A new report from Monday claims that Fox News headquarters is both woke and strongly supportive of trans ideology, according to the Daily Signal. It also claimed that producers were cautioned against criticizing Dylan Mulvaney, the Bud Light transgender media influencer.
According to a producer from Tucker Carlson Tonight, they had to push for the use of male pronouns for Mulvaney on the show’s chyrons when Mulvaney first gained popularity. Another source confirmed this directive, stating that the mandate was to avoid being provocative.
The Daily Signal wrote:
The Daily Signal talked to current and former Fox employees who requested anonymity to speak candidly about the company.
“They want you to think it’s this place that supports traditionally conservative values,” a former producer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight” told The Daily Signal. “But in reality, they’re pushing this nonsense behind the scenes.”
Carlson’s show was canceled April 24, days after he delivered a viral speech at The Heritage Foundation’s 50th anniversary gala. Fox News Media has not given a reason, simply stating that the two parties “agreed to part ways.”
A source who still works at Fox News told The Daily Signal that after Carlson’s show was canceled in April, producers for the new 8 p.m. “Fox News Tonight” program were told not to bash Mulvaney. That directive came from high-level executives, the source said.
The report is a sign of Fox’s capitulation to the prevailing trend of political correctness.
Bud Light has yet to recover from the whole Mulvaney fiasco. Earlier in May, a financial services company downgraded Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, due to concerns over a “Bud Light crisis,” citing the social media partnership between Bud Light and a transgender influencer that faced backlash and boycotts.
Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Michel Doukeris attributed the decline in Bud Light sales to “misinformation” surrounding a single social media post featuring transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Doukeris clarified that the post was not meant for production or sale to the general public and was not an official campaign or advertisement.
While Anheuser-Busch InBev reported an increase in profit for the first quarter, beer sales have sharply declined, potentially exceeding 25%, particularly in the Rocky Mountain states and various regions across the country.
Anheuser-Busch owns other brands such as Corona and Stella Artois, and while the company has seen a 5.7% increase this year, it experienced a 4.8% decrease in the latest quarter. As a result, the stock has seen a decline in premarket trading. The controversy surrounding Bud Light and Fox News serves as a reminder of the potential pitfalls for corporations when they use their influence to promote political or social agendas.
The revered news outlet, known for its unapologetic stance on conservative values and free speech, now appears to be sacrificing these principles for progressivism.