Several Fox News employees are embarrassed and humiliated by their own network’s lack of coverage of the Mueller investigation, according to CNN.
Last week, the news cycle was consumed by the first indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian collusion last year, the surrendering and arrests of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his aide Rick Gates, and the revealed plea bargain by former aide George Papadopoulos. Every major news source was talking about it, except for one.
Fox News, in the meantime, focused on such segments as millennials ruining Halloween, Reese’s Pieces, and Google’s new burger emoji. Late Show host Stephen Colbert gleefully criticized and mocked Donald Trump’s favorite show, Fox & Friends, for going to great lengths to avoid the giant orange elephant in the room.
“This is huge news, and all the networks scrambled to cover the latest from the Mueller investigation. Except, of course, for the president’s roadside petting zoo over at Fox & Friends,” said Colbert on his show’s Monday evening broadcast.
Colbert added: “It seems like Fox News is going out of its way to cover anything other than the Mueller investigation.”
A number of Fox employees confided to CNN their embarrassment. They asked to remain anonymous, as they would otherwise be fired for speaking publicly without authorization.
One Fox News television personality sent a text message to CNN while watching the network’s coverage: “I’m watching now and screaming.”
“I want to quit,” added the Fox News personality.
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