Emails Show Fox Promised Betsy DeVos Easy Interview

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

In 2018 and 2019, booking Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was a top priority for both producers and anchors at the Fox News Channel. So much so that one Fox News producer sought to reassure Devos’ press secretary that host Maria Bartiromo would go easy on the Secretary if she sat for an interview, which she did six days later.

On Nov. 21, 2018, the producer wrote: “Ps remember any question she doesn’t feel comfortable answering — she can choose to not answer and pivot the topic — and Maria is seasoned enough to understand and move on. … So no worries on that front. This will be an easy interview and enjoyable.”

That exchange was among dozens of email conversations that reflect the symbiotic relationship between the news network and staffers working in the Trump administration.

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