Real America’s Voice anchor Ed Henry joined embattled War Room icon Steve Bannon at CPAC Texas on Friday and accused his former colleagues at Fox News of “trying to off [former President Donald] Trump” on the night of the 2020 election.
“At Real America’s Voice, I got a new perspective on things,” the former Fox News host and White House correspondent told Bannon. “I was off the field for a little while. And I watched, and it was embarrassing to watch my colleagues at Fox and elsewhere.”
“Old colleagues,” Henry recalled, “the way they were sycophantic towards the mainstream. Fox trying to cozy up to Biden, trying to off Trump on election night. That’s what they tried to do.”
“You saw that?” asked Bannon.
“I saw that from the outside,” Henry replied. “I was fired from Fox before that.”
As BizPac Review reported at the time, Henry was abruptly fired from Fox News in July of 2020 over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Fox News explains abrupt termination of Ed Henry https://t.co/EWZWOw9Lr0
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“On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago,” Fox News stated in an internal memo obtained by BizPac Review. “We immediately retained an outside law firm (which has never represented Fox News in investigations or litigation) to independently investigate the claims.”
“Ed was suspended the same day and removed from his on-air responsibilities pending investigation,” the memo continued. “Based on investigative findings, Ed has been terminated.”
He was hired last year by Real America’s Voice, but clearly, he continues to harbor a grudge against Fox News.
“Who was running the Decision Desk?” Henry asked Bannon regarding election night.
Citing “Never Trumpers” and “a Hilary guy,” Henry stated, “They could not stand Donald Trump.”
According to Henry, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott was desperate to distance the network from Trump, telling people close to her, “We’ve got to find a way out of this” and “we’re moving away from Trump.”
Discussing how early Fox News called Arizona for Biden in 2020, Henry said, “What I think what happened is that the Murdochs saw an opportunity to off Trump.”
Trump couldn’t win without Arizona, Henry explained, so by calling the state for Biden early, Fox News cut Trump “off at the knees.”
When the network saw its rating fall, said Henry, it got on board with the idea of election fraud.
“They panicked,” Bannon interjected.
Until their ratings picked back up.
Henry pointed to January 6 and said, “Fox goes all-in on insurrection.”
According to Henry, the events at the Capitol offered Fox News “another opportunity to off Trump.”
“You had Bret Baier and others saying this was worse than Watergate,” he said.
And as Henry reminded viewers, last week, The New York Times ran an article stating that Fox News is ignoring Trump, who hasn’t done an interview with the network in more than 100 days.
Bannon agreed that Fox News has soured on Trump in favor of former Vice President Mike Pence.
Bannon and Giuliani rip Fox News: ‘Why do they have their thumb on the scale for a loser like Pence!?’ https://t.co/D6EmngeKxQ
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) August 4, 2022
In a separate interview on Wednesday with former Trump attorney Rudi Giuliani, Bannon blasted Fox News’ coverage of Pence’s speech on the same day Trump returned to Washington D.C. for the first time since Biden took over.
“They [Fox News] cover 17 minutes [of Pence] and they blow a commercial break, which is like a mortal sin over at Fox. They blow a commercial break to cover all of that,” Bannon told America’s mayor. “Why do they have their thumb on the scale for a loser and a coward like Mike Pence, and they’re up against and trying to defeat again Donald J. Trump?!”
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