Having complained about Fox’s bias toward Mitt, Newtie is now unwelcome at Fox, where he was a paid contributor before he ran for president.
So too is Rick Santorum, who had complained in March that Fox was “shilling for Romney.” Fox also revealed that Santorum’s contract with them was only in the five, not the six, figures. They apparently did this to hurt his negotiating position with another network.
So Roger Ailes won’t be rehiring Newtie and Frothy.
What about Sarah Palin, whose contract continues through 2013? Now Ailes has upset her, saying, “Sarah Palin had no chance to be President. The one I didn’t hire was Romney. I thought he had a chance [to be President] … I hired people I thought would get ratings.”
Palin huffily responded, “I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor. No doubt many people who are told they can’t do something will work that much harder, and they succeed.”
As for the Fox Mole, Joe Muto, his fifteen minutes continues. He’ll be on CNN on Sunday.