It’s no secret that Fox News was left reeling after their poor election coverage that left their viewers with a bad taste in their mouths.
They’ve been trying to right the ship ever since.
But Fox News did the unthinkable when they fired this one major news editor.
Everyone knows that Fox News’ recent troubles started when they dropped the ball on the 2020 election coverage.
Specifically with their calling of Arizona when only about 70% of the vote had been counted.
But this week, Fox News announced that they had fired Chris Stirewalt, one of their decision desk members and political editors.
The Hollywood Reporter stated:
Fewer than 20 people are expected to be impacted, someone familiar with the matter says. The company had added to its workforce to help with its coverage of the 2020 election, and with the election over the company is adjusting its staffing accordingly.
Among those let go Tuesday was Chris Stirewalt, the politics editor for Fox News. A 10-year veteran of the company, Stirewalt was also a key member of the Fox News decision desk, which drew the ire of President Trump after becoming the first network to call Arizona for Biden.
Even AP News called out Fox News for their calling of Arizona super early, saying the race was far too close to call two days after election day.
But it wasn’t just the Presidential election they dropped the ball on.
Early on November 3rd, Fox News’ Decision Desk “projected” that the Democrats would not only keep control of the House of Representatives, but that they would gain five seats.
They were way off, as Republicans gained 13 seats in the House – an 18 seat swing from what Fox News predicted.
This firing could be Fox News trying to win back some of their viewership by admitting how badly they failed to deliver fair and careful election results reporting.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.