It is now very clear that the “Playboy Mansion” cult of sexual predation and misogyny extends to the entire coven of extremist propagandists and outrageous hypocrites who sow falsehood and prejudice over at FOX News.
Former FOX contributor and Wall Street Journal-published attorney Debbie Schlussel recounted to the Pat Campbell radio show how FOX’s Sean Hannity “treated her horribly” and invited her back to his hotel room while they were at an appearance in Detroit together.
After she refused his advances, she says she was never invited back on the show again. “This kind of stuff is all over the place at Fox News and anything that has to do with Sean Hannity“ she said.
After spending a staggering $13 million dollars to silence the multitude of women who accused FOX’s star pundit Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment, FOX finally bowed in response to an advertiser boycott – not public outrage – and fired their superstar pundit last week.
Bill O’Reilly’s abrupt fall was preceded by the ousting of CEO Roger Ailes after he was accused of sexual harassment and assault by over a dozen different women. “Fox News masquerades as defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and misogyny” recounts former FOX host Andrea Tantaros.
Ailes and other FOX bigwigs like Bill O’Reilly used the women working at FOX as members \
of their own personal harem, openly and vigorously harassing and abusing women while pressuring them to exchange sexual favors for career mobility.
It appears Sean Hannity is next in line to be shoved out of the FOX plane with a golden parachute. The insufferably smug pundit is notorious for not only his odious arrogance, his slavish devotion to President Trump, and his penchant for performing heinous acts of journalistic heresy but also for turning the slut-shaming of young women into a personal jihad.
From his annual Spring Break EXPOSED segments to giving a platform to misogynist scumbag rape apologists like Gavin McInnes, finger-wagging hypocrite Sean Taliban Hannity has spent the past few years ranting to octogenarians about how feminism is turning young women into immoral jezebels while engaging in the same kind of casual sexual harassment that got Ailes and O’Reilly fired.
It is obvious that the appalling culture of sexual predation has corrupted the FOX News corporation down to the roots. We cannot be content with merely culling O’Reilly and Ailes and watching them shamefully slink back into whatever godforsaken abyss they emerged from with millions of dollars in tow.
The American people are duty-bound to silence the FOX network not only for propagating white supremacist and misogynist propaganda but are also morally obligated to punish the hubris, the hypocrisy, and the harassment that it seems the entire outlet engages in.
We must encourage Schlussel and any of the other women who were almost certainly harassed by Hannity to file lawsuits and drive Wal-Mart Josef Goebbels from the airwaves forever.
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.