A Twitter thread published Thursday by Daily Wire political commentator Matt Walsh showed internal documents from Fox News revealing the company is not the conservative cable news network it once was.
The documents show that Fox encourages employees to donate to LGBT charities that give children “gender affirming” hormones, tells them read sexually explicit LGBT books, and monitors them with a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) AI.
The documents shown in Walsh’s thread were produced by Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News.
Fox News employees are presented with the following materials when they enter their online employee portal.
“Support One Another”
Fox encourages employees to donate to several LGBT charities, including the Trevor Project, National Center for Transgender Equality, Rainbow Railroad, Ali Forney Center and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
The “Fox Inclusion Team” also invited employees to download “PRIDE Slack avatars and Zoom backgrounds.”
One of the charities supported by Fox, the Trevor Project, hosts an anonymous online forum called the “TrevorSpace,” where in September of last year a Brooklyn, New York, Mom found out her child was getting advice from adults on where to secretly obtain a chest binder.
Two other charities, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Ali Forney Center, encourage giving sex hormones to children.
“Expand Your Perspective”
Also on the Fox employee portal, under the heading “Expand Your Perspective,” are lists of books and TED Talks by LGBT activists that the company encourages employees to read and watch.
One Fox-endorsed LGBT erotica, “Red White and Royal Blue,” is a fictional account of a gay relationship between the Prince of Wales and the first female president’s son.
The book is written by queer activist Casey McQuiston, and contains dialogue calling America a “genocidal empire.”
Fox also suggests a kid’s book, “It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn,” a rainbow-filled book where Cornelius the horse “comes out” as a unicorn.
Fox Monitors Employee’s Commitment to DEI with AI
According to Walsh, last year Fox experimented with an AI platform called Eskalera, which monitored employees’ commitment to DEI.
The AI pulls data from emails and payroll systems, and generates a “peer comfort index” and “diversity index,” based in part on how often employees practice “micro-affirmations.”
Eskalera calculates an “attrition cost” that Fox’s divisions could suffer if employees fail to show adequate commitment to DEI.
Yesterday, the Maine Wire reported that for the first time in 120 weeks, MSNBC beat out Fox News in average primetime viewership after forcing out its top host Tucker Carlson.
After publishing his thread, Matt Walsh said that this is Fox News’ “Bud Light moment,” and that conservative commentators are starting to become embarrassed to appear on the network.