Report: Murdoch Family Plans to Remove Fox News CEO Roger Ailes After Sexual Harassment Suit

J.K. Trotter · 07/18/16 12:55PM

News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and his two large adult sons, James and Lachlan, have decided that Roger Ailes must be dethroned from their company’s most consistent cash cow. Almost exactly one week after former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson hit CEO Roger Ailes with a sexual harassment lawsuit, Gabriel Sherman of New York magazine reports that the Murdochs arrived at their decision after “reviewing the initial findings of the [internal] probe” into Carlson’s allegations:

J.K. Trotter · 07/06/16 04:44PM

Small update on Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, via CNN: “In the hours since the lawsuit was announced, ‘at least ten’ other women have contacted [Carlson’s attorneys], wanting to speak about Ailes’ treatment, according to a spokesman for the firm.”

Former Fox & Friends Host Gretchen Carlson Files Sex Harassment Complaint Against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes

J.K. Trotter · 07/06/16 12:00PM

Gretchen Carlson, the former co-host of Fox News’ morning variety hour Fox & Friends, has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network’s founder and powerful CEO, Roger Ailes. In it, Carlson’s attorneys allege that Ailes repeatedly made sexual advances on Carlson, and retaliated against her when she rebuffed them, culminating in her firing on June 23 of this year.

Which Female Morning Show Host Is Afraid of Her Own Poop?

Caity Weaver · 04/29/13 05:02PM

Over the weekend, Americans were shocked to discover that one of the women they trust to deliver their morning news has, for time unknown, been delivering something else, in secret: poops, to a toilet in a far flung part of her office where she thought no one would catch her.

When You Mess with Poinsettias, You Mess with Gretchen Carlson

Jim Newell · 12/06/11 01:15PM

Red alert in the War on Christmas: An elementary school in Stockton, California has banned poinsettias. Also, worshiping Santa Claus, and other holiday deities. The only appropriate response to this is that of Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade: "Who doesn't pray to Santa Claus?"

Gretchen Carlson and Bill O'Reilly Will Save Christmas Whether You Like It or Not

Matt Cherette · 11/17/11 10:57PM

Clown-hued shriek monster Gretchen Carlson was on tonight's Factor, where she and Bill O'Reilly battled each other for the title of commander-in-chief of the war on the secular War on Christmas. "Just this week, Santa was thrown out of a cancer center in South Carolina. Santa!" said Carlson, apparently unaware of the fact that Santa isn't in the Bible. Then O'Reilly said he would take down companies who ban their employees from saying "Merry Christmas," because JESUS. A clip of the segment is above.

Gretchen Carlson Demands You Speak English Right Now

Richard Lawson · 10/26/11 02:11PM

This morning on bad idea ball pit Fox & Friends, the melting Crisco sculpture known as Gretchen Carlson got outraged over a new program that requires "translation assistance" for the non-English speaking parents of Cleveland public school students. Boy was she mad!

Fox & Friends Considers the War on Halloween

Richard Lawson · 10/24/11 02:03PM

This morning the clown-wigged sea snakes of Fox & Friends shifted from Christmas to Halloween, discussing some school principals who are waging war on school-time Halloween festivities. The sad outrage of it all!

Gretchen Carlson Marvels Over Occupy Wall Street's Potatoes

Richard Lawson · 10/19/11 02:32PM

Another day, another bit of time spent with the dilapidated horseshoe crabs over at Fox & Friends. Once again they were discussing this curious thing called Occupy Wall Street and today they focused on how these weirdos feed themselves.