Governor Palin Chooses Not to Renew FOX News Contract

Friday, January 25, 2013

Governor Palin has made the decision not to renew her contract with the FOX News Channel. One thing we know about her is she weighs her options very carefully and makes decisions through much prayer. Therefore, I look forward to the new chapters that await her.

Real Clear Politics reports:

After a three-year run as a paid contributor to the nation’s highest-rated cable news channel, Sarah Palin and FOX News have cut ties, according to a source close to the former Alaska governor.

“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.”

According to The Washington Post:
Sarah Palin has cut ties with Fox News Channel, ending an association with the cable network that had provided the most visible forum for her conservative views.

[...]

We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Gov. Palin,” said Bill Shine, Fox News’ executive vice president of programming, in a statement. “We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

Tony Lee of Breitbart writes:
A source close to Palin confirmed to Breitbart News that Palin declined FOX News' offer to renew her contract, and the two parties seem to be parting amicably.

[...]

She made her announcement that she was not going run for president, though, on Mark Levin's show. She also made an impromptu appearance on CNN during the network's Republican primary coverage. Like she did at the Iowa State Fair in 2011, Palin impressed reporters with her impromptu interviews. However, because of her FOX News contract, Palin could not go on other cable and mainstream media networks to discuss politics, policy, and cultural issues. Now, she will able to talk on other networks besides FOX News.

Palin--since she now does not have a television contract--will also be free run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 if she so chooses.

(h/t Thomas S. Schmitz at C4P)

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