Did Fox News silence Stormy Daniels' story?

"The View" co-hosts discuss a report from the New Yorker claiming the media outlet killed a story that allegedly showed Trump in a negative light.
6:31 | 03/04/19

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Transcript for Did Fox News silence Stormy Daniels' story?
So the hot topic that is breaking this morning is a bombshell expose in "The new Yorker" that claims that fox News killed -- watch this -- killed the stormy Daniels story so it wouldn't hurt trump's campaign. So much for the free press. The article claims that Fox News entertainment reporter Diana Falzone -- diaa brought them the story but the head of fox News at the time, Ken lacourt told her, quote, good reporting, kiddo, but Rupert Murdoch wants Donald Trump to win so let's just let it go. So does this prove that Fox News is just a mouthpiece for the trump administration or what? Didn't we already know that? I mean, the Jane mayor story is a bombshell not just because of the stormy Daniels revelation, the fact that they killed it because they cared about promoting trump more than they cared about reporting an unbelievable news story. That proves it's more about propaganda than news. But there's another story that Gary Cohen interviewed with the justice department in order to help enact president trump's vendetta against CNN. I'm sorry, isn't that abuse of power? Forgetting even the Jared Kushner security clearance abuse of power. By the way, Rupert Murdoch was Australian so it's not just the Russians that are bothering You have that piece too. It's just a terrible thing. It does show that there's this incredible notion that Fox News has become, I guess, state-run I wonder if you can trust the journalism that's coming out of Fox News now and I think what worries me is that you do have some good journalists there, Chris Wallace being one of them, so what does that do to someone like Chris Wallace who I think tries really hard to get it right Has he responded to this news by any chance? Does anyone know? It just broke. And then I wonder about this reporter who, Ronan farrow won a pulitzer prize for this reporting, so that story was hers first. You have her employer taking that opportunity away from her and taking that story away from the American public right before an election. I mean, had everyone known about stormy Daniels, I mean, would they have voted for this Yes. Maybe not. They still would have voted for him. I don't know. That influenced, I think, the outcome of the election. There's another story from Jane mayor that alleges -- and this is not 100% at this point. You probably know more about this than I do. That Rupert Murdoch might have given the question that Meghan Kelly was going to ask trump that annoyed him about sexual abuse. An after he said she's bleeding from the wherever, he still got all the votes, so they realized he was teflon at that point, if this is true. That's a piece of it. Again, this is all allegedly, but I do think the biggest part of the piece is this stormy Daniels story. Meghan and I both worked at fox. I can only speak for myself at the table. I worked under the news division. I worked with the reporters when I got there and I worked on an opinion show. You have to separate the two. If you're going to turn on Sean hannity at night you know you're going to get stuff supporting trump. That's his take. There are wonderful people working there. Diana fall zone I knew, she was a wonderful reporter. If this story is true, that is a real, real problem for fox and it's a problem for the journalists that work there that want to break these stories. That's why they're there, to do their job. If that's the biggest story to come out, they've got a problem on their hands. It shows that the two are conflated, the propaganda, the state-run opinion part has taken over the news function. But the other thing is if you're just a regular American watching Fox News, it blends together. It goes from a show like Chris Wallace and Bret Baier which is actual news into people talking about out and out conspiracy theories like prayer Russian at the border and the Soros occupied state department. More lies. Just to counter punch on that, Donna Brazile was exposed in Wikileaks to giving up a debate question from the Clinton campaign. She resigned. I'm just saying the debate question thing has happened on both sides. I would make the same argument about CNN commentators. There's a lot of times I don't know the difference between an opinion host and a news journalist. You're a great journalist, I don't know if you disagree with me one way or the other. I totally agree on that. I think it would be strange for a news organization to kill a scoop like that. I don't disagree with that but I would also say that I also worked with Diane and she is a great journalist and some of the other elements that play in this, you guys probably don't know who this is but I do because I grew up in Phoenix and Scottsdale is ten minutes apart. There's a gossip columnist that ran a website that turned into the dirty, he's also involved in this. A lot of times it's like the "National enquirer" and gossip people that start with these stories and then it filters its way up one way or the other and we maybe aren't giving people like the "National enquirer" or people like this enough credit. We have a legal note, sunny. The former Fox News executive, Ken lacourt, accused of killing the story has since reportedly said that he made the call without talking to superiors and claimed, quote, the story simply hadn't passed muster and that he didn't do it to protect trump. Baloney. The other thing is Gary Cohen story is alleged. I must take issue about the CNN because we were at Ana Navarro's wedding yesterday and Wolf Blitzer was there and he told us the funniest story. He's got a 2-year-old grandson and he goes the kid goes, happening now, breaking news, trump. I forgot about that. 2 years old. I thought that was so funny. His first sentence.

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