Palin Blowback: Recent Ratings Turn Fox News into a Skunk
Original post made by She's been my light on Jan 29, 2013
Much of the decline has been attributed to Roger Ailes' de facto firing of Sarah Palin. "Fox News watchers are clearly disenchanted with Fox's tilt to the Left," stated media expert Dinesh D'Sousa. Others have pointed to rumors that Tea Party groups in the Deep South are planning to boycott the network.
Asked if he intended to bring Palin back and install her in one of the primetime slots, Mr. Ailes said, "I'd rather stick a corkscrew deep into my ear."
Sarah Palin, now in the midst of she is calling a highly successful bus caravan that is canvassing Athabaskan villages across the Alaskan tundra, stated that she can further the cause of personal liberty by marketing Grizzley Mom's (trademark) Eyewear to Eskimo women than again being contracted to Ailes' network. Asked about her plans in the near future, Palin alluded to the possibility of taking her caravan to the Russian tundra. "Lots of hunters and hockey moms over there, you betcha! For years I've watched them from my front porch," she added.
on Jan 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm
I think that Palin will be much happier riding around in a bus in the snow. I hope that she is happy selling goggles in Alaska.
It's cool that she thinks it's nifty that she can see Russia from her porch!
may she rest in peace...
on Jan 31, 2013 at 9:21 am
To say Ailes fired Palin is to misunderstand that relationship. When McCain/Palin lost, Palin was viewed by GOP VIPs as a question mark: she could "energize the base," but could she do so productively and in line with GOP goals, or would she be too much of a loose cannon?
To test that out, Murdoch-owned HarperCollins gave her a $7M advance for her ghostwritten book, and Murdoch also directed Ailes to give her a three-year Fox contract for $3M. For awhile, Palin seemed to be gathering ratings, but her various inane quotes brought her down. The Murdoch experiment gathered useful data for Murdoch (re "how low can you go?") but was not worth pursuing further with Palin, so that was the end of her gravy train. Her contract was not renewed, or renewed on a super-unacceptable basis (so she could be the one to refuse).
I want to note that it is only on the blogs (plus Andrew Sullivan and several books on Palin, notably McGinniss's) that anyone acknowledges that Sarah Palin HOAXED US in the 2008 election: she was not pregnant with her Down syndrome son, as she stated. There is a ton of circumstantial evidence, but the bottom-line proof is the March 14 2008 photo of a very very flat-profile Palin, just 5 weeks before supposedly "delivering" this 6+ pound baby.
As with so many political deceptions, it's not the act but the cover-up. The mainstream media have refused to cover this story, probably because it would implicate too many GOP VIP enablers, as well as the press itself for enabling via nonreporting. This remains an important untouched issue because it shows how far Palin went to deceive us, and how far others helped with this dirty election trick.
It's not about Palin's private issues, and it's not about her family. It's about her VP candidacy, her hoaxing all us voters at the expense of a disabled child, hoping to sway a presidential election, with the help of key GOP VIP enablers.
Take a look at the Mar 14 2008 photo and decide for yourself.
on Jan 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm
Hey Al, why didn't you write in your last name = Qaida? Where's the photo, smart guy? Obviously a Down Syndrome child was born in April. There is abundent evidence that Downs Syndrome was very common in Palin's family. But instead the lamestream talks about Sarah's affairs with African American NBA players, and her son's crime that he paid off by joining the Army, her daughter's out of wedlock pregnancy, and all the torments directed at the family by the ungrateful boyfriend who ended up in Playgirl. What is conveniently forgotten in all these character assinations is that she's the best thing to come along for the Republican Party since Michael Dukakis. Fox News will continue to plumbent without her intelligence and whit.