‘Desperation’: Fox Staffers Embarrassed Over Community’s ‘Indefensible’ Sponsorship of CPAC

Fox News staff are upset and embarrassed about the network’s connection with the upcoming CPAC conference, where former President Donald Trump and his allies will continue to spread election lies.

Conservative Konfab lists Fox Nation – a fledgling streaming service operated by Fox News Media – along with the American Conservative Union and Liberty ChristShare based in Christianity’s CPAC 2021, in which the former president, his son, and From Republicans Congress is expected to make false claims of electoral fraud, The Daily Beast reported.

“I’m not even surprised anymore,” a recent Fox News employee told the website. “Fox is unjustifiable at this point as it has become a channel for the GOP … well, more than usual. So many people at Fox don’t even endorse half the shit the station does or says … It’s not right, but Fox has rarely been on the right side of history and ethics. “

Fox News Media donated $ 250,000 through its streaming service, which contributed at least $ 28,000 to last year’s conference, and Pete Hegseth, host of Fox & Friends, will be attending the conference, along with current contributor Dan Bongino, Lawrence Jones, Deroy Murdock, and former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

“Doesn’t surprise me at all,” said a second current employee. “That’s their crowd, it’s their audience. I feel like they’re always there … CPAC is the Fox audience so it makes sense for them to be there. “

A Fox News Media spokesperson declined to comment on the CPAC donation, but pointed out that Fox Corp. executive director Lachlan Murdoch, the son of the company’s chairman Rupert Murdoch, said the streaming Service is “extremely good” – but the employees of the network stink of desperation after sponsorship.

“I think it’s desperate,” said a third employee. “Fox Nation doesn’t have a clear identity as to what it is. Pandering hard to the right wing or a fluff HGTV lifestyle wannabe. But it clearly shows desperation and a lack of identity. I’d say it’s biased, but Fox Nation doesn’t pretend to be pure news. I’ve heard from several people who have had great trouble getting subscribers and money from Fox Nation. I don’t think you’re promoting CPAC unless you absolutely want right-wing subscriptions. “

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Desperation: Fox Employees Ashamed of Network’s “Unreasonable” sponsorship of CPAC first appeared in the New Civil Rights Movement.

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