Sarah Palin is no longer a Fox News contributor. Reports state her contract recently ended and she chose to not renew it — which seems unlikely — while a more reasonable assumption might be that Fox News realized Sarah Palin has little power or appeal at this point and paying her millions of dollars for her “opinion” is throwing money out the window.
“After a three-year run as a paid contributor to the nation’s highest-rated cable news channel, Sarah Palin and FOX News have cut ties, according to a source close to the former Alaska governor,” Real Clear Politics reports:
“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.”
The source declined to say whether Palin would pursue a television contract with another news network, such as CNN.
The New York Times offered this:
It was unclear whether the parting was Ms. Palin’s choice. Bill Shine, an executive vice president at Fox, said in a statement, “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
As of last week, Ms. Palin remained in negotiations with Fox News about a new contract. Her original contract with the network started in January 2010 and ended this month.
Palin’s first appearance on Fox News as a contributor was in an interview on Bill O’Reilly’s show three years ago, where he said to her, “the perception of you is that you’re not that smart.”
Palin is a former Republican Vice Presidential candidate, former Governor of Alaska, former chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, former Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, former “Miss Congeniality,” former sportscaster, former head of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, former star of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” and now, former Fox News contributor.
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