Fox News’ hosts Andrea Martin and Gretchen Carlson are among the conservative radio hosts and conservative journalists who have reacted angrily to a new “fake news” claim by the former Fox news journalist who is currently the president of the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
“Fox News hosts Andrea, Gretchen and I were so shocked by this claim that we didn’t even bother to check,” Carlson said on Fox News Sunday.
“I don’t know what else to say.
It’s fake news.”
Fox News is set to air an hour-long special on the former executive, who is now the executive director of the American Enterprise.
Fox News said the claims were made by a former employee of Fox News who claims to have worked there for more than a decade and that she was fired in 2015.
“It is a fake story,” Carlson told Fox News.
“That’s the first thing I know about this story.
Fox hosts Andrea and Grethen are correct that the claim that Fox News fired Gretchen because she had been too critical of President Donald Trump is a false story that is made up by a disgruntled former employee.
“This is not about Fox News, this is about the media. “
She’s not fired, she’s still on Fox,” Carlson continued.
“This is not about Fox News, this is about the media.
We want them to come forward, apologize to their employer and then to do something about it.” “
We don’t want any more of this, so I want the people who were wronged to know who they are and who they can be.
We want them to come forward, apologize to their employer and then to do something about it.”
Carlson said she plans to make a video on Monday, March 2, to call out Fox News for the “false and malicious” claims.
Fox said it has contacted the former employee to “seek her out and have a discussion” about the claims, and Carlson said her comments are not meant to suggest the network has fired Grethen.
“You should know that my views on Gretchen are entirely mine and my views are not being reflected by the network,” she said.
Carlson said the claim she made about Gretchen being fired was made while working at Fox News and was not based on any information or knowledge she gained from working there.
Fox has said the former White House reporter’s accusations were false and the network did not fire her.
Carlson, who was born in Canada, said she and her family are still reeling from the claims.
“At this time, we are in shock and mourning the loss of Gretchen,” she told Fox.
“The reality is, we will not be silenced and we will keep going until we find the truth.”
Fox has also issued a statement on its website saying it has reached out to the former reporter to discuss the claims and will provide her with “full and complete” answers on the matter.
Carlson and her co-host, host Greg Gutfeld, also blasted the claims on Sunday.