Report: Palin parts ways with Fox News

posted at 6:51 pm on January 25, 2013 by Allahpundit

Her choice, not theirs, according to a source who spoke to RCP.

After a three-year run as a paid contributor to the nation’s highest-rated cable news channel, Sarah Palin and FOX News have cut ties, according to a source close to the former Alaska governor.

“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.”

The source declined to say whether Palin would pursue a television contract with another news network, such as CNN.

Not surprising given what happened last year at the convention, although the Times claims she and Fox were negotiating a new contract as recently as last week. Maybe she has another offer on the table that’s sweeter than theirs?

My first thought when I read the RCP piece was that Mark Begich is up for reelection next year and is already preparing for a strong conservative challenge, but NRO’s Robert Costa tweets some skepticism:

I thought challenging Begich, a weak blue incumbent in a very red state, was her best bet back to political office, but maybe she’s transitioned to Arizona now. (Costa hears that she’s still occasionally in touch with Joe Miller, who appears to be planning to challenge Begich himself.) If not politics, then what? Hard to believe she’d trade Fox for CNN. Maybe … Glenn Beck’s network, The Blaze? It had 300,000 online subscribers as of last summer and must have many more now, especially since Dish Network started airing it in September. And Beck’s aggressively trying to promote it, from making a bid on Current TV to gain a platform on basic cable to opening foreign bureaus in hopes of becoming a sort of libertarian alternative to Fox. She’d instantly raise the network’s profile and bring in new viewers. And there’s plenty of room on the programming schedule for her: The channel currently airs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET with a two-hour block free from 2-4 so they could give her her own show if that’s what she has in mind. If I had to bet, I’d bet that’s where she goes.


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No surprise

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Good.

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Might as well move this thread to the left column.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Good for her. Better to be a free-range libertarian-conservative, than an abused pet held up in parody, at Fox. Especially since those assholes just hired Kucinich. You just KNOW their lib-NY producers were intending to pair them up for their quarter-hour gladiatorial combats. It would totally cheapen her. Being free of the contract gives her more option to say thee Nay to such trite appearances.

rayra on January 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Yup, good.

Fallon on January 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Good for her!

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 6:55 PM

One less reason to watch FOX.

kim roy on January 25, 2013 at 6:56 PM

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Jeddite on January 25, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Good for her. Better to be a free-range libertarian-conservative, than an abused pet held up in parody, at Fox. Especially since those schucks just hired Kucinich. You just KNOW their lib-NY producers were intending to pair them up for their quarter-hour gladiatorial combats. It would totally cheapen her. Being free of the contract gives her more option to say thee Nay to such trite appearances.

rayra on January 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Yep.

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Free agent.

ddrintn on January 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Might as well move this thread to the left column.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Yeppers. Many page hits.

SparkPlug on January 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

500 comments or bust!

DiscePati on January 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Damn. I was really looking forward to seeing Palin vs. Kucinich. Is she even capable of winning statewide in AK anymore?

Mark1971 on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Works for me.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Sound the Trollhorn!

trigon on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Good.

She’d be a good fit with Beck too…

CorporatePiggy on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

What am I going to do without all her empty stares and stilted talking points?

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Mark1971 on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Unlike Paul Ryan, yes.

I also love how Allah so called pundit plays all cutesie with predictions. This is the first gambit for 2016!

promachus on January 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Going with Beck would be OK, I guess.

Better she goes back to public office.

trigon on January 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

HEY!…..Look who’s Sniffing Sarah Palin’s undergarmentS!……..

Oh – It’s Allahpundit?……yeah, well — he always does that!

williamg on January 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

I can’t stand to watch Fox. Except the Journal Editorial Report, sometimes.

besser tot als rot on January 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I don’t blame her.

Murdoch has been increasingly pandering to the Left.

About the only one not offended by the FoxNews peroxide rule is Megan Kelly.

Shemp “drama queen” Smith. Enough said.

Juan Williams still there. Enough said.

Geraldo Rivera still there. Enough said.

The Breaking News is that everything is Breaking News.

viking01 on January 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Great news! Now she’s unshackled..:)

Can I say that?

idesign on January 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Holy crap! There really is a troll horn.
Look at thesee losers bashing away in a split second

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

What am I going to do without all her empty stares and stilted talking points?

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

I dunno, make dumb comments about her on message boards?

And, so it begins…

Fallon on January 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

About the only one not offended by the FoxNews peroxide rule is Megan Kelly.

Shemp “drama queen” Smith. Enough said.

Juan Williams still there. Enough said.

Geraldo Rivera still there. Enough said.

The Breaking News is that everything is Breaking News.

viking01 on January 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

I don’t understand your comment about Megyn Kelly, but she is certainly the most painful to listen to of any of those that you listed.

besser tot als rot on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

I don’t know but it sound like you have a serious problem.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Nothing about it on her FB yet.

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

What am I going to do without all her empty stares and stilted talking points?

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Maybe you can tell us how Mitt’s going to do it in ’16.

ddrintn on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

What am I going to do without all her empty stares and stilted talking points?

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Use your left hand once in a while?

viking01 on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

happy for her

rob verdi on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

how many more things will she quit? ;)

nonpartisan on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Cuda ’16!

turfmann on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

It won’t be a true winner thread unless Bradky shows up.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

HEY!…..Look who’s Sniffing Sarah Palin’s undergarmentS!……..

Oh – It’s Allahpundit?……yeah, well — he always does that!

williamg on January 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Go away.

kim roy on January 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Holy crap! There really is a troll horn.
Look at thesee losers bashing away in a split second

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Bingo. The same crop of finks will find there way here.

SparkPlug on January 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Now now, FOX is only making room for Dennis Cucinich and the glorious return of Karl Rove. Cut’em some slack.

Mr. Arrogant on January 25, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Nothing about it on her FB yet.

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I saw three postings, so I came here to verify and it was already posted.

Fallon on January 25, 2013 at 7:06 PM

viking01 on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I hate to give up so early but that might just be the thread winner.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Use your left hand once in a while?

viking01 on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Now, goddammit! I just got home and poured a drink. Now it’s all over the place.

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I love it that Costa and Allahpundit are getting antsy. Your boys are going to get plastered!

promachus on January 25, 2013 at 7:06 PM

All the best to you, Sarah!

Naturally Curly on January 25, 2013 at 7:06 PM

What am I going to do without all her empty stares and stilted talking points?

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

just build a shrine to andrea mitchell. but don’t forget to add a couple boxes of doggie treats to make it truly complete.

GhoulAid on January 25, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Think midterms. Sarah Palin is probably focusing on getting more non ruling elite conservatives seated in congress.

karenhasfreedom on January 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

It won’t be a true winner thread unless Bradky shows up.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

or jenfidel.

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Maybe … Glenn Beck’s network, The Blaze?

No.

ddrintn on January 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Drat, gotta go. I never get to stay for the fireworks.

Fallon on January 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM

What am I going to do without all her empty stares and stilted talking points?

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Don’t know. Heard there’s multiple ads in DC for Barky knob shiners.

msupertas on January 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Nothing about it on her FB yet.

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I saw three postings, so I came here to verify and it was already posted.

Fallon on January 25, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Sorry. I meant no posts from her.

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM

It won’t be a true winner thread unless Bradky shows up.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

or jenfidel.

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Bluegill, aka csdeven.

ddrintn on January 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM

What am I going to do without all her empty stares and stilted talking points?

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Mastrubate to something else?

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I just checked and The Blaze TV is $9.95 a month. If that is where she ends up I may have to get it. I’ve been thinking about it anyway, so…

predator on January 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

It won’t be a true winner thread unless Bradky shows up.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

csdeven is in Antarctica or she would school us.

arnold ziffel on January 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I just checked and The Blaze TV is $9.95 a month. If that is where she ends up I may have to get it. I’ve been thinking about it anyway, so…

predator on January 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

My hunch is she’ll have nothing to do with Glenn Beck.

ddrintn on January 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

besser tot als rot on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I’m Switzerland on Kelly but seriously, you’d rather listen to the other three?

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I think AZ is a good place for her, it really is the birthplace of modern day conservative/libertarian politics and movement. Too bad it didn’t rub off on McCain, she may actually try to run from there, you never know.

MarshFox on January 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

It won’t be a true winner thread unless Bradky shows up.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:05 PM

I love it when you chat with Bradky. (:

SparkPlug on January 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

SHE LIVES!!!!!

idesign on January 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Not surprising considering that Bachmann wiped the floor with Palin.

Bishop on January 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

I love it when you chat with Bradky. (:

SparkPlug on January 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

I think Bradky’s been soused ever since Romney lost.

ddrintn on January 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM

arnold ziffel on January 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Ick.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Now that she’s no longer a Fox contributor, she can visit other networks and help to get out the conservative message, rather than just preaching to the choir on FNC.

If we are going to start winning over conservative Democrats and independents, we have to broaden our reach.

That’s why I’m happy with Sen DeMint joining Heritage, where he can use his marketing background to help market conservatism.

Reno_Dave on January 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Bluegill, aka csdeven.

ddrintn on January 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM

and maybe another 20 hour lourdes marathon rant. Good times are a comin”!

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Probably a good move, all things considered. Faux News is, as one poster listed, painful to listen to in several ways. She may as well ‘go rouge’ (snicker) as be another talking head on that ‘news’ channel.

(BTW I despise other big-name channels even worse, so stuff the remarks about me loving liberal media.)

Maybe … Glenn Beck’s network, The Blaze?

You’ve GOT to be kidding.

MelonCollie on January 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Not surprising considering that Bachmann wiped the floor with Palin.

Bishop on January 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Bachmann thought she looked lonely wiping the floor by herself.

predator on January 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Bluegill, aka csdeven.

ddrintn on January 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Ha! I thought there was a resemblance.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

I really enjoy just sitting back and watching all the seething hatred folks have. Then again I know it causes them great discomfort. Lol! Hope you have been doing well. Nice to see you! ; )

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

predator!!!

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

I’m Switzerland on Kelly but seriously, you’d rather listen to the other three?

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I’m down to “Th Five” Cavuto, and Red-eye.

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Not surprising considering that Bachmann wiped the floor with Palin.

Bishop on January 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

good one. Stick around, I’m sure lots of stinky fish will be out tonight.

arnold ziffel on January 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Palin trending #1 on twitter…:)

idesign on January 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

or jenfidel.

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Is she even still around?

Firefly_76 on January 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

how many more things will she quit? ;)

nonpartisan on January 25, 2013 at 7:04 PM

She quit more than you’ll ever start.

Your nom s/b nobrain.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Bn working my azz off and only pop up at brief tims.

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

I’m glad that Sarah has finally broken free from Fox News – Palin supporters have been waiting for this day for a long time. Sarah’s relationship with Fox has been both good and bad, but ultimately, she was terribly stifled and underutilized at Fox News – I can’t wait to see what she has planned.

Pork-Chop on January 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Hope you are still mean.

arnold ziffel on January 25, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Is she even still around?

Firefly_76 on January 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

I hope not.

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:16 PM

This thread is made for bluegill, and, thus, her ‘love’ on HA.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Oh gilled one?

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Hope you are still mean.

arnold ziffel on January 25, 2013 at 7:16 PM

I’ve gotten worse. :)

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

katy, I salute you, you mean old lady, you :)

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

@SflesherC4P: @whitneypitcher She’s trending number one right now — with all the tweets claiming irrelevance. Oh the irony.

idesign on January 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

If we are going to start winning over conservative Democrats and independents, we have to broaden our reach.

Reno_Dave on January 25, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I fear she’s not the one to do that; at least not on network TV. She is, apparently, VERY talented in retail politiking. People who meet her face-to-face are swept away. I think she should consider another tour, or lots of high profile speaking engagements; definitely campaigning for other conservatives.

Firefly_76 on January 25, 2013 at 7:18 PM

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Yep, like those. I will watch a bit of Fox and Friends because Kilmeade will sometimes say something slightly provocative in his fast under his breath Popeye way.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:18 PM

What am I going to do without all her empty stares and stilted talking points?

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Mastrubate to something else?

portlandon on January 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

There seems to be a lot of gentleman readers here that appear to associate inarticulate women with self pleasure.

I didn’t realize Palin was being objectivised in that way. But it sure does explain some of the Palin worship.

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

I don’t think Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin get along anymore (judging by the jealousy-with-a-thin-veneer-of-condescension Beck displays whenever speaking about her), so I’m guessing The Blaze is out of the question.

steebo77 on January 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

I’ve gotten worse. :)

katy the mean old lady on January 25, 2013 at 7:17 PM

You and me both. I used to be friendly, courteous and kind.

arnold ziffel on January 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

It is Palin’s beauty that bothers the gilled one. Jealousy is such an ugly thing.

KCB on January 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Good. Even her on Fox didn’t make me tune in..when I did..blah.
I enjoy her-unchained.

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Crap, have to run an errand. If/when the gilled one shows up. Give her this for me. Y’all have to supply you own deodorizer.

Bmore on January 25, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Good Luck Gov Palin. I hope your next stop is a good one.

gophergirl on January 25, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Bishop on January 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM

I am pretty sure that you didn’t even have to throw that chum in the water, they’ll come on their own accord but I like your style, guessing your using steel leaders when your hooking them;)

MarshFox on January 25, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Why? You seem to be the only one worried about not “seeing” her anymore.

Cindy Munford on January 25, 2013 at 7:20 PM

NB4PAGE2?

Jeddite on January 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Maybe she wanted her own show? Or maybe it was a money issue? With no elections coming up maybe she wants to do something other than politics? I don’t watch Fox or CNN or any news on tv. So I don’t know how much she’s been fighting the good fight against the control nuts. Seems like the perfect agenda for her though so I hope she gets really involved.
As for Fox having Juan Williams, Bob Beckel, Geraldo, Shep(geez every time I hear that name I think of a dog), they have them on so they can claim to be fair and balanced. No big deal they’re idiots any way.

Deanna on January 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

There seems to be a lot of gentleman readers here that appear to associate inarticulate women with self pleasure.

I didn’t realize Palin was being objectivised in that way. But it sure does explain some of the Palin worship.

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Speaking of inarticulate, “objectivised” is not a word — objectified is. And even if “objectivised” were a word, this is America, so spell it with a z, for cripe’s sake.

steebo77 on January 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

If I was CNN I would offer 3 million+ a year to just be able to advertise that they were the network with Palin.

Even if they just added 50,000 viewers on average[less then 10% of the people who bought Palin's SECOND book], they would increase their total daily viewership by about 12%. Isn’t that worth 3 million a year for a network?

The early morning show averages just 200 thousand. They might be wise to not only give her guest hosting duties, but actually treat her fair and straight up. Something I think Palin could use. At Fox News, only Hannity and Greta were not snarky and condescending.

I predict CNN.

KMav on January 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Good. Even her on Fox didn’t make me tune in..when I did..blah.
I enjoy her-unchained.

bazil9 on January 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

b9,
How come you de-faced me? :)

arnold ziffel on January 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

There seems to be a lot of gentleman readers here that appear to associate inarticulate women with self pleasure..

Nessuno on January 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

To be so “inarticulate” she sure gets your ilk riled up. She must be articulating something really well.

ddrintn on January 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

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