According to close sources, Fox News President Roger Ailes appears to be a full-time Palin hater, as reported by New York Magazine.
"Roger is worried about the future of the country. He thinks the election of Obama is a disaster. He thinks Palin is an idiot. He thinks she’s stupid. He helped boost her up. People like Sarah Palin haven’t elevated the conservative movement."
Evidently a lot of Ailes' frustration stems from Palin's handling of the Gifford shooting. During a time when she might waited to respond to allegations that her gunsight infographic encouraged the shooter to attempt to assassinate political candidates, she instead mouthed off, calling the criticism "blood libel."
Of course, Fox News has now come out in the press saying that Roger just loves Mama Bear:
"'I know for a fact that Roger Ailes admires and respects Sarah Palin and thinks she is smart,' Fox News Channel executive vice president of programming Bill Shine told the New York Times. 'He also believes many members of the left-wing media are extremely terrified and threatened by her.'"
If by terrified and threatened he means "scared she's going to tell her fans to kill us," maybe this isn't the load of malarkey that I thought it was.
Also, I think it's probably a death knell for someone's political career when Fox News execs have to give interviews saying "Oh no! I swear I don't think she's dumb. She's really smart! Really! I really think that!"