Fox News journalists were outraged and disgusted after Sean Hannity, the network’s star host, campaigned with President Donald Trump on Monday night ahead of the midterm elections, more than half a dozen employees told CNN Business.
“People throughout the company think a new line was crossed,” one senior Fox News employee told CNN Business on Tuesday.“It disturbs me to my core,” said another senior Fox News employee, who added, “I am so f—ing mad.”“We were all told that Hannity was going to interview the president, but no one that I spoke with expected what happened last night,” added a third senior Fox News employee. “I’m aghast as are a number of other people.” . .Some of Fox News’ biggest names, including Hannity, the hosts of “Fox & Friends,” and Jeanine Pirro — who also appeared with Trump on stage Monday night — have turned into full-time Trump supporters on television over the past two years. Some, like Hannity, Pirro and Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs, reportedly even act as unofficial advisers to Trump at times. But Monday night’s rally crossed a new line, making explicit what had long been implicit.
I didn’t realize the word “implicit” actually means “any corporate policy that hasn’t yet been announced to the world via an official company press release in 72-point type distributed in triplicate to every journalist in America.”