Fox News reporter abruptly quits, leaves cryptic note that prompts whirlwind of speculation

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.

Read into that what you will, but the left has made up their minds that Powell was leaving because of Trump:

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.

Here’s a sampling of other responses to the story, pro and con, from Twitter:


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