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.