Sebastian Gorka Banned From Fox News 'Hard News' Shows

The network’s news division, which prides itself on traditional journalism that doesn’t echo the pro-Trump rhetoric on its opinion programs, will not feature Gorka

The Forward
Alyssa Fisher
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Deputy assistant to President Trump Sebastian Gorka participates in the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 24, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland.
Deputy assistant to President Trump Sebastian Gorka participates in the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 24, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland.Credit: ALEX WONG/AFP
The Forward
Alyssa Fisher

Fox News’ “hard news” shows have placed a “soft ban” on former White House official Sebastian Gorka, multiple sources at Fox News told The Daily Beast.’

The network’s news division, which prides itself on traditional journalism that doesn’t echo the pro-Trump rhetoric on its opinion programs, will not feature Gorka — the controversial ex-aide to U.S. President Donald Trump and former national security adviser to Steve Bannon — as a contributor. He had become an on-screen favorite of Trump, as Gorka seemed to find joy in berating journalists during media appearances.

Since being fired by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly last August, he’s been a frequent guest on Trump-approved programs, such as Hannity, Fox & Friends, and The Ingraham Angle.

Trump continues to watch Gorka regularly, according to The Daily Beast, and still tells associates how much he enjoys seeing “Seb” on cable news.

For more stories, go to www.forward.com. Sign up for the Forward’s daily newsletter at http://forward.com/newsletter/signup/

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

SUBSCRIBE
Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Palestinians search through the rubble of a building in which Khaled Mansour, a top Islamic Jihad militant was killed following an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, southern Gaza strip, on Sunday.

Gazans Are Tired of Pointless Wars and Destruction, and Hamas Listens to Them

Trump and Netanyahu at the White House in Washington, in 2020.

Three Years Later, Israelis Find Out What Trump Really Thought of Netanyahu

German soldier.

The Rival Jewish Spies Who Almost Changed the Course of WWII

Rio. Not all Jewish men wear black hats.

What Does a Jew Look Like? The Brits Don't Seem to Know

Galon. “I’m coming to accomplish a specific mission: to increase Meretz’s strength and ensure that the party will not tread water around the electoral threshold. If Meretz will be large enough, it will be the basis for a Jewish-Arab partnership.” Daniel Tchetchik

'I Have No Illusions About Ending the Occupation, but the Government Needs the Left'

Soldiers using warfare devices made by the Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems.

Russia-Ukraine War Catapults Israeli Arms Industry to Global Stage