Fox News on Thursday fired contributor Kevin Jackson after he called Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and other women “lying skanks” for accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
Jackson, who has 67,000 followers on Twitter, posted a string of highly offensive tweets over a period of hours as the Senate Judiciary Committee interviewed Dr. Blasey Ford and then Brett Kavanaugh.
The conservative pundit and author, who as of Thursday night still identified himself in his Twitter bio as a Fox News contributor, tweeted: “Dang girl, stop opening your legs and OPEN A BOOK!”
That’s how you can tell we’re in the #MeToo era. Fox News fires people like this instead of keeping them around for years and paying them millions of dollars.
But, yeah, good job vetting your contributors, Fox.
And then there’s this little bit of irony:
Another Fox News personality, anchor Tucker Carlson, also questioned sex assault victims this week, saying in an segment with liberal radio host Ethan Bearman: “Sex offenders tend to commit serial sex crimes. Doesn't she have an obligation to tell someone to stop him from doing it if he is a fact a sex criminal? Where's her obligation here? What about the rest of us?”
Hmm, people have an obligation to report sexual misconduct. That’s interesting. Maybe you should tell Bill Shine, Tucker. I believe you have his number.
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