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Sarah Palin: I Left Fox to 'Broaden Audience'

It's no good preaching to the choir, she says

(Newser) - Not a Sarah Palin fan? Then you might be just the kind of person she wants to reach in her post-Fox career. Conservatives need to broaden their audience, and "I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the... More »

Fox Paid Palin $16 per Word

And 111 of those words were "Amen"

(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.... More »

Fox Chief 'Fed Up With Palin'

Roger Ailes furious that decision not to run wasn't announced on network

(Newser) - Fox News chief Roger Ailes was furious when Sarah Palin decided to announce her non-candidacy outside of the network, sources tell New York . Ailes—who grumbled that he "paid her for two years to make this announcement on my network"—was so angry that he considered yanking Palin... More »

Roger Ailes: 'I Hired Sarah Palin Because She Was Hot'

Fox News chief says he was concerned about ratings, not politics

(Newser) - In an interview with the AP about the 15th anniversary of Fox News, Roger Ailes has set off a mini-tizzy with this line about Sarah Palin: "I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings." He was deflecting criticism that the channel is politically biased—as... More »

Fox Payroll Stocked With GOP 2012 Contenders

And that's making things kind of sticky

(Newser) - If you're a Republican 2012 hopeful, odds are you're getting paid by Fox News. The network has Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee on its payroll (the only noticeably absent bigwig is Mitt Romney), and that raises two tough questions, Politico muses: How do you cover would-be... More »

Tina Fey's Sarah Palin Returns to SNL

'Sarah Palin Network' lineup has 'Tea Party Wheel of Fortune'

(Newser) - She's back and wearing leather. Guest host Tina Fey reprised her iconic impression of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live last night. Fey appeared as Palin in a sketch introducing a mock "Sarah Palin Network," satirizing Palin's entry into media. Palin recently launched Real American Stories on Fox... More »

LL Cool J, Sarah Palin in 'Rap Battle' Over Fox Show

But really, LL, you might be overreacting a bit

(Newser) - LL Cool J is in the unlikeliest of “rap battles” with Sarah Palin over his appearance on her new Fox show. The rapper apparently gave an interview to Real American Stories , a website owned by Fox News, in 2008. That interview will now be featured on the premiere episode... More »

Sarah Palin Hosts First Fox Show Thursday

Guests include LL Cool J, Toby Keith, and Jack Welch

(Newser) - Sarah Palin begins her career as broadcast interviewer Thursday night on Fox when she hosts the premiere of a new series, Real American Stories. She's got an eclectic lineup of guests to work with: Toby Keith, LL Cool J, and GE's Jack Welch, among others. The show airs at 10pm... More »

Palin: 'Absurd' Not to Consider a Run in 2012

Ex-gov also thinks Obama should play the 'war card' to get re-elected

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton and Tim Geithner gamely made the talk show rounds today, reports Politico , but the foreign policy and economic views gathering buzz were those being espoused by Sarah Palin over at Fox News Sunday. The onetime would-be veep said it would be "absurd" for her not to consider... More »

Sarah, Bristol Palin Hit Oprah Tomorrow

Mom will talk Fox News gig, daughter will talk teen pregnancy

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is headed back to Oprah Winfrey’s couch tomorrow, the daytime diva’s site announced today, and this time she’s bringing daughter Bristol with her. Mom will chat about her new gig at Fox News, while daughter talks “life as a single teenage mom, premarital sex... More »

Sarah Palin Is Giving Glenn Beck Fits at Fox

She's a hit with the bosses, and he thinks she's eying his slot

(Newser) - Sarah Palin, “the new flavor of the month at Fox,” is gunning for Glenn Beck’s coveted 5pm slot. At least that’s what he seems to think, insiders tell Rob Shuter at PopEater . “All the bosses love her,” one source spills. “She's an incredibly... More »

Beck: Can Palin Lead Us Without Losing Her Soul?

Fox host reads from diary, professes to being 'nervous'

(Newser) - It was conservative-icon story hour last night on Glenn Beck's show, with the Fox host kicking off an hour-long interview with new Fox analyst Sarah Palin by—what else?—reading to her from his diary. Professing to be "a little nervous" about meeting her, Beck wonders in his entry... More »

Palin Hire a Genius Move, Whether or Not She's Good

Ailes knows nobody better defines the America Fox serves

(Newser) - Roger Ailes "is a genius" and hiring Sarah Palin is his latest masterstroke—even if she never says anything interesting on Fox News. Ailes’ rivals at other networks “still hire talent for their abilities,” explains Michael Scherer of Time . “Ailes knows you can also hire talent... More »

Sarah Palin Makes Fox Debut

GOP star talks Obama, Pelosi, Iran with O'Reilly

(Newser) - Sarah Palin made her much-anticipated debut on Fox News tonight, appearing as a contributor on Bill O’Reilly’s show. The former Alaska governor (and weekend sportscaster for an Anchorage TV station) hit on President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and US relations in with Iran, Colby Hall notes for... More »

Sarah Palin Lands Fox News Gig

Ex-governor will be regular contributor

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has signed a multiple-year deal to be a regular contributor to Fox News. Palin won’t get a regularly scheduled show but will host a series that airs occasionally, a network source tells the New York Times . The deal appears designed to allow Palin to pursue other ventures... More »

Palin's Next Stop (and Paycheck): Fox News

(Newser) - Sarah Palin resigned because Fox News “dangled Oprah-type money plus the promise of a 24/7 platform from which she can energize the base for a few years,” blogger Ruth Ann Harnisch guesses—and that visibility would be a great move if she wants to be president. “She... More »

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