Skip to comments.NY Magazine Publishes Anti-Palin Hit-Piece Using No Sources and No Data
Posted on 08/31/2012 12:51:56 PM PDT by Bratch
Its safe to say that something just wasnt right the other day when Governor Palin took to Facebook to write:
Im sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCains positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight.
Fox seemed to have worked out whatever issue they said they were having because the Governor was back on to discuss the RNC on Thursday evening. Whats curious however, is while covering the story, Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine claims to have spoken with some Fox executives who, he claims were less than kind or honest about Governor Palin. Sherman wrote:
Last nights kerfuffle between Sarah Palin and Fox News was a classic display of Sarah Palin being, well, Sarah Palin. But her Facebook outburst complaining about Fox canceling her appearance at the Republic National Convention reveals something deeper about Palins often rocky relationship with the network. Palins contract is up in January, and according to sources, Fox News executives are now weighing what kind of deal they would sign, if they sign one at all.
If by Sarah Palin being, well, Sarah Palin he means, being honest and gracious to a friend, then yes, that was Sarah Palin being Sarah Palin. He goes on:
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.
Wait a minute He states that Fox executives have been disappointed with her ratings but he doesnt give any names of executives, nor does he give any data to back up the claim. This is nothing more than unsourced rubbish.
The reality is that Governor Palin is a big ratings draw. The special she did with Eric Bolling was a huge success for the Fox network, and she was recently rated #1 in Mediaite power rankings for television analysts. She also gave NBC a an enormous rating boost when she co-hosted the Today Show back in April.
Sherman then noted:
Palin has been disappointed by Foxs decision to not give her top billing on bookings.
How does he know if shes disappointed with anything? He didnt interview her for the story, so what does he base this line on? Did Fox executives tell him that? He doesnt state specifically, but next he writes (emphasis):
According to sources, the relationship at times has gotten so bad that much communication has been conducted via Palins husband Todd. One thing is clear: Its risky for her to push the envelope too far. Fox has been a central pillar of Palins national reach since quitting the governorship, and without the networks platform, its unclear how she could maintain even her current, much-diminished level of visibility.
Oh, please, Governor Palin doesnt need Fox to maintain anything. The important work that she does in promoting reform-minded, commonsense Conservative candidates keeps her busy, and trust me, candidates want her to be visible around their campaigns.
Also, any network would love to have Governor Palin on as a guest, and certainly have her as a regular analyst. Just consider the fact that Piers Morgan was begging Governor Palin to come on his show the moment he learned Fox had cancelled her interviews:
Wednesday evening, he took to Twitter to invite Palin on his show: If Fox dont want you tonight @SarahPalinUSA come on my show. Be happy to talk about @SenJohnMcCain with you, he wrote.
Politicker asked him about his attempts to get her on the show: Im serious, if shes fallen out with Fox, Id love to get her on. Its the one reason we havent had her since Ive been on air, because of her contract with Fox, Morgan said, referring to her ongoing exclusivity contract with Fox News.
Clearly, if shes had an issue with them and can now do us, Id love to interview her.
If Mr. Sherman did indeed talk to Fox executives for his article, it doesnt speak well for the network. Governor Palin has been good for Fox News, increased their viewership, and added her much needed perspective to the dialog on that channel. But we dont know if Sherman really spoke to anyone because he doesnt give any names. He expects people to just take his word for it, in a time and age where distrust in the media is at an all time high. Regardless if he did or not, what hes selling to his readers is just another false narrative designed to degrade and downplay Governor Palins influence. The facts are not on Shermans side no matter who is responsible for the phony reality he tries to pass off as journalism.
“Take anything you hear about Governor Palin in the media with a grain of salt.”
That’s very bad advice, for anyone suffering from hypertension.
as Sarah Palin herself would say: “these people are just making stuff up”
Why did they give her a “time out?”
re: Take anything you hear about Governor Palin in the media with a grain of salt.
More like a 50lb bag of salt.
"According to sources, the relationship at times has gotten so bad that much communication has been conducted via Palin?s husband Todd."
As if having a negotiator at that level isn't SOP. When high dollars and complex conditions are involved it's best to have someone else roar as necessary. Eliminates a ton of rancor after the deal is done and everyone has to work together. Sheesh
Take anything you hear about Governor Palin in the media with a grain of salt.
Thats very bad advice, for anyone suffering from hypertension.
They’re STILL fussed up about her!
Palin’s remark about McCain’s travails reminded me of something else (sorry, it should probably be its own thread): O’Reilly said two or three nights ago that he had an explosive interview with JSM on running against the Obama team which would air the following night. I sat through the whole show, saw the 30-second interview with McCain . . . and nothing! We went to some ridiculous speech (a Romney business partner, I think). Perhaps that interview was a little too explosive?.
Anyone hear about this?
I think Mr. O said he was now airing it Monday.
This is crap. Everyone who was paying attention knows FOX paid Juan Williams a million when he got dumped by NPR and she can’t have low ratings...she doesn’t have a show. She’s a commentator who appears for single segments on all the FOX shows when asked.
Meaning I’ve got to watch him again Monday??? But thanks! Still wonder if Sarah’s remark on McCain was based on a preview of that interview..
Not a single word of this is true and that includes “if”, “and” & “the”.
Darn straight. And, correct me if I’m wrong, but the only way we know Sarah’s going to be ON a show is by watching FOX all day long. Not too many folks can afford that waste of time.
You’re exactly right.
Speaking of salt your source post C4P went on record last year saying that Palin is absolutely running and there is no other possible explanation for her behavior. They said if she wasn't than she was just jerking around her supporters.
Reading those old C4P posts now is beyond entertaining.
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