Watch: Fox complains women reporting rape will make Christmas parties less “festive”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham is worried that women speaking out about sexual harassment and abuse is "just killing all the fun of Christmas."
Fox News host and Trump cheerleader Laura Ingraham is concerned about the growing number of women who are coming forward to report incidents of sexual assault and harassment.
Well, she’s not actually concerned about the women — she’s worried that they might ruin office Christmas parties this year.
“Is the #MeToo movement becoming a spoiler for this season’s Christmas parties?” Ingraham asked Friday evening during a segment on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle.
Speaking with comedian Jimmy Failla, Ingraham said she was worried that women who feel empowered to report sexual misconduct might ruin the holiday season by making office Christmas parties less festive.
“I can see this year it might be — a little less festive, let’s say that. No alcohol and no fun and no lampshades and, I don’t know, maybe that’s better,” she said.
“Is this just killing all the fun of Christmas?” she wondered absurdly.
Failla and Ingraham then turned their attention to Vox, which they ridiculed for imposing a two-drink limit at this year’s office holiday party in an effort to keep things under control.
Limiting the alcohol limits the fun, Failla argued, offering an enthusiastic endorsement of drunkenness at office parties.
“I’m pro-holiday Christmas party,” he said. “I think it serves a purpose, which is to build comraderie over someone getting trashed. You know, you get that one night a year to be like, ‘Simmons took his shirt off and jumped in the the water fountain.'”
The segment would be wholly inappropriate on any network, but it’s especially galling given Fox News’ own sordid history with workplace sexual harassment.
Several of the most prominent men employed by Fox News have been forced out in the past two years over allegations of workplace sexual assault and harassment, including founder and former CEO Roger Ailes, along with hosts Bill O’Reilly and Eric Boiling.
Based on Ingraham’s comments, it appears that the culture of sexual harassment at Fox News is still thriving.
Perhaps instead of joking about solutions to the problem, Ingraham should consider why her network isn’t implementing them — and perhaps female employees should think twice about attending the holiday party this year.