Fox Paid Palin $16 per Word

And 111 of those words were "Amen"

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 28, 2013 12:50 PM CST

(Newser) – Now that Sarah Palin is out at Fox News, Smart Politics does the only logical thing: It calculates exactly how much value the network placed on her words. During her three-year contract, Palin made 150 appearances—an average of about one a week—and spoke 189,221 words on air. She was reportedly paid $1 million per year, which works out to $15.85 per word. Four of those words were "You betcha," uttered twice on Fox; she also said said "Amen" 111 times, "God" 57 times, "Moses" three times, and "Jesus" just once.

In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Sarah Palin delivers the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.
In this Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Sarah Palin delivers the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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