Talk about a win-win situation. Fox News has signed Sarah Palin as a contributor. There probably isn’t a media outlet in America who would not want to have Sarah Palin on one of their shows and that includes the likes of MSNBC.
Palin will be a major ratings booster for Fox. Even as Fox totally destroys the competition, Palin’s presence is sure to draw even more viewers. Does anyone not think that lefties and Palin Haters won’t tune in to see if she stumbles or to fact check what she says?
For Palin, this is a new platform for her to speak directly to the American people. I have often said, that while Facebook has proven to be winner for her, video is truly Palin’s medium. Lets be honest, the woman is a looker, add to the fact that she know how to work the camera. While many Palin Haters will immediately think of Palin’s Couric interview, there is tons of footage of Palin shining on camera. Check out this example:
Over at Hot Air, Ed Morrissey sees Palin signing a multi year contract as a sure sign she will not run in 2012, I disagree. All these contracts have escape clauses. If Palin runs in 2012, she could step out of her contract for the campaign and return if unsuccessful. Fox would be fools not to grant Palin such flexibility. Palin has proven herself to be ratings gold and in the event she lost a 2012 bid, Fox would be first in line for any post election interview and certainly would have an in if she wins.
I for one and anxious to see what Palin brings to Fox. I am interested to see just what this series she is suppose to be hosting is all about.
Via: The New York Times