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A well-known Phoenix news reporter, Kari Lake, walked away from her job and chastised mainstream media news, according to The Western Journal.
A message for my Arizona friends and our loyal Fox10 viewers. https://t.co/5Aq1p3uggx
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) March 2, 2021
“Sadly, journalism has changed a lot since I first stepped into a newsroom, and I’ll be honest: I don’t like the direction it’s going,” Lake said. “The media needs more balance in coverage and a wider ranger of viewpoints represented in every newsroom at every level and in each position.”
“In the past few years, I haven’t felt proud to be a member of the media. I’m sure there are other journalists out there who feel the same way. I found myself reading news copy that I didn’t believe was fully truthful, or only told part of the story,” she said.
“And I began to feel that I was contributing to the fear and division in this country by continuing on in this profession.”
“It’s been a serious struggle for me and I no longer want to do this job anymore,” she said. “So I’ve decided the time is right to do something else, and I’m leaving Fox 10. I thank Fox for their understanding as I’ve come to this decision, and I am grateful for the opportunities they provided for me to cover so many big stories over the years.”
“As I close this chapter of my career, there will probably be some hit pieces written about me. Not everyone is dedicated to telling the truth, but thankfully, many of you have figured that out. I promise you, if you hear it from my lips, it will be truthful,” Lake said.
“It is scary walking away from a good job and a successful career, especially in difficult times. I know God has my back and will guide me to work that aligns with my values.”
“While no one can pretend journalists are perfect, there are also members of the media who are justifiably proud of their work in the last few years — for example, when it came to reporting on former President Donald Trump and the 2020 election,” Bill Goodykoontz wrote.
“Lake shared disinformation about the First Amendment after Twitter and Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts for his posting of misleading information and lies after his words inspired the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.”
Rest in peace, Rush. https://t.co/h83mOBPZ1g
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) February 17, 2021
How do you feel about “cancel-culture” and “censorship”?
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) February 3, 2021
Join me on Gab.
So much less vitriol than Twitter and easy to use. pic.twitter.com/CIx4qMVoCW
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) January 21, 2021
The purge of the President and many others on Twitter, FB and other social media accounts is disturbing. First Amendment is under attack.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) January 9, 2021
From The Western Journal:
What Lake did was not think like her peers, and not like Goodykoontz and the rest of the biased leftist media. Arizonans are not better off with her resignation. But her public exit brings a silver lining: It provides confirmation from someone at the top of the local TV hill that leftists have killed honest journalism in the country — even in their own neighborhoods.