MEGYN KENDALL ALERT - EX-FOX NEWS PUBLICIST REPORTED TO BE SOURCE OF VICIOUS RUMORS ABOUT BRIT HUME, MEGYN KENDALL
FOX - EX-FOX NEWS PUBLICIST REPORTED TO BE SOURCE OF VICIOUS RUMORS:
A former -- and possibly disgruntled -- publicist for Fox News has been identified as the source of rumors that Brit Hume, the channel's managing editor in Washington, has been having an extramarital affair with Megyn Kendall, a general-assignment correspondent for the news network. The online Radar magazine was able to identify the rumormonger as Paul Schur by matching the IP address of his computer to the IP address used to spread the rumor, which has been denied repeatedly by both Hume and Kendall. In a report appearing Wednesday, Radar quoted a Fox spokesperson as saying, "If it's true, it's unfortunate [Schur] has resorted to this." The magazine quoted insiders as describing Schur's recent departure as abrupt and unexplained, indicating, it said, "that he may have been trying to exact vengeance on his former employer." Schur has declined to comment on the matter.