First it was Bill Cosby. Accusers from his past came out of the wood work to tell their story of the famous comedian taking advantage of them, date-rape, drugging them, etc. The fact that these assaults happened decades ago doesn’t lessen the seriousness, but also the fact that the man apparently changed sometime in his life and turned away from this type of behavior is completely ignored by his accusers.
Then there was Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox News. His behavior didn’t take decades to come out, though apparently it happened over several years. Power and position changes a person, and if they’re not vigilant it changes them in the wrong way.
Now Bill O’Reilly has been ousted from Fox News. Seems like a pattern is developing over there. But is the pattern really all bad behavior or is there an underlying movement to take powerful men down?
That’s ludicrous! Right? Lisa Bloom, the lawyer for O’Reilly accuser Perquita Burgess, revealed the ultimate goal of going public with her client’s accusations: “The mission was to bring down Bill O’Reilly.” Poor choice of words?
The report linked above says that although these two men are now gone from Fox news, the rest of the “power structure” remains the same. (Be sure and read the entire article.)
Now take a look at the foxnews.com web page. I have written to them a few times complaining about the “skin pictures” that lead to articles about female celebrities. Why does it matter to a news agency what actress has the best “bikini bod” or what they wear on the red carpet at awards shows or if they had a “wardrobe malfunction”?
That stuff needs to be left to the tabloids and fashion magazines.
I don’t go to foxnews.com much anymore. I occassionally check it for some of the opinion pages or their report on a certain event, but even there you find the side bars with sexually alluring pictures and headlines (if you want to call them “headlines”).
There’s an old saying “where there’s smoke, there’s flame.” Fox News is slowly burning down, and it’s their own fault.