2018-07-25 03:41:22 UTC
In the days following Guilfoyles departure from the network, sources tell The
Daily Beast how Fox staff is now waging a covert war by spreading stories of
In the past few days, staffers at Fox News have waged a covert war and hostile
whisper campaign against one of their most prominent former colleagues.
For Fox Newswith its seasoned and often ruthless public-relations shopthat
would be par for the course, except this time the spat happens to be with an
ex-host who is currently dating the presidents eldest son.
Late last week, CNN reported that longtime Fox News personality Kimberly
Guilfoyle will leave the network to campaign with her boyfriend, Donald Trump
Jr. (Donberly, as friends and associates of the couple have started nicknaming
them), for Republican candidates ahead of the 2018 midterms.
Andrew Surabian, a former White House official and current adviser to Trump Jr.,
tweeted that Guilfoyles move was a win for the entire GOP, and wrote Kim is
one of the most influential voices in the [Make America Great Again] movement
and knows how to light up a crowd.
What could have ended there as a clean break was almost immediately inflamed by
longstanding internal friction, ongoing exit negotiations, and Foxs notorious
penchant for occasionally undercutting and attempting to discredit its own
talent and ex-employees.
Following her exit, four knowledgeable sources say, Guilfoyles enemies within
Fox have tried to plant negative stories and start whisper campaigns against
her, accusing her of workplace misconduct and allegedly abusive behavior toward
Fox staff. Some sources still working at Fox have described some of the oppo
thats been shopped on Guilfoyle as frivolous, inflated to sound more nefarious
than it waspotentially to act as a public pretext for her dismissal.