There have been a series of firings at Fox News in the last year, this week Fox host Eric Bolling was fired following allegations of sending lewd photos to two coworkers. Hours later, Bolling’s 19 year old son was found dead. The cause of death is still unknown, although authorities say they have found no signs of self-harm, and an autopsy is set to take place Monday. Bolling denies the allegations of harassment which led to his firing, saying he is the victim of a smear campaign.
Over the past several months, Fox news has had some unexpectedly valuable coverage on a number of issues not typically expected from a controlled mainstream media source, particularly concerning some of the more disturbing allegations against establishment Democrats. The FBI’s role in the secret tarmac meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, the ties that Clinton and associates such as John Podesta have lobbying for foreign governments while crying collusion themselves, and unanswered questions about the murder of Democrat staffer Seth Rich, are some of the stories reported at Fox that were typically downplayed or heavily misrepresented in most mainstream outlets. On these issues, they have been derided by other mainstream journalists for their coverage, and a number of liberal think tanks have harshly responded to these reports.
Another possibly significant event concerns the ongoing blowback from Fox's coverage of foreign collusion charges levied against Hillary Clinton and John Podesta before Eric Bolling’s firing. In July of this year, Bolling called out potential links between the Clinton camp, and foreign governments including Russia. The same month, former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta furiously argued against similar allegations highlighted on another Fox News program. (video below) Think Progress, a liberal think tank funded by George Soros’ Open Society Policy Center, recently attacked Bolling for his thoughts on the Clinton-Russia connection.
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