Accuracy in Media

President Donald Trump, who Tweeted in November 2015 that conservative columnist and political commentator George Will “should be thrown off Fox News,” got his wish Friday as the network announced that they would not be renewing his contract along with a few others, according to The Hill:

Will, who left the Republican Party in June 2016 because he didn’t agree with Trump, now joins other NeverTrumpers who are on the outside looking in now that Trump is the President.

In addition to Will, Fox also parted company with conservative actress Stacey Dash, Republican strategist Ed Rollins, and veteran journalists Marvin Kalb and Cal Thomas.

One of the first replacements for the departed contributors will be former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, who is a big supporter of Brexit and President Trump, and about whom Trump tweeted in November that he thought would make a great British ambassador to the U.S.





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Comments

  • George Stevenson

    This has the earmarks of a purge. George Will is an objective commentator. I sorely regret his departure but hope his written commentaries will continue to be offered.

  • Cantgitright

    Donnie is envious of George because he knows George is worlds smarter than he is, and George calls him on his bulls–t……..

  • beniyyar

    Will, Krauthammer, and Goldberg ALL suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome, the irrational loathing of POTUS Trump for no discernible reason, a rabid illness for which there is no cure.

  • mlentz

    BULLS–T!

  • mlentz

    George Will is 75. Do you know for a fact that he didn’t just retire or have his contract simply run out? Your comment has all the earmarks of false news?

  • sox83cubs84

    I’ll miss Stacey Dash, but ejecting George Will is good news. He’s almost as bad as a typical liberal snowflake in terms of not dealing with reality.

  • George Stevenson

    Only a paranoid would consider my comment as “false news”.

  • markincharlotte

    Hey George you could use about any other description of George Will, but he was paid to write and telecast his opinion, so the last thing he is, is objective. In my opinion he is as phony a conservative as David Broder, though I like WIll better.

  • consrbums

    So now the purge begins. Love the Fuhrer or you’ll be banished. I expected better that that from “fair and balanced” Fox News.

  • mlentz

    Only a paranoid would have made the comments you made.

  • George Stevenson

    ALL commentators are paid for their opinions. Opinions can be objective if they are based on facts and not on personal bias. His commentaries are honest, well-founded and consistent with common sense. I am a Conservative but not a radical (in my opinion).
    P.S. I voted for Trump only because I could not see Bill Clinton as the “power behind the throne”.

  • George Stevenson

    Your reply suggests you are in Grammar School, 5th Grade, for the last 3 years.

  • mlentz

    Your reading ability suggests you would fail to meet first grade reading levels. In actuality, from a grammar standpoint, my statement was written in the imperative mood and essentially paraphrased your own statement. As such, whatever criticism you have applies equally to yourself. As for my level of education, I am a college graduate with significant post-grad education, have taught engineering at three universities, published a multitude of technical articles on engineering issues, received multiple awards for those publications by the second largest engineering society in the world, and have been a licensed professional in multiple states over the past 35 years. So, put that in your pipe and smoke it, troll.

    Oh, one last thing, I did your research for you regarding why George Will and FOX parted company. The information was readily available on the internet. His contract with FOX expired, he was not “purged.” So, your comment was, in fact, “False News!”

  • George Stevenson

    “The lady doth protest too strongly, methinks,”

  • mlentz

    Your comments and complaints have been absolute bulls–t, and when the facts to that effect have been pointed out, you have resorted to ad hominem attack rather than intelligent discussion as to why you are right which only illustrates the vacuousness of your arguments and claims.

  • George Stevenson

    It is amazing that so much vitriol passed between us since your background, as you described it, closely resembles mine. I declare an Armistice!

  • mlentz

    Wise idea.

  • George Stevenson

    Agreed

  • Gigi

    Dash is a despicable, obstreperous, vile know-nothing. I’m surprised Fox fired her. I thought they liked that in an attack bot.

  • Gigi

    Trump is 70. Time to resign!

  • kugelmum

    Trump is 70 and has less experience in everything that George has ?? SO what does your comment mean?

  • mlentz

    Mr Kugelmum and Ms. Gigi:

    Trump brings a different kind of experience to the table, much needed experience. Journalists and professional politicians typically lack business experience, practical experience in problem solving and operating large organizations efficiently. Trump has all of these and they are capabilities that are in seriously short supply in the US gov. And given his performance in the first week of his administration, I’d give min an A+ for his performance to date.

    Right now, Trump is working rings around almost everyone in the gov and has accomplished more towards fulfilling his electorial promises in his first week than his predecessor did in his entire 8 years. That and the fact that he is running rings around much younger people are great reasons why he should be given the chance to do the job he was elected to do. While you may not agree with those goals, but if that is the case, Obama said it best, “Elections have consequences and (Trump) won.”

    You will have your chance to elect someone else in 4 years, assuming a sufficient number of the voting public agrees with your poorly thought out positions. I don’t, and I somehow don’t think they will either. Maybe Pence will win 8 more years after Trump serves his full 8. Only time will tell and the Democratic Party is in one heck of a mess right now and their prospects for 2 years from now are incredibly bad given they will have to defend 25 seats in the US Senate, nearly half of which are in very red states.

    If I were a Republican, and I am not, I’d like nothing more than having the Democrats go full obstructionist. They would just be digging their hole deeper ad deeper. They won’t have the media to help them out since if anyone has a lower approval rate right now than Democrats, it’s the media. They are down to 15% That means no Republicans and Independents believe them, and neither do half of all Democrats.

  • kugelmum

    Kugel mum is a Yiddish mama’s desert !!! So Mr ?? Trump has no experience of good business. He has records of failure and bribing, spin and stiffing people with huge debts. He rules by chaos so you don’t notice . He thinks it makes him look tough. Most men with insecurities have to promote themselves endlessly, show power, with arms and ammunition, they have no thought or logic, that would require thinking and reading or maybe understanding a fact. Or truth. But I am giving him a chance, and he is living up to whatever he has shown himself to be….. a child with a extreme narrow minded right wing extreme religious adult VP silently supervising him.

  • mlentz

    Your ignorance is simply stunning. Lenin had a name for people like you: he called them “useful idiots.” Be careful what you wish for. They were also the first of the 40 million people he and Stalin murdered to complete their takeover of Russia. He did that because he knew that they would be the first people who would turn on him.

  • BeaverTales

    Will was the only intellectual on the list. Everyone else is just a talking-head propagandist. The conservative intellectual is a dying breed….replaced by charlatans and low-octane apologists like Dinesh D’Souza, Sean Hannity and Peggy Noonan.