Politics

Fox News Dumps Sarah Palin

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and ex-vice presidential candidate who sparked ire among both liberals and those who realized Russia is not within viewing distance of her home, has officially parted ways with Fox News.

A representative for the network told Politico that it had “amicably parted ways” with Palin on June 1. 

Palin won’t vanish from the public eye completely — she’ll still make guest appearances on Fox and Fox Business, in addition to her show on the Sportsman Channel. Fox executives reportedly “consider her less relevant now.” 

Despite the dismissal, Palin reigns in the online — her Facebook touts 4.5 million fans and she has 1.15 million Twitter followers. She’s still involved in conservative politics and this week her political action committee, SarahPAC is donating to more than 40 candidates in both congressional and gubernatorial primaries.

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Though Fox also dumped Palin in 2013, it seems unlikely it will sign her to another deal, The Washington Post reported. In her heyday, she was a frequent guest on the network and even installed a camera in her home to accommodate her appearances. In 2012, Palin made nearly 40 primetime appearances on Fox News.

Sources: The Washington Post, Politico

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