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Fox News executives are ‘too freaked out’ Leak clips that were never aired From Tucker Carlson’s interview with Kaine West, Confider learned, and the network is getting close to the “mole” that was the source of the embarrassing breach.
A few weeks ago, Carlson interviewed West, who now uses the pseudonym Ye, and described him as a brave truth teller who was rejected by liberal elites for his far-right beliefs and stunts such as wearing the “White Lives Matter” shirt in Paris fashion. week.
Although Fox News celebrates the supposed intellectual heft of the West, unintended excerpts Leaked to the motherboard vice The rapper and fashion mogul was shown candidly rambling on anti-Semitic tropes and outlandish allegations about using “fake children” to manipulate his own children. These awkward and noteworthy remarks never appeared in the latest broadcast of Carlson’s chat with the rapper. (The interview was also Before I threatened online to go”Death con 3 on the Jewish people“Before it got banned from multiple platforms.)
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Fox may be getting close to the leaker, but it’s now almost a week since Vice posted the videos. That’s a notable detail because in 2012, the last time the network handled a major video hack, it found and escorted it — then-Bill O’Reilly co-producer Joe Muto — out of the building in less than 24 hours.
“This new leaker learned from my mistakes,” Moto told Confider. “The main reason I got caught is because I wasn’t covering my digital path well. They obviously do a better job than I would if they hadn’t been found yet.”
after death Oker LeaksThe network has put in place stricter security protocols for accessing video, making sensitive snippets like Ye more difficult to access. “It looks like this leaker has found a way around that,” Mutu said.
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