Steven Ahle| Opinion| If you have ever wondered if Fox News is moving over to the dark side of the force with Chris Wallace and Andrew Napolitano, this memo will convince you that you are correct.
The memo is from Bryan Murphy and is titled “Ukraine, Disinformation, & the Trump Administration.”
In the memo, it claims investigative journalist John Solomon, Rudy Giuliani, and star host Sean Hannity are “misinformation.”
If I were Hannity, they would either fire Murphy or grant me my release.
Hannity does not need his salary from Fox News. He has been careful with his money and has invested heavily in real estate, including apartment buildings. Fox has a lot more to lose than he does.
Somehow, other outlets acquired the memo, and they are publishing it to prove that even Fox News doesn’t believe Hannity.
This is a blow to his credibility coming from an internal memo.
Hannity shouldn’t even have to tell them to fire Murphy. They should have already done it on their own.
FOX News REALLY hates their audience.
A leaked internal memo obtained by the far left Daily Beast and Law and Crime refers to Sean Hannity, JOhn Solomon and Rudy Giuliani as “disinformation.”
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The 162-page memo, entitled “Ukraine, Disinformation, & the Trump Administration,” created by Bryan S. Murphy, slams Rudy Giuliani, investigative journalist John Solomon and top-ranked FOX News host Sean Hannity.
The memo by Bryan Murphy also says Rudy Giuliani is “easily fooled” by Ukrainians. Rudy Giuliani has a remarkable record of 4,000 convictions as Associate US Attorney and defended President Trump in the attempted coup by Robert Mueller and Andrew Weissman. He is hardly a gullible fool!
The Daily Beast reported:
An internal Fox News research briefing book obtained by The Daily Beast openly questions Fox News contributor John Solomon’s credibility, accusing him of playing an “indispensable role” in a Ukrainian “disinformation campaign.”
The document also accuses frequent Fox News guest Rudy Giuliani of amplifying disinformation, as part of an effort to oust former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and blasts Fox News guests Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova—both ardent Trump boosters—for “spreading disinformation.”
The 162-page document, entitled “Ukraine, Disinformation, & the Trump Administration,” was created by Fox News senior political affairs specialist Bryan S. Murphy, who produces research from what is known as the network’s Brain Room—a newsroom division of researchers who provide information, data, and topic guides for the network’s programming.
The research brief is especially critical of Solomon, a former opinion columnist at The Hill whose opinion pieces about Ukraine made unsubstantiated claims about its government interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Solomon’s pieces for The Hill fueled Giuliani’s efforts to dig up dirt in Ukraine, which eventually helped lead to President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Trump has also frequently cited Solomon’s questionable reporting on Twitter in his own defense.
The document notes omissions by Hannity, who frequently had Solomon, Toensing, diGenova, and Giuliani on his show. Murphy notes that the primetime star continued to refer to Solomon as an “investigative reporter” even after The Hill explicitly labeled his work to be “opinion.” The briefing also dings Hannity for failing to mention, in a segment featuring Toensing and diGenova about an affidavit filed on behalf of Firtash, that the pair were working for the Ukrainian oligarch Firtash—an obvious conflict of interest.