Sarah Palin told the Christian Broadcasting Network that she was fired from “a job I really liked... because I called somebody out.” Was that “somebody” Megyn Kelly whose interviews with the Duggar family Palin criticized right before it was announced her contract was not renewed? Or was it Bill O’Reilly, or both?
In her CBN interview, Palin said 2015 has been a tough year:
“Some things happened that I haven’t talked about publicly, things like getting canned from a job I really liked, sort of out of the blue, because I called somebody out,” she said.
Palin was let go from her job as a Fox News political analyst in June.
“Next morning I got word, ‘Oh, we no longer need you anymore,’” she recalled. “Yeah, it was a shock, but more power to Fox News.”
Mediaite’s Josh Feldman makes a decent case for Palin’s comments about Fox's Duggar interview as the culprit.
PALIN: These girls are being re-victimized. For shame on the media for, under the guise of “Hey, gotta let them have their say anyway. Let’s interview them and put them there, back into the fire, and let them explain. They’re innocent!” And these girls, yeah, so humiliated.
Feldman noted that Palin’s remarks “seemed like a very clear yet indirect swipe at a Fox News anchor from one of its own contributors.” He also pointed out that this appears to have been Palin’s final Fox appearance before getting fired.
However, I think it’s also quite likely that Palin was a goner before these comments were made. For one thing, Palin’s appearance on Hannity was on June 8. Her contract allegedly ran out June 1 – which is quite plausible given that she rejoined the network in June 2013. It’s worth pointing out that Sean Hannity did not introduce Palin as a “Fox News contributor” in their June 8 interview.
Furthermore, Palin made a far more blatant and nastier attack on Fox and Bill O’Reilly in January:
PALIN: Knowing what the media is going to do throughout 2016… it’s going to take more than a village to beat Hillary. There needs to be unity, understanding that we have that – conservatives have that strike against us, you know, right off the bat, that being the media. Even there – on Fox! You know, kind of a quasi or assumed conservative outlet and we have all day listening to the tease of Bill O’Reilly. He’s talking about – the guests on his show tonight, or the commentary on his show – and that would be, “All these GOP contenders thinking about running for president… Oh, what a reality show that would be, yuk, yuk.” Well, the left doesn’t do that, OK? They take this serious. Because this is war and hopefully the media – even the quasi right side of the media won’t be looking at this as some kind of reality show, a joke, because maybe they have theirs, so they’re taken care of. They’re fine.
Whether or not Palin’s Duggar remarks were the last straw or a dig made after the fact of her firing, she was clearly on thin ice with Fox before then. And whatever else may have happened, she has only herself to blame for using her TV time to attack the guys paying her to go on.
Watch Palin’s attacks on Fox below and let me know what you think.
And we need to have a track record proving what works…”
Like I said, whatever it was that was the last straw for Fox News, Palin had to have been on thin ice for a long time before the contract expired.
Not for incompetence anyway.
Maybe if they had checked with John McCain as a reference before they hired the half governor.
Don’t know whether this is sloppiness on his and his writers’ part or it’s a bit of a Fox policy to pretend these people are independent observers.
There are a LOT of Fox contributors, I’d guess upwards of 2 or 3 dozen all told.
After Palin slammed him and FOX News in January, she was not back on the network for months.
They show AILES & Murdoch take everything personally, even if it isn’t, but they expect to mock, attack and even LIE about others and expect them to take it.
Roger Ailes had all his NeoCon (Liberal with an R) personalities attacking one of their own and LYING for their own agenda, because they want big govt liberal Puppets, Bush, Rubio, Carson, etc, Sarah Palin in January when she said she was seriously thinking about running for President. In Iowa, they all used the same talking points, LIED, MOCKED her-hoping to fool anyone who didn’t see reality elsewhere. Then decided not to cover her positively at that point any more. That’s almost a year ago now.
It all keeps hitting FOX back in the face. He didn’t expect they would be called out on their pitiful obvious debate performance.
Those liberals with a Woman of Power problem hanging out at Fox Ailes, Baier, OReilly, Goldberg are the epitomy of #MosquitoWithSmallNeedle. They ‘LOVE women’, ’she’s HOT’, they all want ‘a good looking (and obedient) woman on their arm’ – just not calling the shots, or they shrink up to a raisin!
Emperor With No Clothing.