‘Sad world’: Second Fox News reporter leaves network, calls ‘time out’ when reaction turns politically toxic

Liberals are having a field day over the news that a second Fox News on-air reporter is leaving, reportedly over frustrations with the direction and tone of the network

Never mind that his departure may be a simply as Adam Housley opting to pursue better life choices.

But then, that wouldn’t jell with the preferred narrative to diminish Fox News, which has become the network of choice for President Donald Trump.

More from Politico, citing prerequisite anonymous sources:

Adam Housley, a Los Angeles-based reporter who joined Fox in 2001, felt there was diminished opportunity at the network for reporters and disapproved of tenor of its on-air discussion, according to two former Fox News employees with knowledge of his situation.

Housley believed that as the network’s focus on Trump has grown — and the number of talking-head panels during news shows proliferated — it had become difficult to get hard reporting on air, according to one of those former employees.


And while every personnel move at Fox News is suddenly being scrutinized, funny how we never seem to hear about employment changes at CNN and MSNBC.

Housley released a statement on his departure that didn’t intimate any discontent with his employer.

“After nearly two decades at Fox News, I have decided to leave the network and take some time in northern California to raise our two young children closer to my family, which includes running the family winery and even coaching their sports teams. I could not be more proud of the journalism I did at the network, from war zones, to tsunamis, to watching miners pulled from the ground in Chile, I am grateful for the extraordinary opportunities to have a front seat to history and cover news all over the world. A huge thank you to the many Fox employees, especially behind the scenes, who have supported me every step of the way. We are friends for life.”


Given that Housley is married to African-American actress Tamara Mowry, it was a given that someone would make it about race, as seen from Margaret Menefee, a line producer on Nicole Wallace’s MSNBC show.

“It’s not a big deal. But I did always wonder how he could be married to one of the stars of one of the most successful black female driven TV shows and not feel a little weird about his employment situation. Not my business but was curious,” Menefee tweeted.


The politicization of his career choice prompted Housley to slam on the breaks, and issue a measured response on Twitter:

“Shocking. My leaving Fox News quickly gets political on Twitter. Yep..the sad world we live in. I’m sure gonna enjoy that glass of wine while the polarized in this country duke it out. Maybe one day…one day we can find common ground first rather than just call names,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Fox 10 news anchor Troy Hayden shared online that Housley “is leaving Fox News to run his family’s winery and spend more time with family.”

Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:



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