As RedState reported earlier, Fox News hired Kayleigh McEnany as a contributor today, marking the next move for the former White House Press Secretary. McEnany made a name for herself during the Trump administration as a fierce, well-prepared messenger, hated by the press and lauded by Republicans.
But the rot at Fox News runs deep, especially on the “news” side of things, which includes Chris Wallace seated in the top spot. Shortly after McEnany was hired, “insiders” ran to The Daily Beast to trash the move.
As @TimJGraham just pointed out to me, there's next to zero chance that any of these clowns at The Daily Beast would dig up dirt on people at CNN and MSNBC. Notice how they don't have an obsession with digging up dirt to any kind of degree at the other channels.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 2, 2021
Let’s start with the fact that The Daily Beast is an absolute garbage outlet. If it existed in print form, it wouldn’t be fit to line a birdcage with. The dishonesty and viciousness with which they go after people they disagree with is nearly unmatched. That includes multiple instances of doxxing conservative writers and editors in an attempt to harm their prospects.
So it’s with great hesitation that I even quote them, and I would encourage you not to click the above link, though I’m mandated to include it.
The addition of a known and frequent liar to the Fox News roster set off some alarms within a newsroom that has been “purged” in recent months in favor of right-wing opinion programming and content geared towards keeping a diehard MAGA audience satisfied.
“It’s truly disgusting they fired hard-working journalists who did care about facts and news reporting only to turn around and hire a mini-Goebbels whose incessant lies from the White House helped incite an insurrection on our democracy that got five people killed, including a police officer,” a Fox News insider raged to The Daily Beast. “Post-Trump Fox is quickly becoming a very scary place and quite dangerous for our democracy. It’s not even conservative news anymore. They’ve plunged into an alternate reality where extremist propaganda is the only course on the menu.”
The newsroom at Fox News has seen purges the last few months because they weren’t producing results and some refused to stop pushing left-wing narratives that, in reality, were pure editorializing. Cable news is a business, and if liberal virtue signaling isn’t selling, a change has to be made. Chris Wallace may be untouchable because of his tenure, but there are a lot of others who weren’t, and for good reason.
But instead of having any introspection, these disgusting cowards run to a rival outlet in The Daily Beast, one which routinely trashes Fox News, to dish dirt on Kayleigh McEnany. If you are going to make these kinds of unsubstantiated claims, you should be brave enough to put your name behind them. Further, if you believe Fox News is becoming a danger to “democracy,” then stop taking a paycheck and leave. I have zero tolerance for people that show this kind of disloyalty while hiding behind the veil of anonymity.
Kayleigh McEnany speaking as an opinion contributor is not the problem here. Rather, a newsroom full of people trying to mimic CNN is the problem. The big wigs at Fox News need to further realize that and escalate their purge because if these people aren’t gone, then their audience is never going to fully return.