Trump is about to name former sexual harassment enabler and Fox News boss, Bill Shine, as White House Communications Director, which will make the Fox News takeover of White House messaging official.
The New York Times reported, “Bill Shine, a former Fox News executive who was close to Roger E. Ailes, the network’s ousted chairman, is expected to be offered the job of White House communications director, according to two people familiar with the decision. Mr. Shine, who was forced out as co-president at Fox last May for his handling of sexual harassment scandals at the network, has met with President Trump in recent weeks about taking the West Wing communications job, which has been vacant since Hope Hicks left the job in March.”
Bill Shine lost his job at Fox News because he enabled sexual predators Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, which makes him perfectly qualified to enable sexual predator Donald Trump. Shine was also the former executive producer for Sean Hannity, and his hiring will make official what everyone has already known. Fox News is running communications for Trump.
The feedback loop between Trump and Fox is well known. The President Of The United States gets most of his information from Fox News, and Fox runs propaganda for this president. Trump endorses Fox News regularly on his Twitter account, and while he refuses to hold solo press conferences and answer questions from objective journalists, Trump always has time to pop up and talk to his pals at Fox.
The position of White House Communications Director has been empty since Hope Hicks left in March, and more broadly the Shine hiring is more evidence that nobody outside of Fox News wants to work for Trump and his administration.
The Fox News takeover of the White House will be official once the former boss of Fox is running Trump’s communications team.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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