Jason Russell, Washington Examiner & Zaid Jilani, The Intercept & Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller all join Thom. On Monday - former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court alleging that "Fox News masquerades as defender of traditional family values, but behind the scenes, it operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and misogyny." The suit alleges that Bill O'Reilly invited her to stay with him on Long Island where it would be "very private" and that she could show him her "wild side" She also alleges that Ailes' made inappropriate comments about a number of Fox personalities to Tantaros - and that when she complained to Senior Executive Bill Shine - he told her that she "needed to let this one go." After Ailes' left Fox - Shine was elevated to Vice President - meaning women probably shouldn't expect a lot of change at Fox anytime soon. This kind of sexual harassment was considered "normal" in workplaces around the country 40 years ago - and it's still common in a lot of places - especially smaller companies in red states. So when is the GOP going to reject this sort of "traditional" sexism and actually vote for the Equal Rights Amendment? Or does the GOP think that this type of sexism is part of what used to make America great?
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