Following Geraldo Rivera’s high-profile Facebook post expressing regret over his previous stance defending ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes, recently departed FNC anchor Greta Van Susteren offered similar thoughts of her own.
Deadline.com reports that Van Susteren also took to Facebook, saying “We all regret” initially failing to believe Gretchen Carlson’s claims of sexual harassment by Ailes.
“We all regret it — I made my regret self evident in my GretaWire posting about 3 weeks ago which ended with this: ‘Gretchen, you go girl.’ That said it all,” Van Susteren wrote.
She added: “It is indeed true, when I read the complaint written by lawyers — I never spoke to Gretchen as she was long gone from Fox — I found it inconsistent with what was my experience and information at the Fox News Channel, admittedly working 200 miles from the ‘scene of the crimes.’ It was hidden from all of us.”
Van Susteren also wrote: “I regret that Roger Ailes was not supervised by those in a public corporation who had the duty to supervise him. This included his seniors, the CFO’s of both Fox News Channel and 21CF (and its predecessor NewsCorp), the Board of Directors and what I assume this public corporation had, outside auditors. Checks written that were suspicious should have been spotted.”
Deadline notes: “Rivera’s regret came, he said, after a recent book deal fell through because of his defense of Ailes. ‘I was wrong, and am paying the price,’ he said. Van Susteren, meanwhile, is interested in securing another TV news position, sources report.”