Fox News Having Interior Civil War As Trump-Loving Hosts Are Costing The Network Advertisers
Fox News is having a feud with Fox News. According to a new report, producers, reporters, executives and Fox News hosts are having a battle with one another over the network’s handling of the Trump administration.
According to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch is having trouble controlling his staff as reporters and prime-time hosts have been bumping heads over Donald Trump.
“Reporters are telling management that we’re being defined by the worst people on our air,” a senior Fox staffer told the magazine.
According to Sherman, reporters and producers are fed up with Fox News hosts who continue to express their devoted supporter for Trump while prime-time anchors claim that they “make the money” selling the Trump administration to its viewers.
“Advertisers know the value of our loyal and engaged audience and we expect no change in our business going forward,” said Marianne Gambelli, Fox’s president of ad sales.
But as you might know by now, many advertisers have dropped multiple prime-time hosts due to their support for Trump and white nationalism. And Fox News is concerned.
“Executives are very worried ‘Fox & Friends’ will be next,” one insider said. “If advertisers start bailing on them, they’re screwed.”
“Hannity told Trump last year that the Murdochs hate Trump,” said one source who heard the conversation, “and Hannity is the only one holding Fox together.”
“Sean doesn’t feel supported,” a staffer close to him said. “He has no relationship with Lachlan. Sean thinks, ‘Wait a second, I was hired to get ratings and I get ratings, but now people are embarrassed about me?’ He feels Fox spends a lot of time supporting Shepard Smith but his show makes no money. That’s annoying to him.”