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A culture of sexual harassment

Richard M. Steinberg | September 13, 2016

The headlines shout out: “Harassment crisis builds at Fox News,” “Kisses, innuendo, propositions, and fears of reprisals,” and “Secrecy of settlements hid bad behavior.” The media is filled with reports of former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson’s lawsuit charging Chairman/CEO Roger Ailes with sexual harassment, along with the expanding aftermath.

Just as with multibillion-dollar losses attributed to one “rogue” trader at major banks, executives at 21st Century Fox’s headquarters reportedly said “the problems they have confronted at Fox News are because of one man only, Roger Ailes.” The implication is there never was a widespread problem at Fox, and no other executives aided and abetted the abominable behavior, despite someone having to approve and record settlement payments in the millions of dollars. And with Ailes now...

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