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It Was a Shock': Sarah Palin Opens Up About Being 'Fired' From Fox News

It Was a Shock': Sarah Palin Opens Up About Being 'Fired' From Fox News

"More power to Fox News — it's private enterprise."

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin opened up Friday to CBN's Wendy Griffith about being "fired" earlier this year from her position as a Fox News political analyst.

"Some things happened that I haven't talked about publicly ... things like getting canned from a job I really liked, kind of, sort of, out of the blue, because I called somebody out," Palin said.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate told Griffith that finding out she was being fired from her Fox News post was a "shock" — but quickly added that she still has a "great relationship" with the network.

"It was a shock, but more power to Fox News — it's private enterprise. They can fire somebody for wearing the wrong color of tie that day," Palin said.

Palin lamented "knowing the haters are going to love" that she was fired from Fox News.

Though Palin didn't go into much detail, it's possible the former governor's firing coincided with her comments on the media coverage surrounding the Josh Duggar molestation scandal, according to Mediaite.

Palin was let go in June when her contract wasn't renewed, which was around the same time Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly scored exclusive interviews with Duggar's parents and sisters. The timing might not matter, except for the fact that Palin was a staunch defender of the Duggars at the time and did not support journalists interviewing Duggar's sisters for fear of them becoming "re-victimized."

"These girls are being re-victimized, shame on the media for, under the guise of, ‘Hey, gotta let them have their say anyway,’ let’s interview them and put them there, back into the fire, and let them explain — they're innocent," Palin said.

Palin never directly took any direct shots at Kelly, her Fox News colleague at the time, but her comments were in response to a clip from Kelly's exclusive interview.

Those comments marked Palin's final appearance on the network as a paid political analyst. However, she has appeared for analysis on Fox News since.

Watch Palin’s June Fox News appearance below:

(H/T: Mediaite)

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Palin was let go when her contract wasn't renewed in June and that being "fired" was her characterization of what took place.

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