Gretchen Carlson Is Writing a Book About Harassment and Empowerment For Women

gretchen-carlson Gretchen Carlson has a book coming out. The former Fox News anchor has been largely quiet since her sexual harassment lawsuit brought down Roger Ailes and rollicked the culture of Fox News in irreparable ways. She gave a few interviews here and there, but unlike fellow female Fox ex-pats Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren, she has yet to pop up in a new position. With her new book, she’ll be expanding on the issues she’s addressed in her interviews and tweets: harassment and empowerment for women in the workplace. Center Street Books, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, announced today that they will be releasing Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back on September 26. Carlson says this:
Make no mistake — sexual harassment is not just about sex. It’s really about power. Sexual harassers feel they can get away with it because they believe they’re the ones Continue reading "Gretchen Carlson Is Writing a Book About Harassment and Empowerment For Women"

‘There Are Risks’: Fox’s Janice Dean Returns to Air, Opens Up About Cosmetic Procedure Gone Wrong

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean returned to Fox this morning and brought with her a cautionary tale. Maybe you’ve noticed that Dean, the veteran meteorologist who was promoted to Fox & Friends in November, has been missing from the network for a full two months. An op-ed she wrote on the Fox website this past weekend explains why, but for good measure, she also told the whole story of a hazardous cosmetic procedure during her return to Fox & Friends this morning. To make a long story short, Dean had a “fractora” procedure done on her neck. The downtime she was told to expect was five days, but she spent two months away from her job because of swelling related to temporary nerve paralysis in her face. Beyond the effect this had on her appearance, Dean had issues talking and chewing! “There Continue reading "‘There Are Risks’: Fox’s Janice Dean Returns to Air, Opens Up About Cosmetic Procedure Gone Wrong"

‘Welcome to Hell’: Drudge Mourns a Future Where Maddow Has Top Ratings

Yesterday, Mediaite predicted that Rachel Maddow was going to crush the 9:00 ratings. Today, conservative aggregator Matt Drudge mourned. Drudge rarely tweets, but when he does, the overall mood tends to be ominous or disappointed. Today’s message was no different: Screen Shot 2017-04-24 at 11.44.02 AM Clearly, a future with flying cars and a Maddow success story doesn’t appeal to Drudge. He calls it “hell.” We’ve already had a preview of that “hell” when Maddow slayed ratings for a while in February. Maddow’s MSNBC colleague Joy Reid responded to Drudge like this: [image: screengrab] Lindsey: Twitter. Facebook.

Megyn Kelly’s Big NBC Debut Reportedly Set for June

In addition to having one of the most influential years in news media, there's no denying that Megyn Kelly is as sexy as they get on television. The 'Settle For More' author skyrocketed in popularity in 2016, moderating debates and proving to be a crucial voice to election coverage for Fox News. It’s likely Megyn Kelly will return to television in June. Kelly left Fox News in January, not long after Roger Ailes, who was forced out after allegations of sexual harassment started mounting against him. Reports indicate that it was Kelly’s own admission that Ailes harassed her that served as the nail in his coffin. When she left Fox in January, Kelly announced she would head to NBC but would first be taking some time off. Page Six is now reporting that she’ll be back on air soon and they’re crediting a “network insider” for the scoop. “She will start in May, and her Sunday show will premiere in June,” said the insider. The primetime sandwich she created by having a show between those of Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity was successful, but since O’Reilly was ousted over his own sexual harassment allegations, that dream team is just a memory. Continue reading "Megyn Kelly’s Big NBC Debut Reportedly Set for June"

Latest Lawsuit Alleges Black Fox Employees Forced to Arm Wrestle for Entertainment

You could say the battle over Fox News’s future is like an arm wrestle — literally. Fox News scourge Gabriel Sherman is now reporting that a racial discrimination lawsuit will be filed by seven African American employees this week. The suit alleges that employees of color were forced to arm wrestle for the entertainment of white employees. Sherman appeared on yesterday’s AM Joy on MSNBC to chat about the latest details in the case. “I obtained a letter from their attorneys that was sent to Fox that described really horrific acts of racial discrimination in which black employees were forced to arm wrestle for the entertainment of white employees in the accounting department,” he said. He added that this sort of Continue reading "Latest Lawsuit Alleges Black Fox Employees Forced to Arm Wrestle for Entertainment"

Is the U.S. Preparing a Missile Strike Against North Korea? Officials Refuse to Rule It Out

Our relationship (or lack thereof) with North Korea is a source of concern for many Americans. Now that U.S. officials have refused to rule out striking the country with missiles, those concerns look like they’ll be staying around a while. Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, told NBC’s Today Show, “We are not going to do something unless he gives us reason to do something.” That means if North Korea conducts another nuclear test or attacks a U.S. military base, President Donald Trump might just react with missiles, like he did in Syria. According to the Independent, “South Korean officials say there’s a chance the country will conduct its sixth nuclear test or its maiden test launch of an [intercontinental ballistic missile] around the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday.” Don’t run to the fallout shelter yet, though. Continue reading "Is the U.S. Preparing a Missile Strike Against North Korea? Officials Refuse to Rule It Out"

Local News Station to Deliver Touching 16-Minute Documentary on Holocaust Photographer

When you think of local news, you don’t think of original programming. Well…you might now, actually. CNN has Great Big StoryHLN has How It Really Happened. Original shows are usually the property of the big dogs, but there are local stories out there that deserve to be told to the communities that facilitate them. Enter Fox 5 Films and their Human Race series. On Monday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. EST, New York’s Fox affiliate will air the 16-minute product of one of their Fox 5 Films deep dives. It’s called Still Here and it tells the story of Brian Marcus, a photographer who set out to take photos of Holocaust survivors. Those photos have now been turned into a book of the same name as the TV special, Still Here. Mediaite was lucky enough to see the special in advance and can confirm that for Continue reading "Local News Station to Deliver Touching 16-Minute Documentary on Holocaust Photographer"