Former Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke has not graced the presence of a Fox News studios since last year, The Daily Beast recently noticed, prompting the discovery that Clarke was banned from appearing on the conservative news network.
The controversial sheriff — who for years was a regular on Fox News programming — told The Daily Beast through an unnamed “assistant” (using Clarke’s email address) that he suspects a left-wing conspiracy ended his relationship with the network.
The “assistant” said Clarke approached Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott in late 2017 about becoming a paid contributor, as he “no longer wanting to work for free for them while they made money on ratings off of him.”
But Clarke never heard from Scott again after that conversation, or from any Fox News producers, leading the sheriff to conclude that some type of malicious liberal scheme was afoot.
“It may have had something to do with the very liberal Rupert Murdoch boy taking over after Roger Ailes and Bill Shine, who was in charge of programming, were let go. Ailes and Bill Shine liked the sheriff,” Clarke’s rep told The Daily Beast.
However, a Fox News source familiar with the situation told the news outlet that, “His rhetoric became crazier and crazier and most shows refused to use him.”
Clarke’s last two appearances on the network came on the day of the Parkland, Florida mass school shooting, Feb. 14, 2018, and a final performance on Fox News Business two days later.