Chris Stirewalt: “Having worked in cable news for more than a decade after a wonderfully misspent youth in newspapers, I can tell you the result: a nation of news consumers both overfed and malnourished. Americans gorge themselves daily on empty informational calories, indulging their sugar fixes of self-affirming half-truths and even outright lies.”
Bill Sammon, senior vice president and managing editor at Fox’s Washington bureau, announced his retirement to staff members on Monday. On Tuesday, as part of a restructuring of Fox’s digital operations, politics editor Chris Stirewalt was let go. Fox’s decision — the correct one — to call Arizona for Joe Biden took the network’s anchors by surprise and infuriated the White House, which believed the determination was premature.
Fox News Channel has tapped Dana Perino (l) and Chris Stirewalt to host a Sunday program through the current election cycle. Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What is the first new program to launch on the 21st Century Fox-owned network since the departure of longtime leader Roger Ailes.