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Another Fox News reporter quits over pro-Trump tone: ‘People are losing their minds’

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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.”

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The Los Angeles-based Housley plans to move to San Francisco 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.”

“After nearly two decades at Fox News, I have decided to leave the network and take some time in northern California to raise our two young children closer to my family, which includes running the family winery and even coaching their sports teams,” Housley said in a statement. “I could not be more proud of the journalism I did at the network, from war zones, to tsunamis, to watching miners pulled from the ground in Chile, I am grateful for the extraordinary opportunities to have a front seat to history and cover news all over the world. A huge thank you to the many Fox employees, especially behind the scenes, who have supported me every step of the way. We are friends for life.”

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.

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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.”

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“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.


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