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Bolling rips Fox News for ignoring company promotion using 9/11 memorial

ByJanice K. Merrill

Jul 19, 2022

Newsmax host Eric Bolling hits out at his former employer Fox News for their silence over controversial Fox Sports promo, which used the 9/11 memorial to hype the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

On Saturday, Fox Sports superimposed team crests on the reflecting pools where the Twin Towers once stood. As a result, Bolling accused Fox News of intentionally circumventing coverage of the controversy because it didn’t fit the company’s “agenda”.

“I’ve spent over 11 years at Fox, and I know that nothing gets to that screen without multiple layers of producer eyeballs, and they’ll never put anything on screen that doesn’t promote their program,” Bolling said, per Mediated.

“So when there’s a mistake of this magnitude, which would trigger dozens of Fox prime-time stories that would last a week, Fox suddenly goes silent on this one.”

Bolling didn’t stop there to criticize his former network, saying Fox is “the very definition of corporate media.”

“This is not journalism, this is media presented for the purpose of sucking up revenue, not promoting transparency and, more importantly, keeping truth in power,” he concluded.

“Now Fox News is huge and Fox News is powerful, so I’d like to take a risk and hold some truth to power, because most if not all other conservative voices are afraid of retaliation from Fox with their power. They’re wielding it. So I’m going to try to keep truth to power…the power of Fox News as a giant bully, rather than a legitimate news source.

Bolling worked at Fox News until 2017, when he walked out amid a sexual harassment investigation. A Fox News spokesperson said in a statement that the two parties had agreed to part ways “amicably.”