Saturday, January 26, 2013

ABC Can't Figure Out Details In Its Sarah Palin Story

UPDATE: In the comments section, Max pointed me to an interview with Sarah Palin in which she clearly says why she left Fox News:
I encourage others to step out in faith, jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach as believers in American exceptionalism. That means broadening our audience. I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation. We can't just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience.

The bright lights at ABC news wonder why Sarah Palin is "out" at Fox News as a political contributor.

Maybe it's because she did not choose to renew the contract (as was actually mentioned in the report--see transcript below).

Which isn't really being "out" at Fox. Actually, it's "moving on" or "leaving".

But, who expects ABC reporters to understand the difference. Though apparently they know that Hillary Clinton is not "out" at the Obama cabinet. That she actually is leaving her position as Secretary of State. And, of course, nobody knows all of Clinton's reasons for leaving. Still, ABC hasn't trumpeted the "it's not exactly clear why" conundrum regarding Secretary Clinton.

Somehow stories about Palin turn reporters dumb.

That's why reporters have such a low public trust score.

ABC's transcript:
Moving on to what seemed like a match made in political heaven. Sarah palin and fox news. This morning, the romance is over, after three years as an on-air political contributor for the cable channel.
Palin is out. And it's not exactly clear why. Abc's gio benitez is on the story.
Reporter: Fox news' self-proclaimed momma grizzly bear is leaving the den. She is parting ways with the cable news giant, just three years after joining the team as a contributor. I'm grinning today.
And I'm so appreciative of the opportunity to get to work with you and the other team members here at fox news.
Reporter: She quickly took on her critics. They don't like the common sense conservative solutions that I think I represent. Reporter: Palin even showed off her home studio on tlc. This is my office where I do my fox news hits from here. Reporter: But overnight, the sudden news.
Palin is out at fox. A source close to palin told abc news, it was her decision. A fox news executive said this, we have thoroughly enjoyed our association with governor palin.
We wish her the best in her future endeavors. It seemed to be tension at times between sarah palin and fox news. Reporter: Fox news president roger ailes was reportedly angry, when instead of fox, a syndicated radio show host broke the news that palin was not running for president in 2012.
And in august of last year, she criticized fox on facebook for cancelling her appearances during the republican national convention. The sense I guess is she has other media opportunities in the future. And we'll see her more on camera, rather than behind the camera.
Reporter: And palin reportedly made $1 million a year at fox. Why she's out is just pure speculation. We don't know exactly why.
But we're told her contract had expired just a few weeks ago. We'll see more of her. Thanks, gio
[emphasis added]


MAX Redline said...

It should be noted that they're improving; they didn't bring in the speculation about whether or not Trig is actually her baby. Yet.

MAX Redline said...

T. D. said...

One-handed isn't slowing you down. :-) Great find on the Breitbart interview, Max! That tells exactly why she left Fox News. I especially liked:

The problem is that some on the Right are now skittish because of the lost 2012 election. They shouldn’t be. Conservatism didn’t lose. A moderate Republican candidate lost after he was perceived to alienate working class Reagan Democrat and Independent voters who didn’t turn out for him as much as they did for the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008. Granted, those same voters also didn’t turn out for Obama as strongly either. We had an election defined by a biased media plus millions of voters who sat it out in disgust. As long as we allow the media and GOP establishment to tell us who our nominees must be, we can expect to lose. I’m not interested in losing. America’s next generation can’t afford another loss.

Sam L. said...

Sarah is a stunner. When libs and lefties look at her, their brains drop into idle mode.

T. D. said...

Yep, Sam. And they have no idea how silly they look.