"Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is rejoining Fox News as a contributor less than five months after declining the network's offer to renew her contract.Lee sees this as a win-win merging "the most dominant network in cable television with the most influential figure to Tea Party conservatives--who is also a guaranteed ratings draw."
"Palin will make her first return appearance on 'Fox & Friends' next Monday."
Palin didn't lose from the separation.
"According to a Politico analysis, Palin 'still garnered much of the same coverage in the first four months of this year as she did in 2012' without a Fox News contract:
'From January 2012 to May 2012, Palin received 223 mentions in newspapers; 69 in Web-based publications, such as CNN.com, Washingtonpost.com, POLITICO and USNews.com; 563 in blogs; and her name appeared in 46 news transcripts, for a total of 901 mentions. During the same period this year, in her post-Fox News life, Palin’s still very much in the conversation, with 118 mentions in newspapers, 55 in Web-based publications, 726 in blogs and 12 in news transcripts, for a total of 911 mentions, and she also wrote an op-ed for the conservative website Breitbart.'"