Lawsuit Charges Against Fox News Head May be Bogus After All

From the very beginning there was something about the Gretchen Carlson lawsuit against Fox News head honcho Roger Ailes that just didn’t sit right with me. First all Fox News is his baby, when he retires he will always be known as the man who created and built Fox news into the highest rated news network. Why would a man brilliant enough to create FNC, be stupid enough to proposition any of his on air personalities?

In the past 24 hours Ailes received support from both Greta Van Susteren and Jeanine Pirro, but perhaps the biggest hole poked into Carlson’s lawsuit is a series of memos by Ailes and Carlson written almost immediately after what was seemingly the ugliest incident described in the Carlson law suit.

In a Sept. 16 [2015] meeting to discuss the discriminatory treatment she believed she suffered, Carlson alleges Ailes told her, “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago, then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better.”

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According to Carlson because she turned Ailes down, he denied her opportunities including “severely curtailing her appearances as a guest commentator on prime time shows” and…

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Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (, contributing reporter at and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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