A former Fox News associate producer and a show guest are suing the network over allegations of rape and sexual harassment.
Jennifer Eckhart, a former associate producer on Fox Business, and Cathy Areu, a network guest, filed a federal lawsuit accusing recently-fired news anchor Ed Henry of rape and Tucker Carlson, Howard Kurtz, and Sean Hannity of sexual harassment.
The lurid details aren’t important. What matters, as always, is credibility. And in the case of both these women, their credibility is suspect.
Does this sound like a rape victim to you?
Rape victims don’t generally stand atop the battlements waving the bloody shirt. She seems very proud of herself for standing up for “all victims.” And how courageous she is to refuse “to let fear of retaliation, victim shaming and further attacks intimidate me into remaining silent.” Eckart knows that what little opposition she’s going to experience will be drowned out in a tidal wave of support from the left. Her moribund career just got a new lease on life and Areu will once again be in demand as a guest.
We await word on the value of the book deals.
Is it possible that Ed Henry is a violent rapist? The guy always did appear to be a little sketchy. But we’ll never get at the truth listening to Eckart’s partisan proclamations of solidarity with #MeToo.
Henry’s lawyer vehemently denies the charges.
As for Areu, the network issued a statement that paints the woman as a glory hound.
Yes, but it’s Fox News so they’ve already been convicted and condemned.
Fox News is an outlier among the news networks. They have their own narratives to advance that don’t always conform to the views of others. Certainly, this lawsuit is a godsend to the left. Expect them to use it to try to destroy the little opposition remaining to their rule.