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October 01, 2010

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Thomas Collins

I seriously doubt the Obama Administration thinks it is going to intimidate Fox News with this suit. I think this is more playing to the base before the election. Remind the base that they need to vote to protect the country from those rightwingnuttos at Fox News.

Rob Crawford

Remind the base that they need to vote to protect the country from those rightwingnuttos at Fox News.

And remind everyone else what power-mad bureaucrats do.

Thomas Collins

I agree, Rob Crawford. I suspect the calculation is that the independents who have stuck with the Dems this long are probably pro-bureaucracy and pro-progism. It's playing to the base, slice and dice and try to eke out a House majority. I don't think it will work, but if you're Axelrod or Plouffe, it's not an irrational calculation.

Charlie (Colorado)

A month before the election, and a week after Obama said Fox was destructive.

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

I suspect the Charging Party is now mortified. I know she is still working at Fox, appearing most every day.

Jane

I'd like to hear her speak out about it. And I'm a little shocked that she was demanding $900,000 pay a year.

Clarice

I'm shocked she's paid $500k a year. Perhaps the nets might do better across the board if they fired their news readers and replaced them with lower paid folks. Start with Rick Sanchez.

centralcal

This is one of those stories that just make you scratch your head. Herridge is coming off horribly in the stories reported so far. She may be constrained from speaking out because of legal counsel - both from the EEOC side and the FNC side. Wouldn't she have to okay the EEOC going forward with its legal procedures?

As to Rick Sanchez, I think he's toast. All the media blogs claim to have contacted CNN, all claim they were promised a statement later this afternoon. None have received that "statement."

centralcal

Oh, and you can bet your sweet bippy, that Sanchez - dumb as a box of rocks, though he is - will claim he's a victim, Hispanic bigotry, etc.

Rob Crawford

Wouldn't she have to okay the EEOC going forward with its legal procedures?

IANAL, but the way I read the press release, they're punishing Fox for including "retaliatory language" in a contract. If she's already given sworn testimony to this, they don't have to involve her, and can claim they're punishing the company to prevent future repeats, not to address her specific case.

Also -- Herridge signed a new contract with Fox 18 months ago. The timing of this is not accidental, and it's entirely for political purposes.

Welcome to tyranny, folks!

centralcal

Well, that sucks. Very awkward to say the least for Ms. Herridge, especially since it is getting quite a lot of media attention.

Pagar

"I'm shocked she's paid $500k a year"

Let me make sure I understand this correctly.
Some one whom I have never seen on Fox to the best of my recollection makes more than the president of the United States????? And she supposedly is being discriminated against??
Got to be kidding!

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vnjagvet

The EEOC may go forward without the permission of a Charging Party and occasionally does. It is very unusual and only works if there is evidence other than the CP's testimony. In this case, the EEOC may be contending that the contract itself constitutes a violation of the CRA as a matter of law. In that case, the only evidence would be the contract itself. I am not sure how they authenticate it to make it admissible without one of the signatories testify.

squaredance

Sound like the sort of thing Putin or Chavez would do. It is no joke.

What is amazing is how brazen they are about it. They may well get something through a corrupt court too

Ask yourself, if they get away with this and remain in power, where will it end.

Ley got away with it with Scooty and Stevens

Who would have thought that we would see something like this in this country even 4 years ago.

That better be a real tidal wave next month.

Or government now stands against all that this nation ever stood for,

jorod

Socialists have teeth.

bgates

Some one whom I have never seen on Fox to the best of my recollection makes more than the president of the United States?

I'm willing to bet that we could take up a collection just on the blog and get $500,000 a year for the president of the United States if we'd never have to see anything about him on Fox.

Melinda Romanoff

"Fox loses license over repeated campaign violations."

This is the weak link.

The totalitarians win first, so that Fox has to prove they're wrong.

This is Rahm's parting game plan. He still thinks its all TV or cable, no web.

They don't get it.

Yet.

Frau Steingehirn

I wonder what the real story is.

Herridge, whose short haircut and homeland security beat earned her the nickname “the terror pixie”...
Beats Amanpour "the war slut."

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