Gabriel Sherman of Daily Intel reports that Ailes told Palin to keep her mouth shut. Specifically, he is said to have told her, “Lie low. There’s no need to inject yourself into the story.”
Palin then told him that most of her political advisers had given her the same advice. She then went on to both make and defend the video, which was most notable for its ahistorical use of the term “blood libel” and its subsequent negative effect on her approval ratings. It also failed to stop anyone from connecting her crosshairs map to the Giffords shooting.
Raw Story is a progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media. While giving coverage to the big stories of the day, we also bring our readers' attention to policy, politics, legal and human rights stories that get ignored in an infotainment culture driven solely by pageviews.
Founded in 2004, Raw Story reaches 5 million unique readers per month and serves more than 19 million pageviews.