Fox News foreign correspondent Conor Powell left a cryptic message on Facebook announcing that was leaving the network.
…and you can be sure liberal media outlets like CNN and MSNBC are beating a path to his door to get the dirt.
“After nearly 9 years I have decided to resign from Fox News. Those of you who have spoken to me in recent months, you will understand why I am leaving FNC,” the post stated.
The message was posted on Powell’s personal page and alluded to a mysterious reason behind his departure — it appears that the page has since been restricted or scrubbed.
The Wrap cited an anonymous source, “an individual familiar with the matter,” who claimed that Powell was “uncomfortable with the direction of the news organization in recent months. Fewer news shows. More opinion shows. Less resources for reporters to report.”
The online news source said a Fox News representative confirmed that Powell had left the company, but declined to comment further.
Powell’s last tweet came over the weekend and was in response to a story that Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, was quietly trying to do away with the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which has provided food and essential services to millions of Palestinian refugees for decades, according to Foreign Policy.
“Or another way to say this is -the Trump Adminsitstion just farmed out US foreign policy #Netanyahu’s office #Kushner #Israel,” he tweeted.
— Conor Powell (@ConormPowell) August 4, 2018
Read into that what you will, but the left has made up their minds that Powell was leaving because of Trump:
Fox News foreign correspondent Conor Powell abruptly resigned amid reports that Fox staff members are tired of seeing the network transformed into a pro-Trump propaganda channel.
Powell stepped down this week after 9 years reporting for the network…. https://t.co/38VOd7EHL6
— Brody Levesque (@BrodyLevesque) August 7, 2018
The reality is, Powell’s not exactly a household name and with domestic policies taking up so much of the news cycle, his opportunities would appear to be limited.
Social media users were game for offering their own take on why the reporter opted to leave Fox News.
There is an ideological angle to this that's overlooked in the report. Sometimes reporters deep down inside want to do some opinionizing. Unlike some organizations, FOX frowns on reporters doing that, and the reporters know other outlets will welcome it. https://t.co/sBS9D6YH9i
— The Cable Gamer (@TheCableGame) August 6, 2018
Wants more money for reporting, not opinion shows. But, to paraphrase Willy Sutton on robbing banks, networks are going to opinion because that’s where the ratings are. https://t.co/DtaIKYer7C
— bruce dowbiggin (@dowbboy) August 7, 2018
Here’s a sampling of other responses to the story, pro and con, from Twitter:
Good riddance. Was so biased against Israel. Left so many facts out.
— Politics, Trump, and Outrage – Podcast (@and_outrage) August 7, 2018
I don’t imagine listing Fox News as your former employer looks good on their resume when looking for jobs with other news organizations.
— Russ Hjelm – Resistance is Never Futile🌊🌊 (@HjelmRuss) August 7, 2018
The direction of Fox News pic.twitter.com/x5Jo7s4jQd
— Gato de Buda (@GatoDeBuda) August 7, 2018
“….a source”. Wtf, could the media knock it off with all of these stories that only cite anonymous sources??????
— Lizzy Motto (@lizzy2899) August 7, 2018
It hasn’t changed direction since it went on the air.
— Feckless Funt (@JBeezee73) August 7, 2018
@FoxNews I hope they don't become like the other networks because they are the ONLY ONE who helps stand with us. But if they do, we'll make it and do fine. @FoxNews needs to comment on just what "direction" they are going in. https://t.co/a9qCfPU0J9
— Nora Barteau (@AngelfireWW) August 7, 2018
He's looking for a job in news? He doesn't have any experience though. https://t.co/My17tmtxhe
— Don't Leave Blank (@WTFisGoingOnDon) August 7, 2018
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