A shocker about the Iraq war was hidden in plain sight last week amid the jaw-dropping details of a woman alleging she had been sexually harassed for 20 years at Fox News by then-CEO Roger Ailes.
In case you missed it, a former Fox booker named Laurie Luhn came forward with a lurid, mostly verified, account of her life at Fox News as, essentially a well-paid sex slave for Roger Ailes.
After she formally complained to Fox, she was paid off with $3.15 million in what amounted to hush money.
Luhn’s story was first reported by New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman. The lengthy piece is filled with salacious tidbits and suggestions of high-level cover ups at Fox. Luhn’s allegations have threatened to derail the plan to shut down an independent investigation into sexual harassment at Fox now that Ailes has been ousted.
But one paragraph in Sherman’s article, though not directly related to sexual misconduct, was just as disturbing. At least it should be to anyone who cares about an honest media:
“As she was promoted through the ranks at Fox, Luhn worked harder and harder to please Ailes. She zealously promoted the network’s right-wing agenda. ‘I was very proud of the product. I was very proud of how we handled 9/11. Very proud of how we handled the run-up to the Iraq War,’ she said. ‘My job was to sell the war. I needed to get people on the air that were attractive and articulate and could convey the importance of this campaign. It was a drumbeat.'”
We’ve long known about Fox News’ bias. This statement reveals that the network didn’t just favor the Iraq war, but that it actively sought to “sell” it.
That’s not just bias; that’s outright propaganda.
So the next time someone says about the Iraq war, “Bush lied and people died,’ you can reply, so did Fox News.
Check out this video of the Gretchen Carlson lawsuit:
Watch Sherman discuss Luhn’s accusations below, via MSNBC:
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