The “fair and balanced” network has had some rough times this year. After sexual harassment allegations, CEO roger Ailes resigned on July 21.
Now, Fox News just made their first hire after Ailes departure. Taya Kyle, the widow of Navy Seal Chris Kyle — the “American Sniper” – will now be a full-time contributing member of the cable network!
Kyle’s story was made famous by the box office success of the “American Sniper” movie, based on the book written by her late husband. She also wrote her own book, American Wife, which shows how she dealt with the tragedy of her husband’s death and appeared often in her late husband’s death.
In a formal statement, Fox News announced Kyle will “provide military and family commentary across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming.
Hollywood Reporter noted:
Kyle made her first appearance as a contributor on Fox & Friends on Monday morning, weighing in on the debate about whether retired senior military officials should publicly endorse presidential candidates. Two retired generals who spoke at the DNC and RNC political conventions drew criticism from former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, who said high ranking officers should be kept “off the stage.”
Kyle took issue with Dempsey’s disapproval.
“These guys are retired,” she said. “They spent their careers fighting for all of our right to freedom of speech, so I think once they’re out, they should be the first in line to exercise their right to free speech.”
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