CNN's Oliver Darcy: It's "confusing" that Fox News now claims executive VP John Moody's bigoted Olympics article "doesn’t reflect the company’s views"

CNN's Oliver Darcy: It's "confusing" that Fox News now claims executive VP John Moody's bigoted Olympics article "doesn’t reflect the company’s views"

Darcy: "Why doesn't the executive at Fox News know the views of his own company?"

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From the February 9 edition of CNN's CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin:

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BROOKE BALDWIN (HOST): To insinuate that someone would have been chosen for Team USA because of their diversity, right, other than their own athletic prowess and ability is insane. 

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That was on the website. They removed it. It got scrubbed and now Fox is saying, quote, “John Moody's column does not reflect the views or values of Fox News.” So hello, why post it in the first place? 

OLIVER DARCY: Right, how did it get up in the first place and Fox is not responding to our comments and neither is Moody but did he just publish it on the website? This is a Fox News executive too, he’s the executive editor of the Fox News. So it’s kind of confusing, why is he publishing stuff on the website that doesn’t reflect the company’s views? How did it get up there?

BALDWIN: You’ve got to go through editors and all kinds of people to get it up on the website.

DARCY: And if it went through an editor, is the editor being disciplined for publishing something that doesn’t reflect the views of Fox News and why doesn’t the executive at Fox News know the views of his own company? It’s extremely perplexing.

BALDWIN: It’s perplexing and I’m just glad it’s gone.

Previously:

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