“I too was upset about the blurring of the lines between propaganda and journalism,” Ms. Camerota said after a clip of his remarks was played. “I don’t know whether the viewers know the difference between the prime time hosts and the great reporters there.”
Fox News said Thursday that it stood by its statement from when Mr. Peters departed in March. “Ralph Peters is entitled to his opinion despite the fact that he’s choosing to use it as a weapon in order to gain attention,” the network said then. “We are extremely proud of our top-rated prime time hosts and all of our opinion programing.”
Fox News and Mr. Trump enjoy a symbiotic relationship. He is a loyal viewer of its morning program “Fox & Friends,” often tweeting about what the hosts discuss and sometimes calling in for lengthy interviews. At night, a lineup of opinion shows offers a friendly space for Trump supporters. The friendliest might be “Hannity,” whose host is also an influential Trump confidant.
Mr. Hannity, as well as reporters and anchors from the network’s news division, are traveling to Singapore for Mr. Trump’s June 12 summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. “Hannity” will be broadcast live for three nights in Singapore, the network said.