Last week, The New Yorker published a bombshell revelation that Fox News’ Diana Falzone uncovered the Stormy Daniel’s affair story before the 2016 election. The piece claimed that Rupert Murdoch killed the story to protect Donald Trump’s election chances.
Falzone has attempted to tell her story, but must stay silent due to a non-disclosure agreement Fox had her sign. The editor who killed the story, Ken LaCorte, is in agreement with Falzone that the NDA should be lifted.
LaCorte published an article on Mediate, agreeing with some of Falzone’s claims and disagreeing with others. According to LaCorte, the story was not killed due to pro-Trump leanings, but because of poor sourcing.
LaCorte writes, ‘The story wasn’t close to being publishable, and my decision to hold it was a no-brainer. I didn’t do it to help Trump and never said nor implied otherwise. It was such an easy call that I never even informed my direct boss or anyone in management about it.”
This differs from Mayer’s article, where she claims Falzone was told, “Good reporting Kiddo, but Rupert Murdoch wants Donald Trump to win. So set it aside.”
LaCorte says that he never said this to Falzone. He also claims that Mayer never reached out to get his take on her story. He does, however, feel that the NDA should be lifted so that Falzone can tell her story.
The former editor said, “I 100% support Diana Falzone being allowed to talk about this incident. I’d go further and encourage the company to allow the other editors who worked on this story to speak publicly and to release all correspondence related to it.”
Fox News has yet to lift the non-disclosure agreement.