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Palin is Now a Fox News Contributor

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2:40 PM, Jan 11, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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As if Roger Ailes didn't have Fox News on track to make enough money already. It likely galled the New York Times to report this on Sunday, in a piece on the "most successful news executive of the last 10 years:"

Fox News is believed to make more money than CNN, MSNBC and the evening newscasts of NBC, ABC and CBS combined. The division is on track to achieve $700 million in operating profit this year, according to analyst estimates that Mr. Ailes does not dispute.

Stay tuned for more ridiculous ratings:

Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has signed on as a contributor to the Fox News Channel.

The network confirmed that Ms. Palin would appear on the network’s programming on a regular basis as part of a multiyear deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person with knowledge of the deal said, though she will host a series that will run on the network from time to time.

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