Angelos Frangopoulos stated he was “appalled” by Fox’s remarks, which had been broadcast on an episode of the channel’s Dan Wootton Tonight present on Tuesday.
Actor-turned-politician Fox made a sequence of feedback about political correspondent Ava Evans, together with asking “who would wish to shag that?”.
“That remark shouldn’t have gone to air and that ought to have correctly challenged fairly frankly,” Mr Frangopoulos stated.
Fox and Wootton, who’ve since apologised, had been suspended by GB Information amid an inner investigation and a probe by regulator Ofcom, which acquired round 7,300 complaints over the episode.
In his first interview because the feedback, the channel’s chief government Mr Frangopoulos instructed BBC Radio 4’s At this time programme: “That ought to not have occurred. The way in which it was dealt with was additionally not the way in which it ought to have occurred.”
He issued a private apology to Ms Evans, including: “They (the feedback) didn’t replicate what we consider is acceptable dialog as a media firm, as part of the nationwide dialog, it truly is an apology, it was simply actually inappropriate.”
He stated GB Information has a “course of to observe” however he expects the inner investigation to be “resolved in a short time”.
The previous Sky Information Australia chief government added: “I used to be appalled by these feedback, they don’t seem to be consistent with the values with us as a enterprise and clearly we took motion instantly.”
MailOnline introduced on Thursday that it had terminated its contract Wootton, who was a columnist for the positioning.
Wootton has since apologised to Ms Evans suggesting he ought to have intervened throughout the broadcast, whereas Fox stated he was “sorry for demeaning” the journalist.
Fox additionally stated he anticipated to be sacked by GB Information on Friday over the incident.
Mr Frangopoulos stated Fox, who additionally hosts his personal weekly GB Information present, does often “sail near the wind”, however condemned the feedback made, including: “However he didn’t sail near wind earlier this week – that was well beyond the bounds of acceptance.”
“We’re about free speech, but it surely’s about being executed in a respectful and correct means, and that was not the way in which that that dialog performed out.”