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zaterdag 26 januari 2013

Sarah Palin, Fox News Split

Will you be seeing less of Sarah Palin on Fox News Channel in the future? You betcha!

Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Palin has parted ways with the network, a spokesperson for Fox News told TheWrap on Friday.

Palin had served as a contributor the cable news network since January 2010. (Which, in Palin's defense, is a pretty long time for her to stick with something.)

The Fox spokesperson did not say whose decision the departure was, but the New York Times said that Palin's contract had expired, and was not picked up, despite negotiations that continued as recently as last week.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin," Bill Shine, Fox News' executive vice president, programming, said. "We wish her the best in her future endeavors."

Palin has remained silent on the split on her Facebook page and Twitter account, which she regularly uses to to reflect on the topics of the day.

Though Fox and Palin would seem to be a good fit, the relationship between the politician and the network hasn't been without its turbulence. In November 2011, the New York Magazine reported that Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes was so angry about Palin announcing her plans for the 2012 presidential election  on a rival outlet that he wanted to bench her.

In recent months, Fox News has added former "The Man Show" co-host Adam Carolla and former congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, who's known for his liberal views, to its roster of contributors. The network has also re-upped Karl Rove, the former senior adviser to George W. Bush, through the 2016 presdential election.