Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.
Fox News host Pete Hegseth was paid roughly $10,000 by Republicans in Michigan to speak at a fundraising event with then-Senate candidate John James. Fox News then allowed Hegseth to repeatedly interview James and promote his candidacy on its network.
Hegseth, a Republican who hasÂ saidÂ that he doesnât consider himself a journalist,Â co-hostsÂ Fox & Friends Weekend. âThe Washington PostÂ reportedÂ in March that âHegseth has been a confidant of Trumpâs, who watches his Fox News show and frequently calls him to discuss veteransâ policy.â OnÂ Fox & Friends, HegsethÂ interviewedÂ Trump during a rally to support Republican candidates ahead of the midterm elections.…