Carl Cameron, a former reporter for the Fox News network for nearly 22 years, has revealed that he ditched the station due to “right-wing hosts drown(ing) out straight journalism with partisan misinformation.”
Cameron, who left Fox News in 2017, has since initiated himself into Front Page Live as a chief political correspondent. Cameron claims he was drawn to Front Page Live because it presents facts and it not strictly loyal to one political viewpoint.
According to Newsweek, the company is a “progressive news start-up.” And Front Page Live describes itself as “a site dedicated to helping diverse voices and content go viral, and a news source that reflects the values of the majority of good people on our amazing planet…We aim to aggregate and viralize accurate news.”
Joseph Romm, the founding editor of ClimateProgress and Cameron’s co-creator of Front Page Live, also stated, “We are trying to be a place that will save people time because it’s simply way too hard for anyone to sip quality water from the open fire hydrant that is online news and social media — especially because there is so much sewage thrown in.”
According to Romm and Cameron, their new news source is unique in that it will utilize “audience-tested headlines.” Also, the articles’ featured promo videos will include an “act now” button for the site’s consumers to get involved in campaigns related to particular topics.
Cameron says he joined Fox News in its early days because the “idea of fair and balanced news appealed to (him).” However, he feels that the network has since descended to become a platform for “partisan propaganda.” This is something that Fox News has been highly criticized for in recent years, especially by Democrats in the time of the Trump presidency.
Although many assumed that the political views Cameron reported on while at Fox News were his own, he claims that they sometimes did not align with his opinions. He says he actively avoided involving his personal opinions and beliefs throughout his career. “I kept my personal beliefs very, very to myself while I worked at Fox,” Cameron told The Washington Post.
When Cameron departed from Fox News in 2017, he issued this statement speaking fondly of his time with the network: “After nearly 22 amazing, challenging, wonderful years … I’m retiring from Fox News. I will always be grateful for the relationships, experiences, and many lessons over the last two decades.” He also added that he has a great amount of respect for “the people that try to do journalism” under his previous employer.