Fox News: Stormy Weather

The Death of the Media

Shame on you!

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie tells us that…

“Fox News shelved story on Trump and porn actress Stormy Daniels before election,” by CNN’s Oliver Darcy: “Fox News had a story at the height of the presidential election that detailed an alleged sexual relationship between porn actress Stephanie Clifford — whose stage name is ‘Stormy Daniels’ — and Donald Trump, but opted not to publish it, four people familiar with the matter told CNN. … One of the network’s reporters, Diana Falzone, had filed a story in October 2016 about an alleged sexual relationship between Clifford and Trump … Falzone had an on-the-record statement from Clifford’s manager at the time, Gina Rodriguez, confirming that her client had engaged in a sexual relationship with Trump … and Falzone had even seen emails about a settlement. But the story never saw the light of the day, to the frustration of Falzone.” http://cnnmon.ie/2DF6HB3

October 2016 would be just after we learned about sexual assault as a right and privilege of a certain pussy-grabbing celebrity. Info about The Russian Usurper paying off the porn star for services rendered would be of interest to voters, but Fox chose not to go with it. Maybe the FCC should look into that? (Hahaha, I jest!)

Fox tries to claim that there is a wall between their editorial and news departments, but this story kinda shatters that illusion. We always thought that all of Fox News is in bed with Trump and not just this guy…

Sean pines away his days.

UPDATE 1: The Reliable Sources Newsletter

Oliver Darcy emails: Fox News had a story at the height of the presidential election that detailed an alleged sexual relationship between porn actress Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump, but opted not to publish it, four people familiar with the matter told me. Sources said one of the network’s reporters, Diana Falzone, had an on-the record statement from Daniels’ manager at the time confirming her client had engaged in a sexual relationship with Trump and that Falzone had even seen emails about a settlement. But the story never saw the light of day. As one of the sources said, “She had the story and Fox killed it.” Read more…

 –> Last week we reported that ABC News producers were pursuing an interview with Daniels before election day. Slate and The Daily Beast were also chasing the Daniels story. Slate’s Jacob Weisberg published a new story about this on Tuesday…

 –> So what happened at Fox? Noah Kotch, who became EIC and VP of Fox News digital in 2017, told Darcy in a statement, “Like many other outlets, we were working to report the story of Stephanie Clifford’s account in October 2016 about then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump and a possible payment by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. In doing our due diligence, we were unable to verify all of the facts and publish a story.”

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3 Responses to Fox News: Stormy Weather

  1. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Fox has always prided itself on being FAIR & BALANCED. Obviously it would not be fair or balanced to run this kind of story on one presidential candidate unless they could come up with some sort of dirt on the other candidate. Anything at all, like maybe an email scandal or even some made up drama about Benghazi.

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  2. Condi says:

    I suppose this would be upsetting if FOX were in the news business…

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  3. AuroraS says:

    The story I want to know (but don’t want to know) is WHYYYYY….or maybe it’s HOWWW…ewwwwww….I just barfed in my mouth a little.

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