A Fox news anchor in Phoenix has found fame on the internet after using the F-word to apparently blast station executives for reportedly asking her to hide her presence on a right-leaning social media site.
Kari Lake, anchor at Arizona’s KSAZ-TV, was caught on camera dropping the F-bomb prior to a Facebook Live appearance.
“F*** them,” Lake can be heard saying in response to a local newspaper that reported she had a Parler account — a conservative social media platform not unlike Twitter. “They’re 20-year-old dopes. That’s a rag for selling marijuana.”
According to FTVLive, station executives reportedly asked Lake to drop the reference to her Parler account from her Twitter page.
Leading up to her outburst, co-anchor John Hook can be heard saying, “I think they just think it’s been branded as a far-right kind of place … so they don’t want you tied into anything like that where you’re going to get blowback from the New Times or whoever it is.”
“Jesus,” Lake responded.
“I know,” Hook added, “but then they’re in a position where they’ve got to explain it, or you’ve got to explain it.”
Lake fired back that she was “reaching people.”
At the time of this writing, neither Lake nor KSAZ have publicly addressed the profane video leak.
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