A Fox News executive who happens to be a fan of The David Pakman Show reached out to us yesterday to talk about what it’s like to work at News Corp in the COVID era. On the one hand, Fox has a strict mandate for its employees, but on the other, its primetime hosts are mostly vaccine skeptics who criticize mandates put in place by other entities. This person wrote, “I am in management in Fox and I am disgusted with the lies and misinformation. Honestly, Hannity and especially Tucker, deserve a kick in the nuts. They make me sick. The lies that they are allowed to spread are sick.” The executive went on to explain that their politics are left-wing but that they cannot afford to lose their job and the health insurance that comes along with it. This person said they are okay with us sharing their experience with the company so long as we keep their personal information private. This message confirms so much about what we already knew about Fox, which is that the workers there largely support the vaccine requirements as it keeps them and their families safe. But due to the need to appeal to extreme factions of Fox’s audience, the hosts regularly keep spreading disinformation to the COVID deniers and vaccine skeptics who make up a large portion of their audience.
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