I guess alleged kiddie connoisseur Matt Gaetz need not apply:
I would hope that they have no interest in booking him for interviews again after his chat with Tucker Carlson, which concluded with the immortal words, “That was one of the weirdest interviews I’ve ever conducted.” Anyway, back to The Hill:
“No one with any level of authority has had conversations with Matt Gaetz for any of our platforms, and we have no interest in hiring him,” the network said in a statement.
When FNC —which has a long history of hiring pervy, rapey-looking, sex-fiends as opinion-show hosts— preemptively tells us, nope, no way, not gonna happen, that’s pretty much all the proof you need that someone is radio-active. And when the D-Team walks away, well, it’s over:
OAN could not be reached for comment, and a Newsmax spokesman told The Hill the company does not comment “on talent discussions or future programming plans.”
However, according to The Daily Beast, sources said it’s unlikely Gaetz would get a Newsmax job. In addition, it reported, OAN’s founder and CEO, Robert Herring, doesn’t seem interested in the idea either.
In the category of don’t darken my doors, this is pretty great:
“Right now, I’m not really hiring anybody for talk shows,” Herring said. “I think he is a great congressman, and I told [that ‘somebody’] to tell him to stay there. That’s what I want Congressman Gaetz to do.”
So, your move Gaetz. Keep your hands where we can see ’em.