This is some happy news for those of us who despise FOX. From today’s
New York Times:
Fox News Is Accused in Bias Suit
By JULIA PRESTON
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit
yesterday against the Fox News network, claiming it harassed and
discriminated against its female employees, creating a “hostile work
environment because of their sex.”
The suit, filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, is based on an
investigation by the commission, with headquarters in Washington, of a claim
brought by a former Fox employee, Kim Weiler.
“We investigated the allegations and charges that were made and found
them to be baseless,” said Steven Mintz of the New York law firm Mintz &
Gold, which represented Fox News in the commission’s investigation. “Fox
News questions the motivations behind the charges.” Mr. Mintz declined to
elaborate further yesterday evening.
The commission claims that a Fox vice president, Joe Chillemi, “routinely
used gross obscenities and vulgarities when describing women or their body
parts,” language that it says Mr. Chillemi “did not use with male
employees.” The suit contends that Mr. Chillemi “routinely cursed at and
otherwise denigrated women employees,” telling them to “be a man.”
The suit charges that Mr. Chillemi, in a discussion about a television
segment focusing on sexism in the workplace, said, “Of course I’d pick the
man” if he had to choose between a woman and a man for the same position,
because he was concerned that a woman could become pregnant and leave her
job. Mr. Chillemi is described in the suit as the supervisor of the Fox
Advertising and Promotions Department.
The suit became public on the courthouse docket in the late afternoon.
The suit charges that Fox routinely relegated female employees to
freelance work and less secure jobs. It says that Ms. Weiler was
“constructively discharged” as a result of the network’s practices. It was
not clear whether Ms. Weiler was fired.
The lawsuit seeks to force Fox to institute policies to correct what it
calls the discrimination against women at the news network and demands
Considering the past legal problems of Bill O’Reilly, this really comes as no
surprise. It seems that most of the FOX personalities have anger issues as it
is. The constantly blame Democrats and liberals whenever something goes wrong
even though their party is the controlling party of our government.
Last night CNN debuted it’s reformatted Anderson Cooper 360. It is now on at
10:00 and runs for two hours, replacing News Night With Aaron Brown. During the
start of the show last night Anderson Cooper did like a small introduction to
the new format. One thing he said was they will not yell at their viewers
because there’s another network that takes care of that.
FOX does like yelling at their viewers. Perhaps FOX has some secret desire to
be the dominator and their viewer base enjoys being submissive. FOX at times
reminds me of the WWE of news.
Hopefully this will really stir things up at old FAUX news and make changes.
I doubt it, most likely it will be settled out of court, but one can always