A popular news anchor in Phoenix, Arizona, quit her job after 22 years on the air. Kari Lake had been a co-anchor with John Hook on Fox10 in Phoenix but says she believes “journalism has changed a lot” and doesn’t align with her values now.
Lake had been targeted as a conservative (see below) who was active on conservative social media sources like Gab and Parler.
Join me on Gab.
So much less vitriol than Twitter and easy to use. pic.twitter.com/CIx4qMVoCW
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) January 21, 2021
She had been on a leave of absence from the news station and then released the video below:
“Sadly, journalism has changed a lot since I first stepped into a newsroom, and I’ll be honest, I don’t like the direction it’s going. The media needs more balance in coverage and a wider range of viewpoints represented in every newsroom at every level and in each position. In the past 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. I found myself reading news copy that I didn’t believe was fully truthful or only told part of the story. I began to feel that I was contributing to the fear and division in this country by continuing in this profession.
“It is scary walking away from a good job and a successful career, especially in difficult times. I know God has my back and will guide me to work that aligns with my values.”
Lake had tweeted out her concerns over President Trump being kicked off of Twitter:
The purge of the President and many others on Twitter, FB and other social media accounts is disturbing. First Amendment is under attack.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) January 9, 2021
And had sent condolences to Rush Limbaugh:
Rest in peace, Rush. https://t.co/h83mOBPZ1g
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) February 17, 2021