Fox News Channel confirmed today that Sarah Palin is not returning as a paid contributor. The former vice presidential candidate’s three year contract has recently ended.
Palin’s appearances were cut back last year after her Facebook rant against the network during the Republican National Convention. She had planned to comment on McCain’s speech at the GOP convention in August of 2012, but her time slot for that evening was cancelled and she posted the following:
“I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight. Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John McCain. Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend.The network maintained that the RNC schedule was the catalyst for the scheduling adjustment. “
Palin was hired because she was “hot and got ratings,” according to their president, Roger Ailes.
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