Well, at least she’s well versed in propaganda.
Courtesy of CNN:
The State Department on Thursday announced that a former Fox News reporter would lead its agency in charge of efforts to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation.
Lea Gabrielle will become the special envoy and coordinator of the Global Engagement Center, State Department deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino announced during the department press briefing.
“Lea will provide the permanent leadership we have needed to bolster the Global Engagement Center’s operations. And she will begin her duties on Monday. Lea is a former CIA-trained human intelligence operations officer, defense foreign liaison officer, United States Navy program director, Navy FA-18/C fighter pilot, and national television news correspondent and anchor at two different networks,” Palladino said.
CNN reported in September that Gabrielle was a top contender for the job. Gabrielle could not be immediately reached for comment.
I take some solace in the fact that Gabrielle worked for Shep Smith who I consider to be the lone voice of journalistic integrity at Fox News.
However, the idea of anybody from Fox News being in charge of a counter-propaganda effort for the State Department is laughable on its face.