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A new report says Fox News is cutting staff, but the scope and reasoning for the layoffs are still under debate.
According to a report in Rolling Stone, Fox News dissolved its investigative unit on Friday.
The report linked the layoffs to the $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems, which had sued Fox for defamation.
“The rank and file journalists are getting let go. Meanwhile, upper management are sitting pretty while they are the execs responsible for the Dominion debacle. We are the sacrificial lambs,” Rolling Stone quoted one source it said was an unnamed Fox journalist.
“Yes, [layoffs] have happened and continue to happen,” the magazine quoted a second source as saying.
“I think producers, management, et cetera [are being laid-off],” a former Fox staffer whose name was not used is quoted as saying. “They are trying to get money off the books before June 30. They have to save money because of the [Dominion] lawsuit.”
A report in the New York Daily News offered a different take.
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