Fox News Nicknamed the Palins. Yikes.
You probably heard reports a while back revealing that Roger Ailes, the “deeply paranoid paterfamilias of Fox News” thought Sarah Palin was an “idiot” and “stupid.” That didn’t stop him from hiring her, though. Because he also thought she was “hot.” And if there’s one thing that the head of Fox knows about his audience, it’s that they loves them a hot idiot. And if they watch, he makes money.
Welcome to the fold, Mrs. Palin.
More was revealed about attitudes toward Sarah Palin and her husband Todd in a new book, The Loudest Voice in the Room, by Gabriel Sherman who had previously penned a long article on Fox News and Ailes for New York Magazine. After giving Palin a million dollars a year to be a professional hot idiot, Ailes also paid for a recording studio to be built in the Palins’ home in Wasilla, Alaska.
“Before her appearances, she regularly carped at husband Todd, who handled the camera. Fox News producers nicknamed the Palins ‘The Bitch’ and ‘The Eskimo.’”
Yes, Todd Palin is part Alaska Native. Because why be just racist, or just misogynistic when you can be both at the same time? Way to go Fox News team.