Matt Gaetz said he's talked to every conservative network about a post-Congress gig, but Fox News denied his claims, saying it had 'no interest in hiring him'

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  2 weeks ago  •  30 comments

By:   Cheryl Teh, Business Insider

Matt Gaetz said he's talked to every conservative network about a post-Congress gig, but Fox News denied his claims, saying it had 'no interest in hiring him'

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Matt Gaetz said he's talked to every conservative network about a post-Congress gig, but Fox News denied his claims, saying it had 'no interest in hiring him'


Cheryl Teh Thu, April 1, 2021, 12:36 AM d21a744e374b6be2505e61261628190c Rep. Matt Gaetz is reportedly under investigation for violating sex-trafficking laws.Samuel Corum/Getty Images

  • Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz says he has been talking to major networks about potential gigs.

  • Gaetz said he had spoken with Newsmax, OANN, and Fox News, among others, about "life after Congress."

  • But Fox News told theDaily Beastthey have "no interest in hiring him."

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Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz again teased a possible early retirement from Congress on Wednesday, saying he'd been speaking to executives at popular right-wing news networks to suss out possible gigs. But his job hunt hit an early stumbling block when a Fox News spokesperson said the network had no interest in hiring him.

Gaetz toldthe Daily Beasthe had been talking to major right-wing news networks including Newsmax, the One American News Network, and Fox News, over the past weeks.

"Yes. I've had many conversations with many people about life after Congress. These conversations have been very general in nature and have never included me soliciting or receiving an offer of employment," he said.

Gaetz went on to say that there was "not a single conservative television station" that he had not had a "passing conversation with about life after Congress."

"I have neither received nor solicited offers from any of them. But yes, I've talked to either executives, producers, or hosts at Newsmax, OAN, Fox, Fox Business, Real America's Voice, and probably others I'm forgetting in this moment as I focus intently on refuting false accusations against me," he said.

But Fox News denied this through a statement to the Daily Beast. A spokesperson said when asked about Gaetz's claims: "No one with any level of authority has had conversations with Matt Gaetz for any of our platforms and we have no interest in hiring him."

The Florida lawmaker is currently facing a complicated political scandal, with an ongoing federal probe into whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her to travel with him, which would be a violation ofsex-trafficking laws. He's also the subject of a related investigation into what Gaetz says is analleged extortion attemptby an ex-Department of Justice official.

It's unclear if Gaetz's pursuance of media jobs is at all related to the investigations, or if it's possibly tied to his Congressional colleagues' vocal dislike of him.

Insiderspoke to more than a dozen of Gaetz's colleagues on Tuesday who said he's widely considered a showboat and is among the "meanest people in politics."

One GOP House staffer said: "He's not in the legislative business. He's just out there to blow s--- up and get on TV."

Axioshad earlier reported that Gaetz was telling confidants that he was thinking of leaving Congress for a potential gig at Newsmax. The outlet said that sources indicated Gaetz was seriously contemplating the offer, as he had engaged the network in early conversations about what his role could look like.

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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

"Matt Gaetz Said He's Talked To Every Conservative Network About A Post-Congress Gig, But Fox News Denied His Claims, Saying It Had 'No Interest In Hiring Him'

Gee, I thought he had a Newsmaxx gig in the bag!

Little creep!  No one wants him now!  Denied wanting him in the first place!  How low can you go to be dissed by the right wing propaganda networks?

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Ozzwald
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1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Tessylo @1    2 weeks ago
"Matt Gaetz Said He's Talked To Every Conservative Network About A Post-Congress Gig

Sounds like a guy who knows that he will be out of a job soon.  Must be tough when your only job was to kiss the ass of the old boss.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     2 weeks ago

He has a whole lot more to worry about than landing a spot on a RW show. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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2.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Kavika @2    2 weeks ago
worry about than landing a spot on a RW show. 

heres to hoping he lands a spot in some sexual predators celling his asz in the joint just for fun and sum

 
 
 
Ender
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3  Ender    2 weeks ago

You know he is done when even carlson thinks he is nuts.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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3.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Ender @3    2 weeks ago
when even carlson thinks he is nuts.

Carlson probably let those nutz, bounce of His chin asz well

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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3.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Ender @3    2 weeks ago
duped
 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3  Ozzwald  replied to  Ender @3    2 weeks ago
You know he is done when even carlson thinks he is nuts.

I liked how Carlson got that confused "I have no idea what you are talking about", look on his face, without ever altering his facial appearance.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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4  Thrawn 31    2 weeks ago

The entire point of being a GOP rep is to get in on a sweet conservative media deal after a few years of milking the tax payers in congress. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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4.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Thrawn 31 @4    2 weeks ago

That may be the problem.... he got things in the wrong order!

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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4.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Thrawn 31 @4    2 weeks ago
The entire point of being a GOP rep is to get in on a sweet conservative media deal after a few years of milking the tax payers in congress.

But even the most far right news source would require even a modicum of talent.

Gaetz's problem is that since toilet paper is no longer in short supply, he has no other talent or job experience to fall back on.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
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4.2.1  r.t..b...  replied to  Ozzwald @4.2    2 weeks ago

...wipe left...

 
 
 
devangelical
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4.2.2  devangelical  replied to  r.t..b... @4.2.1    2 weeks ago

... like nascar?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6  Trout Giggles    2 weeks ago

Awww....nobody likes lil Matty? That's just a crying shame

 
 
 
Hallux
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7  Hallux    2 weeks ago

Meh ... even Pornhub won't take him.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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7.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Hallux @7    2 weeks ago

"How to be a Ho!"  Fo personal training, call....fo-tre-fo, tre-tre-fo-fo!

I'm sure he will be able to find an extension in Miami.....

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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7.1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @7.1    2 weeks ago
"How to be a Ho!"

he's not the sharpest tool in the tears for fears shed in vein attempts to locate the main artery, to, of course just view the, in art, full way to depart, cause looks like he's finished right from the start wear he ended wrong his beginning to see the bigger picture in his room without a view

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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7.1.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  igknorantzrulz @7.1.1    one week ago

He just didn't hitch his wagon to the Trump train..... He arc welded the connection.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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8  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

I heard that Newsmax wants him.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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8.1  bbl-1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @8    2 weeks ago

Why?  They think Gaetz will bring more Russian money?  I doubt that.  Gaetz is now 'used goods'.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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8.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  bbl-1 @8.1    2 weeks ago

I don't know why they would want him.  He is an ant in the afterbirth of life.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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8.1.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @8.1.1    2 weeks ago
He is an ant in the afterbirth of life.

butt, a placenta full Bounty will be steppin upon and out on, cause soon there will be another Gaetz, in the offenced in community.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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8.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @8    one week ago

I don't think they want him anymore.  It seems everyone else is denying they wanted him in the first place.

 
 
 
MrFrost
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9  MrFrost    2 weeks ago

Matt is going to go through some things. I bet that if investigators shake that tree hard enough, they will catch a few other repub pedo's. 

 
 
 
pat wilson
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9.1  pat wilson  replied to  MrFrost @9    2 weeks ago

Ya, that tree has some questionable branches.

 
 
 
bbl-1
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9.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  pat wilson @9.1    2 weeks ago

Yeah.  And the 'trunk' dwells in Mar-a-Lago.

By the way, what has the former 3rd, err I mean 1st lady been up to?

 
 
 
devangelical
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9.1.2  devangelical  replied to  bbl-1 @9.1.1    2 weeks ago

breakfast, spa, tennis pro, lunch, spa, golf pro, nap, dinner, TV, secret service agent...

 
 
 
bbl-1
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10  bbl-1    2 weeks ago

Gaetz looking for a conservative gig?  I suggest he line up a few good lawyers first.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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11  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

Butthead in a suit would fit perfectly on any of these media outlets.  Too bad he’ll probably be busy getting his teeth knocked out in prison for another use of that mouth.  Bye Felicia.

 
 
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