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Was Sarah Palin Facebook Post a Negotiating Ploy?

On Wednesday Fox news contributor Sarah Palin lamented in a Facebook post that all of her scheduled appearances on the network were canceled that day. Fox News said that “plans changed” after the RNC condensed the speeches to three nights, and made sure to have her on the next day.

That said, the always well-sourced Gabe Sherman writes in New York that Palin’s post may have been part of a negotiating ploy.

Palin’s contract is up in January, and according to sources, Fox News executives are now weighing what kind of deal they would sign, if they sign one at all…

Palin earns roughly $1 million per year from Fox, making her the highest paid contributor at the network. Fox executives have been disappointed with her ratings; Palin has been disappointed by Fox’s decision to not give her top billing on bookings.

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