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Will Gretchen Carlson’s Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Change the Corporate Culture at Fox?

Jul 8, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson against network boss Roger Ailes signals what commentator Jim Rutenberg, writing in The New York Times, calls “a big shift for Mr. Ailes and a network that has avowedly refused to go along with what so many of its commentators dismiss as political correctness and feminism run amok in the name of progress.”

Rutenberg argues that times have changed since the days when “the liberties men might take with female subordinates behind closed doors” weren’t talked about, and suggests that Fox News may have been slower than other organizations to go along with that change.

Now, Rutenberg writes, Fox “is being carried by the same gale force that is sweeping through Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Madison Avenue, bringing into the open generations-old patterns and behaviors that were never O.K., but were for so long abetted by silence.”

Please click on the link near the top of this story to read Rutenberg’s full analysis in The Times.

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