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‘Fox & Friends’ AP To Keep His Job

Chris White, the associate producer who assembled a 4-minute long video highly critical of the Obama administration for “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning, will keep his job at Fox News.

White, who has worked at Fox News for several years, was telling friends and colleagues about a job offer he’d received from CNN, but which was reportedly rescinded after the blow-up over the video.

“Chris White will remain employed with FOX News,” says Bill Shine, Fox News EVP of programming. “We’ve addressed the video with the producers and are not going to discuss the internal workings of our programming any further.”

Wednesday afternoon, following a barrage of criticism that Fox was allowing such politically one-sided material on air, Shine said the video “was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network,” and added the incident “has been addressed with the show’s producers.”

If you missed it the first (or second) time on “Fox & Friends,” here’s the video that started it all:

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CNN Drops Offer to Fox News AP Who Produced Anti-Obama Video

CNN has rescinded its job offer to a “Fox & Friends” associate producer who assembled a widely-criticized anti-Obama video, the New York Times is reporting.

The associate producer, Chris White, was identified and congratulated at the conclusion of the highly-produced piece, which aired twice yesterday morning on “Fox & Friends.” Yesterday afternoon, Fox News EVP of programming Bill Shine said the package “was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network.”

Sources told TVNewser yesterday that White had an outstanding job offer from CNN. His future at Fox News is unclear.

Fox News Exec. Blames Associate Producer for Anti-Obama Video

A Fox News executive says the four-minute story heavily critical of Pres. Obama which aired on “Fox & Friends” this morning was the work of an associate producer, and “was not authorized at the senior executive level of the network.” EVP of programming Bill Shine adds the incident “has been addressed with the show’s producers.”

The video — with soundbites, graphics and news clips all set to ominous music — has been pulled from FoxNews.com and Fox Nation, and wherever it was embedded, including here on TVNewser. We’ve embedded a YouTube version below

“Fox & Friends” hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade all congratulated Chris White, the AP who assembled the story. “Chris White, great job putting that together,” said Kilmeade. “No kidding. He remembered everything, everybody said over the last 3 1/2, four years,” added Doocy. “Took a tremendous amount of research,” said Carlson. “Good job, Chris.”

Painstaking research, to be sure. But the premise of the piece is not sitting well with bosses especially after the the uproar that occurred following the airing.

TVNewser also hears White may not be with Fox News much longer, not because he’s being let go over the incident, but because he has an offer on the table from CNN, according to three sources in the know.