A few weeks after her “coronavirus impeachment scam” monologue went viral, Fox Business Network has dumped host Trish Regan. The network issued a statement that it had “parted ways” with its embarrassing employee.
You may recall that on March 9, Regan’s bonkers commentary (embedded below) suggested that anxiety over the coronavirus was little more than a Democratic plot or, as she put it “impeachment all over again.”
“This is impeachment all over again. And like with the Mueller investigation, like with Ukraine-gate, they don’t care who they hurt. Whether it be their need to create mass hysteria, encourage a market selloff unlike anything we’ve seen recently. Or whether it be to create mass hysteria in order to stomp our economy dead in its tracks. Don’t kid yourself. They told us how much they crave a recession as a way to get rid of Donald Trump!”
Fox Business Network announced on Friday that it has officially “parted ways” with anchor Trish Regan. … “We thank her for her contributions to the network over the years and wish her continued success in her future endeavors,” the network said in a statement.
I certainly won’t shed a tear for Regan. But the fact is, she was only the most embarrassing or maybe most expendable host for Fox to make an example out of. Before the Fox networks changed their tune, right along with Donald Trump, bigger Fox stars, such as Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity promoted the same message:
[T]here were more than two weeks of statements like Laura Ingraham’s assertion on Feb. 27 that Democratic criticism was “more unsettling” than the virus and Mr. Hannity’s allegation on March 9 that political opponents were trying to “bludgeon Trump with this new hoax.”
You can watch the comments that got Regan fired below, from the March 9, 2020 Trish Regan Primetime, via Media Matters.
I guess her rating wasn’t very good because we’ve all heard worse from Hannity, Dobbs, and most of the entire lineup.
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I wonder if tRump will make her “twirl” before she gets the gig …
Image-wise, the most significant thing Fox loses with Trish could be the low ratio of the size of her nose to her face. Possibly for some Fox execs, that was the most Aryan look on TV.
In these times, Trish’s zippered black outfit could be a subliminal reminder of a body-bag. Subliminal reminders of death can promote conservative instincts, see: The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life.
Regan, I suspect, was a victim of internal politics. FBN isn’t known as a ratings leader last time I checked and she was so easily discarded I’m confident she was on the ratings rope before the dust up. Hannity is more than just a someone whose pants zip on the right, his right-wing vomit brings in huge ratings. Ditto Tucker. But zip on the left Ingraham is a big ratings draw too. She’s not going anywhere either despite her many outrageous – more outrageous than Trish – statements.
PS: It offends me no end to hear Trump constantly saying “that woman” instead of using the name of any woman who dares – I say! DARES – to criticise him, HIM!!!