Conservative activist Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, is the latest dyed-in-the-wool Republican to be at odds with Fox News.
Following Megyn Kelly, Don Bongino and Tucker Carlson, among others, Kirk too has been added to Fox’s exclusion. He recently shared that Fox News has shunned his platform.
In a recent interview with Breitbart, Kirk noted his relationship with Fox News had “gone off the reservation,” sharing with amazement that no Fox reporters attended the politically important AmericaFest conference in Phoenix.
During the conference, which included many notable politicians and political commentators, including former No. 1 Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, Kirk asked the audience: “What’s missing? We don’t have a single person from Fox here, and in years past we have.”
Taking the high road, Kirk commented: “I love Fox. … I hope we can heal our relationship,” Kirk added.
Speculating as to the reason Fox has decided not to cover Turning Point USA events or invite Kirk to be a guest on the Fox News network, Kirk pointed to his siding with Carlson after he was unceremoniously fired by Fox last April.
“Since Tucker’s departure, I haven’t been on [Fox],” Kirk said.
In a statement likely embarrassing for Fox, Kirk said that conservative hosts such as Jesse Waters and Greg Gutfield were “barred from AmericaFest.” According to The Western Journal, Kirk speculated the “order came from the network’s notoriously controlling leadership.”
“They’re not allowed to be here,” Kirk said, indicating the order was unbecoming of a reputable news agency.
Kirk has lamented that Fox has been moving away from its traditionally conservative heritage. During an interview with former Fox host Megyn Kelly, Kirk shared that a Fox News producer had sent him an email, which included his gender pronouns near his signature.
Kirk asserted that Fox was moving to embrace woke transgender ideology. The Turning Point USA founder added that in June 2022, Fox aired a story that affirmed how a couple “transitioned” their 5-year-old daughter.
Kirk has decided to push back and express his concerns though it may provoke Fox News to continue to shun the conservative activist. “At some point, you gotta just say no … I am not gonna put up with this,” Kirk said.
The Western Journal noted the Fox News network’s popularity has plummeted “among its traditional audience.”
A July Rasmussen report showed that just one-third of conservative voters trust the network.
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