Why Is FOX News Hiding Sarah Palin During The RNC?

Bitter over her absence from FOX News Channel's coverage of the Republican National Convention this week, Sarah Palin has voiced her complaints in the same manner as millions of teenagers and emotionally stunted adults: she posted a passive aggressive status update on Facebook about it.

Today she wrote on the popular social networking website, "I'm sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain's positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight."

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Denying any conspiracy theories against the former Governor of Alaska, FOX News executive vice-president for programming Bill Shine told Deadline that plans changed when the convention in Tampa, Florida, was shortened from four nights to three due to the threat of Hurricane Isaac in the region, adding, "We look forward to having Governor Palin back as soon as we can."

The likely reason for Palin's online temper tantrum can be traced to the fact that she wasn't asked to speak at the RNC after being treated like the belle of the ball during her appearance at 2008's gathering. At that time, she had been named presidential hopeful John McCain's nominee for vice-president and managed to galvanize the far-right Republican base with her down-home charm and unique charisma. Four years later, she is a FOX News analyst without any role at the convention, although her name has been rumored as the mystery speaker before GOP nominee Mitt Romney takes the stage on Thursday night.

Other possibilities being mentioned for the "To Be Announced" slot are Clint Eastwood, Donald Trump, and even a hologram of former US President Ronald Reagan. Which one would you tune in to see? Personally, I'd take the hologram over any of the others.

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Aug 29th, 2012, 6:00 pm


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