Fox Information celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary Thursday, and whereas the top-rated cable information community is airing promos and its hosts are reminiscing, different channels are getting their digs in. Comedy Central’s “The Every day Present,” for one, cobbled collectively nearly 4 minutes of footage that includes high male Fox Information hosts making outdated, sexist remarks on air.
“Joyful twenty fifth anniversary, Fox Information! Right here’s to 25 extra (sexual harassment and defamation lawsuits)!” cheered the caption for the clip.
Viewers of the montage will acknowledge acquainted hosts, a few of whom, like Brian Kilmeade, nonetheless work on the channel. Others, like Invoice O’Reilly and Glenn Beck, have since departed. In O’Reilly’s case, his departure — like that of Eric Bolling and Ed Henry — was associated to the accusations towards him.
There are acquainted feminine faces, too. Gretchen Carlson and Andrea Tantaros each function repeatedly within the clips as male hosts make feedback about their intercourse lives or crack jokes about girls’s roles in American society. Each of these girls have departed the community, too. Carlson famously sued Fox Information and its late founder Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, inflicting a domino impact that led to a restructuring on the firm. Tantaros additionally sued, alleging harassment and misogyny.
Kimberly Guilfoyle is in there, too. In July 2018, Guilfoyle left Fox Information — the place she co-hosted “The 5” — after the information community opened an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct, together with that she shared inappropriate pictures of male genitalia with coworkers. Her lawyer denied the accusations, and he or she went on to work for former President Donald Trump’s unsuccessful reelection marketing campaign alongside her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr.
Fox Information issued an announcement on the difficulty earlier this 12 months after O’Reilly accuser Andrea Mackris — who settled with him, however was not the final to take action — spoke out . A spokesperson redirected TheWrap to it Thursday.
“The claims outlined on this report happened beneath the management of Roger Ailes, who together with Invoice O’Reilly and the administration referred to right here, have been lengthy gone from the community,” the assertion mentioned. “Because the summer season of 2016, Fox Information has labored tirelessly to rework the corporate tradition, together with naming a brand new chief government, tripling the scale of our HR footprint, designating a brand new senior management staff predominantly comprised of girls and establishing a Variety, Fairness and Inclusion Council. Now we have additionally instituted necessary in-person, dwell harassment prevention coaching, designated a number of avenues to report ‘regarding conduct’ together with an nameless alert line, enhanced company-wide communication with quarterly firm conferences and mentoring occasions, in addition to carried out a zero tolerance coverage relating to office misconduct of any variety for which we have interaction exterior impartial corporations to deal with all investigations. No different media firm has undergone such a complete and steady overhaul which resulted in our designation as a Nice Place to Work final 12 months.”
Beneath CEO Suzanne Scott, girls now make up greater than half of Fox Information Media’s management.
Watch the “Every day Present” montage above.