A Pizza Hut franchisee in New Orleans, Louisiana, was forced to apologize after its manager, a former Fox News anchor, posted an “open letter” on Facebook condemning the network.
In the post, Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News, described his own career in the newsroom as “a complete disaster.”
The post prompted backlash from a large group of Fox employees, including those at the network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox.
Ailes’ post prompted a series of social media posts from his former employees that have since been deleted, including one that appeared to call for the firing of the network executives who wrote the letter.
“I am a Fox employee, but I am not one who has a problem with Fox,” wrote an unnamed Fox employee.
“They made a mistake in not informing their employees that their actions are against their values and the values of the Fox News family.
They made a horrible mistake and I am truly sorry for it.”
The Post also learned that Ailes apologized to Fox News employees and employees of the franchise.
“We’re sorry,” the franchisee wrote in a statement to The Washington Post.
“It was an unfortunate mistake made by a disgruntled employee, not Fox News.”
Ailes has a history of social distancing.
In 2015, he took to Twitter to denounce a group of former Fox employees who took part in a boycott of the channel, saying the network was not doing enough to keep its employees from being fired.
“Fox News is not a ‘family’ anymore, they are just a corporation.
They are just one of many media conglomerates that have been bought and controlled by the same oligarchs who control the Democratic party,” Ailes wrote in that tweet.
“The fact that they have gone along with it is a sign that the oligarchs are no longer interested in holding the line.
They will not be held accountable for their own behavior, but they will be held to account for the actions of others.”
The company also has a long history of hiring people who have publicly spoken out against Fox News.
A former Fox executive in 2011, who spoke to The Post anonymously because he feared retribution from Fox News for his actions, told The Post that a Fox executive told him that Aile’s company had an internal policy against employees speaking out against the network, including by publicly criticizing the channel’s leadership.
The former executive said the executive told his story to Ailes at a company retreat in the company’s New Orleans headquarters, which is owned by Fox News’ parent company 21st Media.
“There was a very specific set of rules about who could speak at the retreat and when,” the former executive told The Washington Report.
“He said that if I had gone and talked about Fox News on my own, he would have fired me and he would not be allowed back at Fox News in the future.
I think that’s pretty damning to me.”
The executive told the Washington Report that he did not tell the former Fox employee about Ailes’s “open letters” because he did so because he felt the employee would be fired.
The employee, who did not want to be identified because he was afraid of reprisals, told the paper that Ailer told him he was not allowed to speak publicly because of his role in the boycott of Fox.
“And that was his decision to make,” the employee said.
“That’s just it.
“So I just said, ‘Fine, I don’t want to talk about it. “
This was a decision that was made by his own company, and they did it on their own, and he said that, ‘Well, we’re not going to have any dealings with you,'” the employee told the newspaper.
“So I just said, ‘Fine, I don’t want to talk about it.
I don and I don´t care what you do.'”
The employee said he told the executive about the boycott on March 1, but that he received no response from the Fox employee and did not report it to his boss, according to the Washington Post report.
The Washington Times reported that the employee did report the incident to his bosses.
The outlet said that the former employee was given a three-day suspension from work, but Fox News declined to comment to The Associated Press.
The Post reported that one of the former employees said that he had not been given the opportunity to explain the situation to his supervisor.
A spokeswoman for Fox News did not respond to The AP’s request for comment.
The Fox News employee was one of at least six employees to publicly voice their support for a boycott, according the Washington Times report.
Another former Fox Fox employee said that Ailing made a similar decision when he took over as CEO of 21st Vision, the parent company of 21 Fox News Network.
“Roger Ailes did not listen to the leadership that was there at 21 Fox,” the executive said.
Ailing was a longtime Fox News executive and Fox News chairman at the time.
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