By Randy Deabay
Over the last few days, we have seen a significant change in the attire of the ladies of Fox News. It may not seem like much to some, but it definitively is a change of attitude towards women in general and Fox News specifically.
Bill O’Reilly, who was put on permanent vacation from Fox News back in early April, was known to rile up the average liberal. This, in turn, lost viewership, but the womanizing and his own personal life of divorce and abuse caused many to lose their image of a strong principled news anchor.
We saw Bill leave last month, and on Monday, we saw the departure of the co-president Bill Shine. At the same time, we have seen a new group wearing the pants on Fox News, and it is the ladies who have truly made Fox great. The change has been slow in coming, following the departure of Megyn Kelly and long-time favorite Greta van Susteren. But now, Fox has made a huge leap into the world of respecting each anchor for their talents over their looks.
Hosts Jenna Lee and Sandra Smith have both appeared in recent weeks wearing pants on the air. This is a far cry from the prior tactics Fox used with regulation skirts and dresses as mandatory garb for the ladies. America may actually see the results of womanizing and misogyny taking a dip in America, and realizing that it is not all right to give a position due to looks or gender but based upon capabilities.
Jedidiah Bila, a once very popular figure on Fox News said “We used to go into a room and there were a bunch of dresses you could choose from. I was told at one point I wasn’t allowed to wear orange because at that time Roger Ailes was in charge and didn’t like the color orange, so I didn’t wear orange.” This while speaking on The View. Over the last several months we have heard from strong anchors and co-hosts like Gretchen Carlson, Megyn Kelly, and others of the terrible womanizing that occurred during Aile’s reign. America is ready for this change and is looking for several other changes to occur including the high-profiled Sean Hannity with his propagandist attitude towards supporting the current POTUS.
The final question – is America ready to demand that Sean leaves and that the Fox News known for its political right format will actually be “FAIR AND BALANCED.” Despite the shakeup and all of the issues, including lying for Donald Trump during the campaign and as POTUS, its primetime lineup, Fox remains the most watched network on cable.