Fox News staffers who pre-cleared interview topics with former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will be disciplined, the network announced Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Tuesday that it is disciplining employees involved in an email exchange with an aide to President Trump's former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt to craft a "Fox & Friends" interview with the environmental chief last year.
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The Daily Beast, reporting based on a public records request from the Sierra Club, revealed Tuesday that Fox News staff provided pre-interview questions and scripts to Pruitt’s office ahead of time, seeking the government’s approval before Fox News hosts read the material on-air.
Responding to the report, a network spokesperson said: “This is not standard practice whatsoever and the matter is being addressed internally.”
TPM has reached out to Fox News for comment.
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