Palin Says She Got Fired from Fox News ‘Because I Called Somebody Out’


palinSarah Palin opened up this week about her getting fired from Fox News in June and the somewhat cryptic reason she gave why.

In an interview with CBN News this week, Palin talked about what a difficult year it’s been for her, saying there have been things “I haven’t talked about publicly, things like getting canned from a job I really liked, sort of out of the blue, because I called somebody out.”

She said after that happened, she received a call from Fox News telling her they “no longer need” her. Palin said, “Yeah, it was a shock, but more power to Fox News.”

She has still appeared on Fox for interviews since then and insists that she has a “great relationship” with the network. Mostly Palin just expected the “haters” to start celebrating.

Back when Palin was dumped, Politico had noted that it was a simple decision not to renew her contract because of her fading relevance.

Palin, naturally, did not go into specifics about who she called out, but given the timeframe of her June firing, we may have some relevant information here.

You’ll recall that months ago, the media was swept up by the Josh Duggar molestation scandal. Fox’s own Megyn Kelly got exclusive interviews with Duggar’s parents and sisters.

Palin, who had been defending the Duggar family amid the media scrutiny, subsequently appeared on Fox News and said this:

“These girls are being re-victimized, for shame on the media for, under the guise of ‘Hey, gotta let them have their say anyway,’ let’s interview them and put them there, back into the fire, and let them explain. They’re innocent!”

Now, Palin did not mention that the interview was conducted by Kelly, and as Mediaite reported at the time, it seemed like a very clear yet indirect swipe at a Fox News anchor from one of its own contributors.

That appears to have been Palin’s final appearance on Fox before her firing.

You can watch Palin’s comments earlier this week (via CBN) followed by the Fox segment in question.

[h/t US Magazine]
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