Fox News’ Bret Baier responds to book’s report that he wanted to rescind his network’s Arizona call in 2020: ‘I never said the Trump campaign ‘was really pissed”

Fox News host Bret Baier speaks during a dedication ceremony for The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial September 17, 2020 in Washington, DC.

The book “The Divider” recounts Bret Baier pushing Fox to rescind its decision to call Arizona for Biden.
Baier tells Insider the “full context” of his email was not reported in the book.
The authors stand by their book and note that his statement doesn’t deny the accuracy of the email they reported.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier responded to a new book’s portrayal of an email he wrote after the 2020 presidential election, pushing for the network to rescind its decision to call Arizona for Joe Biden and “put it back in his column.”

“His column,” according to “The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021,” refers to Donald Trump’s wins in the 2020 election, which never included Arizona.

Baier didn’t address this noteworthy line of his email in his statement to Insider, but he said via a Fox News spokesperson “The full context of the e-mail is not reported in this book.”  

“I never said the Trump campaign ‘was really pissed’– that was from an external email that I referenced within my note,” his statement says. “This was an email sent AFTER election night.”

He said he also noted that he supported the Decision Desk’s call and would defend it.

The book recounts Baier’s email to Jay Wallace, the president and executive editor at Fox, after the news organization decided on election night to call Arizona for Biden ahead of other networks. Baier was “ready to give into” pressure from the Trump White House, wrote New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker and New Yorker staff writer and CNN global affairs analyst Susan Glasser.

“‘It’s hurting us,'” he wrote, according to the book. “‘The sooner we pull it — even …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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