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January 11, 2010

Sarah Palin Signs "Multi-Year" Deal to Become Fox News Analyst

Topics: Political News and commentaries

In what will have many guessing as to what it means for 2012, the NYT is reporting that Sarah Palin will become a Fox News analyst, signing a multi-year deal for appearances as a Fox News analyst and political pundit:

The network confirmed that Ms. Palin will appear on the network's programming on a regular basis as part of a multi-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person familiar with the deal said, though she will host an occasional series that will run on the network from time to time. This person would not elaborate, but the network does have a precedent for such a series. Oliver L. North is the host of an occasionally running documentary series on the military called "War Stories."

Ed Morrissey believes It's a good move on Palin's part.
She gets more national exposure, which never hurts anyone's political ambitions. Fox News may be already attracting her core supporters, but her appearances will receive a great deal of scrutiny from the Left as well. The regular to-and-fro on politics will allow Palin to expand her credibility and build a broader base of support for her political ambitions.
RCC calls it "not-so-surprising news." I call it surprising (to her base), and a good move on both Palin's and Fox's part.

Many can find agreement with this. As the WaPo points out, Palin's going from making pronouncements mainly through her Facebook page to a platform on the nation's top-rated cable news channel, and hiring Palin could further boost the popularity of Rupert Murdoch's network among conservative viewers (thereby further increasing the networks popularity since most Americans consider themselves conservative or mderate by a 2 - 1 margin).

Posted by Richard at January 11, 2010 1:54 PM

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