July 6, 2016 at 3:11 pm #21411
From the “Family Values” folks at Fox News;July 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm #21412
The moral hypocrisy of the conservative mind is unmatched.July 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm #21413paulwalkerParticipant
Fox News, known for its “bevy of blondes”, would seemingly be in big trouble here, as CNN is now reporting that atleast 10 other women want to talk to the former Miss America Carlson’s lawyer. If true, this will cause major ripples for Fox News.
While not a Gretchen Carlson fan, I do wish her well on this one.July 6, 2016 at 4:21 pm #21416
Agreed about Ms. Carlson.
She was working within the parameters of her work environment.
Turns out there is a price for selling out your integrity.
I too wish her well and can’t wait for the tell-all book that’s bound to be written.
That Doocy guy makes my skin crawl.July 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm #21417
Apparently Ailes won’t break Cosby’s numbers, but still, he does look like Fat Albert.July 6, 2016 at 4:50 pm #21418
Or Jabba the HutJuly 6, 2016 at 5:55 pm #21422LurkingGrendelParticipant
Wait. Hold on a moment.
Are we to credulously accept that a culture of misogyny and harassment could possibly exist at Fox News? How could this possibly be true?
Captain Renault: “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on here.
(Casino worker hands Renault a wad of money)
Casino worker: “Your winnings, sir”
Captain Renault: (Quietly) “Oh, thank you very much”. (Loudly) “Everybody out at once”!July 6, 2016 at 7:24 pm #21431proud2baconservativeSpectator
Ailes said in his personal statement: “Gretchen Carlson’s allegations are false. This is a retaliatory suit for the network’s decision not to renew her contract, which was due to the fact that her disappointingly low ratings were dragging down the afternoon lineup. When Fox News did not commence any negotiations to renew her contract, Ms. Carlson became aware that her career with the network was likely over and conveniently began to pursue a lawsuit.”
The Carlson suit also alleged that Doocy “had created a hostile work environment by regularly treating her in a condescending and sexist way.” The suit says Ailes responded to her 2009 complaint to a supervisor by telling her to learn to “get along with the boys.”
While the lawsuit is based in part on alleged comments by Ailes in private conversations with Carlson, it provides no e-mail, texts or voice mail as evidence.
Carlson says in the suit that Ailes limited her opportunities at the network and did little to promote her career. When she was taken off “Fox & Friends” in 2013, Ailes created the 2 p.m. show and installed her as solo anchor.
“Ironically,” Ailes says in his statement, “Fox News provided her with more on-air opportunities over her 11-year tenure than any other employer in the industry, for which she thanked me in her recent book. This defamatory lawsuit is not only offensive, it is wholly without merit and will be defended vigorously.”
When the new program was announced, Carlson said: “I am thrilled that Roger Ailes has given me the opportunity to host a signature show for Fox that will focus on the real stories of the day.”
In her book “Getting Real,” published last year, Carlson called Ailes “the most accessible boss I’ve ever worked for,” and said “he saw Fox as a big family, and he cared about everything we did.” She said he had even urged her to speak occasionally about having been Miss America in 1989.July 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm #21432
It’s apparent to all except F&Bacon that this is the tip of an iceberg.July 6, 2016 at 8:08 pm #21433edselehrParticipant
Compare the women that Bill Clinton hired to work in his administration (Reno, Albright, Shalala for example) to the women that Ailes hires to work at Faux News (any and all the leggy News Blondes, including Carlson).
Which of the two men do you think is making important hiring decisions with his libido?
And the right considers Clinton the quintessential skirt chaser – ha!July 6, 2016 at 8:10 pm #21434BroadwayParticipant
>>The moral hypocrisy of
A vexation to our nation this week.
Very sad.July 6, 2016 at 9:26 pm #21436Dxer1969Participant
The moral hypocrisy of Fox News!
A vexation to our nation always.
Thanx, Broadway.July 8, 2016 at 11:24 am #21504
Not being a viewer I had no idea how pervasive it was on-air!
Do Fox viewer not see this as sexist?July 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm #21537paulwalkerParticipantJuly 9, 2016 at 1:24 pm #21538LurkingGrendelParticipant
In answer to Amus, no, they do not. Think about that for a moment.
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