Less than a year after parting ways with Fox News Channel, Sarah Palin has reversed course and is returning to the right-wing news network.
“The power of Fox News is unparalleled. The role of Fox News in the important debates in our world is indispensable," said the former vice presidential candidate. "I am pleased and proud to be rejoining Roger Ailes and the great people at Fox.”
Ailes, who once famously said that "I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings," announced the hiring in a statement.
“I’ve had several conversations with Governor Palin in the past few weeks about her rejoining Fox News as a contributor," said Ailes, who is the president of Fox News. "I have great confidence in her and am pleased that she will once again add her commentary to our programming. I hope she continues to speak her mind.”
This deal will be bringing Palin to both Fox News and Fox Business Network. Her contract begins immediately and she is scheduled to appear on 'Fox & Friends' this coming Monday, June 17.
I am not sure what changed for Palin. In the time leading up to her departure from the network, she seemed pretty unhappy with the Fox machine as a whole.
"I'm sorry Fox canceled 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," she said last August, when she wanted to speak on the night of vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's Republican National Convention address.
Does Palin returning to the fold make you more or less likely to watch Fox News?