Gone girl #Palin

Gone girl #Palin

by digby

The end of an era:

Fox News will not renew its contract with Sarah Palin, whose bombastic appearances have been a cable staple since the former Alaska governor’s failed run on John McCain’s ticket in the 2008 presidential election cycle. When asked for comment, a Fox News spokesperson confirmed the network had amicably parted ways with the governor on June 1.

Palin, 51, is expected to make occasional guest appearances on Fox and Fox Business, and will appear on other networks and cables. She has a show on the Sportsman Channel, does a lot of speeches, and will announce a new publishing project soon.

When Palin was at her zenith, she made frequent appearances, and Fox installed a camera at her house. But executives consider her less relevant now, and her appearances were sometimes hampered by the vast time difference with Alaska. She remains a huge conservative force on Facebook, with 4.5 million fans – twice that of Rand Paul, who has the biggest reach in the 2016 field. She also has 1.15 million Twitter followers.

Sadly, since rumors of MSNBC's imminent shift away from liberal talk (just as liberal politics are ascendent and politics are about to explode in a hotly contested presidential race) continue to seep out, I wouldn't be surprised if that executive braintrust will want to get a little Sarah action.

Either way, she'll do fine. She's got her millions now and will surely make more.