8 thoughts on “Murdoch’s Fox News, another sexual harassment scandal

  1. Right now, Fox News is scrambling to contain its ongoing sexual harassment scandal.1 The last thing executives want is the public calling more attention it.

    You can cause trouble for both Fox and sexual harasser Bill O’Reilly with a tweet.

    Last month, UltraViolet members forced Fox executives to fire former CEO and harasser-in-chief Roger Ailes.2 We can force them to do the same with O’Reilly, who is the latest perpetrator to be named in another sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox.

    And O’Reilly is notorious for his thin skin–a few dozen tweets will certainly get his and Fox executives’ attention. Can you take a second to tweet Fox and O’Reilly today?

    It’s always best to tweet in your own words, but here are some to get you started:

    When will @FoxNews stop putting women in danger? Get rid of sexual harasser @oreillyfactor already.

    .@FoxNews needs to clean up its disgusting culture of sexual harassment. Start by getting rid of @oreillyfactor.

    The host of @oreillyfactor is a sexual harasser. @FoxNews needs to cut Bill loose.

    Thanks for taking action!

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kaili, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, and Emma, the Ultraviolet team

    Sources:

    1. The Explosive New Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bill O’Reilly, Detailed, ThinkProgress, August 23, 2016

    2. Fox News chief Ailes resigns after sexual harassment claims, Reuters, July 22, 2016

  2. For 20 years, Fox News has pushed a rabidly right-wing, anti-woman agenda. Now Fox News is in deep, deep trouble.

    Here’s the situation: Fox News is being engulfed in a sexual harassment scandal that has already taken down CEO Roger Ailes. Over 25 women have come forward so far, and now Bill O’Reilly, the host of their most highly rated show, has been named in a lawsuit filed by former host Andrea Tantaros.1

    This scandal has the potential to do irreparable damage to Fox News and its culture of sexism. And if we can raise enough money, we’ll turn up the heat even more with a “Fire Bill O’Reilly” billboard near Fox News headquarters in New York City. Will you chip in $5?

    Yes, I’ll chip in $5 to help put up a “Fire Bill O’Reilly” billboard near Fox News headquarters in New York City.

    For all the horrible things that Fox News has put on TV, who would have guessed that things were even worse behind the scenes?

    Some of their most well known on-air personalities have come forward, including Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly. The latest is Andrea Tantaros, a former Fox host who describes the culture at Fox as a “Playboy mansion-like cult” filled with “intimidation” and “misogyny.”2

    Fox News, no surprise, has responded by attacking the women who have spoken out, questioning their honesty and calling Tantaros an “opportunist” and a “wannabe.”3

    It’s clear Fox News is hoping to sweep all this under the rug and use character assassination to intimidate women into silence. We’re not going to let that happen.

    Our billboard is the latest strategy to hold Fox News accountable, and if we can raise enough money, we’ll put it up right near Fox’s headquarters, we will make it impossible to miss. Will you chip in $5?

    Yes, I’ll chip in $5 to help put up a “Fire Bill O’Reilly” billboard near Fox News headquarters in New York City.

    Thanks for speaking out.

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kaili, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, and Emma, the UltraViolet Action team

    Sources:

    1. Andrea Tantaros of Fox News Claims Retaliation for Sex Harassment Complaints, The New York Times, August 22, 2016

    2. Ibid.

    3. Fox News says Andrea Tantaros is not a ‘victim’ but an ‘opportunist’, USA Today, August 30, 2016

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