Former Fox primetime host Trish Regan stirred up controversy at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, leading to her abrupt disappearance from the network.
On Friday, the Fox Business Network announced that Trish Regan has been permanently removed from the network’s lineup.
The controversy began when Regan aired a segment on March 9th accusing the mainstream media of using the burgeoning coronavirus crisis for a new “impeachment scam.”
“We’ve reached a tipping point. The chorus of hate being leveled at the president is nearing a crescendo as Democrats blame him and only him for a virus that originated halfway around the world. This is yet another attempt to impeach the president,” she said at the time.
Regan faced a fierce backlash after the fact, with every headline claiming that Regan had called the coronavirus crisis a hoax. That, however, never happened. Much like Trump, she accused the Democrats of weaponizing the coronavirus against Trump for nothing more than political gain.
Regan never claimed the coronavirus threat itself was made up or that it was not really happening, just that Democrats were putting the onus of the pandemic in Trump’s lap. Even though she never called it a hoax, her monologue and the mainstream media’s coverage of the incident led many to believe she was downplaying the severity of the virus itself.
On Match 14th, the network placed Regan’s show on “hiatus,” citing a need to reallocate “resources from both shows for staffing needs during critical market hours.”
We are in an age of overreaction, and that appears to be what Fox did here. She may have walked a line in the eyes of some, but Regan was pointing out something that nobody else wanted to address.
Both Regan and Fox released generic statements about the latest development, but it’s fairly clear that Regan did not quit of her own accord.
“We thank her for her contributions to the network over the years and wish her continued success in her future endeavors. We will continue our reduced live primetime schedule for the foreseeable future in an effort to allocate staff resources to continuous breaking news coverage on the Coronavirus crisis,” a Fox spokesperson disclosed in a statement.
Regan diplomatically said in her own statement that “I have enjoyed my time at FOX and now intend to focus on my family during these troubled times. I am grateful to my incredible team at FOX Business and for the many opportunities the network has provided me. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career.”
All Regan did was tell the truth as it was at the time and her words were prophetic, as we have all seen the attacks and misinformation against Trump circulated by the left as the crisis unfolds.