Fox News, where is your loyalty?

Open Letter to Fox News

Fox News Channel newsroom
Fox News Channel newsroom

I would never thought, of all the people, companies, and organizations that I would write a letter like this to, it would be to my favorite American News company, Fox News.

I have watched you for years. I chose you over CNN, MSNBC, and other major news networks. You have hosted some of my favorite journalists, talk show hosts and contributors for over 20 years.

Many of your viewers expected fake news coming from the mainstream media, but knew that you would be one of the few organizations that would report news based on facts. Not only that, but you always had a variety of differing opinions to prove you are fair and balanced, unlike the other news agencies. But all of that is not why I am writing to you today.

I am very disappointed because in the great country that you operate in, the United States of America, the judicial system has always stood by the constitutional principle of innocent until proven guilty. This past year you have lost so many good conservative journalists and talk show hosts without even waiting until settlements are over.

What kind of a conservative company are you that does not even stand by their people when serious accusations are leveled intent on destroying conservatives?

Something I learned in the United States Army was loyalty. Loyalty to your country, your leadership, and to your soldiers. What that means is, when one of your soldiers is in a bind, you fight for them to make sure they are taken care of. You just don’t let them go.

How many more people have to be destroyed for you to grow a backbone and defend them until proven guilty? You have let good people go like Greta Van Susteren, Charles Payne, and now Eric Bolling?

Media Matters is now going after Sean Hannity, a personal mentor of mine. Where are you? Why are you not standing up for your people?

I am this close to leading a boycott on your organization because in America, you are innocent until proven guilty. Good organizations stand up for their people. You haven’t done that.

If there are inappropriate behaviors behind closed doors, it should definitely be taken care of, professionally and privately. Clean it up and put a stop to it. But don’t let hearsay ruin careers. It’s not right.

Over the weekend I will ponder whether or not to launch and lead a boycott of Fox News. I hope you will think about standing up for your people instead of letting them go at the slightest accusation without due process. If this keeps happening, you will continue to lose many loyal followers and your ratings will follow. Take care of your people.

David Weissman was born in Queens, NY and served 13 years in the U.S. Army as a chaplain assistant, including two deployments to Afghanistan. Upon being honorably discharged he made the Jewish right of return (Aliyah) and moved to the city of Ashkelon in Israel where he experienced the war with Hamas in the summer of 2014. David is now a freelance writer living in the city of Efrat in the Jerusalem district.