Michael Gerson Pulls No Punches on Fox News

 

Fox NewsAs many of you know, Michael Gerson is a conservative columnist for The Washington Post.  In his most recent column the former George W. Bush speechwriter tells us what he really thinks about Fox News.

Here is a taste:

Reading the accumulated sexual harassment accusations against Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and former network executive Roger Ailes is like a quick dip in a sewage treatment pond. After even a brief exposure, the stench stays with you for days.

If the accusations of dozens of women over two decades are correct — and it is hard to dismiss the women, as the accused have done, as unbalanced, dishonest or disgruntled — then Fox News is the focus of hypocrisy in the modern world. While preaching traditional values, it has operated, according to former Fox anchor Andrea Tantaros, “like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny.”

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