Jake Tapper of CNN interviewed Sarah Palin following the announced departure of Bill O’Reilly as a result of new allegations of sexual harassment. Mr. Tapper questioned Palin directly about whether she was harassed while at Fox. Palin has a long history of wearing provocative clothing,
having sexual encounters with people other than her husband,
and highlighting the excitement of her male supporters in her Facebook postings.
She said she’d never put up with any sort of harassment. When Tapper asked if that’s why she left, she said, “You can ask them why I’m no longer with Fox. You know, I’m not – I’m not going to speak for them. My contract wasn’t renewed, that’s the line.”
Palin has tried to create the impression that (1) she was sexually harassed while at Fox, (2) that she left Fox because she wouldn’t put up with the harassment, and (3) that she should be the role model for other women.
The reality is quite different.
Fox news originally signed Palin in 2010.
At least as early as October of 2011 Roger Ailes told the world that he hired Palin “because she was hot and got ratings.” Palin’s reaction was not to speak out about the offensive remarks. She remained in the hostile environment just to collect a pay check.
In November of 2011 more people at Fox illustrated just how hostile her environment was.
Yet Sarah remained and collected a pay check for as long as Fox would have her.
In June of 2015 when Fox announced that they would NOT be renewing Sarah’s contract, it was clear that was the decision of Fox News, and not Sarah Palin.
Clearly Palin did not “speak out” about the hostile environment at Fox, and she continued to take a pay check as long as Fox was willing to continue cutting her checks.