Fox Hosts Chris Wallace & Bret Baier Protest Over Tucker Carlson

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NPR’s David Folkenflik reported that longtime Fox political news anchors Bret Baier and Chris Wallace are voicing their concerns over Tucker Carlson’s three-part docuseries Patriot Purge.  They spoke up to Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President of News Jay Wallace.

Indeed, word of their problems with Carlson’s piece even made its way to Chairman and CEO of Fox Corporation, Lachlan Murdoch. He is Rupert Murdoch’s eldest son.

Member of the January 6 Select Committee Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) tweeted Wallace and Baier his support:

Great! Pushback required by all at @FoxNewsBret Baier and Chris Wallace Reportedly Protested to Fox News Leadership About Tucker Carlson’s Patriot Purge mediaite.com/a/rkckr via @mediaite’

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The network might like it, but Patriot Purge has been killed among fact-checkers, The New York Times reported. The upcoming show “proves” Carlson’s conspiracy theories in a fictional history. It might even be an attempt to undermine the House Select Committee investigating the attempted coup.

Two of Murdoch’s longtime reporters, Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes resigned in protest, but they were not alone by any means. Senior Editor at The Dispatch David French worked with Hayes and Goldberg, according to Yahoo News:

I’m proud to work with @JonahDispatch and @stephenfhayes. They made a hard, good call. Jonah: “Whether it’s ‘Patriot Purge’ or anti-vax stuff, I don’t want it in my name, and I want to call it out and criticize it.”‘Screen-Shot-2021-11-23-at-9.32.12-AM Fox Hosts Chris Wallace & Bret Baier Protest Over Tucker Carlson Corruption Featured Media Politics Top Stories

Fox’s news division, which is separate from its entertainment primetime arm, even showed several pieces discounting Carlson’s special. Of course, he just made fun of Goldberg and Hayes:

‘[It] will substantially improve the channel.’

NPR reported that Carlson said:

‘These are two of the only people in the world who still pretend the Iraq war was a good idea. No one wants to watch commentary that stupid.’

The Media Matters’ John Whitehouse tweeted:

‘Tucker Carlson’s Patriot Purge featured a shot of Simone Gold of America’s Frontline Doctors in the Capitol Rotunda on January 6. Gold was previously a guest on Carlson’s Fox News show.’

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According to a Fox executive, it did not even consider asking Hayes or Goldberg to return after their contract ended in 2022. The media mogul has not shown any interest in preserving our way of government. He would certainly profit. from a Donald Trump dictatorship.

The Vanity Fair Magazine tweeted Hayes and Goldberg were “not alone:”

‘Longtime Fox News commentators Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg were the first to resign over Carlson’s Patriot Purge—and they reportedly are not alone in their concerns.’Screen-Shot-2021-11-23-at-9.30.40-AM Fox Hosts Chris Wallace & Bret Baier Protest Over Tucker Carlson Corruption Featured Media Politics Top Stories


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