Raw Story reports:
An explosive new report from The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer claims that Fox News spiked a story about Donald Trump paying off former adult film star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election because it didn’t want to hurt his candidacy.
According to Mayer’s sources, reporter Diana Falzone had obtained documentation showing that former Trump “fixer” had been in contact with Daniels’ attorney to discuss a hush-money agreement in which she would receive cash in exchange for her silence on her past affair with Trump.
From the New Yorker:
But Falzone’s story didn’t run—it kept being passed off from one editor to the next. After getting one noncommittal answer after another from her editors, Falzone at last heard from LaCorte, who was then the head of FoxNews.com.
Falzone told colleagues that LaCorte said to her, “Good reporting, kiddo. But Rupert wants Donald Trump to win. So just let it go.” LaCorte denies telling Falzone this, but one of Falzone’s colleagues confirms having heard her account at the time.