Tell us something we don’t know.
Courtesy of HuffPo:
Ex-Fox News host Eboni K. Williams took aim at her former employer on Thursday, saying the network has a reputation for bigotry and racism “for very good reason.”
On the New York radio show “The Breakfast Club,” Williams said the key to understanding the widely watched conservative network was in making sense of its founder Roger Ailes. Ailes died at the age of 77 in 2017, a year after leaving the network amid a sexual misconduct scandal.
Williams told the radio show’s co-host Charlamagne tha God that Ailes had only one mission in mind for the network ― and that was “the demonizing of the other.” It was “literally the purpose of why the network was founded,” she said.
“I don’t know what his beliefs are, but what he knew was it would be very profitable,” Williams added. “OK, when you find a fear-based thing like that and you can capitalize on it, in a unique way, no one had ever done this before.”
Williams left the network at the end of 2018. During her almost 4 1/2-year stint, she temporarily co-hosted the “Fox News Specialists” show alongside Eric Bolling, who also parted ways with the network following a sexual misconduct scandal.
This, of course, is in no way surprising but it is good to hear it confirmed by former employees.
I always wonder how men and women of color justify their participation what has now devolved into an outlet for white nationalist propaganda?
I also constantly wonder how any self-respecting woman could still bring themselves to work for what is a hotbed of sexual harassment and abuse?
Or is the key word there “self-respect?”