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Fox News goes full MSM; informs top reporters to cease & desist investigations of FBI & Obama era..
Truepundit ,com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Unknown

Posted on 12/10/2018 5:50:40 AM PST by jmaroneps37

Truepundit.com is reporting this story:

Full headline: Fox News goes full MSM; informs top reporters to cease & desist investigations of FBI and Obama- era corruption

Fox News in recent days told its top reporters to cease and desist working on any investigative stories that expose FBI corruption and probes of wrongdoing during the Barack Obama administration.

“This place has gone downhill fast,” a well-placed Fox insider said. “Basically we all have been told all Fox wants is to cover breaking news and have pundits talk about breaking news live from news published by other outlets.

So the format Fox wants for the future is network personalities talking about the news other people break, not Fox.”

That format does not include investigative or enterprising journalism, another Fox source confirmed. “Fox quit, threw in the towel,” the second source said. “The Murdochs don’t want to make any waves during their bid to purchase Sky News and this is the direction Fox is going. No original investigative pieces.”

What happens if reporters pursue government corruption stories anyway? “They won’t see the light of day,” one source said. “Fox is withholding many stories now.” Fox reporters are updating their resumes and looking for new jobs.

Just weeks ago, shocking allegations emerged from FOX News as officials probe a top executive who has reportedly allowed his anti-Trump politics to prevent the network from publishing breaking political and national security stories that would reflect positively on President Trump and his administration.

Now the network brass have embraced that ridiculous and biased mantra.

FOX News’ Vice President of News & its D.C. bureau Managing Editor is under investigation for killing stories detailing FBI corruption as well as national security exposés uncovering corruption during the Barack Obama administration, according to well-placed sources inside the network.

Bill Sammon runs FOX’s behemoth D.C. bureau operation and is the Vice President of news at FOX. Sammon has come under fire after distraught employees complained that he has interjected his personal politics into FOX’s news content, dictating what stories could be published by the network and on FOX’s website.

No, this is not CNN. This is “fair and balanced” FOX News. One official said a formal complaints have been filed against the top editor and executive.

Sammon is the boss of a number of staff and writers in FOX’s powerhouse D.C. bureau, just a stone’s throw from the Capitol. His understudies include Catherine Herridge, FOX’s top national security reporter. Herridge did not return requests for comment to this story.

“Sammon is a never-Trumper” one FOX official said. “He hates Trump’s guts and has spiked just about every story that could make Trump look good. That includes FBI corruption because it vindicates the president for firing (James) Comey and hammering (Andrew) McCabe.”

In the news business when an editor or publisher deliberately tables or hides a story it is referred to as “spiking” a story. Sammon, according to network insiders, has spiked dozens of top-level stories and prevented FOX reporters from publishing exclusives. Now the top brass at FOX are examining a number of similar allegations.

What stories have been reportedly sand bagged and tampered with? According to FOX insiders, the stories and subject matter are sweeping and include:

•An Eric Schneiderman story linking the now-disgraced former New York attorney general to a clandestine movement of government officials to unseat Trump from the White House.

•FBI-related scandals involving Andrew McCabe, James Comey and more FBI top brass.

•The FBI’s investigation of Gen. Mike Flynn

•Justice Department and FBI corruption linked to the bogus Trump dossier and problematic FISA court warrants and wiretaps.

•Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch infamous tarmac meeting.

•The Susan Rice unmasking story which included other implicated members of the Obama administration. Those additional administration officials were never identified by FOX although stories detailing their involvement were completed.

•New revelations about former Attorney General Eric Holder’s criminal role in the Fast & Furious gun-running scandal.

•New revelations about Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s role in the tainted Benghazi debacle.

•Additional stories.

“Sammon is compromised,” one FOX official said, calling him a political activist.

One FOX insider said Sammon even added material to stories that was not fact based or from a reporter’s research and sources.

“We were wrong on a big big story because Sammon insisted on adding unsolicited material to stories,” he said. “He put his own shit into a big story. You don’t do this kind of thing.”

Shockingly, stories from FOX reporters on FBI corruption and Obama-linked scandals were held for months until other news agencies broke the same stories, FOX sources revealed. Then, sources said, Sammon would release FOX’s stories.

It was Sammon in fact who wrote the debate questions for the infamous FOX News 2016 presidential debates. Yes, that included the debate where Megyn Kelly attacked Donald Trump.

Later it was revealed Sammon’s daughter served as a top official in the Marco Rubio campaign during the two nationally-televised FOX debates. Even Trump officials lamented Rubio likely had an unfair advantage during those debates.

Before Rubio, Sammon’s daughter previously worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2012. Romney is no fan of Trump.

FOX’s Sammon did not return a request for comment. Sammon, who has previously written numerous glowing books on the George W. Bush presidency, remains good friends with the Bush family, sources said.

The Bush family is no fan of Trump.

Sammon became Washington managing editor in February 2009. One veteran described FOX News’ D.C operation today, under Sammon’s leadership, in simplistic terms. “It’s a f*cking mess,” the FOX veteran said. “Total mess.”

This story is developing.

As a side note, this sounds like the type of story self-appointed media CZAR Howard Kurtz should be reporting about.

Whoops, we forgot. Kurtz works for FOX too.


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FOX IS NOT YOUR FRIEND Dump Fox and go to One America News OAN IS what Fox USED TO pretend it was
1 posted on 12/10/2018 5:50:40 AM PST by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37

FOX is unwatchable with Shemp in the afternoon, Special Report is a Trump bash fest.


2 posted on 12/10/2018 5:55:45 AM PST by headstamp 2
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To: jmaroneps37

Kurtz is an assclown.


3 posted on 12/10/2018 5:56:30 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: headstamp 2

Lou Dobbs is watchable.


4 posted on 12/10/2018 5:57:14 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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To: jmaroneps37

Is this fake news? How do we know what to believe anymore?


5 posted on 12/10/2018 5:57:32 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: jmaroneps37

So are they going to cover the coming indictments concerning the Clinton Foundation as breaking or old news?


6 posted on 12/10/2018 5:57:36 AM PST by AU72
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To: central_va

Different network.


7 posted on 12/10/2018 5:59:00 AM PST by headstamp 2
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To: jmaroneps37

All those here that didn’t know Faux is not our friend, go sit in the corner!


8 posted on 12/10/2018 5:59:25 AM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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So are they going to cover the coming indictments concerning the Clinton Foundation as breaking or old news?

Who is going to indict them, and when?

9 posted on 12/10/2018 5:59:32 AM PST by JonPreston
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To: jmaroneps37

The wizards on FOX had President Trump officially “impreached” this morning over Mueller’s “Cohen filings”. It looks like our President is toast. The “media experts” have finally “indicted” him.


10 posted on 12/10/2018 6:00:03 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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None of these, especially Fox are about a conservative view point... its about advertising dollars.

I have always been baffled by those here that thought Fox news was on “our side”. Same ones that think the NFL and other sports some how represent America or have some significance.


11 posted on 12/10/2018 6:01:31 AM PST by Article10 (Roger That)
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Which is why they have been pushing the FOX NATION garbage. A place to send and stash their conservative audience, kind of like segregation, until they completely phase us out. They even want us to pay for it.


12 posted on 12/10/2018 6:04:13 AM PST by Toespi
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To: central_va

Why?

You tune in = you give them views.

Dobbs and Tucker are no longer an excuse to keep watching that darn network.


13 posted on 12/10/2018 6:04:41 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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I’ve been watching OAN for the past 3mos; Fox News is just more DBM dogcrap.


14 posted on 12/10/2018 6:05:06 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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OAN puts up far too many Reuters stories for my taste.

AP, Reuters and AFP are all in the libtard class IMO.

The original reporting on OAN seems good, but be skeptical of reporting/articles done by these three....kinda like placing your trust in Al Jazeera I think? They get it right sometimes but typically with an anti-American bias. and other times it is pure pish.

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I seldom watch any televised news but on those rare occasions I have been shocked how bad FOX has become.

15 posted on 12/10/2018 6:05:51 AM PST by Sa-teef
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I would love to go to OAN but it is not available on Dish Network. When I had Direct TV I loved OAN but Direct TV went bonkers on me. It raised my rates by 35% and I said goodbye.


16 posted on 12/10/2018 6:06:04 AM PST by ProudFossil
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Sadly, there are enough leftwing Senate RINOs joining the DNC/CPUSA party to convict POTUS...while ignoring the communist coup d’etat led by hussein44 and Hells.

The response by the American patriots will make Paris look like child’s play.


17 posted on 12/10/2018 6:06:07 AM PST by newfreep ("INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN SCREAMING TO GET OUT" @HOROWITZ39, DAVID HOROWITZ)
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To: central_va

For now. He has dialed it back a bit since Fox Business has clamped down on a couple of his recent guests - Sydney Powell and Chris Farrell.


18 posted on 12/10/2018 6:06:13 AM PST by jersey117
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To: tirednvirginia
Is this fake news? How do we know what to believe anymore?

Follow Trump and some of the conservatives from Fox on Twitter. That's what I do. I follow Trump, Hannity, Dobbs, and several others of the true conservatives.

Following them to get the news straight from the source is the main reason I'm even on Twitter. They ban a lot of conservatives but there are some they are afraid to ban.

19 posted on 12/10/2018 6:08:35 AM PST by Tennessee Conservative
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To: jmaroneps37

Sounds like Bill Sammon needs to be targeted and taken down. What is the dirt on him and can it be used?


20 posted on 12/10/2018 6:09:26 AM PST by Truth29
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