Fox News Has hired “Herb” Cain as the replacement for commentator Sarah Palin.
She referred to him as the “flavor of the week.”
When she made that comment, we were unsure if it was the result of her observation of the current popular Republican candidate running for President, or the current popular basketball player.
As the ultimate insult to Palin, Fox has hired a black man to replace her. Palin has a long and colorful history of discriminatory attitudes toward blacks.
In fact she doesn’t discriminate in her bigoted attitudes toward a variety of minorities.
Palin seems to have focused her rage on Blacks from an early point in her career as a celebrity when she lost the Miss Alaska contest to a Black women. She is famous for her comment about Obama when he won the Democratic nomination for President when she is reported to have said “Sambo beat the Bitch.”When McCain/Palin lost to Obama in 2008, Palin suggested it was because SHE wasn’t at the top of the ticket.
When the Republican candidate lost again to a Black man in 2012, Palin was “perplexed.” Sarah Palin must have reached a new level of “perplexity” as she learned that Fox had hired “Herb” Cain as her replacement. She knew he was Black, but couldn’t remember his name.
The hire by Fox of Herman Cain is a clear testament to the standards of Fox. When Palin was hired Rogers Ailes explained that his reason for the hire was that she was “hot” and got ratings. The logical question is not why Fox fired Palin, but why they would hire Cain in her place. Some might suspect that the goal was to attract some of the Black voters who voted for Obama. Fox has now demonstrated its bigoted attitudes, thinking that Blacks would vote for anyone Black. Herman Cain is himself a bigot. Moreover Cain’s disrespect of women was a much more memorable contribution to the campaign of 2012 than the fact that he was Black. Even after the story broke about his 6 year affair with Ginger White, he flaunted his disrespect for women by calling Nancy Pelosi “princess Nancy” and made a joke about Anita Hill endorsing him.
If Fox News is trying to influence the 2016 election by hiring Herman Cain, they have once again demonstrated their foolishness. Both McCain and Romney lost the election because women voted for Obama by a dramatic margin. In fact the gender gap was greater in the 2012 election than in the 2008 election. In 2008 Obama won the women’s vote by 56-43, and actually lost the men’s vote by a one percent margin of 49-48 %. In 2012 Obama carried the women’s vote by a margin of 55-44 %, which was very close to the 2008 election. However Obama lost the men’s vote by a much larger margin in 2012 of 7%, 52-45%. Women outnumber men in America, and vote at a higher percentage than men. Thus the very worst thing Fox could do is to choose a commentator who is known for his disrespect for women. Herman Cain would be the Republican best known for his misogynistic attitudes. Fox News insulted America, and women in particular by the hiring of Sarah Palin. They have done it again by their hire of Herman Cain.
Herman Cain was clearly NOT hired due to his mastery of domestic or foreign issues in American politics. Remember his total ignorance on Libya?
His 999 tax plan was inspired by the Sims City video game.
The hiring of Herman Cain is even more offensive as a result of Fox’s documented defense of Cain in his harassing behavior of women:
Dick Morris said “Well, this is ridiculous. … This woman is in search of money. … This woman has been unemployed for 13 years, and this is apparently payday. … I look forward to her spread in Playboy.” Morris also called one of the accusers, Sharon Bialek, a “gold digger” and said her accusations were “outlandish.”
Fox News host Andrea Tantaros attacked Bialek as a “scam artist” with an “illegitimate child.”
Sean Hannity reported on Bialek’s accusations in a segment called, “Anatomy of a Smear Campaign.”
Sean Hannity interviewed Gloria Allred, the attorney for one of Herman Cain’s sexual harassment victims. Hannity repeatedly questioned why the woman didn’t immediately leave the vehicle after the alleged crime: “Why would one — if that happened, and it was so traumatic, and it was so bad, why would she stay in the car with him?”
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld said: “We’re beginning to understand the ubiquitousness of sexual harassment claims and how because they’re happening so often and they’re everywhere, many of them are inherently meaningless, done to safeguard future reputation-damaging things, and you might not be guilty.”
Fox host Mike Huckabee dismissed the sexual harassment allegations against Cain by comparing his alleged behavior to someone ordering food at Popeyes.
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume claimed that superiors in the workplace are now “at an equal or greater disadvantage” than their employees.
Fox News host Eric Bolling claimed that the allegations were part of a “systematic taking apart of the right by the left.” He added that his “hunch is, you know, the left-wing nutjobs at Media Matters and all the other lefty blogs” were behind the Cain allegations.
Fox News contributor Mike Gallagher dismissed the seriousness of the allegations, explaining: “The left hates blacks who are conservative”
A Fox Nation post described Sharon Bialek as having “a Chicago smell.”
Cain does appear to be the kind of man that fits well into the good-old-boy network of Fox. Fox has a history of discrimination against women. The EEOC has previously filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox as a result of allegations by Kim Weiler a former employee. Ms. Weiler asserted that Fox sexually harassed she and other women , routinely using obscenities and vulgarities to describe women or their body parts.
Bill O’Reilly was sued by a former female producer of his talk show for sexual harassment. Ms. Mackris alleged that O’Reilly made a series of explicit phone calls to her, advised her to use a vibrator, and told her about sexual fantasies he had involving her.
Fox News has a reputation of use of extreme make-up for its female anchors.
It seems rather obvious that the reason these women were hired by Fox had nothing to do with their intelligence, and everything to do with their appearance.
If you think I am being unfair, watch this clip of a woman on Fox, and see if you have any idea what she is talking about, rather then what she is doing as she is being filmed.
If Homeland Security ever produces the statement of David Chaney, and Chaney confirms that Todd Palin introduced Chaney to his prostitute, Shailey Tripp, Todd might be able to get a job on Fox. Todd could be in charge of entertainment for all anchors on location.?!
Bristol’s son Tripp has been known to use foul language while his mother and Aunt Willow laugh.
Perhaps Bristol or Tripp will make the observation that “Sambo replaced the Bitch” while Willow laughs.