Ex-Fox News Editor Recalls ‘Humiliation’ of Being Fired Over Election Night
ABC TVFormer Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt recounted the “terrible feeling of humiliation” over getting fired by the network after he defended the Fox News decision desk’s early but accurate election night call for President Joe Biden to win Arizona, adding that it was “very challenging” to tell his kids he was suddenly kicked to the curb.Stirewalt was among several former Fox News employees to speak with Australia’s ABC TV for a multi-episode documentary about Fox’s evolution into anews.yahoo.com
Fox News fined $1 million for sex harassment and retaliation
The New York City Commission on Human Rights has fined Fox News $1 million, the largest penalty in its history, for violations of laws protecting against sexual harassment and job retaliation. As part of a settlement agreement announced Tuesday, Fox also agreed to mandate anti-harassment training for its New York-based staff and contributors and to temporarily drop a policy requiring people who allege misconduct to enter into binding arbitration. The penalty stems from an investigation that began in 2017 following several reports of what the commission called “rampant abuse” at the popular news and opinion outlet.news.yahoo.com
Why Companies Now Want Harassment Out in the Light
The #MeToo movement cast a cloud over corporate America’s penchant for secrecy on sexual harassment complaints. Some companies are embracing sunshine as an antidote. Tech titans Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Uber and some large law firms moved as early as 2018 to do away with contract clauses that forced employees to air their complaints in closed-door arbitration rather than in public. Movement in the financial sector has been slower, but Wells Fargo revised its policy in 2020 and Goldman Sacwashingtonpost.com
Even without listening, US lives in Limbaugh’s media world
Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism, has died. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)NEW YORK – You didn't have to like or even listen to Rush Limbaugh to be affected by what he did. Bumper stickers proclaimed, “Rush is Right.”“There is no talk radio as we know it without Rush Limbaugh. As Limbaugh's political strength became evident, many Republican politicians felt they couldn't cross him, or run the risk of alienating his millions of listeners, Hemmer said. “Many of these listeners didn't care if Rush Limbaugh crossed the line (of propriety),” she said.
Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen, once foes, talk Trump
When Donald Trump left the White House in January 2021, he remained "Individual-1" in the federal campaign finance crimes case against his former attorney, Michael Cohen. The prosecution stemmed from six-figure payments Cohen arranged to Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, to keep them quiet during the campaign about alleged affairs with Trump. Federal prosecutors charged Cohen with skirting campaign contribution rules by arranging the hush-money payment to Daniels and a similar payment to Playboy model Karen McDougal. Cohen and Daniels are united not only in infamy but deep regret over Trump. “I’ve been face to face with evil in the most intimate way,” Daniels said.
Fox stars Hannity, Carlson and fired anchor Henry in lawsuit
NEW YORK Fox News Channel stars Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Howard Kurtz were accused of sexual harassment by a frequent on-air guest in a lawsuit filed Monday that the network called frivolous and untrue. Hannity and Carlson represent two-thirds of Fox's lucrative prime-time lineup, while Kurtz hosts the weekend Media Buzz show. In the cases of Carlson and Kurtz, Areu believed the men were making sexual advances, the lawsuit said. Being targeted again by Douglas Wigdor's law firm, well known for its pursuit of sexual misconduct cases, is an uncomfortable rerun for Fox. Fox News would have the public believe that it is a different place from the Fox News that was run by ... Ailes, the lawsuit said.
Gretchen Carlson wants to speak freely about Fox News tenure
This Oct. 31, 2019 photo shows former Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson during an interview in New York. "It would be nice to be able to be able to tell my full story," Carlson said. Carlson got a reported $20 million settlement in 2016 after she sued the network, claiming late Fox News chief Roger Ailes demoted then fired her when she rejected his sexual advances. Since her departure from Fox, Carlson has become an advocate for women, from writing books like "Be Fierce" to producing and hosting the Lifetime documentary "Breaking the Silence" about sexual harassment earlier this year. Carlson said she is amazed at how much progress has happened regarding sexual harassment cases in just three years.
All the TV and movie trailers you might have missed this week
August is the time of the year when there aren't many new TV shows on the air or good movies to see in theaters, but that's all about to change in the next few months, thanks to all the TV and movie trailers that were released this week. From new and old TV shows to movies that will hit theaters soon, this week had enough trailers to hold us off until fall. Well, the situation was turned into a movie, and the trailer came out this week. Kidman plays Gretchen Carlson, who came forward with the allegations against Ailes, and no, that's not really Megyn Kelly starring as herself. "The Morning Show"AppleTV+ really brought the star power for its new TV show.
It Was Operating Like A Cult: Author Gabriel Sherman Talks New Showtime Series On Roger Ailes, The Loudest Voice
(CBS Local) Writer Gabriel Sherman spent years of his life reporting on Fox News and the face of its network Roger Ailes. Ive never covered organized crime or national security, but I imagine thats what this must be like, said Sherman. It was fascinating because you think of a news organization as open and transparent and it was operating more like a cult. In the writers room, we wanted to put an emphasis on this was Trumpism before Trump, said Sherman. We want this show to really illustrate how Fox News and Roger Ailes created the world that allowed Donald Trump to become president.detroit.cbslocal.com
Trump paints dire economic picture, and other MoneyWatch headlines
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump paints dire economic picture; Fox News founder Roger Ailes resigns in wake of sexual harassment suit; and McDonald's yanks Big Macs in Venezuela due to a missing key ingredient. These headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch.cbsnews.com
7/20: Trump returns to Cleveland for Pence night at RNC; Roger Ailes may be on his way out at Fox News
After a one day break away from the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump returned to Cleveland Wednesday to introduce Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's acceptance speech for the Republican vice presidential nomination; Following a sexual harassment accusation, Fox News head Roger Ailes is reportedly in the midst of exit negotiations with Fox Newscbsnews.com
Fallout from Fox News GOP debate without frontrunner Trump
Fox News said in a statement that chairman Roger Ailes spoke with Donald Trump three times before Thursday night's debate. The statement said Trump offered to scrap his boycott plans if Fox News donated $5 million to his veterans charities. Fox News denied the request because it "could not engage in a quid pro quo." Hollywood Reporter TV editor Marisa Guthrie joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the impact of the Trump-less debate.cbsnews.com