Sunday, January 27, 2013

Fox News Fires Sarah Palin, Takes a First Step Towards Recovery

Maybe Some Day They Will Be a Real News Channel

Late on Friday is where everyone releases news information when they don’t want anyone to pay attention to the news.  So it was entirely appropriate that late Friday the world found out (as though the world cares) that Sarah Palin would not be returning to Fox News as a commentator.

Gone From Fox News - Hopefully the First Step Towards Being Forgotten

Sarah Palin has parted ways with Fox News after a three-year run with the network, according to reports.

Real Clear Politics reported Friday that the former Alaska governor will no longer be a paid contributor on Fox News. Palin joined Fox News in 2009, after she resigned as Alaska governor.

Of course, like every other story involving the former Governor of Alaska this one had to contain some element of falsehood.

“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” a source described as “close to Palin” told Real Clear Politics. 

Yes anyone who has observed Gov. Palin over the last several years knows that Ms. Palin would never turn away from getting paid, so this decision was Fox News not Ms. Palin.  And here’s hoping Fox News will use this first step of recovery from its addiction to spreading right wing propaganda and maybe really become a news network.  Given the state of news reporting in America, more and better is just urgently needed.

1 comment:

  1. Your hope about Fox News is the most optimistic thing ever written on this site. Far more likely is that Fox did not renew Palin because she has lost her inexplicable appeal and can be replaced at a much lower cost.