Pissed Palin pans Fox News for pulling plug on planned punditry

Pissy Palin

Up oh.  Sarah Palin’s pissed at her current employer — Fox News — and she’s letting the entire world know it.

And the woman who became a national embarrassment to the failed Presidential campaign of John McCain four years ago is now a boil on the wrinkled skin of the network that has become a national embarrassment to the journalism profession.

Seems Fox had the gall to pull the plug on Palin’s planned appearances Wednesday when she wanted to use the face time to talk about John McCain instead of offering commentary on vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s big night.

On Facebook, Palin posted:

I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain‘s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight. Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John McCain. Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend.

Interesting piece of political hypocrisy from the bratty Palin, who tried four years ago to steal McCain’s thunder on election night by delivering her own concession speech — something no vice presidential candidate has ever done.

Palin tried numerous back door moves in 2008 to insert herself into the spotlight on the night Barack Obama won the Presidency.  Her efforts finally led to campaign strategist Steve Schmidt blowing up and screaming at staff: “Will somebody shut that bitch up!”

in a tense confrontation with Palin, Schmidt told her:

This nation has just elected the first African-American president in his history.  This is a historic moment and John McCain — and only John McCain — will speak to this historic evening.  No vice presidential candidate has delivered a concession speech in the history of the Republican and you — Sarah Palin — will not disrupt this evening or break that tradition.

Schmidt and Palin never spoke again.

Fox, responsible for other failures as Glenn Beck, signed Palin to a megadollar contract with Palin in 2010 but the right-wing network’s relationship with its diva-like star has been anything but smooth.

In a statement to the web site, Mediaite.Com, Fox executive vice president Bill Shine responded to Palin’s latest tirade:

Our plans changed based on the fact that the RNC condensed the schedule of speeches from four nights to three. We look forward to having Governor Palin back as soon as we can.

However, sources inside Fox News tell Capitol Hill Blue Shine is looking to dump Palin after the current election season.

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7 Responses to "Pissed Palin pans Fox News for pulling plug on planned punditry"

  1. Sandy Price  August 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Great reporting Chief. Somewhere in the English language, there must be a stronger word for “hypocrisy.” Palin is the perfect spokesman for Fox News. Their world of fairy tales cannot be duplicated anywhere in the media.

    I regret that the abortion/rape section of the Platform will not be exposed in this particular Convention and I hope, for the sake of all American women, that the Democrats will raise that flag and tell the world what the GOP has been working on since 2000.

    Steve Schmidt has joined MSNBC as a political advisor and I hope he will not be shy about all these two-faced problems.

  2. Ed Tully  August 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Sarah Palin can be characterized as both incredibly charismatic and equally polarizing with a faithful following willing to walk barefooted through six miles of snow for the chance of getting a glimpse of her and an equal number willing to make the same trek to tell anyone who’ll listen that she is the devil incarnate. She is a true political phenomenon, both galvanizing and divisive with the same smile and turn of phrase. The political class and their vast support structure which includes many career Democrats and Republicans and the vast complicit media minions breathed a huge sigh of relief when, after the failed 2008 campaign, she willingly relegated herself to the role of sideline cheerleader for selected candidates around the country and is currently not a threat to shake up their world.

    Why are so many from so many different political perspectives petrified deep in their hearts of this woman? I think they all got a glimpse, in the Fall of 2008, of the raw power she exhibited as she went around the country, trying to convince voters that John McCain was the right choice for President. They also realized joyfully that all the charisma in the world could not mask her serious weaknesses. The national political machine from both sides relentlessly hammered her for those shortcomings. Palin realized for herself two important facts. One was that in her present state (no pun intended) she was not adequately prepared to be a serious candidate for national elective office. The other truth was she really enjoyed the adrenalin rush of campaigning, being in front of her adoring fans hanging on her every word, where her every pronouncement was cheered wildly. So she made a shrewd, albeit shortsighted decision to abdicate from her day job which ironically started her on the path to celebrity, in order to free up her time to speak at selected campaign events around the country for candidates she felt like supporting and be an infrequent commentator on cable TV. I don’t blame anyone for their choice of how they earn a living. In this country people are free to do whatever they want as long as they also accept the consequences of their actions. In Sarah Palin’s case though, it saddens me that she took the easy road, in spite of possessing unique personal traits that allow her to speak and connect with a segment of the population thirsty to hear from a refreshing new personality not beholden to the national political power structure who says exactly what she thinks and has had success in her state as an elected official bringing people together to solve major problems.

    If she took the time and steps necessary to adequately prepare herself and to mend fences she might be able to grow to the point where she could significantly contribute to helping this country get back on and continue to move down the right path to a productive future. Unfortunately, she has shown no inclination to move in that direction and it’s probably too late now anyway. At some point her celebrity will wane and she’ll become irrelevant nationally. Set financially, but without that adrenalin rush she could at one time summon at the times of her choosing, will she be content to fade into anonymity? Who knows, one day in the future she may reemerge as the mayor of Wasilla once again.

  3. Jim B.  August 30, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Doug!…Please tell me that without the Fox platform, we could hear less and less from the Palin in the future…You mean my blood pressure will finally come under control?

  4. woody188  August 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I’ve often wondered how anyone could put up with, much less like Sarah Palin. She’s a vindictive bigot behind the facade of the happy homemaker. I can see the end of her career better than she can see Russia from Alaska. GOOD RIDDANCE!

  5. Ivyfree  August 31, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Palin’s history is one of personal vindictiveness and hostility. She never forgets what she thinks is a slight and she’s determined to “get back” at them. Oh, yes, there are lots of people in Alaska who’ve talked about her! She, herself, does not terrify me. What terrified me was that the repugs would somehow manage to weasel McCain into the Oval Office and Palin that much closer to real power. She has no history of making considered choices, and no intent of educating herself.

    Luckily, she has spent the last four years carefully turning herself into a reality-show laughingstock, and I doubt she could ever get elected to anything at this point. Thank goodness.

  6. blutodog  September 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    The Pitbull on Meth is soon to be on her way back to the trailer park she crawled out of. Sarah’s 15 mins. of fame is finally up! Good riddance!

  7. Sandy Price  September 3, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Sarah Palin speaks for and is highly respected by the Tea Party base of the GOP. It should be a warning sign that the voters across America are not able to work for or be aware of the truth behind the agenda behind the Republican Party.

    America is striving to be an Evangelical Nation. Read the history of the Inquisitions and you will see the new movement across America to protect the white Christian straight men who founded our nation.

    Speaker Gingrich references the fact that murder is not mentioned in our Bill of Rights. He speaks constently that Obama protects murder of the unborn including during birth. That is the mindset of the Evangelicals to demand our Bill of Rights continue to tell women what they cannot do. There’s also no mention of the horrendous actions when men abuse children. These are actions to be local issues and not a desire for more federal prisons. It is also a desire for the White House to spend their time telling all of us what not to do.

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