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Fox News Hit with Sex Bias Suit
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Posted on 11/08/2005 7:12:48 AM PST by rs79bm

A federal lawsuit charges that Fox News has harassed and discriminated against its female employees and created a "hostile work environment because of their sex."

The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan's Federal District Court by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The suit is based on an EEOC investigation of a claim brought by a former Fox employee, Kim Weiler.

"We investigated the allegations and charges that were made and found them to be baseless," Steven Mintz of the New York law firm Mintz & Gold told the New York Times.

The firm represented Fox News in the commission's investigation. "Fox News questions the motivations behind the charges," Mintz added.

The EEOC suit charged that a Fox vice president "routinely used gross obscenities and vulgarities when describing women or their body parts," language that it says the executive "did not use with male employees."

The suit also contends that the executive "routinely cursed at and otherwise denigrated women employees," telling them to "be a man," the Times reported.

The suit also alleges that Fox routinely assigned female employees to freelance work and less secure jobs.

It adds that Kim Weiler was "constructively discharged" as a result of the network's practices. The Times says that it was not clear whether she was fired. The lawsuit demands that Fox institute policies to correct what it calls the discrimination against women at the news network and asks for punitive damages.


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The EEOC suit charged that a Fox vice president "routinely used gross obscenities and vulgarities when describing women or their body parts," language that it says the executive "did not use with male employees."

Ok, and this is strange because why? What else do you think men talk about.
1 posted on 11/08/2005 7:12:48 AM PST by rs79bm
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The suit also contends that the executive "routinely cursed at and otherwise denigrated women employees," telling them to "be a man,"

Catherine Porridge's haircut springs to mind...

2 posted on 11/08/2005 7:15:16 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: rs79bm

Lack of job security is part of the business. They can fire you because they don't like the color of your eyes. No explaination needed.


4 posted on 11/08/2005 7:18:54 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: rs79bm
"We investigated the allegations and charges that were made and found them to be baseless," Steven Mintz of the New York law firm Mintz & Gold told the New York Times.

The Slimes automatically makes this story less than credible.

5 posted on 11/08/2005 7:21:12 AM PST by Kieri
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To: Iowa Granny

The VULTURES are out for Fox.

When you are Number 1 , the Feminist and the New York Slimes want your blood !!


6 posted on 11/08/2005 7:23:54 AM PST by Zenith
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To: Baynative
The reflections off the anchor girls' exaggerated lip gloss. . .

You meant to say 'exaggerated lips. . .and lip gloss'. . .right? It is almost funny; but really I don't care what visuals Fox uses to gain audience appeal. Better info there for sure; compared to the rest of the net/cable. . .I want as many people tuning in as they can reach.

As for the claim. . The suit also contends that the executive "routinely cursed at and otherwise denigrated women employees," telling them to "be a man,"

I guess we will hear from them or the lawyers will. . .(?)

7 posted on 11/08/2005 7:25:23 AM PST by cricket (No Freedom - No Peace)
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To: rs79bm

Nonsense! If they have a good pair of legs in a short skirt there is no limit to how far they can go at Fox. They are the industry leader in knee-level cameras, glass tables (not ceilings), and anchor eye candy.


8 posted on 11/08/2005 7:25:30 AM PST by Williams
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To: Iowa Granny


Except that women are a protected group under title 9. Only "whitey" can be fired for no reason...as long as he is under the age of 40.


9 posted on 11/08/2005 7:26:54 AM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: Baynative

Pretty news babes are a TV tradition on networks and local stations. Our local stations burn through them so fast I rarely recall their names after they are gone.

Only the ones who make the main desk with their name as one of the news team headliners have any staying power. That's the game and a player shouldn't complain when it happens to that player.


10 posted on 11/08/2005 7:27:28 AM PST by RicocheT
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To: Zenith
"The VULTURES are out for Fox."

It's a federal law suit. Why would the Bush Administration go after Fox?

11 posted on 11/08/2005 7:28:03 AM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: rs79bm


Yeah...someone with an agenda is looking for a way to give FOX a hard time.


12 posted on 11/08/2005 7:28:37 AM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: Williams

...and praise God for that.


13 posted on 11/08/2005 7:29:16 AM PST by Crawdad (So the guy says to the doctor, "It hurts when I do this.")
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To: rs79bm

Maybe the DemocRATS trying to bring down Fox News BEFORE Slime Clinton in Pres?????

I would think so....


14 posted on 11/08/2005 7:29:48 AM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Diddle E. Squat

ROFL. What's up with that, anyway?


15 posted on 11/08/2005 7:30:20 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: rs79bm

"constructively discharged"

WTF? Does that mean she quit? Or that she stopped showing up for work? Or, more likely, that she did such a crappy job FOX stopped assigning work to her?


17 posted on 11/08/2005 7:31:28 AM PST by wvobiwan (Proud Minuteman Project Volunteer - Secure borders, illegals OUT, no 'guest workers'!)
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To: blaquebyrd
The suit is based on an EEOC investigation of a claim brought by a former Fox employee, Kim Weiler.

If you parse this it does not mean the admin is behind it, just that it has been filed in Fed court.

18 posted on 11/08/2005 7:32:43 AM PST by freedomlover (This Fall a Woman will be the Mother of a Mouse)
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To: rs79bm
[The EEOC suit charged that a Fox vice president "routinely used gross obscenities and vulgarities when describing women or their body parts," language that it says the executive "did not use with male employees." ****Ok, and this is strange because why? What else do you think men talk about.]

LOL and right. . .

Of course, it could be worse. . .but could be she was just called a 'boob' or 'butt head'. . .or dumb-a-- . Something ANYone could experience if there are 'problems'.

More to come.. .for sure.

19 posted on 11/08/2005 7:33:05 AM PST by cricket (No Freedom - No Peace)
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To: rs79bm
>The EEOC suit charged that a Fox vice president "routinely used gross obscenities and vulgarities when describing women or their body parts," language that it says the executive "did not use with male employees."
>>Ok, and this is strange because why? What else do you think men talk about.

Hmmm. So, the next time
I'm in a WOD thread
and some Manson type

sends a post to me
calling me a ball-less jerk
who enjoys getting

b*ttF*ck#d by the Feds'
jackbooted thugs, does that mean
I can sue FR?

(Don't those FOX women
know that guys talk worse to guys
than they do to girls?!)

20 posted on 11/08/2005 7:37:59 AM PST by theFIRMbss (;-)
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To: rs79bm

I watch Fox a lot and don't ever remember anyone by that name. Does anyone have a photo? I sure can't remember her.


21 posted on 11/08/2005 7:39:31 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: rs79bm

So, now telling someone to "be a man" is a denigration or slur?............


22 posted on 11/08/2005 7:46:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Whatever happened to formulas 1 through 408?.........)
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To: rs79bm
The EEOC suit charged that a Fox vice president "routinely used gross obscenities and vulgarities when describing women or their body parts,"

Are they sure it wasn't really Bill O'Reilly? Sounds like his MO.

23 posted on 11/08/2005 7:46:59 AM PST by Bommer (TEXANS - VOTE NOV 8TH FOR PROPOSITION 2 - THE MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT)
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To: cubreporter

I did a quick search and she was a promotional and/or marketing director of some sort. I don't have any more information. I don't think she ever made it on air, if that's what your wondering.


24 posted on 11/08/2005 7:48:39 AM PST by rs79bm
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To: rs79bm

Beware the molemen or molewomen......wake up FOX!


25 posted on 11/08/2005 7:48:51 AM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: Williams
"..and anchor eye candy."

24-7

26 posted on 11/08/2005 7:53:20 AM PST by Designer (Just a nit-pick'n and chagrin'n)
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To: add925
>The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan's Federal District Court by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Did they file a suit
against the Clinton White House
on behalf of all

the gals who worked there
who didn't get treated cool
like Monica did?

27 posted on 11/08/2005 7:53:57 AM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: wvobiwan

More than likely... lawyers from CNN & MSNBC got ahold of her and filled her head with visions of sugarplums.


28 posted on 11/08/2005 7:54:19 AM PST by johnny7 (“What now? Let me tell you what now.”)
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To: rs79bm
The EEOC suit charged that a Fox vice president "routinely used gross obscenities and vulgarities when describing women or their body parts," language that it says the executive "did not use with male employees."

Sounds like a guy saying guy stuff to me.

29 posted on 11/08/2005 7:56:01 AM PST by stacytec (Nihilism, destorying an "ism" near you!)
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To: Williams

That airhead - Juliette Huddy makes your point.


30 posted on 11/08/2005 7:56:39 AM PST by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: blaquebyrd

"It's a federal law suit. Why would the Bush Administration go after Fox?"



The federal government is a huge entity made up of many agencies that are still headed by partisans. One thing to remember about CLinton is that he committed one of the largest partisan purges in US history...which included the so-called DA Massacre that replaced all the US Attorneys. Unless Bush replaced these people, (which I don't recall him doing) these federal prosecutors, combined with Clinton-appointed federal judges, means Republicans aren't even safe from partisans in the DOJ.


31 posted on 11/08/2005 7:57:43 AM PST by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: Iowa Granny

Yes, that's the agreement most of us accept when we are employed. And that goes both ways. The employee can quit when they like as well, 'for no reason'.

What I do truly find humorous though, is how teachers think they should be different. Tenure? You've got to be kiddin me.


32 posted on 11/08/2005 7:59:59 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: rs79bm

yes, that's what I was wondering because her name sure didn't ring a bell.


33 posted on 11/08/2005 8:01:43 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: Churchillspirit

I wasn't really complaining, although on an intellectual level it is frivolus to be featuring short skirts. I feel Kiran Chetry is about as fine as they get, but I don't see her get much write up. I would post her pic but I don't know how.


34 posted on 11/08/2005 8:03:40 AM PST by Williams
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To: Bommer
Are they sure it wasn't really Bill O'Reilly? Sounds like his MO.

my first thought also

35 posted on 11/08/2005 8:04:06 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: cubreporter

Ok, her official title:

Kim Weiler
Fox News Channel
Promotions & Advertising
1211 Avenue of the Americas
18th Floor
New York, NY 10036


36 posted on 11/08/2005 8:04:06 AM PST by rs79bm
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To: rs79bm
Did Rita Crosby ever allege any of this???
37 posted on 11/08/2005 8:04:48 AM PST by stm
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To: rs79bm

O'Reilly yelling "IT WASN'T ME" was heard as far away as nearby New Jersey and Delaware.


38 posted on 11/08/2005 8:05:53 AM PST by Rebelbase (Food stamps, section-8, State paid Child support, etc. pay more than the min. wage.)
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To: Williams
I feel Kiran Chetry is about as fine as they get, but I don't see her get much write up. I would post her pic but I don't know how.

OK, I do.


39 posted on 11/08/2005 8:06:00 AM PST by rs79bm
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To: Williams
I feel Kiran Chetry is about as fine as they get, but I don't see her get much write up.

I agree.

40 posted on 11/08/2005 8:06:44 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Churchillspirit
Juliette Huddy

Hey, I love watching Juliette Huddy. By the way, what does she do?

41 posted on 11/08/2005 8:08:20 AM PST by CommandoFrank (Peer into the depths of hell and there you will find the face of Islam...)
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To: CommandoFrank
Hey I didn't want to turn this thread into a picture post but couldn't resist.


42 posted on 11/08/2005 8:10:36 AM PST by rs79bm
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To: Baynative

So you are saying that Steve Doocy is the "dumb blonde" of the trio?


43 posted on 11/08/2005 8:14:14 AM PST by Nomorjer Kinov
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To: rs79bm

Ah yes, that's truely a 'Fox babe'. Thanks!


44 posted on 11/08/2005 8:14:20 AM PST by CommandoFrank (Peer into the depths of hell and there you will find the face of Islam...)
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To: theFIRMbss

God it must be weird
To have to think in Haiku
All the friggin time


46 posted on 11/08/2005 8:21:12 AM PST by Husker8877
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To: rs79bm

47 posted on 11/08/2005 8:22:30 AM PST by unixfox (AMERICA - 20 Million ILLEGALS Can't Be Wrong!)
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To: rs79bm

It was a cheap trick to see her picture, but thanks very much. Can you freepmail me on how to post pics?


48 posted on 11/08/2005 8:22:32 AM PST by Williams
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To: All

How come the white house staffers didn't file a lawsuit against Bubba?

Juliet Huddy has disappeared from the Weekend Morning Show...weep weep.... they kept Julian the Jerk and the other two have a week time program now I think. I miss
them and can hardly stomach watching Julian make a fool of himself.


49 posted on 11/08/2005 8:25:14 AM PST by imintrouble
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To: All

I know I know...

She got a job at CBS or ABC News contingent upon her filing the lawsuit!!!


50 posted on 11/08/2005 8:26:15 AM PST by imintrouble
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