'Minister of Propaganda' Hope Hicks Lands Job at Fox News – And Gets Mercilessly Mocked
Hope Hicks has landed a new job. The former Trump White House Communications Director had announced her retirement in February, one day after testifying before Congress she had lied for the president.
Hicks will go to work for FOX, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, according to The Hill. FOX is the new company forged from assets remaining after the 21st Century Fox and Disney merger, and will include Fox Entertainment, Fox Sports, and of course, Fox News.
Hicks joining FOX is just more proof of the inexorable bond between the White House, Rupert Murdoch, and Fox News – and how much Fox News will have 24/7 access to the Trump administration. The president months ago hired former Fox News co-president Bill Shine as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications.
The White House was quick to praise the move:
FOX won’t find anyone smarter or more talented than Hope Hicks. So happy for my friend. They are beyond lucky to ha… https://t.co/pOFt9PJFAF— Kayleigh McEnany (@Kayleigh McEnany)1539014277.0
Others mocked Hicks:
Hope Hicks joining New Fox as EVP and Chief Communications Officer is yet another illustration that Fox News is not… https://t.co/wu9iJHuTQf— Angelo Carusone (@Angelo Carusone)1539011583.0
Hope Hicks proves that FOX News & the Trump WH are just one big game of Red Rover.— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang)1539013610.0
Hope Hicks and Bill Shine swapping hats is a straightforward example of conservation of sexual-assault coverup arti… https://t.co/OAPUHP1QYw— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler)1539013046.0
Fox is the Fourth Branch of Government, exhibit 4062 https://t.co/cGTQQIQsUJ— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1539011870.0
Bill Shine got forced out at Fox for running interference for a sexual predator and bounced over to Trump's WH Ho… https://t.co/HLCl7os7Dv— Simon Maloy (@Simon Maloy)1539012209.0
State run TV. #HopeHicks #FoxNews— Clark's Cut (@Clark's Cut)1539014685.0
So, Hope Hicks is going back to work for the Trump Administration. https://t.co/bpuYHzOeS8— Karine Jean-Pierre (@Karine Jean-Pierre)1539012827.0
5) Bottom line is this: Hope Hicks' presence will further align Trump comms apparatus with the Fox News propaganda… https://t.co/dKVbfZAiSS— Angelo Carusone (@Angelo Carusone)1539012285.0
State media names new spokesperson, same as the old spokesperson. https://t.co/YQg9l9p69u— Franklin Leonard (@Franklin Leonard)1539011842.0
@TheRickWilson @911CORLEBRA777 It’s official: Hope Hicks named as Minister of Propaganda.🇷🇺 https://t.co/bUi518hhhc— Dr. Dena Grayson 🇺🇸 (@Dr. Dena Grayson 🇺🇸)1539013087.0