakeUpAmerica
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 19:19:33

    Fox News is coming late to the party.


  5. LisaB
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 05:15:59

    We can only hope Ailes is tired of her schtick. Sarah is as hard to kill as a cockroach though.


    • Julian
      Sep 03, 2012 @ 23:18:50

      I’d love to know if he still thinks being “hot and bringing in ratings” justifies the ludicrous salary he’s been paying her. Talk about a fool and their money…


  6. 907voter
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 07:21:23

    Sarah P IS a cockroach!


  7. NJfan
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 06:44:51

    This quote from the Los Angeles Tlimes:

    “According to sources,” said New York, “the relationship at times has gotten so bad that much communication has been conducted via Palin’s husband Todd. One thing is clear: It’s risky for her to push the envelope too far. Fox has been a central pillar of Palin’s national reach since quitting the governorship, and without the network’s platform, it’s unclear how she could maintain even her current, much-diminished level of visibility.”

    What? Seems like Todd has to step in when Sarah loses it.


    • Trish
      Sep 03, 2012 @ 17:21:54

      Didn’t Frank Bailey say Todd had to be the go-between for Sarah during her campaign for governor? That Todd would call each day to tell them what mood Sarah was in so they could be prepared on how to react to her?


    • sallyinmi
      Sep 04, 2012 @ 04:19:47

      If they are trying to ‘communicate’ wiith a college dropout, no wonder things are bad. Does Todd talk, yet alone have the higher level thinking skills needed to negotiate with pros? I guess when Fox dumps her, she can blame Todd.


    • katzkids
      Sep 05, 2012 @ 02:21:39

      Todd always has had to step in to mitigate the damage she inflicts. According to Bailey’s book, Todd would keep the staff updated on her “moods” & how to handle her during them.


  8. walter
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 07:48:51

    Sarah, singing to herself while stirring her boiling cauldren….
    To the tune of ‘Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree..’

    Don’t let Sean or Greta have anyone on, anyone on but me,
    anyone on but me..

    I must get Fox to regociate, regociate with me,
    regociate with me
    (hey, it’s one of my wee wee-ed up words. it rhymes with refudiate!)
    I didn’t have all this surgery, to not be on TV, not be on TV
    not be on TV

    I got new boobs, wigs and teeth so I can bash Obama,
    so I can bash Obama..
    Fox better ass up $5 million bucks and sign this grizzled mama,
    sign this grizzled mama

    We need the money so we never have to work,
    never have to work a day, never have to work a day
    We need buy up more property and eat at Chik-fil-A
    eat at Chik-fil-A

    If Romney wins, they won’t want me,
    won’t want me no more, won’t want me no more..
    Just when I’ve got so good at
    being a famewhore, being a famewhore
    Oh the inhumanity!


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