Palin: Fox Axed My Interviews

She's disappointed at missing chance to honor McCain

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 29, 2012 11:26 PM CDT | Updated Aug 30, 2012 12:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sarah Palin, star of the 2008 Republican National Convention, wasn't happy when Fox News cut her out of this year's coverage. "I’m sorry Fox canceled all my scheduled interviews tonight," she wrote on her Facebook page yesterday, because with former running mate John McCain speaking at the convention, she wanted to honor his "positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight." Palin is a regular Fox contributor, but it's not clear how much air time she had been allotted.

Fox was quick to respond to Palin, Mediaite reports. "Our plans changed based on the fact that the RNC condensed the schedule of speeches from four nights to three," a spokesman said. "We look forward to having Governor Palin back as soon as we can." On her Facebook page Palin said she was looking forward to McCain's words "more than any of the other convention speeches," making her more interested in McCain than in this year's candidates, or in many others like Chris Christie and Scott Walker, "who have replaced her as the GOP's hottest brand names," notes John Rainey at the Los Angeles Times.

Sarah Palin serves lunch to guests after speaking at a campaign rally for Republican candidate Kirk Adams in Arizona earlier this week.
Sarah Palin serves lunch to guests after speaking at a campaign rally for Republican candidate Kirk Adams in Arizona earlier this week.   (AP Photo/Matt York)
Sarah Palin speaks at a campaign rally for Republican candidate Kirk Adams in Arizona earlier this week.
Sarah Palin speaks at a campaign rally for Republican candidate Kirk Adams in Arizona earlier this week.   (AP Photo/Matt York)
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