There were dozens of pundits, reporters and politicians on cable news last night, but only one managed to secure substantial screen-time on three channels. Former Alaska Governor and VP nominee Sarah Palin–who is a paid contributor to Fox News–spoke to CNN, Fox News and Fox Business Network.
The biggest surprise was Palin’s appearance on CNN in the 8 PM ET hour. CNN had set up “Caucus Cams” across the country, including in Wasilla, Alaska. The appearance was unplanned, but not a total surprise, a CNN source says. While planning where to put its “Caucus Cams,” CNN executives decided Wasilla would be the ideal spot in Alaska because it would give the network a chance to catch Palin. Sure enough, Palin came to vote, and was stopped by a CNN crew:
While Palin declined to tell CNN who she voted for, she did reveal her pick to Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto, later on that night. “It is tough for me to spin out of a question like that from a Fox reporter, I can spin out of it from a reporter for another network, but since it came from you, I will tell you”:
She also appeared on Fox News: