FOX news is undergoing major changes as it is acquired by the newly created “Fox Corporation”. Among those changes are putting ex House Speaker and Trump skeptic Paul Ryan on its corporate board, as well as hiring ex DNC chair Donna Brazile, famous for her role in helping Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary by giving her campaign debate questions weeks before the event.
Paul Ryan has found his first gig post Speakership as a member of the corporate board of Fox Corporation, the company that has recently acquired FOX news. Paul Ryan was a vocal opponent of the President during the presidential primary in 2016, and often denounced and spoke out against the President during the last 3 years. 3 weeks before the 2016 elections, Ryan stated that he would take no action to defend Trump, then the GOP’s nominee.
FOX news has also recently taken on ex DNC chair Donna Brazile. Brazile has been a staple of the Democratic party for the last two decades, working for failed presidential candidates Al Gore, Michael Dukakis, Walter Mondale,and presiding over the DNC in 2016 when Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump, where she was accused of unfairly aiding Clinton in the primaries.
Despite the networks apparently leftward drift, the Democratic Party has announced that it will not allow FOX news to host a Democratic Primary debate. Earlier on this month, DNC chair Tom Perez cited the networks right wing bias and close relationship with President Trump as the reason why he would not allow them to host Democratic Primary debates.
FOX news’ recent hirings come on the heels of their suspension of Judge Jeanine Pirro for her remarks regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar’s hijab and adherence to Islamic customs. Rupert Murdoch handed off the media giant to his son, Lachlan Murdoch, who is rumored to be a moderate conservative that dislikes President Trump. It has been rumored that major FOX personalities like Sean Hannity will step down following the networks leftward drift.