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Hope Hicks Gets FOX Job – And Mercilessly Mocked

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White House Quick to Praise Move

Hope Hicks has landed a new job. The former Trump White House Communications Director had announced her retirement in February, one day after testifying before Congress she had lied for the president.

Hicks will go to work for FOX, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, according to The Hill. FOX is the new company forged from assets remaining after the 21st Century Fox and Disney merger, and will include Fox Entertainment, Fox Sports, and of course, Fox News.

Hicks joining FOX is just more proof of the inexorable bond between the White House, Rupert Murdoch, and Fox News – and how much Fox News will have 24/7 access to the Trump administration. The president months ago hired former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications.

The White House was quick to praise the move:

And many were quick to mock Hicks:

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‘Not Appropriate for Our Air’: Fox News CEO Rejects Ad for Anti-Nazi Oscar Nominated Documentary

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The CEO of Fox News personally intervened in a small ad buy, rejecting a 30-second spot promoting an Oscar-nominated anti-Nazi documentary film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, Fox News’ Suzanne Scott said in an email the network would not run the ad because it was “not appropriate for our air.”

The film’s producers wanted to run the ad during Fox News’ “Hannity” show.

The documentary is, “A Night at the Garden.” THR reports the ad “recounts a 1939 Nazi rally in New York City, and a warning — ‘It Can Happen Here’ — to Hannity’s largely conservative viewers about the potential dangers of President Donald Trump’s brand of populism.”

The film’s director, Marshall Curry, says it “shines a light on a time when thousands of Americans fell under the spell of a demagogue who attacked the press and scapegoated minorities using the symbols of American patriotism.”

The documentary is short, just over seven minutes, and can be viewed online free.

Here’s the ad that Fox News rejected:

 

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‘People Are Losing Their Minds’: Another Veteran Fox News Reporter Quits Over Biased Pro-Trump Propaganda

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Another Fox News reporter has left the conservative network over its direction and vividly pro-Trump tone.

Adam Housley announced he was leaving Fox, which he joined in 2001, because the network’s focus on President Donald Trump and panel discussions had crowded out hard news reporting, reported Politico.

“He’s not doing the type of journalism he wants to be doing,” a former employee told the website. “And he is unhappy with the tone of the conversation of the channel.”

The Los Angeles-based Housley plans to move to San Fransisco to spend more time with his two young children and wife, Tamera Mowry-Housley, the actress and co-host of the daytime talk show “The Real.”

Housley’s discomfort with the pro-Trump tone at Fox News is widely shared among the network’s reporters, according to current and former employees.

“People are losing their minds,” one current Fox News personality told Politico.

Conor Powell stepped down as Jerusalem bureau reporter earlier this month over similar concerns, according to a person close to him.

Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters quit working as a contributor for the network in March because he believed its pro-Trump “propaganda” was harmful to American democracy.

“Four decades ago, I took an oath as a newly commissioned officer,” Peters said in an email to colleagues. “I swore to ‘support and defend the Constitution,’ and that oath did not expire when I took off my uniform.”

“Today, I feel that Fox News is assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers,” he added.

RELATED: Fox News Reporter Quits – Becomes Face of Journalists Angry Network Has Become Trump Propaganda Outlet

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Watch: Acting ICE Chief Falsely Claims Families Would Have Been Reunited if Courts Had Not Stepped In

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Boasts That ICE Has ‘Recovered’ – But Not a Word About the Thousands of Children Who Never Will

Acting ICE Director Ronald Vitiello says there was always a plan in place to reunite the thousands of children ordered separated from their siblings and their parents under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, and he blames the federal courts for the “chaotic” disaster of children, including infants, being without their families and held in cages for months.

Vitiello made his false claims Monday afternoon to Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, who did not appear to press the 30-year law enforcement veteran for any proof to support his spurious assertions.

“It was never intended for these people to be separated permanently,” Vitiello said. Countless reports and investigations found there was no policy or procedure to track the children – including infants – so they could be reunited with their parents. “At the other end of the process they would have been reunited for removal back home.”

There is no proof to support that claim.

Vitiello also ignores the fact that many were seeking asylum, and returning them to their home countries can be a death sentence.

“That’s where we ended up,” he continued, “the president’s order and then the court stopped us. That’s why it looked so chaotic, because the systems in CBP, ICE, and HHS were never designed to work that way. We’ve recovered from that now, we’re within the president’s directive as well as what the court has asked us to do.”

Actually, there are currently over 550 children who have not been reunited with their families, including several under the age of 5. Many of these hundreds of children have been effectively and permanently orphaned because the U.S. government has already deported their parents, leaving them here alone.

Mental health experts say many of these children may suffer permanent consequences because of the federal government ripping them from their families.

Watch Vitiello on Fox News:

 

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