Palin canceled on Fox?
August 29th, 2012
06:27 PM ET
2 years ago

Palin canceled on Fox?

(CNN) - Sarah Palin posted a cryptic message on Facebook Wednesday night, saying the Fox News Channel had cut her appearances for the evening.

"I'm sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain's positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight," she wrote.

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Palin, who served as McCain's 2008 vice presidential nominee, did not explain why Fox had scratched her off their rundown.

The former governor has been a pundit on the channel since early 2010, less than a year after she stepped down from her post as governor of Alaska.

Reports of tension between the conservative firebrand and the network emerged in November, when New York Magazine reported the network's president, Roger Ailes, was furious that Palin had announced her decision against running for president on another media outlet.

Palin first made her decision public on a conservative radio show hosted by Mark Levin, then confirmed her announcement in a Fox appearance on Greta van Susteren's show that night. While Ailes reportedly considered pulling her million dollar contract, Palin continued to appear on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

As to what prompted Wednesday night's shuffle, Palin left it a mystery, writing only about her former running mate. Sen. John McCain is set to deliver remarks at the Republican National Convention in the 8 p.m. ET hour. The Arizona senator also turned 76 on Wednesday.

"Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John McCain," she wrote. "Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend."

Fox did not immediately return a request for comment.


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soundoff (143 Responses)
  1. Anon

    This drama queen is beyond annoying.

    August 29, 2012 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  2. v4865

    It's about time...she should NEVER BE SEEN OR HEARD AGAIN ..

    August 29, 2012 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  3. Tripe..

    Drivel like this is why Sarah will loose all access to microphones so she can comtemplate international relations from her vista at the foot of the bridge....

    August 29, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  4. ghostriter

    Nice. Blaming the liberal media for Fox giving her the long awaited axe.

    August 29, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  5. Michael

    Romney/Ryan and the Corrupt RNC have an Inferiority Complex. None of the speeches come close to the greatness of Palin's speech. Palin overpowers them all.

    August 29, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  6. Sally Matanuska

    Funny! Even Fox wants nothing to do with her.

    August 29, 2012 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  7. Manny

    Wasn't this the exact same thing she wanted to do on election night four years ago? Give a concession speech (never in the history of the country has the VP nominee given a concession speech), so she could " highlight Senator John McCain's positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through"?? I guess she really wants to give that speech

    August 29, 2012 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  8. Bill

    Poor, persecuted Sarah Palin. This nut needs to simply go away.

    August 29, 2012 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  9. Richard in Houston

    The Republican party needs to have one very scripted message for the campaign. She scares the willies out of the party with her views and is such a lose cannon that the media end of the party(Fox News) had to cancel her. She will be back to screech on air after the president is re-elected.

    August 29, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  10. Rick Patel

    Seems like FOX & RINOs are closing ranks to exclude Tea Party & Palinistas. Romney will lose in November.

    August 29, 2012 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  11. CBR

    Fox let her go because they do not want anyone to rain on Romney's parade. Ms. Palin would be too blunt and represents the people in the GOP who came in with her support.

    Ms. Palin is finding out what others know, politicians are very fickle. When they think you can help them they keep calling and talking to you. When you have nothing more that they might want you are out. Surprised that Sarah Palin did not know that.

    August 29, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  12. kel

    What took so long?

    August 29, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  13. Jethro

    Love that outfit, Scarah! VERY presidential.

    August 29, 2012 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  14. Bob

    And a good riddance, Sarah! Ailes, a little late in the day, must have realized how extensively she single handedly destroyed the already damaged goods GOP.

    August 29, 2012 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  15. Darryl

    Well, Well, LOL...LOL.... I guess Sara now gets to realize how the people she supports truely feel about her.

    August 29, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  16. Donkey Party

    Ahh yes, the biased liberal media, always at it with their pesky truth-telling. Why can't they all be "Fair and balanced" (Fake and biased) like Fox News?

    August 29, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  17. Jane

    Hee! Silly Sarah is going to keep trying to give her 2008 concession speech, if it takes forever...... I suggest she wait till this November, change "McCain" to "Romney", then she can go on Faux News and give that concession speech.

    August 29, 2012 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  18. Luke,AZ

    I wouldn't be surprised if Palin spoke this evening.

    August 29, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  19. mike

    Everything about her is like nails on a chalk board!

    August 29, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  20. JonjoJr

    She is just trying to stay relevant, but it is clear that she is no longer relevant and that should have been known since they lost the Presidential election.

    August 29, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  21. bp

    Sarah Who?

    August 29, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  22. Dave

    If so, best of luck in all your future endeavors.

    August 29, 2012 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  23. the Situation

    Good Grief, if it weren't for McSenile she would still be in Alaska. Thank You John!

    August 29, 2012 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  24. Zola

    Did alexithymic Mitt just bribe Ailes? Either way, THANK YOU, ROGER!!!

    August 29, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  25. Ryan/Romney Kill Medicare Team 2012

    Sarah Palin a women without a country and now a network. Oh my!

    August 29, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
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