Bill Shine, who was the co-president of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, has officially joined the Trump administration, the White House said Thursday. Shine will join the White House staff as President Donald Trump’s assistant and deputy chief of staff for communications, the White House said.
Shine “brings over two decades of television programming, communications, and management experience to the role,” the White House said in a statement. The senior executive had resigned from Fox in May 2017, trailing the departure of Fox’s ex-chairman, Roger Ailes, who resigned 10 months earlier after being accused of sexual harassment by a former host.
Since we now pay Bill Shine’s salary, feel like we’re owed a full accounting of his role in covering up nearly two decades of sexual harassment and blackmail.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) July 5, 2018
“It’s extraordinary that the president could hire someone like this,” a senior Fox News executive said of Bill Shine. “This is someone who is highly knowledgeable of women being cycled through for horrible and degrading behavior” https://t.co/0a7nsTReai
— Steven Perlberg (@perlberg) July 5, 2018
Trump has officially announced former Fox executive Bill Shine as his new comms chief, but several lawsuits against the network allege Shine was Roger Ailes’ chief protector through years of sexually harassing female staff https://t.co/8JjLQMIDhX
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 5, 2018
By appointing Bill Shine – the coverup man for widespread sexual-harassment at Fox News – to a prominent White House position, Donald Trump has issued his 150,000th F.U. to women. Sickening.
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) July 5, 2018
Bill Shine resigned from Fox News in May 2017 following Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes sexual harassment allegations and denied wrongdoing at the time.https://t.co/ZvW0jlJbsR
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 5, 2018
The White House has announced the hire of Former Fox News executive Bill Shine as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications.
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 5, 2018