Palin's Return To Fox Echo Chamber Shows Failure To Take Own Advice

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After stressing the importance of no longer just "preach[ing] to the choir" when she and Fox News parted ways in January, Sarah Palin is rejoining the conservative network.

The day after Fox and Palin announced that her contract at the network would not be renewed, the former Republican vice presidential candidate gave an interview for Breitbart.com to Stephen K. Bannon, the director of the Palin hagiography The Undefeated.

During that interview, she told Bannon that it was important for conservatives to "jump out of the comfort zone, and broaden our reach." According to Palin, who indicated she was "taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom," it was imperative for the conservative movement to no longer "just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience."

Less than six months later, apparently preaching to the choir is no longer a pressing concern. In her statement accompanying the announcement that she was rejoining Fox, Palin praised the power of the network as "unparalleled":

Palin's statement: "The power of FOX News is unparalleled. The role of FOX News in the important debates in our world is indispensible. I am pleased and proud to be rejoining Roger Ailes and the great people at FOX."

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