Sarah Palin Almost Yanked From FNC

As if his well earned reputation as the most dangerous media writer working today was ever in question, Gabriel Sherman scoops in New York Magazine that Sarah Palin was almost yanked from FNC by Roger Ailes for announcing her non-candidacy for President somewhere other than FNC…

After the announcement, he called Fox’s executive vice-president Bill Shine into a meeting. Shine is the network’s principal point of contact with Palin. Ailes told him she had made a big mistake. “I paid her for two years to make this announcement on my network,” Ailes pointedly told Shine. Sources described the episode on condition of anonymity, given the sensitivity of the relationships.

Palin is said to have made her announcement on Levin’s show because she’s been upset that Fox News has given a platform to Karl Rove, one of her principal critics. “She isn’t happy with Karl,” one Palin adviser told me. “From day one, he hasn’t been very nice.” Levin had become Palin’s biggest booster in the conservative commentariat, and Palin is known for rewarding loyalists, and punishing her detractors.

11 Responses to “Sarah Palin Almost Yanked From FNC”

  1. Sarah who?

  2. From day one, Karl Rove knew she was a dangerously deluded person. So did I. So did anyone with half a brain.

  3. The Little Princess couldn’t deal with Karl Rove. Why is this not the least bit surprising? “I cashed the checks, Rog, whacha gonna do?”

  4. Is there anything less meaningful than a “definitely not running” Sarah Palin “contributing” on Greta’s show? Let ‘er go and hire someone more important, Rog. Meghan McCain, for instance..

  5. I guess Roger knows what Alaska feels like.

  6. HA!

  7. I guess Roger knows what Alaska feels like.

    Oh snap, that’s quite a burn.

  8. “Ya want some ice for that?”

  9. I’m good (Ailes may be a different story), but on a serious note I don’t know why Palin does this to herself. I have no idea what happened to her in her political career that made her basically not trust anybody, but whatever happened she really needs to let it go.

  10. I’m going with ‘she’s and entitled, vindictive little twit who’s accustomed to getting her way, and woe be unto anyone who questions her greatness’, but that’s just me.

  11. ..and if a network and a state can’t depend on her, a country certainly can’t.

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