Former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren quit the network in a very public way this week, not long after former colleague Gretchen Carlson settled her lawsuit with the network for $20 million. Van Susteren is now expressing her regret for Roger Ailes and pretty much everything else.
In a post on her Facebook page, Van Susteren mentioned a recent Facebook post that Geraldo Rivera published expressing regret for not believing Gretchen Carlson. “We all regret it,” Van Susteren said.
She said she never spoke to Carlson about her claim, she’d been gone from Fox News for a while, but when she read the complaint from the lawyers she couldn’t believe it.
“I found it inconsistent with what was my experience and information at the Fox News Channel, admittedly working 200 miles from the ‘scene of the crimes.’ It was hidden from all of us,” she said.
Her regrets extend beyond Rivera’s however and not just for refusing to believe the complaint. “I regret that Roger Ailes was not supervised by those in a public corporation who had the duty to supervise him,” she wrote.
That includes everyone from the senior people and Board of Directors at Fox News all the way up to NewsCorp.
“Checks written that were suspicious should have been spotted,” she closed.
Many Fox News reporters, including Bill O’Reilly, pledged to quit if Roger Ailes was removed. Thus far none of them have.