While Rupert Murdoch is busy playing with his new wife, Jerry Hall, his sons Lachlan and James are busy wrecking the empire he built. Instead of following the maxim “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations,” they are trying to do it in two.
Already they’ve let their biggest Fox News stars go – Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Bill Shine, Charles Payne. They have tried to oust Sean Hannity, but he’s fought back. Now they are working on Eric Bolling, former Fox Business News anchor who moved from The Five recently to his own show, The Specialists.
Bolling has been accused by the Left, via the Huffington Post, of sending email pictures of his privates to others at Fox. He has been suspended and his case investigated. By the way, these are unsubstantiated allegations from 11 years ago. Bolling has said “he “does not believe he sent any communications.”
That’s a rather weak defense, but I find it hard to believe he would do such a thing. With Charles Payne, it was his admission that he had an affair with one of his guests who in turn asked for a gig at Fox Business News. That wasn’t smart, but more a concern for his family since he did not pull strings to get her a job. Payne has been gone from his daily show for three weeks. Who knows how long Bolling will be gone or if he ever returns.
Interestingly, the HuffPo added this: “three hours after Fox News announced it had suspended host Eric Bolling following allegations that he had sexually harassed female colleagues, a former Fox News guest leveled new accusations against him. Caroline Heldman, who appeared on the network frequently between 2008 and 2011, said Saturday that Bolling was one of three Fox News/Fox Business employees to subject her to sexual harassment.”
How long til Gloria Allred shows up?
Once people see blood in the water, they come running, don’t they, to get a share? Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? And even if he did what they said, are all the other network people innocent, too? Geraldo? Shepherd Smith? Anderson Cooper? Jake Tapper? Look into Joe Scarborough and you will find a lot of dirt about him and a young intern who died. Yet, he’s still at MSNBC, holier than the Pope.
One wag suggested this was the offensive picture Bolling sent:
Who’s behind all this? It is certainly something beneficial to the Murdoch sons. Why would they want to sabotage their own business? They have leftist tendencies as do their wives, one of whom was adamantly anti Trump and a believe in climate change. You’ll notice that all the people who have been forced out are pro Trump people. It gives them no say and leaves the audience with the opposition. Consider The Specialists. Bolling was for Trump; of the other two women, one is a Democrat and the other an anti Trumper.
See how it’s done?
It’s hard for their high tech lynching victims to come back from such a hit. They’ll always be tarred.
We can only hope they help another, truly conservative network burst forth, such as Sinclair or One America News. They could use the names.
Looks like Fox will be going the way of CNN and MSNBC.