Juan Williams announced on Fox News’s The Five Wednesday that it would be his last day co-hosting the popular show. Williams, who has been the resident Democrat on the panel, said he would continue to be a political analyst for Fox, working out of D.C. The Five is based in New York.
The co-hosts on Fox News Channel’s The Five went to a remote format Thursday, with reports that Juan Williams tested positive for the coronavirus.
Jay Wallace, president of Fox News Media and several of the network’s top anchors — Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Dana Perino and Juan Williams — have been advised to quarantine after being exposed to someone on a private flight who later tested positive for the coronavirus, two people with direct knowledge of the situation said on Sunday.
Fox News Channel’s panel show The Five relies on the combative camaraderie of its longtime hosts. Now patched together from five separate locations, its characteristic conversations can sometimes literally miss a beat.
Trump’s appetite for shutting down the free press is a reminder of his open admiration for strong men dictators like Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Erdogan and the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte. Those strongmen limit the freedom of the press and, in some cases, kill and jail journalists.