We honestly need more news reporters like Kari Lake. The Arizona news anchor threw in her hat at Fox 10 saying that she hasn’t ‘felt proud to be a member of the media’ in years. Lake describes her disgust with the one-sided coverage and tailored stories saying that she just didn’t feel like she was reporting the truth.
Lake is part of the old guard of news anchors. The 22-year news veteran says she refuses to bend her morals for comfort and trusts that God will open new doors for her.
“In the last few years, I haven’t felt proud to be a member of the media. I’m sure there are other journalists out there who feel the same way,” she said in the video. “I found myself reading news copy that I didn’t believe was fully truthful, or only told part of the story, and I began to fear that I was contributing to the fear and division in this country by continuing on in this profession. It’s been a serious struggle for me and I no longer want to do this job anymore.”
“The media needs more balance in coverage and a wider range of viewpoints represented in every newsroom at every level and at each position,” she says in the 2-and-a-half-minute video. “In the last few years, I haven’t felt proud to be a member of the media. I’m sure there are other journalists out there who feel the same way.”
Nearly two years ago, Lake was hit with a ton of backlash for her support and membership to a conservative social media platform. The left tried to rip the anchor apart for not conforming to the left agenda and I can only imagine what her every-day was like as she showed up to report news she felt wasn’t ‘accurate’.
Back in 2019, Lake promoted the conservative platform ‘Parler’ on her Twitter account. She then received backlash from her co-host on behalf of management who told Lake the higher-ups were unhappy with her choices. The co-host told Lake that management wanted her to take it down and suggested that New Times would rip her apart for promoting a ‘far-right’ platform.
Lake snapped back, “F*ck them. They’re 20-year-old dopes,” Lake was referring to the hacks at New Times. “That’s a rag for selling marijuana ads.” You can watch that here.