New York Post Reporter Who Wrote False Kamala Harris Story Resigns

Ms. Italiano, a veteran postal journalist and long-time chronicler of the New York Courts, is a popular figure on the newspaper’s newsroom. She did not respond to inquiries about her resignation or the making of the Harris Article. Post officials did not respond to calls and emails on Tuesday evening.

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April 27, 2021 at 5:49 p.m. ET

Her sudden exit underscored some of the tensions currently plaguing the Post, a classic militant city tabloid that served as a means of reporting for former President Donald J. Trump many times during his tenure.

Mr Murdoch, who spoke to Mr Trump frequently, installed a new editor at the tabloid last month, Keith Poole, who previously held a top position in Mr Murdoch’s London newspaper The Sun. At least eight journalists from The Post recently left, including a White House correspondent Ebony Bowden.

Fox News and The Post have long shown a certain symbiosis due to their joint ownership of Murdoch. (Just last week, The Post published a gossip article complaining that Glamor magazine didn’t write articles about female Fox News stars.)

Fox News presenters like Tucker Carlson, Greg Gutfeld and Martha MacCallum discussed the Post article about their programs on Monday. Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy quoted “a report in the last few days in the New York Post” before asking White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday whether Ms. Harris made “money on her books.” “allegedly distributed in the shelters. Ms. Psaki said she “definitely needs to check” what The Post described in a follow-up story when Ms. Psaki offered “no answers”.

On Tuesday’s Fox & Friends, co-host Ainsley Earhardt told viewers the allegations about the Harris Book were “incorrect” and quoted the Washington Post that morning’s fact-checking column. Also on Tuesday, Fox News updated its article on the Harris Book to determine that only a single copy was seen at the shelter and that it was being shipped as “part of a citywide book and toy drive.”

Fox News has come under fire in the past few days for another false claim aired on the network: President Biden planned to cut American red meat consumption as part of his plan to combat climate change. An on-air graphic from Fox News declared “Bye-Bye Burgers Under Biden’s Climate Plan,” sparking a cycle of outrage from conservative commentators.

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