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Fox News Hired Sarah Palin Because She Was Hot

Fox News Chief: I Hired Sarah Palin Because "She Was Hot"

Reflecting on his 15-year and counting run as Fox News chief, Roger Ailes recently made blunt comments about Sarah Palin. Ailes admitted that he hired Sarah Palin as a paid contributor not for her expertise, but "because she was hot and got ratings."

Like many female politicians before her, Sarah Palin's looks have been a hot-topic since she came on the national scene. But instead of being criticized for her dowdy look or masculine pantsuits, Sarah took flack for a $150,000 "shopping spree" and an expensive makeup artist. Despite the controversy, her telegenic looks apparently helped Sarah Palin gain a career after she prematurely ended her stint as Alaska governor. While I'm sure ratings and appearance go into every on-air contributor decision a network head makes, do you think it was inappropriate for Ailes to say he hired Palin because she was "hot?"

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bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 5 years
This guy really is a turd. And I'm checking out that film too. And I know this is probably not the best place to say it, but Betty, your avi is brilliant and I lol'd pretty damn hard when I saw it. :highfive:
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
I've said worse regarding her looks vs level of expertise, so I would be a hypocrite to vote sexist.
Annie-Gabillet Annie-Gabillet 5 years
Np, Steph!
stephley stephley 5 years
Thanks Annie!
Annie-Gabillet Annie-Gabillet 5 years
Here's an interview we did with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who made the film Miss Representation.
stephley stephley 5 years
What a morally bankrupt turd he is. Karen Marie, I'm checking the site now, thanks!
fuzzles fuzzles 5 years
Karen Marie, Thanks for the film tip. I have never heard of the movie, but it is now on my to-view list. No comment to Faux News.
Karen-Datangel Karen-Datangel 5 years
I'm not a fan of FOX News or Sarah Palin, but that's definitely a sexist move. I just saw a wonderful film over the weekend called Miss Representation and it talked about these kind of things - objectifying women who appear on broadcast news media and how women in politics aren't presented in a good light either. They have a website at It was a really eye-opening film into female stereotypes and representation in media - I think everyone should look into it. Anyway, also, it's FOX News. Wouldn't expect any less from them.
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