My mom, who used to be a Fox News contributor was on CNN’s Jake Tapper to talk about many of the things going on in the world. At the top of the list of things to discuss was the culture at Fox. CNN writes:
Last July, Fox’s former CEO, Roger Ailes, resigned amid a flurry of sexual harassment lawsuits. On Wednesday, O’Reilly, host of the Fox primetime show “The O’Reilly Factor,” was fired following a cloud of harassment allegations against him.
When Tapper asked Mom about this, she responded:
“Well, I think the key there is that you said I ‘used’ to be with Fox — I used to be with Fox…. I wouldn’t put up with anything that would be perceived as intimidating or harassing.“Corporate culture there obviously has to change. Women don’t deserve it, they should not ever have to put up with any kind of intimidating workspace. At the same time, if a woman believes she is being intimidated and harassed, she needs to stand up and do something about it, not stick around for a paycheck for years and years and years and then after the fact complain about what she went through.
“As a strong woman, I say we should feel more empowered than that and we should take a stand and get out of the place or you know, blow the whistle on whoever is the perpetrator doing the bad stuff so that the culture will change. But yeah, obviously things are changing quickly at Fox.”
Watch her interview here.