Fox News officially announced on Tuesday that it has hired former Trump spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany as a contributor.
“It is my distinct pleasure today to welcome Kayleigh Mcenany to the Fox family,” anchor Harris Faulkner said Tuesday morning. “We will be seeing much more of her in the future.”
Sean Hannity welcomed Kayleigh to FOX:
The addition of a known and well loved personality to the Fox News roster set off some alarms within a newsroom that has been “purged” in recent months in favor of right-wing opinion programming and content geared towards keeping a diehard MAGA audience satisfied.
“It’s truly disgusting they fired hard-working journalists who did care about facts and news reporting only to turn around and hire a mini-Goebbels whose incessant lies from the White House helped incite an insurrection on our democracy that got five people killed, including a police officer,” a Fox News insider raged to The Daily Beast. “Post-Trump Fox is quickly becoming a very scary place and quite dangerous for our democracy. It’s not even conservative news anymore. They’ve plunged into an alternate reality where extremist propaganda is the only course on the menu.”
The official announcement came weeks after it was reported that McEnany had been in talks to join Fox News immediately after leaving the Trump administration.
Jen Psaki wished Kayleigh well:
CNN’s Brian Stelter and other lefties were not so generous:
One way to think about Fox News in 2021 is as the Trump White House in exile. Today Kayleigh McEnany joined as a contributor to the network pic.twitter.com/ngrbbhgS1m
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 2, 2021
The network announced that McEnany, a career liar, is now a paid contributor. Newsroom staffers, who’ve faced “purges” in recent months, are none too pleased. https://t.co/fSLmUgtVuN
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 3, 2021
So Kayleigh McEnany got a Job at Fox News. It’s nice to see Fox News giving blondes a chance. They are so under represented. pic.twitter.com/LyOt4Yox4D
— Kit Marlowe (@marloweKit) March 3, 2021
If your employee peer-review refers to you as “Mini Goebbles,” that’s bad… right‽
— Evan Shapiro (@eshap) March 3, 2021
Fox News staffers fume over hiring of Kayleigh McEnany: “They don’t give a damn about facts” https://t.co/gtRlxaVxqL
— Salon (@Salon) March 3, 2021
— Dr.WearAFn’Mask ° (@PissOffTrumpkin) March 3, 2021