Gretchen Carlson on Fox News


Here is a supercut of the kind of banter that took place on Fox and Friends with Gretchen Carlson who has filed a sexual harassment suit against the head of Fox News Roger Ailes. It is hard to imagine in this day and age that people could be so obviously sexist and obnoxious, though they clearly seem to think they are being complimentary. They are like the men on the street who ‘compliment’ women on their looks as they pass by.

While Carlson seems to be playing along at times, one wonders what was going through her mind.

Comments

  1. says

    I know it’s far from the point here, but a man who gives massages is a masseur, not a male masseuse.

    While Carlson seems to be playing along at times, one wonders what was going through her mind.

    I suspect it’s a combination of a roiling rage that grows stronger each time she’s expected to smile, laugh, or otherwise suppress it and an eyeroll so profound her eyes actually stay static while the rest of her does a forward somersault around them.

  2. Matt G says

    In their world, this is perfectly acceptable. The work of feminism is far from over.

  3. Menyambal says

    When the two guys are completely covered in multiple layers, and even wearing ties, while the woman is as scantily dressed as possible in a professional setting, something is really wrong. Fox has been hiring women for show for a few years now.

  4. Dunc says

    While Carlson seems to be playing along at times, one wonders what was going through her mind.

    “Think of the paycheck. Think of the paycheck. Think of the paycheck…”

  5. Saad says

    It’s sad how towards the end, he (can’t be arsed to look up his name… Kil-something?) playfully jokes about being sexist. Apparently, that’s how far behind we are with sexism… that you can casually joke about being sexist without feeling any shame or fear of backlash or losing your job. Seems like sexism is even more acceptable in our society than racism. I doubt he would even for a second joke about himself being racist on TV.

  6. says

    The part near 0:50 is really bad in that the sexism is a little more hidden, but I would suspect readers here would catch it. The duds (yeah, I spelled that right) on the show suggest that Laura Ingram needs to change because her outfit largely matches Gretchens’, but (surprise) the fact that they both have on suits and light-colored ties is likely acceptable. So, yeah…men can wear (and are largely expected to wear) matching outfits, but women can’t. So silly. And it sadly goes to the sexism of controlling what women wear.

  7. Mano Singham says

    Saad,

    Don’t bother to look up his name. Even I forget it. But if you say “the brown haired guy who isn’t Steve Doocy”, everyone knows who you are referring to.

  8. busterggi says

    If she, along with everyone else at Faux, hadn’t spent years promoting misogyny I could feel sory for her but she contributed her own share by enabling them and directing her hatred at other women so…

  9. blondeintokyo says

    #9 What I saw was a woman who was afraid of loosing her job because she knew if she spoke up, she’d be fired. A woman who put up with years of sexist remarks, who talked back to her harassers in a joking way because she knew if she got harsh or said anything overly sharp on air, she’d loose her job. Then when she finally realized that it was going beyond sexist remarks, and stood up and said “no more”, her prior fears were shown to be realistic – and she lost her job.

    No one, even women who play along in order to stop from being attacked, deserves to be sexually harassed and abused.

    No one.

    Your response to this is terribly disappointing.

  10. John Morales says

    blondeintokyo, thank you.

    Had I written that, I would not have had the credibility you have. I’m glad you did.

    (I’ve read your comments over the years)

  11. lanir says

    @busterggi #9: I’ll defer to comment #10 for specifics but I’m curious about one thing. I’m pretty sure my opinion of someone doesn’t alter whether they are a victim or a perpetrator of wrongdoing. Have you considered that you’re essentially saying yours does? Why would you do that?

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