Yet another FOX News anchor has been gracelessly knocked from his pedestal of self-righteousness by his own sexual misconduct.
Former FOX Business host and current The Five talking head Eric Bolling has been fired for sending unsolicited pictures of his genitals to three of his female coworkers.
Bolling is only the latest FOX bigwig to be exposed for sexual harassment and predation in the work place; CEO Roger Ailes, star anchor Bill O’Reilly, and exec Bill Shine have all been forced out due to a wave of sexual harassment lawsuits.
The culture of sexual predation and harassment at FOX News is well-documented by now, as is the enormous hypocrisy of advocating for “traditional values” on the air” while rich conservatives run their office like a harem.
Superstar anchor 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 openly and vigorously harassed and abused women while pressuring them to exchange sexual favors for career mobility.
Trump cheerleader and unhinged conspiracy theorist Sean Hannity has also been accused of harassment, though he sadly managed to weather his storm.
It comes as no surprise that a scumbag like Bolling felt that it was acceptable for him to expose himself to his colleagues. God only knows what other harassing behaviors he engaged in during his time at FOX.
Colin Taylor is the 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.