Fox News Will Discipline Employees Who Pre-Cleared Scripts With Pruitt’s Office

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt walks during a picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House July 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (... Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt walks during a picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House July 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 27, 2018 5:50 p.m.

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.

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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