Brian Who?

The New York Times’ Bill Carter writes about a rumored settlement between FNC and Brian Lewis. Carter’s piece isn’t very informative about the settlement but it sure as hell is informative about just how seriously the network is about keeping a lid on it…

At the time, Judd Burstein, the lawyer Mr. Lewis hired in the wake of his firing, responded with a statement of his own: “Roger Ailes and News Corp. have a lot more to fear from Brian Lewis telling the truth about them than Brian Lewis has to fear from Roger Ailes and his toadies telling lies about Brian Lewis.” Mr. Ailes is the chairman of Fox News.

When contacted two weeks ago for confirmation of the settlement, Mr. Burstein responded with a short sentence: “I have been advised to refer you to Dianne Brandi at the Fox News Channel.”

Upon being asked four more questions related to the possibility that a settlement had been reached, Mr. Burstein repeated the same sentence. Contacted on a second occasion this week, Mr. Burstein searched through notes to retrieve the agreed-upon statement and repeated it again.

Ms. Brandi is the lawyer for the Fox News Channel. Every attempt to seek information from Ms. Brandi — which included both phone calls and email — had the same result: silence.

A series of corporate communications executives who work either for the channel or its parent organizations 21st Century Fox and News Corporation, offered the same response to inquiries about the settlement: “I can’t help you on this.”


11 Responses to “Brian Who?”

  1. Nobody is talking after a settlement. Shocking.

  2. Thought for a second that Stelter lost his gig.

  3. Grandpa Dave Says:

    Spud’s title for this post explains the lack of comments.

  4. There was so much anticipation for a Roger crushing scandal the present quiet mirrors the sadness.

  5. When will the day ever come “for a Roger crushing scandal” to arrive? It’s been too long a wait.
    Since Fox was awarded a case in court (sued by an ex employee of Fox as she was told to lie on air to make a story viable) their hate and lies need to stop!
    I can’t wait for that day to arrive.

  6. How funny. Just shows you fox news is one big corrupt place. Really? pay somebody off to keep quiet. Quiet about what…the truth…the truth that all sane people can see. Almost sounds like a political scandal….

  7. ^ehibit B

    Boo, hoo 😦

  8. There aren’t 50 comments about somebody nobody’s heard of in an article with no information? It’s a conspiracy, I tell ya!

  9. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Exhibit C.

    Your Honor, I move for dismissal on the grounds of tauri stercus.

  10. Gawker is saying that Lewis received $8 million for keeping his mouth shut. He must know where a few bodies are buried over at FNC to get that kind of settlement.

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