Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, has reportedly become the latest talent ‘casualty’ at Fox News. The familiar face on the network claims that she has been removed from the lineup after recently criticizing the network in an interview with conservative competitor Newsmax.
Palin explained in a Friday interview with Eric Bolling, himself a former Fox News anchor, how her recent criticisms of the network had put her on the outs with the network.
“As a matter of fact, Eric, thanks to you, I’ve lost another gig,” Palin said. “It was just about a week or so ago, I was on your show … I told you what I thought about what Fox was doing. I had been booked by Fox for the next day, and a mutual friend of ours … had been listening. He texted right after my interview and he said, ‘OK, watch. In 3, 2, 1 … You’re gonna get canceled.’”
“Yep! I got canceled from Fox and haven’t been invited back,” she said.
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Palin didn’t specify exactly what she said, but the liberal news site The Daily Beast speculated that it might have been commenting she made on May 1 on Bollings’ program “The Balance.” On that episode, Palin said Fox is no longer the outlet for conservatives it used to be, The Daily Beast reported but was just one of “these corporate-owned, woke disconnected elites who call the shots in lamestream media and they look at us as just the peons, just the subjects.”
The network appears to be publicly shedding its conservative image, as evidenced most notably by the April 26 firing of former Fox anchor Tucker Carlson for reasons that remain unexplained. Since then, the network has been in decline, and while television audiences can fluctuate, Palin believes Fox is reaping the consequences it deserves.
“It’s not even economically smart, what they are doing. They’re losing audience, night after night after night …. People just want the truth. They want facts,” Palin told the Newsmax host.
“They don’t want that rehearsed [network] narrative via the talking points sent out by the Democrat Party. We know how this works, Eric,” she continued. “People just want the who, what, where, when, and why of journalism. I have a journalism degree. I started off my career as a reporter and as a sports reporter. I know how it’s supposed to work.”
A week after Fox removed Carlson from the air in late April, it was reported that Newsmax made him a lucrative offer to join their team.
“The niche conservative news channel is still small compared with Fox News, but its viewership has doubled and in some time slots even tripled since Tucker Carlson was dismissed,” The New York Times reported, adding that Newsmax is attempting to position itself as the “true home” for conservatives.
“So far, the strategy is showing some promise,” the Times added.
“Newsmax programming has aggressively pushed a narrative that Mr. Carlson’s dismissal was a capitulation to the left by Fox News and the Murdoch family,” the report continued.
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“Fox has been moving to embrace more of an establishment position,” Newsmax’s chief executive, Christopher Ruddy, said last week, the Times reported. “They want to renounce some of the Trumpisms and populist MAGA stuff that Tucker was echoing.” CONTINUE READING…