Former Fox News chief political correspondent Carl Cameron took a jab at his old network this week — while announcing that he’s starting a new adventure.
Cameron, popularly known as “Campaign Carl,” announced in a YouTube video on June 24 that he’s joining a new, progressive website called Front Page Live, two years after leaving Fox News after 22-years of reporting.
“The idea of fair and balanced news appealed to me,” Cameron said in the video. “But over the years right-wing hosts drowned out straight journalism with partisan misinformation.”
Cameron was one of Fox’s first hires, and said he has a deep understanding of how the right thinks, and experience of “literally thirty years” of covering Donald Trump.
Cameron didn’t sugarcoat his opinion on Trump either, calling him a “con man,” as well as accusing him of colluding with Russia and appealing to voters to be informed before the next election.
However, his turn in allegiance wasn’t well received by everyone. Mark Levin, host of The Mark Levin Show and Life, Liberty on Fox News tweeted yesterday, claiming that he had personally seen Cameron “hobnobbing” with conservatives and his new liberal site contradicts what he “personally witnessed.”
Carl Cameron used to show up at conservative social gatherings when he was a reporter for Fox News. He was very comfortable hobnobbing with conservatives. His alleged disgruntlement with Fox & his new liberal site belie what I personally witnessed. https://t.co/h3y9TDnXdE— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) June 25, 2019
Some Twitter comments suggest that the move was likely for a paycheck, pointing out that Cameron has been “bashed by the liberal media” for being conservative in the past.
I remember Carl Cameron being one of the first reporters being bashed by the liberal media as being totally conservative!— Scott Welch (@scottjw0219) June 25, 2019
Shorter Version:— Joe Friday (@InsurancePlanX) June 25, 2019
After 22 years at Fox I am now switching sides to make money off liberals who’ll believe anything I write as long as it’s Anti-Trump as we witnessed the past 2 years with Russian Collusion Delusion!
So he was a country club conservative. Sell America out for a profit while proclaiming the high ground. Never seen that before. Did he move in with Bill Kristol and George Will too to join the "only real conservatives club"? 🤣— HaitianLeg (@HaitianLeg) June 25, 2019
Another person pointed out that it was a bit suspicious that it took him all those years to express any sort of distaste for Fox News.
Not sure why it took him 22 years to realize Foxnews wasn't a fit? It's seems convenient to trash Foxnews as he is starting a new venture.— Craig A Peters (@gocap555) June 25, 2019
Someone added that shifting to a liberal outlet may not have been the best move if Cameron took issue with Fox News’s lack of balance, and should have continued on with the network to improve its coverage.
Switching to a rabid Liberal outlet is not, in my humble opinion an antidote to so-called "right wing propaganda", nor is it being fair & balanced! I used to love watching "Campaign" Carl Cameron. If he wanted to improve Fox's objectivity, he should've stayed; very disappointed!— Gabriel Santiago (@GabeSantiago1) June 25, 2019
In the video, Cameron said “My job, what I do, is inform. That’s it. Make your own decisions.” Some supported him in Twitter comments, pointing out that reporters have left Fox News so they’re able to “do their job with integrity.”
Only if you ignore that Fox has become a full-on propaganda ministry for Trump since those days. Guess you haven't put your pom-poms down long enough to notice, but a number of straight news reporters have left Fox since, as they could no longer do their job with integrity.— Buster's View (@lkoneal) June 25, 2019
His criticism of Fox has nothing to do with his personal like or dislike of conservatives, it has to do its news coverage.— Annie (@txhighdudgeon) June 25, 2019
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