Fox News Star Cancels Scheduled Appearance At GOP Fundraiser

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According to a network spokeswoman, the appearance of Fox News contributor Joe Concha at a Republican Party fundraiser has been canceled.

Concha, a media critic who often appears on Fox News, was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at an event hosted by the Snohomish County Republican Party. The event will be in Washington on May 7.

Fox News has already prohibited network personalities from making political appearances.

Before the 2018 midterm elections, Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro shared the stage with President Donald Trump for a campaign event in Florida.

At the time, Fox released a statement on the appearances in question.

The network stated that FOX News does not condone any talent participating in campaign activities. The coverage tonight will be overseen by an excellent group of journalists, and we are quite proud of their efforts. We regret any inconvenience this has caused, and it has been rectified.

In addition to Pirro, Tomi Lahren, Dan Bongino, Greg Gutfeld, Mark Levin, and Pete Hegseth have all made appearances or given speeches at Republican Party events. In 2019, Fox’s Lawrence Jones withdrew from a Snohomish County Republican event following a report on his presence.

According to a study published in 2019 by the Media Matters, Pirro has earned more than $200,000 in recent years for appearances at Republican fundraisers, while Hegseth has earned more than $50,000.

Concha, a former Mediaite journalist who now writes on media for The Hill, has a background in journalism.

In a tweet dated October 18, 2019, Joe Concha wrote-
CNN political analyst April Ryan is moderating a “grassroots fundraiser event” for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, with tickets going as high as $500.

Concha posted a picture of the digital flier, which said the event was to be held in Washington, DC (with IDs required for student discounts.)

The CNN employee, April Ryan, also had no self-awareness that they were selling $500 seating at a “grassroots” event.

Media Matters did not comment.