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FOX not changing Palin's status at network

A sign that FOX News isn't taking the 2012 Palin story seriously, at least so far -- it isn't suspending her the same way it did for paid contributors Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum when they were mulling presidential bids. FOX later terminated Gingrich's and Santorum's contracts when they jumped into the 2012 race.

“We are not changing Sarah Palin’s status,” said Bill Shine, FOX News' executive vice president for programming, in a statement to NBC News.