Carl Cameron, a former reporter with Fox News, is not too happy with his former network.
In a promotional video promoting his new venture — which is being described as a progressive alternative to Drudge Report — Cameron slammed Fox News for letting “right-wing hosts” drown out “straight journalism.”
“The idea of fair and balanced news appealed to me,” Cameron said. “But over the years, the right-wing hosts drowned out straight journalism with partisan misinformation. I left.”
Cameron told The Washington Post that many assumed he was conservative while he worked for Fox News, but he tried his best to keep his political views to himself.
“I kept my personal beliefs very very to myself while I worked at Fox,” he said.
He promised about the new venture, “I have unfinished business.”
Cameron is launching the new venture with ThinkProgress reporter Joseph Romm. Romm is also the founding editor of ClimateProgress.
Cameron was a regular on shows like “Special Report” and “Shepard Smith Reporting” while he worked at Fox News. He was with the media company for 22 years and he finally retired from the network in 2017.
“I will always be immensely grateful for the relationships, experiences, and many lessons over the last two decades,” Cameron announced in an email to his fellow employees at the time.
Fox News host Shepard Smith described Cameron as “one of our favorites” when announcing the reporter’s retirement. Cameron was often referred to as “campaign Carl” by hosts because he traveled so much for the network to cover political campaigns and events.
Source: Fox News
Cameron says his new venture is about “facts, not partisanship.”
“What’s a former Fox guy doing here on Front Page Live partnering with progressives?” he said in the promotional video. “Well, it’s about facts, not partisanship.”
Cameron is working as the chief political correspondent for Front Page Live. He said his job with the media company is to “inform — that’s it.”
Cameron touted his experience by saying he has “unique insight and understanding of how the right operates and literally 30 years of covering Donald Trump.”
“Part of our goal is to be an antidote to the Drudge Report. But whereas Drudge aggregates and viralizes right-wing content, which includes a lot of disinformation and climate science denial, we will aim to aggregate and viralize accurate news,” Romm, the editor-in-chief and CEO of Front Page Live, said about the company in a public statement to The Hill. “We are ‘liberal’ only in the sense that climate science has been labeled ‘liberal’ by climate science deniers.”
Romm continued, “We are trying to be a place that will save people time because it’s simply way too hard for anyone to sip quality water from the open fire hydrant that is online news and social media — especially because there is so much sewage thrown in.”
Front Page Live will reportedly contain audience-tested headlines and will include “act now” buttons for people wanting to get involved in campaigns or issues related to whatever is being written about.
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