Sarah Palin has recently spoke out about being fired from her position as a contributor at Fox News, and it seems that the Duggar family may have had something to do with her departure. The last topic that Palin spoke about on the news network was the Duggar daughters, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, appearing in an “exclusive interview” with Megyn Kelly. Palin criticized the media, particularly Kelly, for “re-victimizing” the Duggar girls by dragging this tragic event into the public spotlight and said that the media should have been more focused on making sure the person who released those private records was properly punished instead of focusing on what should have been a private matter for the family.
Sarah Palin is speaking out about her time with Fox News and getting fired from her contributor job “out of the blue.” Palin noted that the firing came after she called out somebody that the network didn’t want exposed.
“Some things happened that I haven’t talked about publicly, things like getting canned from a job I really liked, sort of out of the blue, because I called somebody out. Next morning I got word, ‘Oh, we no longer need you anymore.’ Yeah, it was a shock, but more power to Fox News. I have a great relationship with them. It was just kind of a little bit of a shocker of knowing that the haters are going to love this one.”
So, who was the person that Palin called out before her abrupt firing? In her last commentary before her firing, Palin stood up for the Duggar family by noting that the family’s tragic past molestation scandal should have been kept private. She said that the media was using the Duggar daughters, particularly Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, for publicity and that they were being “re-victimized” in the process.
Palin went on to note that she felt the media should have been focused on identifying the person responsible for leaking the confidential records and that the entire coverage of the story was unethical.
“The release of these confidential records is, it’s tragic, it’s illegal, it’s unethical. Why isn’t the dialogue going right now towards ‘Hey, let’s get that law enforcement official he or her who released this file. It was confidential.’ You know it was for political reasons.”
Here is the full video of Palin’s last appearance as a contributor on Fox News in which she calls out “the media” for re-victimizing the girls and not allowing them to heal properly. The interview came just after Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly gave an “exclusive interview” with the Duggar girls. Therefore, it seemed that Palin was personally calling out Kelly as she was the only reporter to score the interview with the Duggar family.
The Duggar daughters have also claimed that they feel re-victimized by the media and that it was “a thousand times” worse dealing with the molestation now than it was as a child. The girls have continued to claim they barely remember the events and that they do not harbor long-term issues from the molestation that took place by brother Josh Duggar.
However, the re-victimization they have felt from the media hasn’t stopped them from jumping back into the spotlight after a brief cooling off period. Both Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald will appear in a three-part TLC series called Jill & Jessa: Counting On. The first special is set to air this month and will follow Jessa Seewald through her pregnancy and the birth of her first child, Spurgeon Elliot Seewald. The show will also feature Jill Dillard as she moves to Central America with her growing family and learns to cope in a new country.
What do you think about Sarah Palin potentially getting fired for supporting the Duggar daughters and bashing Megyn Kelly for re-victimization of the girls?
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