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Leaked Email: The Trump Administration Is Forcing Federal Employees To Watch Fox News

Federal employees are being forced to watch Fox News, according to a leaked email posted on Social media, which cites “current administration administrative officials” as the reason for the switch from CNN to Trump’s favorite channel.

On Wednesday, a customer service representative from the FDA’s Office of Facilities sent an email to staff informing them that TVs in a Silver Spring, Maryland office will now be exclusively turned to Fox News.

The was sent to “let everyone know” why TVs had been changed “from CNN to FOX.” It was sent to researchers at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, the FDA branch that oversees medical products.

“A decision from the current administration administrative officials has requested that all monitors, under our control, on the White Oak Campus, display FOX news,” it says. “Sorry for the inconvenience, but I am unable to change any of the monitors to any other news source at this time.

A screenshot of the email was posted on Twitter by journalist Paul Thacker.


BuzzFeed’s Julia Reinstein posted CBER TVs playing Fox News on Wednesday.


Donald Trump has repeatedly bashed CNN, which has broken news about his campaign’s suspect connections with Russia. Just this week, Trump’s reelection committee released a statement accusing CNN of suppressing its “free speech” by refusing to run a campaign ad that smears CNN and other mainstream cable networks as “FAKE NEWS.”

Meanwhile, Trump frequently praises Fox News, which has provided glowing coverage of the early days of his administration and downplayed his scandals.


During his first interview as president, Trump explained the importance of Fox News to his agenda, saying that he feels confident saying anything, whether or not its supported by facts, as long as Fox News hosts and the network’s “very smart” viewers agree with him.

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