She claims Ailes recommended that the two of them might perhaps commence a sexual affair to sorta sweeten the contract she was negotiating.
Yes, Gretchen was a Miss America several years ago. She has, no doubt; benefitted in her journalism career from having a visual appeal. She doesn't apologize for taking good care of her body and she doesn't apologize for having better success than many others.
Conservatives are aware that sexual harassment is real and really damaging to all it's victims. We are also aware that people are also wrongly accused and that they are sometimes maliciously destroyed by malicious lies. Therefor, we will withhold premature speculation on the claims of Carlson. But we will equally note that the on-air talent of Fox News may be publicly critical of Carlson only because they draw their wealth and career opportunities from the man who is accused.
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Perhaps Austin Cunningham produced the most succinct explanation of why Fox News has achieved their high ratings? He unashamedly admits that he loves to just sit & stare at the beautiful women on Fox News, in submissive acceptance of whatever they are saying.
< Watch Austin's video, to the left.
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It would be beyond naive to deny that Fox relies deliberately upon carnal appeal to lure in viewers. It would be equally ignorant to deny that the strategy works. But at some point there will be women who value their dignity more than their career opportunity at Fox News.
I can't help but notice the incredibly stiff arched backs of the females on the studio sets. The attempts to emphasize female assets are quite obvious. The woman with exposed legs always sits in unobstructed view downstage. This is the formula of 'The Five' and 'Red Eye'. Sometimes low cut cocktail dresses are prescribed.