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Sarah Palin and Fox News part ways

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 13:00 hrs

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Fox News have ended their fractious relationship.

The 2008 vice presidential candidate had continued to speak out on politics as a paid contributor to the channel but turned down a recent offer to renew her contract with the network, according to a source close to Palin.

Fox News confirmed that Palin would no longer be with them as a political analyst, CNN.com reports.

The decision apparently ends, at least for now, a relationship, which has hit rough patches in the last year.

Reports said Palin angered network president Roger Ailes by announcing on a different

news outlet she would not run for the White House in 2012, the paper said,

In August of last year, she posted on Facebook, "I'm sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight," raising again questions about her future with the network, the paper added.

Palin's contract expired at the end of 2012.

Fox News Executive Vice President of Programming Bill Shine said in a statement, "We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors."

Ahead of the 2012 election, Palin toured early primary states in a bus plastered with an

image of the U.S. Constitution, wooing local politicos and appearing at politically

significant events, including the Des Moines, Iowa State fair. (ANI)



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