Roger Ailes has died. A statement was released by his wife, Elizabeth Ailes, this morning announcing that the co-founder and former chairman of Fox News has died at the age of 77.
It feels like Fox News is facing scandals from every direction. On one end, its losing some of its most prominent figures after years of sexual harassment finally caught up with them. On the other, more stories are coming out about how hard it is to work at the news station as a Black employee.
The latest of which came from Kelly Wright, a news anchor for the network who held a press conference on Wednesday.
Fox News is learning what happens when you let a toxic culture infiltrate an organization and fester for decades. The hard way.
Fox News has cut its ties with Bill O’Reilly, one of the networks most recognizable political pundits. The mutual break-up comes after O’Reilly has been publicly accused of sexual harassment by multiple women who once worked at the network.
Two Black women are filing a lawsuit against their FOX News for “top-down racial harassment.” [Water is also wet].
Tichaona Brown, a payroll manager, and Tabrese Wright, a payroll coordinator, are suing Judith Slater, the company’s longtime comptroller who was fired just last week, Fox News, and 21st Century Fox, according to The New York Daily News.
Fox News has declined to renew the contract of one of their most controversial voices and vocal Trump supporters – Stacey Dash.
We recently had the pleasure of spending some time talking to Chicago MC, Jessica Disu aka FM Supreme, about her seat right at the intersection of hip-hop music and social activism. She also provided some gems about the significance of travel in self-improvement and the controversy surrounding her appearance on FOX News calling for the abolition of police.
Read the entire interview below.
It takes a lot of courage for a young Black woman to speak up in the midst of racist people. Yet, that is exactly Jessica Disu, an activist, community organizer, and artist from Chicago did on Monday’s airing of Kelly File on Fox News.
After last Wednesday’s Million Student March demonstrations on college campuses across the country, Fox News host Neil Cavuto invited student organizer Darletta Scruggs on his show to discuss the main points of the actions, which are free college, cancellation of student loan debt, mandatory $15 minimum hourly wage for all campus workers, and divestment from private prisons by all colleges and universities. While Cavuto attempted to over talk Scruggs and redirect the conversation to straw man topics like tax increases and international affairs, Ms. Scruggs stayed on topic and literally schooled him on why free college should be a priority right now.