FOX News Will Air Palin's Tea Party Address Live
FOX News will broadcast Sarah Palin’s speech at Tea Party Nation this weekend in Nashville. CNN will also be at the convention but the network has not announced if they will carry her address.
The Politico reported:
Fox News will broadcast Sarah Palin’s keynote address to the National Tea Party Convention live on Saturday night, allowing millions of viewers to see the main attraction of a gathering that was once criticized for barring the press.
The network, which pays Palin as a political analyst and is considered the favored network of conservatives, will carry Palin’s speech during Geraldo at Large in the 9 p.m. hour, a network spokeswoman told POLITICO.
On Monday, convention organizers announced that they had credentialed Fox as well as CNN, Reuters TV and Pajamas Media, and was working with them to facilitate video coverage of select parts of the convention. But neither the organizers, nor the media outlets, announced specific coverage plans.
Representatives for CNN, which has the second widest reach among credentialed broadcast outlets to Fox, did not immediately respond to an email asking whether they intended to broadcast Palin’s speech or any other portions of the convention live.
Palin’s speech, secured through a $100,000 fee paid by convention organizers to Palin’s speaking bureau, is seen as a bid by the former Alaska governor to position herself as the de facto leader of the tea party movement, for whom she is already a hero.
Bummer. They’re going to interrupt Geraldo.