‘Fox & Friends’ Host Pete Hegseth Was Paid To Appear At GOP Event With Candidate, Hegseth Then Interviewed Candidate On ‘Fox & Friends’: Report
Fox News host Pete Hegseth was paid about $10,000 to speak at a fundraising event with then-Senate GOP candidate John James.
After Hegseth cashed his check for his paid appearance, Fox News allowed Hegseth to repeatedly interview James and promote his candidacy on “Fox & Friends Weekend,” notes Media Matters.
Fox News recently stated that it “does not condone any talent participating in campaign events,” even though Fox News talent regularly appear at campaign events for candidates and sometimes get paid to do them.
Media Matters noted in November that Fox News host Jeanine Pirro received more than $200,000 in speaking fees from 13 Republican organizations in the past two years.
Fox News personalities Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, Greg Gutfeld, Sebastian Gorka and Karl Rove have reportedly headlined GOP events since President Donald Trump took office.