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.
C-SPAN caller scorched by Muslim comedian for ignoring Jesus after she rants ‘gays are abomination to God’
Comedian Dean Obeidallah, who is Muslim, told a C-SPAN caller that Republicans are not following the teachings of Jesus Christ even though they may oppose abortion and other policies advocated by evangelicals.
"I am independent," Pam, who called from Arkansas, told Obeidallah. "I vote according to my conscience of who would Jesus vote for if he were here on Earth. And he would not vote a group of people who believe in murdering children in the womb, on gays, which is an abomination to God, on false gods from other countries."
Obeidallah replied with a lesson on the Christian savior.
Trump belatedly snarls at media for reporting a portion of his wall fell over — two weeks after it happened
On what must be a slow news day for President Donald Trump, he took to Twitter on Sunday morning to attack the press for reporting that a portion of his wall on the southern border toppled over two weeks ago -- and then blamed the collapse on "soaking wet" concrete and high winds.
Falling back on his stand-by "Fake News," the president tweeted: "Last week the Fake News said that a section of our powerful, under construction, Southern Border Wall 'fell over', trying to make it sound terrible, except the reason was that the concrete foundation was just poured & soaking wet when big winds kicked in. Quickly fixed 'forever'."
Trump supporter freaks out on MSNBC’s Joy Reid after she calls the president an ‘authoritarian’
An avid supporter of President Donald Trump had a major meltdown on MSNBC's "AM Joy" on Sunday morning after host Joy Reid referred to the president as an "authoritarian" setting off a wild ten minutes of over-talking and Reid having to cut her guest off multiple times.
During a panel discussion on the president,the MSNBC host asked Tracey Winbush, president of the Ohio Black Republican Association, to defend the president after observing, "Donald Trump has ticked off all four of the markers of autocracy."
'I represent all of the party as a Republican," Winbush shot back. "I am here because we're Americans. and everything that you said about the president authoritarian or authoritarianism, none of that means anything because you are not understanding leadership."