Palin canceled on Fox?
August 29th, 2012
06:27 PM ET
6 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. flavoter

    Well sounds like Fox news has finished their business. So Fox get up leave 20 bucks on the table and leave the room.

    August 29, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  2. dave

    will this woman just go away. please.

    August 29, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  3. Plantiful

    Well, that brings FOX news one significant step closer to becoming a network with at least some credibility. "Biased media," indeed!

    August 29, 2012 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  4. Joe The Plumber

    By "biased media" I'm guessing she doesnt mean FOX news. To paraphrase Shakespear, me thinks she protests too strongly.

    August 29, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  5. ValarMorghulis

    Can it be that her long 15 minutes of fame is finally on the wane?

    August 29, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  6. TPF

    Goodbye Sarah Palin, even FOX is not interested in what you have to say!(LOL)

    August 29, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  7. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Even a head case like Roger Ailes has had enough of her crap! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    August 29, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  8. SafeJourney

    Go away Sarah Palin, just GO AWAY!!!

    August 29, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  9. mig

    Palin and Ryan, two pro-lifers who enjoy shooting defenseless animals,as of course it seems they all do!

    August 29, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  10. on StreetWise

    Palin off FOX? Crickets, crickets, crickets, etc, etc..........................................>

    August 29, 2012 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  11. Kansas1946

    Well, I think her fifteen minutes is about up. Thank goodness.

    August 29, 2012 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  12. Newagegop

    It will be fun watching Romney and Ryan enact every policy Palin supported over the next 8 years. Hate on haters. I'm sure she's wiping her eyes with 100 dollar bills as we speak. lolololol

    August 29, 2012 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |

    Oh, for God's sake, BOO frickin HOO!

    August 29, 2012 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    Shutting her down, eh, Mitt? Good luck with that.

    August 29, 2012 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  15. Keep us all on our heels...

    Sarah, I just listened to McCain, and let me assure you that there is nothing you could say to save this man. He is a whacko, nut job, who has permitted the RNC to write a speech for him and deliver it word for word... stumbling through parts and even snickering at some of the lines he knows are not truthful... I remember when he was a maverick.. but now he is just a RNC puppet.

    August 29, 2012 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  16. ryantorgeson

    Take a hint, lady. You are irrelevant.

    August 29, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  17. Irisdavenport

    Fox does not want ANYONE to rain on Paul Ryan's parade, period. That means putting the muzzle on Sister Sarah.
    I think they fired her but not over this, they fired her because they have a nice new bright shinny new neo con object to fawn over named Paul Ryan.

    August 29, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  18. mike

    Why do I keep on clicking every time I see her name? I tell you she's annoying every time she opens her mouth and talk.

    August 29, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  19. Tired of lies

    "What do you mean fighting for our freedom?  They haven't done that for decades!  Not even the "patriot" McCain did. Our military has become a bunch of poorly paid mercenaries making money for defense contractors and investors, people in the petroleum industry and anyone else who can make a buck."

    August 29, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  20. William Ball 3rd

    The best news I have read this evening! Thank you FOX for cancelling her no count opinions.I loathe this woman more than any political figure.What really scares me is a small percentage of Americans thinks she hung the moon.You think we have idiots in office now,just think if the Tea Party led by Palin would be like.Very scary indeed!

    August 29, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  21. cody

    every time I read a quote from Sarah Palin she sounds like a child. Everything is unfair, or everyone is lying or biased. Take a look in the mirror genius. You're the most polarized figure I've seen, not to mention you work for Fox – One of the most biased news networks known. You're the type of republican that unfortunately gives your party a bad reputation to non republicans. We know there are good republicans out there trying to honestly do good. Its a shame you're ruining their credibility.

    August 29, 2012 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  22. Mary

    Palin needs to move on... She keeps trying to do damage control...
    Look.. she blew it.. She was not ready.. Not qualified.. She thought she could wing it..
    The Average American is not stupid.. And she didn't fool anyone..
    She can't un do it..
    Thats what happens when you are such a ambitious person that you will attempt something just because someone "thinks" you are qualified..
    There is a kid that got a medical license in trouble for actually using it right now~!
    Its no different..
    he is in trouble and Palin got caught , being, well being ....Palin~!
    Unqualified. Period.

    August 29, 2012 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Not even fox wants to her from her, I am but he she ran I would vote for the other guy.

    August 29, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  24. modmike

    see i told you its not only the "lamestream" media that doesn't like her.

    August 29, 2012 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  25. Rogue351

    Really, who cares about Palin ? She is now being paid to say whatever message the elite at Fox news wants her to say. At this point she is exactly the same as Beck, Hannity and Libaugh. They will say whatever raises ratings and makes people tune in. It is not truth or opinion it is money. It is not what is best for America it is what is going to stir up the most controversy and sell the most advertising space. It's our nation not a soap opera. And at the end of the day, abortion, religion, birth certificates and tax returns are NOT our biggest problems.

    August 29, 2012 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
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