Ex-Fox News reporter says he was fired by the network for calling out Jan 6 lies

A former reporter for Fox News says he was fired by the network because he was against its coverage of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, The Daily Beast reported.

Jason Donner is suing is suing the conservative-leaning network for retaliation and discrimination, saying he was fired because he opposed Fox’s “false coverage of the January 6th insurrection.”

From The Daily Beast:

Donner, who started at the network in 2010 and worked his way up to Capitol Hill reporter and producer, was terminated by the network in the fall of 2022. Since then, he has gone to work for Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) as a senior adviser.

Claiming he had already been reprimanded for a Nov. 2020 tweet fact-checking the infamous Rudy Giuliani press conference alleging rampant voting machine fraud, Donner says in the complaint that the “toxic environment for Fox News’ reporters attempting to report truthfully reached its peak” after the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Read the full report over at The Daily Beast.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.