Fox News: Reporting Sexual Abuse 'Kills Fun Of Christmas'
A Fox News host has highlighted her concern about the growing number of women coming forward to report incidents of sexual assault and harassment – and that it might ruin the office Christmas party.
“Is the #MeToo movement becoming a spoiler for this season’s Christmas parties?” Laura Ingraham asked during a segment on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle.
“I can see this year it might be — a little less festive, let’s say that. No alcohol and no fun and no lampshades and, I don’t know, maybe that’s better,” she said.
“Is this just killing all the fun of Christmas?” she added.
Her co-host during he segment Jimmy Failla chimed in, citing another media company’s two-drink limit at their office party in an effort to keep things under control.
Limiting the alcohol limits the fun, Failla argued.
“I think it serves a purpose, which is to build comraderie over someone getting trashed. You know, you get that one night a year to be like, ‘Simmons took his shirt off and jumped in the the water fountain.'”
While this is a pretty inappropriate stance for any network, it’s especially so in this case considering how Fox News has absolutely dogged with sexual harassment issues.
A string of Fox News’ most prominent male employees were forced out in the past two years over allegations of workplace sexual assault and harassment, including founder and former CEO Roger Ailes, along with hosts Bill O’Reilly and Eric Boiling.
The network has also been accused of silencing victims and covering up claims of sexual misconduct, and they continue to provide a platform for O’Reilly to publicly attack the women who reported him.
Based on Ingraham’s comments, it appears that the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News is still thriving.