Prior to joining CNN, Doug Heye, the former Republican National Committee communications director and a former aide to Congressman Eric Cantor, was a regular guest on MSNBC and Fox News.
But, as he said to Brian Stelter on his show Reliable Sources, he wasn’t interested in appearing on Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Saturday night show — and it wasn’t just because it was on a Saturday night.
Heye said, “I’ve been invited on the Pirro show several times before I [joined] CNN and I’m proud to say that I said no every time, and not just because it was on a Saturday night. This show and other shows on Fox and other shows on other networks I think take their rhetoric to the extreme. I think there’s no better example of that than Jeanine Pirro’s show which is why I’m proud I always said no to their show.”