Fox News Channel is owned by News Corp, who also owns Harper Collins, the publisher of Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue. It’s no surprise, many Fox News personalities were lined up to interview Palin and provide free publicity for her book. Early last month she posted the following on her Facebook page (emphasis added):

We’re in the process of arranging interviews with local and national media. An interview with Oprah Winfrey is already scheduled, and I’m also hoping to have the opportunity to talk with Bill O’Reilly, Barbara Walters, Sean Hannity, Greta Van Susteren, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Dennis Miller, Tammy Bruce, and others, including local Alaska personalities Bob & Mark and Eddie Burke. (Variety is the spice of life!)

At the end of her book, Going Rogue, Sarah Palin thanks, by name, the “bold and patriotic, fair and balanced media folks” who “mak[e] the idiots’ heads spin” (emphasis added):

To some media professionals whom I admire because you don’t let anyone tell you to sit down and shut up, please keep making the idiots’ heads spin. Thanks for not taking our Freedom of the Press for granted, you bold and patriotic, fair and balanced media folks. Keep calling it like you see it: Amanda, Andrew, Ann, Bill(s), Bob, Cal, Dennis, Dick, Eddie, Fred, Glenn, Greta, Hugh, Joey, John, Jonah, Larry, Laura, Lou, Mark, Mary, Michael, Michelle, R.A.M., Rich, Rush, S.E., Sean, Tammy, Walter … and there are more. I join you in standing up for what is right. Remember that as your voice is heard and your spine is stiffened, the spines of others are stiffened, too. (Going Rogue, Page 413) Source

It’s a safe bet the people she’s referring to include Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano, Bill O’Reilly, Dennis Miller, Glenn Beck, Greta Van Susteren, Laura Ingraham, Michelle Malkin and Sean Hannity, in addition to Ann Coulter, Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh.

If Palin is the type of person to like having two people fight over her, she must have been thrilled when she made her promotional rounds. Apparently, there was a feud between Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity regarding who would would get to air their interview with Palin first. They both recorded their interviews on a Tuesday, but Hannity beat O’Reilly in getting it on air by a day. According to a Fox News insider, O’Reilly threw a “hissyfit” and released a teaser on YouTube. Source

Also important to note is that Greta Van Susteren hyped Palin’s book, saying, “the entire country is buzzing…” and “no one — and we mean no one — can stop talking about her.” She also criticized media who “pooh-poohed” Palin. However, Greta failed to disclose the fact that her husband, John Coale, was an adviser for Sarah Palin and is also the creator of the political action committee, SarahPAC. Source

Unless Palin enjoys sexist behavior, the love may not be universal. While she seemed to entertain the idea of a Sarah Palin / Glenn Beck ticket for the 2012 presidential election, and Beck would certainly have his lips firmly planted on her derriere, he remarked that “She’d be yapping or something, and I’d say, ‘I’m sorry, why am I hearing your voice? I’m not in the kitchen.’”

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2 Responses to “Is Sarah Palin a Cash Cow for Fox News and News Corp?”

  1. tom chinese says:

    don’t know about the cash part. the majority of the fox news, tear down america for ratings and money, bunch, to me are just media ratings whores. they have no viable explanations for their diatribe. o’reilly pretends to be some ninteen fifties poor working slob, hannity admits his audience is white trash and his only solution to today’s problems is to reincarnate a bad actor president from the 90′s, and Beck is a dangerous self loather that doesn’t even lose sleep over inciting violence and hatred. thank god the majority of americans are good decent people, they’ll decide and all the prostitutes, palin included will still be standing on the sidelines criticizing without suggesting, four years from now. she’s a sad excuse for an alternative to anything. even my son beartrap and my daughter otteroil are in agreement.

  2. Rick, A True American says:

    I am a proud American, carry a gun for self protection, have had a business in the past, employed 12 Americans and sold the business. I now work as a professional pilot in one of those private jets that carry those nasty rich Americans, probably your boss. I also watch Fox News because they report new important to real Americans, like illegal immigration and the war on terror. They support Sarah Palin because she is so pro-America that you liberals can’t see where your next handout will come from if she becomes president. What happened to Americans who believed in working hard and getting ahead? That is who is watching Fox News! Hard working, educated or not, true Americans. those who have the American dream in sight and don’t want the government taking away their money for those who don’t want to work for their living. Welfare bums who choose not to work are killing America. Now Obama wants to give them healthcare? Tom Chinese, by your name you sound like communism is your dream. If you want it so bad I will buy you a one way ticket to China as long as you give up your United States citizenship.

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