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Palin, Fox at odds in contract negotiations?
Hot Air ^ | August 31,2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 08/31/2012 8:30:38 AM PDT by Hojczyk

One of the most curious developments at the Republican convention took place far away from the delegate floor. Two events appeared for a short time to be part of the same story: the announcement of the “mystery speaker,” and the sudden cancellation of Sarah Palin’s interviews on Fox News.

Palin, the Republican Party’s previous VP nominee, would have provided some intriguing commentary on the night when her successor spoke, and so some — myself included — thought Palin’s spots must have been canceled because she had become a participant in this convention. When it became clear that Clint Eastwood had agreed to speak, it left many of us wondering exactly why Palin’s Fox appearances had been canceled at the time when she had the most value as a commentator.

New York Magazine reported yesterday that the cancellations were due to a power play in contract negotiations, and that Palin might find herself in search of a new platform:

Essentially, Palin and Fox are in the early stages of an elaborate contract negotiation. Palin earns roughly $1 million per year from Fox, making her the highest paid contributor at the network. Fox executives have been disappointed with her ratings; Palin has been disappointed by Fox’s decision to not give her top billing on bookings. According to sources, the relationship at times has gotten so bad that much communication has been conducted via Palin’s husband Todd.

One thing is clear: It’s risky for her to push the envelope too far. Fox has been a central pillar of Palin’s national reach since quitting the governorship, and without the network’s platform, it’s unclear how she could maintain even her current, much-diminished level of visibility.

Palin’s Facebook outburst surely didn’t endear her to Roger Ailes, who prizes message discipline and loyalty among his troops.

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1 posted on 08/31/2012 8:30:40 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

No other cable net would even give her the time of day.
Perhaps she’ll pull a Glenn Beck and become a webcast.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 8:34:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hojczyk
Just further evidence of faux news and their shift to the left. Palin has no show of her own. When she had a show of her own on another cable channel... it was a ratings bonanza. faux news has her appear on shows such as hannity and greta and if those ratings are down... look at the shows star for blame. murdoch and ailes are progressives that have been shifting the network to the left since roger fired Brit Hume's wife as news director.

LLS

3 posted on 08/31/2012 8:36:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: Hojczyk

What a load of crap! This is the person who can tweet or write a Facebook note and still get covered by every media outlet from Peoria to Pakistan, from Beijing to Bakersfield. She needs Fox News like a fish needs a unicycle. What a laff!!


4 posted on 08/31/2012 8:36:56 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I want a President who negotiates at least as hard with Vladimir Putin as she does with Fox News.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 8:38:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LibLieSlayer

The ONLY time I watch Fox is when Sarah is on, how is that for ratings Roger Ailes.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 8:41:49 AM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

bttt


7 posted on 08/31/2012 8:42:46 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Hojczyk

Palin is a conservative and conservatism is being pushed aside once again for the moderates and RINOs. The Romney people don’t want her in the light because she will call out Mitt’s liberal leanings.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 8:42:50 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Boy you said it LibLieS. I stopped watching faux some time ago. Of course I watch none of the others. I just do my own research Online. Fox is just a tool of the GOP Elite. How you think we ended up with Romney and so many “conservatives” are rabid to elect him at any cost? Talk about lemmings over the cliff.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 8:44:31 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Hojczyk

It would benefit Palin to distance herself from Fox News. Real conservatives do not watch Fox News anymore...it is mainly PhonyCons who watch.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 8:48:19 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The GOP Media whining over Todd Akin is not legitimate)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What are you talking about? Piers Morgan immediately publicly invited her on his show that night!

The first night of the convention pulled about the same audience as in 2008, but Ryan’s night was down almost one half from Palin’s—20 million down from 37 million!


11 posted on 08/31/2012 8:52:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Hojczyk

Ailes has been trying to figure out a painless way to dump Palin ever since Tucson. As Ed said, he can’t do it without incurring serious damage at Fox, as was demonstrated then other night when he had to put her back on after her FB post exposed what was going on.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 8:54:52 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Hojczyk

She’s likely to have a rough go of it in the future because she complains about her treatment on Facebook whenever she has a disagreement with management. That’s not a smart thing to do if one wants to keep one’s job, and it doesn’t take an Einstein to see that.

Of course, she may be trying to get out of the Fox contract, but her FB behavior of the past few days will keep others from hiring a public complainer. Maybe she has no intention of staying in the commentary business?


13 posted on 08/31/2012 8:55:12 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

FoxNews really lost me these past two years with its shift. The network used to practically be the default position on my tv-set, going back to when it first started around 1996. But wow, right after the 2010 mid-terms, they dropped all the Tea Party stories, and the border/illegals issue, started treating Palin like crap, then later went scorched-earth on Newt, and downplayed or ignored every ‘social conservative’ brushfire like homo-marriage. It was like a bloomin’ purge. And it coincided when Rove became a non-stop fixture.

Anyway, my viewership cratered, to put it mildly. I really have a very difficult time stomaching the channel nowadays, and probably only catch no more than 30-minutes a week. At most. A far, far cry from earlier days. Usually only take a look when I happen to run across an interview with someone I particularly like, such as Palin, Allen West, Michelle Malkin, and such. Otherwise, I steer clear.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 9:01:37 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Hojczyk

Palin’s demeanor on FOX has been subdued for some time, seemingly
almost depressed. A million a year for that gets hard to justify. Flame away.

Sarah has been shut out and shut down, left unable to bring any breaking news to the table, no new insights particularly, no cutting edge analysis because she has been banished away from all the real action, left out of the political loop entirely, unable to chum with the pivotal players, the new and fresh faces. It follows that her energy would sag.

FOX has succeeded in making her a footnote and I think she realizes it.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 9:02:11 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: LibLieSlayer
Huh? What show? the Alaska show? That was a totally different thing. I watched about two episodes then quit.

I tend to agree with the author that without Fox, Palin will have a difficult time finding a national venue. Beck's thing has topped at about 200,000 viewers (down from his Fox high of 3.3m.

But I guess we won't know until or unless someone gives her a show. I do think she would be very effective in an Oprah-type format, but it would have to be more than just politics.

16 posted on 08/31/2012 9:07:07 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: SeminoleCounty
"It would benefit Palin to distance herself from Fox News. Real conservatives do not watch Fox News anymore...it is mainly PhonyCons who watch."

AMEN!!

17 posted on 08/31/2012 9:07:21 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Hojczyk
For me it's simple: Fox dunps Palin, I dump Fox.
18 posted on 08/31/2012 9:08:17 AM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: Hojczyk
Seems like a boycott of FNC may be in my future. Yes.
19 posted on 08/31/2012 9:10:52 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
"She’s likely to have a rough go of it in the future because she complains about her treatment on Facebook whenever she has a disagreement with management. That’s not a smart thing to do if one wants to keep one’s job, and it doesn’t take an Einstein to see that.

Of course, she may be trying to get out of the Fox contract, but her FB behavior of the past few days will keep others from hiring a public complainer. Maybe she has no intention of staying in the commentary business?"

I've taken the liberty of forwarding your 'sound advice' < /sarc> to Sarah & Todd for their consideration.

I'm sure it will be appreciated.< /sarc>

20 posted on 08/31/2012 9:12:05 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: RitaOK

Well, she created a bit of a stir just two weeks ago, when she brought up the topic of Biden being replaced, dominating the news cycle for two days, fanning the heat under the Dems. Even Obama was fed her quote on his ET interview and had to address it. So, she can still manage to mix things up and get the media in a tizzy.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 9:12:40 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Hojczyk

Sarah, do not screw the pooch.

I say this with the most utmost respect for Palin: FOX had many more conservative voices on hand to assign interviews for — same time they can have Palin talking. Palin is contracted, while conservatives on the floor are not. She should’ve gone to the convention and did stuff in person, as she would get much, much more exposure.

If this is true, that contract won’t get renewed. Ailes will still have her on often, but nowhere as frequently as when she was contracted.

At one point, this has to be about the conservative platform instead of price. This was a multi million dollar deal, she gets $100k per speaking engagement, her kids are on or have their own reality TV shows... Plenty of exposure there.

She needs to move on to the next step of the plan and head the RNC. If she isn’t ready for that, then she seriously needs to make up with Ailes.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 9:13:43 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: greene66

The real action is at Fox Business News! They love Sarah there! I NEVER turn to Fox News.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 9:14:13 AM PDT by BillM (.)
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To: eCSMaster
"For me it's simple: Fox dunps Palin, I dump Fox."

You must like being in the majority!!

I TiVo Fox with Palin's on but that's ALL I can stomach. Thank you 'fast forward'!!

24 posted on 08/31/2012 9:15:25 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
New York Magazine reported yesterday that the cancellations were due to a power play in contract negotiations, and that Palin might find herself in search of a new platform:

__________________________________

QVC

25 posted on 08/31/2012 9:15:51 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Hojczyk
Palin seems to be restricted to mostly repetition of what seems to me is standard talking points. She does not look real happy.

As far as fox goes, they are very much left now. Watch a few dual interviews, one Republican and one Democrat, and the time allotted for each to speak. And watch how there is little or no effort to stop a left rat from speaking out of turn, dabbling on and on, or over the Republican. Something smell real rat here.

26 posted on 08/31/2012 9:16:33 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: harpu

Why thanks! I didn’t know you knew them personally!


27 posted on 08/31/2012 9:18:04 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I want a President who negotiates at least as hard with Vladimir Putin as she does with Fox News.

______________________________________

You do understand that the article is about her "negotiating' herself out of a job, don't you?

28 posted on 08/31/2012 9:19:06 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: sf4dubya

You know, in spite of your diatribe...true conservatives need Sarah more than Sarah needs us! I don’t think Sarah & Todd really need a phoney forum (like FOX) for their egos.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 9:19:17 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Hojczyk

I thought she had rented a large venue near the convention for some surprise something or other? What happened with that?


30 posted on 08/31/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Cyber Liberty
You are certainly welcome.

One should never waste good advice, regardless of its source!

31 posted on 08/31/2012 9:22:16 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: harpu

Never let it go to waste, just like a good crisis. And my advice = crisis!


32 posted on 08/31/2012 9:24:05 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: greene66

I agree with you. I too, seldom watch FOX. FOX was the initial venue for a conservative voice to re-emerge among the catterwalling liberal monopoly, in place since the Cronkite days.

FOX is reading the moderate-liberal tea leaves, this turn going on now, by conservatives, who for the first time are going to cheerlead and vote and campaign breathlessly for a socialist at the top of their ticket.

This means FOX will oblige the newly compromised conservative trend, and they will have some conservative as a token talking head, but no one who will create any waves, who is willing to stay in a straight jacket in exchange for a million dollar pay check.

Who will that be? It won’t be Newt. He is a rock ribbed man of war who can’t be jacked with.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 9:26:55 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: wtc911

After your silly reply to Buckeye, I went to your page and was surprised at your hypocrisy. You probably should consider just lurking rather than post hate against a conservative icon.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 9:27:54 AM PDT by saminfl
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To: harpu

I think you missed the point of what I was trying to say, but that’s okay.

When Roger Ailes builds a studio in your house and bends over backwards to accommodate your schedule because he admires and respects you, and you turn around and makes the disputes public... if this story is true and the numbers aren’t there, he is going seriously weigh his options.

Just explaining how it works. Media is a business. So I really hope Sarah has a next move here.


35 posted on 08/31/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: LS

Huh? What show? the Alaska show? That was a totally different thing. I watched about two episodes then quit.

I tend to agree with the author that without Fox, Palin will have a difficult time finding a national venue. Beck’s thing has topped at about 200,000 viewers (down from his Fox high of 3.3m


Actually, Governor Palin would be more successful in a on-line format similar to Beck.

Beck peaked on his web show because while at Fox he became more RINO...especially attacking Birthers. Also, many in conservative media rightfully accuse him of plagarism

Palin does not have those negatives.

She would be best served leaving Fox...and do her own media. And, her past media experience would be of much better use than on Fraud News


36 posted on 08/31/2012 9:30:36 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (The GOP Media whining over Todd Akin is not legitimate)
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To: RitaOK

If Romney wins, FOX will go right as much as they went left when Obama was elected.

That is how they think over there.

Not that will affect Shep or anything like that... :p


37 posted on 08/31/2012 9:32:17 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Right on!

LLS


38 posted on 08/31/2012 9:37:58 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: Hojczyk
Message to Sarah:
If Fox is restricting what you say, dump them.
When they allow Juan Williams and Bob Beckel to blather away, you shouldn't be restricted in any way.

No appearances by Sarah, no tuning in by me.

39 posted on 08/31/2012 9:39:26 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

Amen!!!

LLS


40 posted on 08/31/2012 9:42:03 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I can’t add a thing to your on point post!

LLS


41 posted on 08/31/2012 9:44:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Well, if Palin has shown one thing it is she takes care of herself.


42 posted on 08/31/2012 9:45:47 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: greene66

Like you... I used to have fox on 24/7 365... even in my business... I no longer watch any TV news except for local... and it is just awful too. I get my news from FR and foreign news outlets and oped pieces.

LLS


43 posted on 08/31/2012 9:51:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is the person who can tweet or write a Facebook note and still get covered by every media outlet from Peoria to Pakistan, from Beijing to Bakersfield. She needs Fox News like a fish needs a unicycle. What a laff!!

True, Tweeting gives her an audience but Fox gives her a $M payday..................

44 posted on 08/31/2012 9:53:24 AM PDT by varon (The silent patriots stand guard!)
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To: LS
You are welcome to your opinion as I am. I see her as a successful campaigner for TEA Party candidates and she is wildly popular with most of us. I do comprehend that all of the left hates her and wants her dead and some Conservatives do not care for her. Heck man... some people hated Elvis too.

LLS

45 posted on 08/31/2012 9:55:30 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (If romney is our only chance... we have less of a chance than a Massachusetts fetus.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

BTTT.


46 posted on 08/31/2012 9:59:37 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: Logical me

“Palin seems to be restricted to mostly repetition of what seems to me is standard talking points”

Are guests on the political talk shows required to talk only about subjects of the show’s choosing?


47 posted on 08/31/2012 10:14:11 AM PDT by cymbeline
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To: Hojczyk; LibLieSlayer; little jeremiah; Lilpug15; Lilyjuslan; maggief; Mama Shawna; Marathoner; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List

Palin’s Facebook outburst surely didn’t endear her to Roger Ailes, who prizes message discipline and loyalty among his troops.

48 posted on 08/31/2012 10:17:01 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Hojczyk
Governor Sarah Palin still can dominate the news cycle.
And she has almost unlimited options to promote and defend the philosophy of a true Conservative. Now that she has her own money, and access to make more money, and a whole potload of political IOUs that she can call in, she can choose the optimal path for her future, and for a good future for our country, where people have real jobs, own houses, start successful small businesses, pay rational gasoline prices,feel secure and believe in a better future.
She has not made a major misstep yet.
And 17,000.000 more viewers for her Vice Presidential speech than for Mr. Ryans!!!Wow
When the Empire of Mr. Obama strikes back ia a few days, Sarah Palin will continue to be the one to focus on the issues.
TWB
49 posted on 08/31/2012 10:18:51 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: The Cajun

BTTT


50 posted on 08/31/2012 10:18:52 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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