The practice of major news organizations hiring ex-lawmakers, government officials and political insiders has existed for decades and has largely been non-controversial. The purpose, particularly for TV networks, can vary from relying on experts to opine on certain topics to allowing diverse points of view to discuss the news of the day.

But the polarization of American politics and the increasingly liberal groupthink that has taken over newsrooms have upended a company’s ability to make…


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