NEW YORK- Dan Cooper, a former executive for Fox News, is claiming that Fox News had a “Black Ops” squad that would illegally obtain records for “enemies” of Fox News.
The UK Telegraph reports:
He first alleged that the records were obtained by researchers in the “brain room” in 2005 in an article on his website about the launch of the channel.
Most people thought it was simply the research department of Fox News,” he wrote. “I knew it also housed a counter intelligence and black ops office. So accessing phone records was easy pie.
The Telegraph also reports that an unnamed Fox executive claimed that Fox created an atmosphere similar to “Soviet Russia” and had multiple spies that had employees fearing for their lives.