On Tuesday, Fox Network said that former White House press secretary; Kayleigh McEnany was officially joining the network as a contributor. This move did not go down well with some of the current staff at the network.
Fox News anchor Harris Faulker announced that McEnany would be added to the list of contributors. There was also an exclusive interview with her, where she spoke of the events of the Capitol riots, Trump addressing the CPAC and the way White House reporters are treating the Jen Psaki, her successor and other topics.
A Fox insider sent a statement to the Daily Beast. It stated that “it was truly disgusting that they fired hard-working journalists” the ones who spent time checking facts and reporting news accurately while making a new hire of a “mini Goebbels” whose penchant for lying led to an insurrection on the nation’s democracy which left five people dead in its aftermath.
Other employees also anonymously commented in a similar vein. One newsroom employee commented that she was employed by the media giant for her “name, notoriety, (and) an obvious willingness to say anything her employer desires.”
Another employee felt that the decision was a pragmatic one and the network wanted to retain the viewers it had gained as a result of its coverage and programs that focused on the Trump administration. The employee also felt that the network would do anything to keep viewership including peddling blatant lies. The network could even sell its soul and integrity to the devil.
Meanwhile, a current employee said the new hire made sense as Susan Sanders had left in a bid to run for Arkansas governorship and Fox’s audiences loved Kayleigh.
Kayleigh McEnany began her foray into the media with a television job at CNN. In April 2020, she became the White House press secretary. She promised that she would not lie to the American public but the amount of falsehood that was propounded by the earlier administration in the nation provided ample and excess fodder for fact checkers from both her and her current employer, the Fox network.