A Fox News senior staff member was fired over a tweet that said “You better get on the train” and urged others to follow suit, according to a report from Politico.
Fox News senior writer Dan Abrams tweeted out a photo of himself riding a train with a “train full of Trump supporters” and added, “If you have any Trump supporters in your life and are on the fence, please get on this train.
You better get up on it and get on your ass.”
The tweet was retweeted more than 1,000 times.
“I’m a senior staff writer at Fox News and we are mad,” Abrams told Politico.
“It’s just one of those things where we’ve been so fed up that he just has no respect for the fact that he doesn’t respect what we’re doing as reporters.
And we’re really mad that he’s been tweeting at us.”
Abrams was fired the next day.
He later apologized to Fox News staff and said he would take a leave of absence from Fox News for six months to reflect on the tweet and the situation.
A Fox News employee is suing the network and several former employees, claiming the network’s newsrooms are riddled with “fear mongering and outright fabrication” and that the company’s journalists are “incapable of performing their duties in a professional manner.”
The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims Fox News has “failed to prevent and investigate egregious examples of falsified, false, and malicious reporting and falsified and defamatory reports, defamation, libel, and slander” against the network.
The suit, which was filed by a former Fox News staffer and two former Fox employees, alleges that Fox News “has systematically employed the fabrication of and perpetuated the falsification of information about the Fox News and Fox Business News teams in order to cover up the truth and deceive the public and the press.”
In the suit, the former Fox employee claims that his former boss, John Roberts, used to “take dictation” on how Fox News reporters wrote stories, including on whether or not Fox News’ reporting on Trump was accurate.
Roberts allegedly also told him he would write stories for the network that were “unethical, false and misleading,” according to the lawsuit.
Roberts denied any knowledge of the falsified stories, according to a Fox News spokesperson.
The lawsuit further alleges that, in the course of reporting on the presidential campaign, Fox News journalists “fabricated or fabricated facts to falsely portray President Trump and the Republican Party as corrupt and threatening to democracy.”
The complaint also claims that Roberts told the Fox Business reporter in a May 2016 meeting that “the media should not report anything negative about Trump,” despite the fact that the media is covering Trump’s controversial treatment of women.
Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“This is about an employee who was put in a position of trust and trustworthiness that he could not perform as the leader of Fox News, a corporation that he believed to be in the best interests of the company,” the complaint reads.
Fox employees were allegedly instructed to lie about their salaries, the suit alleges, with the company “working overtime to keep them happy, so that Fox would not have to pay them in order for them to perform their jobs.”
“The result was a culture of fear and intimidation that made Fox News employees believe that their bosses were trying to silence them,” the lawsuit reads.
The complaint claims that Fox executives “discriminated against employees for expressing their opinion and expressing their views, including in regards to the Trump administration, the media and President Trump.”
Fox News also allegedly used “false information” to claim that Trump’s inauguration was peaceful and was “not at all what he claimed it was,” the suit states.
The Fox News website, which is run by Rupert Murdoch’s sons Lachlan and James, has been under fire in recent months for its coverage of the presidential election.
A group of former employees who were terminated from Fox News over the last year allege that the network had a policy of retaliating against employees who spoke out against the company.
In February, a Fox Business host was fired after reporting that the Murdochs were planning to cut ties with a number of Fox employees who had criticized their boss over his campaign statements and comments.
The former host, Kimberly Guilfoyle, has filed a lawsuit against Fox News for allegedly “fraudulently and maliciously” threatening her.
“Fox News employees have been subjected to repeated and widespread intimidation, threats and violence,” the group alleges in the lawsuit, which has not been formally filed.
The plaintiffs say they have been harassed and physically assaulted by Fox employees.
Fox, which currently owns and operates Fox Business, is owned by Fox Entertainment Group, which also owns Fox News.
The allegations in the Fox complaint, which were not immediately returned, also cite a number, including allegations of retaliation for the journalists’ involvement in a 2015 New York Times article that criticized the company for its treatment of one of the network ‘s anchors, Megyn Kelly.
In the article, Kelly claimed that Fox employees pressured her to fire a reporter who questioned her sexual orientation and told her that if she continued to work for Fox News she would be fired.
“I have always known that the decision to fire Megyn was made by people who were willing to make the most money, and they did,” Fox News President Roger Ailes told the Times at the time.
A reporter at a prominent conservative media outlet who was recently booted from her job for tweeting a tweet about her alleged boss’ sexual assault allegations was fired on Monday after the network confirmed the dismissal.
The woman’s tweet, which had over 40,000 likes, was deleted Monday evening.
“Fox News fired me,” the tweet said.
“I just got fired.”
The news outlet that fired the reporter, Brianna Wu, said in a statement that she has been suspended from the network’s digital platforms “without pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation.”
Wu was a Fox News contributor and writer before becoming an editor.
Fox News has not yet commented on the matter.
Wu said that she was fired “after months of harassment and intimidation” from Fox News employees and the network.
Wu wrote on Twitter that she had been harassed and discriminated against “for years.”
Fox News also fired Brianna Hui, a reporter who tweeted a video of herself assaulting a Fox contributor.
The video, which Wu posted online on Saturday, has been viewed over 6 million times.
In a statement on Monday, Wu said the network did not fire her because of her tweet.
“In no way does the termination of BriannaHui’s employment reflect our values, nor is it related to her Twitter feed or the comments she made about the alleged abuse at the hands of Fox News,” the statement said.
The decision to fire Wu came less than a week after another Fox News reporter, Brit Hume, was fired for making sexist and offensive comments about a female Fox contributor, Megyn Kelly.
Hannity, a former host of the daytime talk show “The Kelly File,” was suspended in July after a video surfaced that showed him making derogatory comments about Kelly.
The network said at the time that it was investigating the video, and Hannity was fired from the program.
Fox has also had to contend with accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct.
Fox anchor Bill O’Reilly was ousted after being accused of assaulting a former employee, prompting widespread outrage and a boycott of Fox TV and a lawsuit from women who worked at the network and complained about O’Rreys behavior.
Fox also was embroiled in the downfall of anchor Gretchen Carlson, who was fired in March after a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed by several women who said she made inappropriate comments to them and their children.
In an earlier interview with The New York Times, Fox News chief Roger Ailes said he believed Carlson’s firing was a political move.
“There was no way this was about the business of her firing,” he said at a press conference.
It’s about her career.” “
This is about her reputation.
It’s about her career.”
The New Yorker reported on Tuesday that Fox News was looking to oust its former chief executive over the allegations.