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Fox Ups The Ante Against Governor Palin (Now calls her "Contributor Palin")
Sheya.com ^ | Thursday June 2, 2011 | Sheya

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 don’t want to suspend her contract because by doing so they’ll be conceding that she’s a serious contender. Fox won’t do anything that would lend her credibility. They just want her to resign. The tactic now is to makePalin’s 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 it’s going to get ugly.

It didn’t 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. It’s time Palin got out of there, fast.

(Excerpt) Read more at sheya.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: blackhelicopters; conspiracynuts; foxnews; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 06/02/2011 6:49:48 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

If she sticks around, that’s her problem.


2 posted on 06/02/2011 6:52:05 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Bigtigermike
Ugh. How ridiculous, and to have Shep do that.

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.

3 posted on 06/02/2011 6:54:19 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Bigtigermike

“Contributor Palin”

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


4 posted on 06/02/2011 6:57:06 PM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Bigtigermike

Boy, Sarah is just scaring the crap out of everyone isn’t she? That sign is getting better all the time for her.

GO SARAH!!!


5 posted on 06/02/2011 6:58:57 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Saracuda.........game on in 2012!)
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To: silverleaf

I saw a picture of Shep on Weiners twitter account .. he is a minor bulge in some dweebs undies.


6 posted on 06/02/2011 6:59:23 PM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


7 posted on 06/02/2011 7:00:10 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


8 posted on 06/02/2011 7:01:01 PM PDT by rob777
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To: Bigtigermike

It doesn’t look like Sarah is letting FOX or anything else make her life too miserable.


9 posted on 06/02/2011 7:01:27 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


10 posted on 06/02/2011 7:03:57 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


11 posted on 06/02/2011 7:04:06 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sexism on parade!


12 posted on 06/02/2011 7:04:10 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


13 posted on 06/02/2011 7:09:32 PM PDT by jsdjason
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To: Bigtigermike
This is strange because I posted on a Palin thread a couple of days ago that the only way we may know that Palin is no longer with Fox is when they stop calling her a "Fox News Contributor".

She may have asked for this change. We just don't know...

14 posted on 06/02/2011 7:11:20 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO and I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: silverleaf
I’m laughing at the pitiful idiocy of FOX news which I virtually have stopped watching.

Yet so many Freepers think that Fox News is the cat's meow and a bastion of conservative news reporting.

15 posted on 06/02/2011 7:12:10 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


16 posted on 06/02/2011 7:17:45 PM PDT by MCF
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


17 posted on 06/02/2011 7:22:52 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Bigtigermike

So are they going to start calling Gov. Huckleberry Hound “Contributor” Huckleberry Hound?


18 posted on 06/02/2011 7:22:52 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Bigtigermike

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!


19 posted on 06/02/2011 7:24:40 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Tucker39

Yep! I think that Fox wants her to quit on her own...


20 posted on 06/02/2011 7:27:21 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Freddd

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.

Cindie


21 posted on 06/02/2011 7:28:38 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
This enables her to "hide in palin plain sight" -- and in so doing, both tones down the criticisms from the other candidates, and give the rest of the press an excuse to stop hounding her.

It also may slow down some of the opposition research, etc., for a time.

Cheers!

22 posted on 06/02/2011 7:29:17 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Shep reports, Shep decides.


23 posted on 06/02/2011 7:34:09 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Bigtigermike

Shep reports, Shep decides.


24 posted on 06/02/2011 7:34:09 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: OldPossum

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.


26 posted on 06/02/2011 7:42:29 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: arbooz

Fox Business Varney and Company is the Best show on the Fox Network. I am sure Stuart Varney will have to leave soon.


27 posted on 06/02/2011 7:42:32 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: jsdjason
Watch CNN in protest? Surely you jest. I'd rather take the needle.
29 posted on 06/02/2011 7:47:33 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin, driving the MSM crazy one day at a time.)
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To: Freddd
Agree with gardencatz. Greta's husband is doing work for “Contributor” Palin.
30 posted on 06/02/2011 7:48:40 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Bigtigermike

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?


32 posted on 06/02/2011 7:54:53 PM PDT by madison10
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To: packrat35

Somebody has been blackmailed BIG-TIME.

Ruppert?


33 posted on 06/02/2011 8:01:15 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Bigtigermike

I wonder what Contributor Huckabee will have to say about this. This really makes no sense. She was a governor.


34 posted on 06/02/2011 8:01:17 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Bigtigermike

Shep will always support the candidate who is the most pro-gay, and that’s not Sarah Palin.


35 posted on 06/02/2011 8:09:32 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Trains. Who'll remember the ones who only rode in them to die? Al Stewart)
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To: Surrounded_too
Murdoch has always been a cash whore that pandered to lowest denominator. He saw a market that was wide open and filled it. Now, while still appearing conservative, something he has never claimed, by the way. 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.
36 posted on 06/02/2011 8:21:40 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Surrounded_too
Murdoch has always been a cash whore that pandered to lowest denominator. He saw a market that was wide open and filled it. Now, while still appearing conservative, something he has never claimed, by the way.

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.

37 posted on 06/02/2011 8:23:56 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Bigtigermike

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—??

(Bushnik?)

“And for more on this let’s turn to our house Bushnik Karl Rove for some agenda-driven analyis...”


38 posted on 06/02/2011 8:31:03 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Rational Thought

Agree with gardencatz. Greta’s husband is doing work for “Contributor” Palin.


Which really makes Greta a “contributor once removed.” You know, like your cousin Phil’s daughter Nell.


39 posted on 06/02/2011 8:33:06 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Bigtigermike

bttt


40 posted on 06/02/2011 8:36:39 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


41 posted on 06/02/2011 8:57:31 PM PDT by carmody
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To: gardencatz

Thank you.


42 posted on 06/02/2011 9:00:12 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: gardencatz

Thank you.


43 posted on 06/02/2011 9:00:19 PM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


44 posted on 06/02/2011 9:00:22 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: PaleoBob

Which (by Fox Standards) is how Greta should be referred to from now on...”Contributor Once Removed Greta”.


45 posted on 06/02/2011 9:01:36 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: OldPossum
Yet so many Freepers think that Fox News is the cat's meow and a bastion of conservative news reporting.

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.

46 posted on 06/02/2011 9:16:37 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: packrat35
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.

Oh, come on. Tell us what you really feel. Don't hold back. (BTW, I generally agree with you.)

47 posted on 06/02/2011 9:21:41 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

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.


48 posted on 06/02/2011 9:42:46 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Bigtigermike

When someone IS a Fox News Contributor, what is so horrible about being called such?

This thread is unhinged.


49 posted on 06/02/2011 9:47:37 PM PDT by tlb
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To: packrat35

(8^D)


50 posted on 06/02/2011 10:09:26 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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