by David Hawkins
Fox News is reportedly pushing aggressively to become a “woke” network, leaked internal documents have revealed.
The Daily Signal’s Mary Margaret Olohan obtained the leaked Fox News docs that may help explain the recent shift at the network.
Olohan wrote on social media: “I obtained Fox’s policies on gender transition for employees.
“Fox employees are allowed to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, permitted to dress in alignment with their preferred gender, and must also be addressed by their preferred name and pronouns.”
Olohan said a “former Fox News employee” told her that “Fox News devotes hours of programming to attacking ‘woke companies,’ but ironically Fox is as woke as the rest of them.”
Fox viewers would be “astonished to find out what the company is like,” the employee reportedly asserted.
“When Dylan Mulvaney was first gaining prominence, Tucker Carlson Tonight producers had to fight Fox to refer to Mulvaney with male pronouns in the show’s chyrons” she added.
Olohan said she spoke to other unhappy employees.
“They want you to think it’s this place that supports traditionally conservative values,” a former producer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight” said.
“But in reality, they’re pushing this nonsense behind the scenes.”
Fox’s company handbook, obtained by the Daily Signal, reveals that the company is dedicated to “expanding and strengthening” efforts to “sustain a more inclusive work environment” for transgender employees.
That effort includes allowing employees to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, rather than their biological sex, and directs fellow employees to use their preferred names and pronouns.
“If a transitioning employee expresses a desire for increased privacy they will be provided access to a single occupancy restroom where available,” the handbook dated January 2021, states. “However, no employee shall be required to use a single occupancy restroom if they do not wish to do so.”
“’Employees who are transitioning their gender have the right to be open about their transition if they so choose, and to work in an environment free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, and without fear of consequences or transphobia for living openly,’ the policy says.”
The handbook makes clear that Fox News is an LGBTQ+ “ally” that will proudly accommodate the needs of transitioning employees.
According to her report at The Daily Signal:
“A source who still works at Fox News told The Daily Signal that after Carlson’s show was canceled in April, producers for the new 8 p.m. ‘Fox News Tonight’ program were told not to bash Mulvaney.
“That directive came from high-level executives, the source said.