Fox News’ Host Eric Bolling was officially terminated from the network for allegations of sexual harassment of his female colleagues. Bolling is not the only male host at Fox to have been accused of sexual harassment. Both Bill O’Reilly and former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes left the network amidst sexual harassment allegations. The story broke in August that Bolling sent unsolicited and inappropriate text messages and had been under investigation for awhile. Fox News made a statement to Variety saying:
‘Fox News Channel is cancelling The Specialists, and Eric Bolling and Fox have agreed to part ways amicably. We thank Eric for his ten years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck.’
Bolling had talked for awhile about running for a Senate seat and now it appears that he may pursue just that. Bolling had told NJ.Com’s Vicki Hyman:
‘When the lights go down on my TV career, the next step is running for Senate.’
People on Twitter had their own opinions about Bolling running for Senate.
Bolling has largely supported Trump, and in the same interview, Bolling also revealed that he had been offered a spot in the Trump administration, but turned it down. However, Bolling does seem to be following in the footsteps of his favorite president. He told Vicki Hyman that Trump has:
‘…something that we can’t even describe. When he came down the escalator with Melania, I looked across the newsroom, every single pair of eyeballs were staring at the screen.’
Trump was still elected president, even though he was recorded saying lewd and sexually offensive things about women, and his words clearly depicted what he thought and felt about women. Trump was heard saying:
‘And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p—y. You can do anything.’
Clearly, sexual assault or harassment must be what qualifies male staff to work at Fox News. Not only does it qualify them to work at Fox, it has become a requisite for them being able to run for and hold some of the most important offices in the country. It is sad that being able to abuse and exert your power and dominance over someone has become a moral badge.
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