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
Fox Paid Palin $16 per Word
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)

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. (More Sarah Palin stories.)

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