Fox News host Bret Baier confirmed he has “concerns” about a documentary produced by the network’s main primetime host. Tucker carlsonTucker Carlson Rittenhouse says Biden defamed his character when he linked him to white supremacists Former Trump official hits conservatives who score ‘cheap political points’ in Rittenhouse’s verdict Two Fox News contributors resigned over Tucker Carlson’s documentary from the January 6 PLUS, which focuses on the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol.
“Do not hurt me. It didn’t hurt me. I bother you? Because that’s the report, “Brian Kilmeade, who is a co-host of the morning show” Fox and Friends, ” order Baier Monday afternoon during an appearance on the Kilmeade radio show.
“There’s a … Brian, I don’t want to go down this road,” Baier replied. “You know, I mean, there were definitely concerns about it … I think the news division did what we do, we do when we cover the story.”
Kilmeade was apparently referring to reporting from NPR this week that Baier and Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceRittenhouse says Biden defamed his character when he linked him to white supremacists Surgeon general warns of a spike in COVID-19 cases when cold weather hits Clyburn blames polarization on ‘advent of social media’ PLUS, the “Fox News Sunday” host, shared his objections to Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” documentary series with Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News Media President Jay Wallace. NPR reported that the Baier and Wallace complaints reached Lachlan Murdoch, president and CEO of the network’s parent company, Fox Corp.
“Patriot Purge” is intended to tell an alternate story to the January 6 uprising and features at least one subject who suggests that the event may have been a “false flag” operation. It has been widely criticized.
Wallace and Baier have aired segments and had guests on their show debunking the alleged “false flag” conspiracy.
The reports about Baier and Wallace’s concerns about the series came when a pair of Fox News contributors resigned from their roles on the network, saying the release of “Patriot Purge” was a breaking point for them.
“In fact, the news side of Fox routinely does what it is supposed to do: report the truth,” wrote Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg in an announcement of their decision, noting that it remains true that “there are still responsible conservatives. that provide valuable opinion and analysis “on the web.
“But the voices of those responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible,” they added.
Fox News declined to comment on the couple’s resignation, but a Fox executive said the network had no intention of re-signing Hayes or Goldberg when their contracts emerged in 2022.
Goldberg and Hayes appeared regularly on “Special Report,” Baier’s evening news program. During an interview with The New York Times, Carlson called the departure of the two collaborators “great news.”
Baier told Kilmeade that it was “sad” to see Goldberg and Hayes leave.
“I think it was a difficult decision, but they made their decision in principle,” he said. “It is sad for the special report, I think for the network, but they made their decision in principle, so I will let their statement be valid.”