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.

Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (143 Responses)
  1. Bob MacKay

    Palin cancelled by Fox? Oh oh...there apparently are a few brains left with the Republicans. ...Fox cancelling Palin IS a tough loss!- For the Democrats.

    August 30, 2012 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  2. hwy9

    That slurping sound you hear is Palin sucking up to McCain... for some reason. Oh, right. To thank him for making her, her kid, and her husband millionaires. Thanks, McCain, for inflicting her on the rest of us.

    August 30, 2012 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  3. Eggs Benedict

    Who needs to listen to this whiny empty headed bimbo?

    August 30, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  4. Vic

    what did the media do that was unfair to McCain/Palin? Asked basic questions? This is the first thing Fox news has done right in its history.

    August 30, 2012 01:23 am at 1:23 am |
  5. Stick a fork in her...

    ... I think this bird is done!

    And to think that in 2008 45.7% of the voters actually thought she'd make an excellent VP. I know, I know... They were voting for the top of the ticket. At least that's what they'll tell ya.

    *Tries to contain his laughter*

    Now Fox news wants nothing to do with her? You betcha!

    August 30, 2012 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  6. Valleygirl

    Thank goodness I did not have to listen to her, the less the better.

    August 30, 2012 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  7. David A.

    Oh please! Not her again!!

    August 30, 2012 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  8. Nurul Aman

    Like the TeaParty/GOP in general, Sarah Palin is clearly irrelevant political persona for America of 2012. Palin's vision for her American base will not even good for that base. Her thoughts and aspirations are things of the past. So, the Fox News decision was the right one.

    August 30, 2012 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  9. BlK

    When Fox News snubs you for being too much of a nut job, you know you've gone downhill.

    August 30, 2012 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  10. chuck

    That is hilaroius-not even Faux news wants her anymore!!!

    August 30, 2012 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  11. cronewinter

    Bye Sara, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    August 30, 2012 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  12. Ambrose Smith

    Sarah, don't you understand that your worshippers think that McCain sold you down the river?? They hate his guts. Yet they should be thanking him for the introduction. Somewhere deep inside the old man, he realizes he messes up in choosing you. Now go back to Alaska and fade off into the tundra.

    August 30, 2012 01:47 am at 1:47 am |
  13. over the hill

    One idiotic talking head down, fourty three more to go...

    August 30, 2012 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  14. Allen

    go back to your porch, get a glass of wine, and have a look at what the Russians are up to can still see Russia from your perch HOME! STAY THERE...oh yeah I really had to chuckle a few weeks ago when I read the article about you 'weren't going to be speaking at the Convention...nice...thing forget to mention you WEREN'T to

    August 30, 2012 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  15. Synthetically Thought...

    And Fox News is somehow not included in her list of "biased media"?

    August 30, 2012 02:14 am at 2:14 am |
  16. Lolly

    SHE IS JUST SO PASSE! She talks like she's on another planet – "biased media" – what proof does she have? Who in the good ole USA isn't a "patriot"? She's just so laughable, I'm glad Fox cancelled all her interviews.

    August 30, 2012 02:29 am at 2:29 am |
  17. Allen

    go back to your porch, get a glass of wine, and have a look at what the Russians are up to can still see Russia from your perch HOME! STAY THERE...oh yeah I really had to chuckle a few weeks ago when I read the article about you 'weren't going to be speaking at the Convention...nice...thing forget to mention you WEREN'T asked to

    August 30, 2012 02:39 am at 2:39 am |
  18. Phil Thomas

    Yeah Right honor McCain please if this nutcase stays on script he's the President. Clearly she did McCain a favor given the state of affairs but the country would of been better off, at least the RNC would of went to work instead of sitting back and praying for the economy to collapse. Shmucks

    August 30, 2012 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  19. Phil Thomas

    Ive been independent my whole life and vote for the best fit but this year fringe RNC lunatics like her have made me a democrat. I can't vote for any one on the right, nothing but lies all day. Two wars, prescription plan bust, tax cuts, surges, out of control government spending, these clowns rubber stamped Bush for eight years. We know what a spoiled rich kid looks like running the country. We don't need Bush V3

    August 30, 2012 02:46 am at 2:46 am |
  20. George Holmes

    This is a little sad. Remember the High school girls that went to college and found out they were only somebody in Greek society? She went from college to college looking for that "special" clique feeling, and then it was gone. To have it come back again after all these years, memorize the speech, smile and wave and its all back again. And then defeat, and then FOX and then Arizona and then nothing...nothing...oblivion. The Republicans (Rove) knew to throw the 2008 election. John McCain and Sarah Palin, were two small sacrificial animals. All this for the greater good. It's show business. What I find amazing is that they are planning to throw this one too. Two dim bulbs, lots of party division, and a few colorful crazy people.

    August 30, 2012 03:08 am at 3:08 am |
  21. Clay

    Whose 'nailin' Palin? FOX is.
    Good riddance.

    August 30, 2012 03:14 am at 3:14 am |
  22. frederic h young

    Poor Sarah, you've been in over your head all your sorry life. Be a good twit and make a graceful exit.

    August 30, 2012 03:32 am at 3:32 am |
  23. Dave in Arizona

    Between FOX acting like this now and how Ron Paul was treated at the RNC, the Republicans look like little more than a pack of dogs. Their strength is through unity but if even one of their own steps out of line, they're ostracized and attacked.

    August 30, 2012 04:03 am at 4:03 am |
  24. guest

    Um one smalll problem Sarah- The Media lambasted YOU not John M. The press had no real issues wiht McCain other than he chose you as his running mate.

    Nice of you to say they were after him and not you. Oh I understand this is Sarah's way of prepping to run in the next election. By pointing all the 'issues' being with John and not her will make her more sellable. Problem is it is a lie and will come back to haunt you.

    August 30, 2012 04:45 am at 4:45 am |
  25. rude

    First NO spot at convention now this??

    August 30, 2012 04:48 am at 4:48 am |
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