Skip to comments.Fox Ups The Ante Against Governor Palin (Now calls her "Contributor Palin")
Posted on 06/02/2011 6:49:40 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Earlier today in a post titled: With Friends Like Fox News Palin Is Better Off With Her Enemies, I wrote about how Fox News is out to take down Governor Palin. I wrote (Emphesis added):
Fox wants Palin out but they dont want to suspend her contract because by doing so theyll be conceding that shes a serious contender. Fox wont do anything that would lend her credibility. They just want her to resign. The tactic now is to makePalins life as difficult and as miserable as possible until Palin just gets frustrated and leaves on her own citing irreconcilable differences. Things are going to get worse. Fox is about to up the ante and its going to get ugly.
It didnt take long. After meeting with Governor Palin yesterday Fox decided to up the ante today. Talking to Carl Cameron on his show today, Shepard Smith announced that fox will now be referring to Governor Palin as Contributor Palin.
"Our chief political correspondent, Carl Cameron live tonight, Seacoast New Hampshire. Carl, you are at a what a Clambake with Governor Palin, I should say Contributor Palin"
Later at the 1:08 mark, Shep officially runs with the new title:
"Surprised at all Carl, you have been doing this for decades, surprised at all that Contributor Palin would take this shot at the same day that the former Massachusetts Governor announced his candidacy."
So Governor Palin is Contributor Palin now, while Romney is the Former Governor of Massachusetts. Nice.
If you had any doubts of what Fox is up to this should put all those doubts to rest. Fox is out to sabotage Governor Palin. Its time Palin got out of there, fast.
(Excerpt) Read more at sheya.com ...
If she sticks around, that’s her problem.
So, Roger--buy her out and quit trying to bully her. Sheesh. First you dump Beck's show, now Palin...do you really think all the heat will stop there? It's YOU they want to take down, and the whole network!
Roger Ailes, quit acting like a eunuch.
That’s a joke!
Kind of like “Citizen Kane” or “Chairman Ailes”
Maybe eventually just plain “Comrade”
I’m laughing at the pitiful idiocy of FOX news which I virtually have stopped watching
I guess that gains them some kind of parity with the other networks
Boy, Sarah is just scaring the crap out of everyone isn’t she? That sign is getting better all the time for her.
I saw a picture of Shep on Weiners twitter account .. he is a minor bulge in some dweebs undies.
Fox likes the ratings that “real citizens” have brought them, but they can drop the ball just like the rest of the MSM. If they do, then they deserve what they get.
The elitists all suck.
Whatever they may be calling her, they are sill keeping her on. They did not allow other perspective candidates to stay on when it they were getting ready to run for office. In exchange, she is brining in ratings for them. It is a quid pro quo. Of course they are referring to her as “contributer” Palin, it underlines the fact that she is a Fox News employee and makes Palin’s publicity Fox’s publicity. The notion that she is not playing ball with Fox management is ludicrous as Fox has a practical exclusive of covering her tour. It might as well be called the Fox/Palin tour.
It doesn’t look like Sarah is letting FOX or anything else make her life too miserable.
Is it just Shep using this term? Or have others been doing it? I know they all use the disclaimer when talking or reporting on her and say she is a contributor to FNC.
Hooking up w faux news looks like a mistake, but when they out themselves, like this, it’s virtually Sun Zhu like when she cuts ties and shows them for what they are. There’s a higher power behind Palin, just like there’s a higher power behind the none.
Sexism on parade!
I think it’s time we let Fox know that we’re fed up with much of there coverage. Greta is about the only worthwhile thing on that channel anymore with Beck’s imminent departure. Bret Baier is also quite good, but the people on his panel are a joke.
I say we all start watching CNN in protest. If I’m going to get this anti-palin, anti-conservative crap I might as well get it from a channel that truly loathes her even more than Fox.
She may have asked for this change. We just don't know...
Yet so many Freepers think that Fox News is the cat's meow and a bastion of conservative news reporting.
In Fox’s defense they need to distance themselves from her. Because, when she does announce her run they will have to sever ties and be as objective as possible . The Dems will be on both of them like white on rice looking for campaign violations even if they have to make them up.
Greta treats Governor Palin with disdain every time she interviews her. She tries to make it seem like Governor Palin ‘doesn’t get it’ and is condescending...and her body language is reprehensible when she’s interviewing Governor Palin.
So are they going to start calling Gov. Huckleberry Hound “Contributor” Huckleberry Hound?
I think that if she quits Fox she just plays into their hand. Then she’d be labeled a double-quitter. First Alaska and now Fox. Nope, I think she should stay connected, do things her way, and irritate Fox, et al’s chronic case of reda$$ until it’s unbearable for them.........and then agree to leave if she gets a humongous severance package with all the details out in the open so Fox can’t badmouth her leaving!
Yep! I think that Fox wants her to quit on her own...
What interview are you watching? The two are very good friends. Greta has defended her more than anyone else and it’s always a good interview. You need to pay more attention or something.
It also may slow down some of the opposition research, etc., for a time.
Shep reports, Shep decides.
Shep reports, Shep decides.
I barely watch Fox news anymore going on over 5 years. Been seeing this coming for years now. I get most of my news from the internet and FOX is the absolute worst at breaking news. Just pitiful really.
Fox Business Varney and Company is the Best show on the Fox Network. I am sure Stuart Varney will have to leave soon.
They made up a title for Sarah Palin? Stupid. Why not just call her Mrs. Palin? (really aren’t supposed to call her Governor any longer) Contributor?! What does that mean?
Somebody has been blackmailed BIG-TIME.
I wonder what Contributor Huckabee will have to say about this. This really makes no sense. She was a governor.
Shep will always support the candidate who is the most pro-gay, and that’s not Sarah Palin.
Fair and balanced is what he called it and it was a breath of fresh air at first but he has been trending left ever since. He was a big Hillary Clinton supporter. FOX is and will always be the worst place to get breaking news of a real kind as long as he is in charge. The politics may lean more right than the other networks but it is still not a conservative network and like I said before, has trended leftward for some time to appease a larger audience.
I got better things to do than watch Geraldo, Shep and O'Reilly. I would rather put my hand in a blender than watch any of these 3. Better a sister in a whorehouse than watch Geraldo pander to illegals on FOX. Better to be sodomized by goats than watch Mr Mascara Shep pout and cry. Better to drive steel spikes in my eardrums than listen to OBlowhard O'Reilly.
I just better things to do than watch any of the TV news anymore other than REAL live breaking news and then FOX sucks. They have the number 1 network in news and still can't figure out what the News in their name means. I now get almost all news off the internet and have been much better served.
What about Karl “Tokyo” Rove, who is clearly a surrogate voice of the Bush Open Borders Family and whoever their candidate du jour is— Does FOX have a name for him? If not “Tokyo,” then how about Apparatchik Rove?? Or, the Sycophant—??
“And for more on this let’s turn to our house Bushnik Karl Rove for some agenda-driven analyis...”
Agree with gardencatz. Greta’s husband is doing work for Contributor Palin.
Just watched replay of O’reilly’s little show. He referred to Palin’s bus tour as “the little bus tour.” Said Palin was glamorous and that’s the reason she’s popular. Said she had the worst poll numbers when facing off with Obama. Referred to her as “Mrs. Palin”. (No more governor Palin?)
Juan Williams said he thought Sarah was jealous of Bachmann.
Can anyone imagine a commentator saying that Romney was jealous of Huckabee or vice versa? These men just can’t seem to grasp that accomplished, adult, conservative women aren’t petty school girls.
Jealous. Glamorous. Little bus. The little Missus. If I didn’t know better I’d swear this was an orchestrated attempt to belittle and diminish Sarah Palin.
This doesn’t surprise me in the least.
I’ll raise you a simple question.
What are the media moguls doing at the Bildeburger group meetings? Google past Bildeburger attendee’s.
Names like Rupert Murdoch, Roger Ailes, Ted Turner, Oprah, and many others.
They all have a new world order agenda and need people of like mind. Outsiders will not be tolerated.
Same goes for members of the CFR (council on foreign relations) NO person who was not a member has ever gotten their parties nomination.
CFR also makes no effort any longer to hide their agenda goals of a new world order.
Which (by Fox Standards) is how Greta should be referred to from now on...”Contributor Once Removed Greta”.
Nah, they're in the middle, sliding left. Rush is a tad to the right of them, and generally there is a wasteland between that, the Constitution, and the JBS. I don't put the neonazis on the right side of the spectrum because any socialists of any stripe belong with the totalitarians on the Left.
Oh, come on. Tell us what you really feel. Don't hold back. (BTW, I generally agree with you.)
I’d rather have my tongue stapled to the street and run down by a semi, suck dead bunnies through a straw, play Russian Roulette with all 6 chambers filled with ammo.
I digress, but you get the idea. People say I have a rather illustrated way with the English language.
When someone IS a Fox News Contributor, what is so horrible about being called such?
This thread is unhinged.
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