Another blow to Fox. Coincidence? Or orchestrated attack on a hated political rival?
As we approach Trump’s hundred day there seem to be relentless attacks against the ONE broadcaster who doesn’t have any axe to grind against Trump.
Is this a case of real problems coming to a head? Or is this an orchestrated attempt to assassinate a Corporate rival they haven’t been able to beat in the ratings?
Eleven Fox News employees, including a former host of Fox and Friends, filed suit against the network on Tuesday, alleging that they have faced ‘hostile racial discrimination’ from Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes and other top executives for years.
The employees claim the news outlet was ‘more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment,’ where minority workers were taunted with racial stereotypes, demeaned by management, and forced to take chaperones when visiting the executive floor.
The joint action lawsuit was first filed in March, but Tuesday’s complaint includes new allegations against O’Reilly and Ailes, who were both recently dropped by the network amid sexual harassment accusations. It also includes previous allegations against former vice president Judith Slater, who was fired in March.
There have been a number of incidents cited, naming several members of Fox brass.
Complaints included a range of issues, from allegations of racial favoritism for professional advancment, to patronizing speech, to a kick in the buttocks, to mocking accents or mispronounced words. (e.g. ask).
Allegations are not the same as guilt. These allegations need to be proven in court.
Will the allegations hold up? If so, will they be able to survive the hit to their reputation?
Will they be dismissed? If so, will it be shown that this was an attempt to completely discredit the one news agency that doesn’t line up dutifully behind candidates and policies with a (D) after them.
What do YOU think? Our comment section, as usual, is wide open.