Sarah Palin and Fox News have just parted ways. Sarah is officially out. The divisive former vice presidential candidate and half-term Governor of Alaska, is up for grabs, after calling any media that disagreed with her the “lamestream media,” there likely won’t be any takers. The real reasoning behind her departure may never be clear, but here’s two takes on it.
New York Times reports:
Yes, Ms. Palin’s contract with Fox News has ended, and no, it is not being renewed. A Fox spokeswoman confirmed Friday that Fox had parted ways with the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee, effectively reducing her exposure to the channel’s millions of loyal viewers.
It was unclear whether the parting was Ms. Palin’s choice. 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.”
Real Clear Politics reports:
“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.”
After the Presidential election, Fox News was reportedly repackaging their brand. With Palin’s popularity about as equal to that of the mosquito, it’s a safe assumption to think she got the boot. You betcha’!