Skip to comments.The Curious Absence of Gov Palin from Fox News
Posted on 07/09/2011 6:35:03 AM PDT by unseen1
It is one of those things that people see but do not see. Gov Palin has not been seen on Fox News now for 34 days. From news reports Gov Palin is one of their most high paid commenters and yet they have chosen to not have her on air for an entire month plus. Her last appearance on Fox News was on June 5th 2011 where she appeared on Fox News Sunday. That appearance was one in which the anchor Chris Wallace called her performance "boffo" and remarked that for the first time he saw Gov Palin as a legitimate candidate for POTUS. After that, she made a brief appearance on Fox Business News channel in the middle of June. That appearance was also regarded as a strong performance.
Since the Fox News Sunday show, Fox has not scheduled Gov Palin on any show on their main news channel. They have done this even though Gov Palin continues to cause ratings to increase when she is on their channel. Per a press conference with Gov Palin during her Bus Tour and after her meeting with Ailes , Palin expressed that she was still under contract with Fox News and that she would let Fox News management know her plans in regards to a POTUS run sometime during the summer. So the question becomes why the absence from Fox news? If she is still under contract and still increases ratings for Fox News why does management not schedule her? Why continue to pay her but not use her? If Fox News thought her a candidate should they not have suspended her contract? Or at the least publicly announced she would not be on air until she made her decision like they did with Newt and Rick Santorum? And if they didn't consider her a candidate should they not have her scheduled to appear? Does Fox News management know something we do not? Does Fox News not want to give her a platform? Is there a movement by Fox News to keep Gov Palin's voice out of the conversation?
There have been reports that Palin and Fox News management have had a falling out. It has also been reported that the Fox News contract makes Palin unable to appear on competing News channels. What we can glean from the absence of Gov Palin from Fox News airwaves is that Fox News is fine with paying Gov Palin for no output. Why would Fox News management continue to pay Gov Palin in this regard? From a business stand point that makes no sense. Employers do not pay employees for no reason. What the reason is is anyone's guess. But never think for a minute there is no reason. Something is going on. A good reporter might ask what that something is.
She’s on a bus, thats why.
Or there could be some other reason... we'll find out eventually, one would suppose.
Maybe she’s enjoying the last remnants of her freedom. Once she announces it will be 9+ years of unrelenting MSM bull****.
She seems to have disappeared from all media for a few weeks, since the end of the first phase of her bus tour. Have there been any recent Facebook posts from her?
I do not believe she will run if Perry runs and every new candidate means an adjustment.
It's all about options at this point. I don't think she wants it because I don't think she can win and she knows it, too.
She's a great talker and spirited member of our country. My hat is off to her for her ability to rile folks. But it's not enough.
She’s not running.
one I think.
Usually when Sarah is quiet it means she is up to something.
If she wasn’t running wouldn’t fox have her on more often?
Last three Palin Facebook posts: June 9, June 22, July 6.
Laying pretty low these days.
FOX has gone “native”—either commie, soros, or muzzie.
Take your pick.
my thoughts too.
The Ames Iowa event is just over a month out. I think her or Perry or both will need to make some noise up there if either one is truly going to get into the fray. Both have missed the drop dead date to enter the straw poll but that doesn’t prohibit them from being on site or participating in another manner.
Her TV appearances orginated from home studio in AK most of the time didn’t they? She’s been away from the studio hasn’t she? Of course she could go to another Fox location where ever she is and still be available.
As I recently pointed out on another thread, there are two kinds of Palin naysayers:
1) those who dont want the truth to come out
2) those who think the truth cant come out.
The first group are the liars, the second are the ones who give up without a fight.
Maybe because it’s short summers in Alaska and she’s taking advantage of it. Hell, maybe she’s on jury duty.
With what’s going on with NOTW in England....not a bad idea to stay far away from Murdoch as possible.
good point but why if she is “after the money” as some on here say would she not schedule appearances then.
and yes there could be other reasons. But most of those other reasons tends to support the argument that she is running.
Yeah, no doubt.
I was hoping she’d get Glenn Beck’s old spot but I’m pretty sure that’s going to Greg Gutfeld.
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