Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fox's Carlson Leaves Set After Kilmeade's Sexist Joke

Sexism and sleaze have long been among the hallmarks of Fox News–and one of its prime exemplars has been Brian Kilmeade. In the past, he asked co-host Gretchen Carlson, "Didn't men give you the kitchen?" He has also referred to women as "babes, chicks" and "skirts." On Thursday, Carlson finally had enough. Kilmeade, reacting to the U.S. Navy Band's recent inclusion of women, said, “Women are everywhere. We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control.” Carlson walked off the set, stating, "You read the headlines. Since men are so great. Take them [women] away. In all your glory.” The clueless Kilmeade then stated, "All right. Finally. Leaving an all-male crew... She needed a shower." Would any other major station put up with this blatant, repeated sexism? Watch:

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