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Fox News Employees Leaking to CNN

This is interesting. According to CNN Money, Fox News “journalists” are leaking go their friends at CNN that they are embarrassed by Fox’s coverage of the Russia Scandal, feel like Fox is an extension of the Trump White House and that they want to quit.

Hmmm…

“I’m watching now and screaming,” one Fox News personality said in a text message to CNN as the person watched their network’s coverage. “I want to quit.”

“It is another blow to journalists at Fox who come in every day wanting to cover the news in a fair and objective way,” one senior Fox News employee told CNN of their outlet’s coverage, adding that there were “many eye rolls” in the newsroom over how the news was covered.

Additionally, Fox News aired segments that questioned Mueller’s credibility and many were framed around how Trump and his allies were responding to the news. On Fox News’ homepage, the lead story at one point was focused on Trump slamming the indictment. Another lead story cited Manafort’s lawyer, and asked, “Mueller’s ‘ridiculous’ claims?”

“This kind of coverage does the viewer a huge disservice and further divides the country,” one Fox News personality told CNN.

Fox News journalists took significant issue with their network’s opinion hosts, who deflected from the news and, in Sean Hannity’s case, characterized Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt,” a term Trump used on Sunday in a angry tweet to describe the probe.

“That segment on Outbumbered [questioning Mueller’s integrity] was absurd and deserves all the scorn it can get,” a Fox News employee told CNN, referring to the network’s noontime talk show.

The person added that it was “laughable seeing Hannity and [Laura] Ingraham,” two Fox News opinion hosts who are openly supportive of Trump, “tripping over themselves saying [Mueller’s team has] found nothing thus far.”

“It’s an embarrassment,” another Fox News employee echoed to CNN. “Frankly, there are shows on our network that are backing the President at all costs, and it’s that short term strategy that undermines the good work being done by others.”

I’d say they have good reason to quit but I can understand their reluctance. Working at Fox News is a little like working in the adult porn industry. Even Megyn Kelly is struggling in regular TV News. Oh sure, she’s pretty and smart and all. It’s just that you can’t get the image of that blowjob out of your head.

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  1. Advice for tonight:

  2. Anyone else remember the Groovie Goolies? This AMV uses a bunch of their old clips.

  3. Oingo Boingo! :mrgreen:

  4. 😈

  5. We had 13 kids tonight, which is more than last year (9, IIRC).

    Good night, y’all.

    Yes, they’re both girls. Haters can bugger off.

  6. RD and others, what do you think of this mega thread? For an immigrant like me, these are treasure troves to learn about organic American existence and history through an individual’s eyes.

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