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Fox Business parts ways with Trish Regan following her viral "Coronavirus Impeachment Scam" segment

  • Regan's viral remarks on her March 9 Trish Regan Primetime program quickly drew criticism for being misleading and irresponsible, including from her colleagues at Fox Business and Fox News. In her opening segment, Regan called coronavirus a conspiracy and accused liberals of rooting for a market collapse and trying to “demonize and destroy the president.” Four days later on March 13, Regan was benched. "We thank her for her contributions to the network over the years and wish her continued success in her future endeavors,” Fox Business said in a statement. “I have enjoyed my time at Fox and now intend to focus on my family during these troubled times,” Regan said in her own statement. “I am grateful to my incredible team at Fox Business and for the many opportunities the network has provided me. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career.” As The New York Times' Michael M. Grynbaum notes, "the decision by Fox Business to remove Ms. Regan’s show took some journalists and anchors at the network by surprise: Fox executives are accustomed to withstanding public pressure, and rarely make personnel moves that can be construed as validating criticisms of the network. But the fast-moving pandemic, which has sickened tens of thousands of Americans and upended the nation’s economy in a matter of weeks, made Ms. Regan’s position less tenable at the network, where her program attracts a fraction of (Sean) Hannity’s audience."

    TOPICS: Trish Regan, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Cable News, Coronavirus