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Fox News Bosses Demand Hosts Protect Whistleblower’s Identity

According to a report from CNN Business on Thursday, hosts, reporters, and pundits who appear on Fox News have been instructed by management not to identify the Ukraine whistleblower who lit the fire that started the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Despite the whistleblower’s name (Eric Ciaramella) being known to literally anyone who cares to know it, Fox News bosses have reportedly been warning commentators like Sean Hannity not to jump on the bandwagon. It is the latest (but not the first) warning that Fox News may slowly be morphing into something that will ultimately be unrecognizable to its loyal viewers.

From CNN:

On October 31, a Fox executive sent an email to staffers that said the network had not “independently confirmed [the] name or identification of the anonymous whistleblower.” A copy of the email was obtained by CNN Business.

The executive further advised production staffers to “NOT fulfill any video or graphic requests” related to the whistleblower’s identity.

Such guidance has been extended to Fox’s prime time talk shows, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Hosts like Sean Hannity have been told not to name the person they believe to be whistleblower on the air.

Some of the hosts have alluded to this guidance while on Fox. “Justice” host Jeanine Pirro said last Friday that the network’s hosts “apparently can’t say” the person’s name. And Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo said last week that they were “not naming” the person on Fox.

Hannity said on Monday that he had “confirmed independently” the identity of the whistleblower, but stopped short of naming the person on air.

“But you know what, I will play the game for a little bit,” Hannity said. “And I will take the lawyer’s threats that they’re going to sue me, it wouldn’t go anywhere.”

As of Thursday morning, Fox News was still not reporting on the name of the whistleblower despite his identity suddenly becoming an even more exposed open secret than it was a week ago. After Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a Breitbart report prominently naming Ciaramella, the idea of keeping the whistleblower’s identity secret is an exercise in absurdity. We might as well start pretending we don’t know who Caitlyn Jenner used to be.

This has been a shameful period for the mainstream news media, and it’s doubly shameful to see Fox News take the same position as CNN and the NY Times and the rest of the liberal press. There’s no reason on earth to keep this guy’s “secret identity.” Indeed, it is of imminent public interest for Ciaramella to be identified, interviewed, and investigated. It’s too bad the management at Fox doesn’t get that.

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  1. I like Sean Hannity & Don Jr. The So called whistle blower is only a Deep State operative 🔥 bent on taking down President Trump. Lord Jesus Please give President Trump strength to endure to the end put a guard over his heart & Mind in your name Beloved Lord Jesus Christ. May you place a hedge of protection & commission your angels from the inner inner courts of the 3 Heaven to help President Trump. Please confuse the enemies (Liberals) & destroy Their plans (To take down President Trump & Turn America into a Communist/ Globalist Nation) once & for all. We need Divine intervention Lord Jesus please help your people.

    • I’m wondering if there really is a whistleblower. Schiff and his staff are the only ones who have “seen” him. Schiff offered to answer questions “in writing” (who would actually do the answering) and now says there’s no need for the “whistleblower” to appear. So, was there ever really a whistleblower? Or did Schiff concoct a scheme and get people to help him, even agreeing to have their name used as a “whistleblower”.

  2. PHUK FOX NEWS AND THE ASSHOLE BOSSES ! It would be better to see Adam SH*T get shot dead in the street than to just kick him out of congress !

    • YOU ARE A DISGUSTING PIG——-AND CLEARLY AFRAID OF THE TRUTH——–TRUMP IS A THUG————-I HOPE HE GETS EXACTLY WHAT IS COMING TO HIM

      • Back to your basement “safe space” poor little snowflake and cuddle with your teddy bear, play with your coloring books and crayon, and scream at the moon like the rest of your kind. PRESIDENT TRUMP (to you, “snowflake”) is a breath of fresh air to many of us. It is good to see a POTUS with BALLS to stand up to the DEMOCOMMUNIST SCUM that have been boo-hooing ever since THEIR “crooked queen hitlery” was “shown the door” by WE the PEOPLE that didn’t want another crooked democommunist infesting OUR OVAL OFFICE. ALL these TREASONOUS SCUM should be arrested, tried as TRAITORS, and HANGED like the SWAMP SCUM they are.

      • You are the disgusting pig, Debbie Dumb! Fox has been showing weird symptoms lately and not supporting their leading hosts is one of them! The Democrats and especially the idiot Schiff are committing crimes and lying about the whole impeachment issue!

  3. Fox big bosses are just more leftist demorats. They are about stupid. We all know the ass so called leaker, so no big deal. They are just pushing more of us ex fox watchers away. Only sean, tucker, laura, Jeanine and especially greg are worth their channel.

  4. How dare you. A whistleblower law is designed to pr0tect people from rogues who are angry they have bed outed. This is not about politics. This is against all corruption. That this site revealed a name, and of course who knows if he really is the whistleblower, you have endangered him, his family and all future whistleblowers. This is an outrage and another good reason investigations to commence.

    • Debbie are sleeping with this whistleblower, a close relative, or maybe you are on the take trying to cover your a$$ with an insane offensive verbal attack??? What ever the case keep it up; very soon they will pass a mental health bill that will suit your condition perfectly!!!! In the mean time please don’t play with sharp objects.

    • You want CORRUPTION “snowflake” check out biden, his son, (and the whole DEMOCOMMUNIST “party”) THAT ‘dearie” is corruption at it’s finest. (and had been TAT way for DECADES. How do you think “politicians” end up as millionaires?

  5. We are watching the collapse of lamestream media. BLAMESTREAM media and the fake news. All gasping like the deep state for relevance. At the end of the day it will be worth it. For now, make a large bag of popcorn and watch the comedy

  6. As I’ve said before, all I watch are Hannity, Tucker, and Laura until they bring on Richard Goodstein, Dishonorable Donna Brazile, and there is a name that at this moment I’m forgetting . . . that ALWAYS Viciously OVERTALKS all conservatives almost entirely eliminating the other guest then I switch to Newsmax, DVR’s or DVD’s.
    Newsmax could use a lot of help on improving their shows and show content and I am definitely NOT A FAN of LIQUID LUNCH
    We seriously need a new Network that will replace what Fox News used to present.

  7. As I’ve said before, all I watch are Hannity, Tucker, and Laura until they bring on Richard Goodstein, Dishonorable Donna Brazile, and Chris Hann . . . that is almost ALWAYS Unstoppable and OVERTALKS all conservatives almost entirely eliminating the other guests. FOX needs to have switches on his Microphone to shut him off. When these persons appear, I switch to Newsmax, DVR’s or DVD’s.
    That said, Newsmax could use a lot of help on improving their shows and show content and I am definitely NOT A FAN of LIQUID LUNCH.

  8. DEBBIE HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TO COURT & NOT KNOW WHO IS ACCUSING YOU OF A CRIME WHAT DEFENSE WOULD YOU HAVE WHEN THERE IS NOTHING BUT WORDS ON A PIECE OF PAPER THAT CAN BE CHANGED & TWISTED ANY WAY THEY WANT WHAT WOULD YOU DO & WHAT COULD YOU SAY PLUS NONE OF YOUR WITNESSES GETS TO TESTIFY BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY CAN’T ALL YOU CAN SAY IS I’M GUILTY WAKE UP ARE YOU THAT BLIND

  9. Poor Debbie, you talk about corruption? Your entire Communist Liberal Democratic Party is corrupt.
    What are you smoking? Lay off the stuff, and while you’re at it, lay off the booze, too. It obviously has a negative affect on your brain. Maybe you should watch Mr. Ed or something.

  10. What IF there is no whistleblower and Schiff wrote the script for this current pack of lies himself?
    It would be hard to produce someone that would testify under oath. Even Christopher Steel could not whip up a script this fast.

  11. The George Soros-ian globalist banking clique is flexing its muscles like never before against Pres. Donald Trump which shows he is doing or not doing some very important things they want done! Now we see that Fox News which at best was 50% right so at least half-way objective is showing just who really controls it along with Sen and 2012, 1st Loser, Willard Mitt Romney!
    The Republicans In Name Only establishment folks are in a war with the Dem-wit Party against Pres. Donald Trump to take him out! Their loyalty is to the George Soros-ian banking clique which owns the Dem-wit Party as its private political lobby and its hero-country ala Michael Bloomberg is the Peoples Republic of China! Of course , sad to say, we can now include Americans for Prosperity and the Koch Brothers among the RINOs! The sad truth is we on the right weren’t supposed to ever win and the RINO’s job was to guarantee our happiness as losers but with Pres Donald Trump we scored a win and they don’t like it as we are beginning to know about them!

    • Pres. Donald Trump is doing some very important things against the George Soros-ian globalist banking clique by not going along with the Obama supported UN Treaties that the RINO’s and the clique want us to follow that supplant our constitutional rights and sovereignty is my assertion!

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