Palin and Fox News part company, $ listed as the cause
It appears that Sarah Palin’s rising star is crashing to earth. According to Thedailybeast.com:
Fox News offered Sarah Palin a new contract before she decided to part ways with the network where she has held forth as a commentator for the last three years.
However, it would be hard to describe it as a generous contract.
Palin was a hot property when Roger Ailes landed her in 2009, fresh off her colorful run for vice president, and paid her an annual salary of $1 million. Fox even built Palin a studio at her Wasilla home.
But relations cooled between the two sides, and Palin was appearing on Fox less often—complaining on Facebook one night during the Republican convention that the network had canceled her appearances.
The new contract offered by Fox, say people familiar with the situation, would have provided only a fraction of the million-dollar-a-year salary. It was then, they say, that Palin turned it down and both sides agreed to call it quits.
Fox News released a very positive statement regarding Mrs. Palin’s departure. Fox News had even built a studio in her home in Wasilla so she didn’t have to leave the house. She just had to get gussied up. Nothing has been said about Fox News removing the studio. It is hard to imagine that another news show would strike a deal with Palin. Her rock star status started flying south shortly after the mid-term elections. Once Glenn Beck was given the boot, Fox News got over its Tea Party glow, Sarah Palin seemed just a little more irrelevant. Her swan song arrived when she failed to join the clown team we all got to witness before Mitt Romney was selected as the GOP candidate in 2012.
Did the film Game Change diminish Palin’s desirability? In many respects she came off as an unpolished diamond in the rough. In other respects, she just came off as a demanding bitch who was going to have her star status regardless of damage to the GOP or Senator McCain.
Regardless, there is no telling where Palin will end up. She certainly leaves the limelight a lot wealthier than she was when Senator McCain selected the little known Alaskan governor as his running mate. She has written several books and has gathered quite a few fans who admire her like a she is a cult leader.
Will she run for public office in Alaska or did she ruin all chances of the ever being elected again when she resigned her post a Governor of Alaska? Stay tuned. Once the Palins hit town, they didn’t appear to be leaving any time soon.