Palin meets with Fox News officials
June 1st, 2011
04:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Palin meets with Fox News officials

New York (CNN) - Sarah Palin met with officials at Fox News in midtown Manhattan for over an hour on Wednesday.

After checking out of her Jersey City hotel earlier in the day for the fourth day of her "One Nation" bus tour, Palin told a gaggle of reporters that she was en route to Boston, but added: "I'm going to go talk to my bosses at Fox first, here, though. If we can make our way through the city in a big old bus."

Palin's bus was later parked outside Fox's New York headquarters for about 90 minutes around lunchtime.

It was not clear with whom Palin met, but the visit comes on the heels of a New York Magazine report that Fox News chairman Roger Ailes believes Palin is "an idiot." Fox denied that account.

The meeting also comes amid speculation about the limits of Palin's Fox contract, which reportedly guarantees her $1 million a year through 2012.

Palin continues to say that she is seriously considering a presidential bid while also appearing on air as a paid contributor. But that hasn't stopped her from speaking with reporters from different media outlets, including CNN, throughout her bus tour of historical sites along the East Coast.

Several of Palin's moves in recent days –the bus tour, a new home purchase in Arizona, and the re-hiring of key staffers– have fueled speculation that she is laying the groundwork for a campaign.

But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, both onetime Fox contributors, were suspended and later released as it became clear they were preparing to seek the Republican presidential nomination.

CNN's Adam Reiss contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Fox News • Sarah Palin
soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. Kenny

    I wonder if she dragged her family into the meeting with her bosses? I wouldn't put it past her. She is just a down home country girl.

    June 1, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  2. Boytjie

    If we can make our way through the city in a big old bus."
    Yeah, this woman is clueless... has she ever been in a big city? Has she seen the buses that travel through big cities.

    June 1, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  3. Ellis Island

    Can that motorcycle PLEASE take her back to Alaska? Oh wait, on the other hand, PLEASE RUN SARAH!!! The Democrats (and at least 1/2 of republicans) LOVE YOU!!!!

    June 1, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  4. one voice

    The meeting is to make sure they keep ALL THEIR LIES STRAIGHT. PATHETIC

    June 1, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. Crazy Beoch

    Maybe sister Sara is better on her knees than Gingrich or Santorum so Arres is willing to cut her some slack.

    June 1, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  6. Republican Robber Baron

    $1 mil per year to be a cheerleader on Fox News – Facts Don't Matter – is a cush gig. Fox must have alot of spare millions to go around if they pay her that, plus send many millions more to give to the Republican Governors Association.

    June 1, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  7. one voice

    Why does this 1/2 term governor(quiter) that is just a citizen get so much airtime?

    June 1, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  8. one voice

    I would love to see an open debate between Palin and Obama. He would mop the floor with her.

    June 1, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  9. one voice

    Her I.Q and Her shoe size are exactly the same.

    June 1, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  10. Pete

    It is amazing that there is not a louder outcry from the Right as well as the left that the majority of the news media is reporting Libral biased stories. Here in NJ the Newark Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press, New York Times all singing the same disgusting Liberal Bias. Whether it is the daily Political cartoon attacking Christie or praising Obama they all sing the same left wing message that is anti taxpayer, pro govt union, pro Obama, anti Palin, anti business. It gets very tiresome.

    June 1, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  11. Expat American

    Ailes is not the only one who thinks Palin is an idiot and a banjo strummin' slack jaw yahoo.

    June 1, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  12. Brandon

    It's official.

    She's just effing with us and trying to get in headlines again.

    June 1, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  13. Madtown

    Well, of course $arah Palin had to meet with the bosses at Fox News. They probably had some new scripts ready for her upcoming appearances on the Hannity show. As always, they need to give her ample time with her scripts, so she is able to look up the definition and pronounciation of any multi-syllabic words.

    June 1, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  14. j

    This woman is a journalism major yet speaks in run-on sentences with completely screwed up phrasing and structure. Nothing worse than an imbecile trying to sound intelligent. The fake folksy crap of hers is also grating... it astounds me that people actually buy it.

    June 1, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  15. SATdragon

    Bus tour, new home purchase in AZ and re-hiring of key staffers do not make Palin electable. There are a lot of other viable Republican candidates out there who will stand a better chance than Palin, but Palin for her own selfishness (again) is in the spotlight. Government is serious business and competition is good. I would like to see the best candidate voted into the office, Republican or Democrat. In any case, we all know that Palin won't make the cut, except for Palin herself.

    June 1, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. American Citizen

    What a joke!
    Are (typical) republican voters really this stupid?
    Or are they just on a mission to destroy America from within??

    June 1, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  17. ART

    Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha, Silly Palin, She really just does not get it . You are a quitter , a loser and an idiot

    June 1, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    If we can make our way through the city in a big old bus."
    She's a Third-class IDIOT!!!!
    Here's some more buses that get around NYC just fine Sarah dahling: M5, Q2, M6. M4 etc. They are all public transportation buses. Oh and let's not forget good ole Greyhounds, Megabuses etc.
    Your attempt at coming off cutsie is just making you sound imbecilic and "Deliverance" dumb.

    June 1, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  19. Clwyd

    God! Roger Ailes thinks sarah is an idiot! Maybe there is someone who can tell the truth and not have to lie all the time at FOX!
    I give Roger credit for his intelligence!

    June 1, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  20. Buttercreekvalley

    She has twenty years in public service. The libs forced her towards bankruptcy so she quit. Which was the goal......duh

    And now libs are mad because she quit? Get your story's straight.

    Who is dumb now.

    June 1, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    "I'm going to go talk to my bosses at Fox first, here, though. If we can make our way through the city in a big old bus."

    More Hockey-Mom talk, $arah? Or are you so backwards yourself that you actually do think this is how most Americans speak?

    June 1, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  22. john

    it looks like cnn should thank palin. without her they would have nothing at all to talk about. how about some real news.

    June 1, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  23. vic , nashville ,tn

    She is there to get her bonus

    Past one month no good news for FOX to cover in their opinion network they were force to cover Breaking news

    Now Palin start the bus tour to make FOX busy

    June 1, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  24. Jake

    when will Fox be court ordered to drop the word "news" from Fox News?

    June 1, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  25. Sooz

    Sucking up all of the Republican oxygen once again. She is just a pretty face and an empty head with a marble rolling around; looking for ways to make money. What is the donate website on her bus for if she isn't running for something???
    What about her hen pecked husband. Waiting for his wife to tell him when to jump...
    If I was a Rep. Presidential canidate I would be mad at her antics.
    The Republican's don't have a prayer next election. They can't throw grandma under the bus with medicare and get away with it.

    June 1, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
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