Longtime Fox News host Gretchen Carlson shocked the media world on Wednesday by filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss, CEO Roger Ailes.
In her suit against Ailes, she also alleged that she faced a hostile work environment from many of her male colleagues including former Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy. Looking back on some choice clips of Carlson, we can see signs that she was sending out secret cries for help for years.
Let’s go through some examples.
In this video from June 2012, Carlson walks off the set after co-host Brian Kilmeade remarks, “Women are everywhere, we’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control.” Carlson was clearly very annoyed by this and told Kilmeade that he should be the one to read headlines since “men are so great.”
In 2013, Carlson went onto Kilmeade’s radio show and talked about how great it was to wear pants. Why? Because she apparently wasn’t allowed to do so on Fox TV appearances and could only wear skirts:
That same year, Carlson did her broadcast without makeup for the first time to make a point about the sexualization of women in popular culture, which Carlson said made it more difficult for parents to raise their daughters to “become confident young women.” It goes without saying that this kind of segment is something that was no doubt derided as “political correctness” by many of Fox’s viewership:
Signs of a potential rift between Carlson and Fox News surfaced just last month when she went badly off script and came out in favor of supporting a ban on assault rifles:
What does all this tell us?
Nothing conclusive, obviously, except that Carlson in the past wasn’t afraid to wander off the Fox News reservation. It will be very interesting to see what else she has to say about her experience working there in the coming months.
Alabama is prosecuting a pregnant woman for manslaughter for being shot in the stomach — but not her shooter
On Wednesday, AL.com reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, was indicted on manslaughter charges.
Her crime? Allegedly instigating a fight that led to her being shot in the stomach and losing her pregnancy. The woman who actually shot her, on the other hand — 23-year-old Ebony Jemison — is walking free after a grand jury rejected the case against her.
Immediately after the shooting, which allegedly stemmed from a fight over the baby's father and took place outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, in December, prosecutors announced their intention to charge Jones for having a miscarriage.
Jared Kushner whines: ‘I don’t think it’s a fair question’ to ask about dead family in the Rio Grande
In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner complained it was not "fair" to ask why the Trump administration isn't able to protect the lives of migrant families — even though he is supposedly the Trump administration's point man for immigration reform.
"You've also been tasked by the president to work on immigration," said Blitzer. "I'm sure you've seen the horrific photo of the father and 23-month-old daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande. And you've heard about the truly deplorable conditions for migrant children, that kids don't have toothpaste, soap, toddlers don't have diapers. You're a father, you're a man of faith. Why isn't the Trump Administration doing more to protect the lives of kids?"
Trump supporters shout down Hillary Clinton in Miami ahead of debate — even though she’s not there
Supporters of President Donald Trump held a small rally outside of the Miami, Florida debate site, where they seemed to be confused about who was running in 2020.
According to NBC News reporter Allan Smith, the supporters had a megaphone where they were shouting "Lock her up!"
A few Trump supporters outside the debate hall in Miami chanting "lock her up" into a megaphone
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 26, 2019