No, Fox did not get the biggest bang for the bucks.
Sarah Palin delivers 111 Amens, 28 hecks, 9 darns, 7 hells, 2 damns, & 2 ‘you betchas’ as FOX analyst: tinyurl.com/ao4755k
— Eric Ostermeier (@SmartPolitics) January 28, 2013
Eric Ostermeier: With reported payments of $3 million across her three-year tenure at FOX, that means Palin was paid an average of $15.85 for the 189,221 words of analysis she provided the network.
And just what words were spoken among the 189,221 delivered by Palin during her three-year contract at FOX?
She only uttered her patented “you betcha” line twice as a FOX employee, and both during her first month as a paid analyst.
The first came on a January 28, 2010 appearance during On the Record and the other at the specific request of FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace on February 7, 2010.
A slightly more common phrase Palin dropped was “Right on!” coming in at five mentions.