FOX CT criticized for Women’s Day coverage

Fox CT is apologizing for it’s coverage of Wednesday’s Women’s Day at the Capitol. The affiliate’s story featured closeup footage of women’s breasts and little else.

The event’s organizers, Hartford-based Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, released the following statement:

“We are appalled at the level of sexism this incident shows. It is an insult not only to the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and to all who attended Women’s Day at the Capitol, which marked the PCSW’s 40-year battle against gender discrimination, but to women everywhere who are tired of being objectified. Anyone who doubts the existence of the ‘war on women’ need look no further than Fox News. We invite the executives at Fox to ask about our Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention trainings, which would help them and their staff learn a little more about what goes on above a woman’s shoulders.”

Fox CT took to social media to issue an apology, tweeting this statement at least three times Wednesday afternoon:

H/T Huffington Post

Categories: General
Mike DeSalvo

12 Responses

  1. PattiCake says:

    Are women really so concerned about this? You should be more concerned about making sure our children are clothed and fed and safe. You should also be more concerned about the women in the world where there really is a war against them…Not ONE woman in the USA has a war against her. We are FREE here…women in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar, The Congo…THESE are the women who have to fight to not be murdered or raped every single day. If Fox News programming is all you have to B**** about, THEN CHANGE THE CHANNEL AND WATCH RACHEL MADDOW!! I am a woman and I am sick and tired of hearing American women B**** and complain about how unfair women in this country are treated. Quit your B****IN’!! It is very unbecoming of a REAL WOMAN!!!

  2. Erasmus says:

    I don’t want to seem insensitive, but if Women’s Day isn’t about T&A, what is it about?

  3. Sasha says:

    It’s Fox folks. Is anyone really surprised at their juvenile, unprofessional, disrespectful and utterly offensive behavior? Sad thing is that so many people actually BELIEVE the crap they spew…and therein lies the REAL problem with our country! With all the facts, research, statistics, news stories, history, etc. so easily available to us, it amazes me at how gullible people are to believe ANYTHING Faux News has to vomit out. As they say, you can’t fix stupid.

  4. RealStamford says:

    Love to see the “family values” right wingers leaping to Fox’s defense.

  5. Jim H says:

    Oh God no, not “an insult to the (precious) Permanent Commission on the Status of Women!” You should have applauded Fox — how else are you going to keep your permanent rent-seeking public barnacle of a commission together if you don’t have the regular opportunities to be “shocked, shocked” and do the victim dance?

    Look, everyone got what they wanted here, PCSW got to hit the Outrage Button, declaring a camera shots of well-covered matronly torsos to be proof of a “war on women” (just making that analogy is proof, instead, that women don’t fight in real wars. And Fox, or at least some lone Fox cameraman, got to express a subversive groan on Women’s Day, in sharp contrast to the gutless homage given it by other stations. And for the viewing public, everyone, everyone loves tweaking the humorless sanctimonious women of stature, that goes all the way back to Groucho Marx and the Little Rascals — such a beautiful and too-long-ignored humor that lightens the soul. Looks like win-win-win to me.

  6. Hal Baird says:

    FoxCt should hire back Geoff Fox. This is right up his alley.

  7. stuck in reverse says:

    Mae and Drive Fast, the two of you make me proud to be a human being! It just fills me with glee to read idiotic, misogynistic posts!

    Amen! let’s remind everyone that a woman’s place is in the kitchen!! As a neanderthal man myself, I can really appreciate the effort to demean, belittle, and bemoan the advances that women have made to this point. Who do they think they are?

    Great point Mae–obviously a left wing conspiracy that Fox used their footage of breasts! Apparently, those same left wingers posted 3 apologies after hijacking the FOX twitter account. Brilliant!!

    And Drive Fast—you are spot on! Women dress as they do so that people like you can ogle them! They know exactly what they are doing, and as you said, they are asking for it! You must be a protege of Menachem Amir! you must have been one heck of a popular guy on your college campus! wink, wink!! you sly dog!

  8. Bill says:

    Drive fast I agree with you 100%. If you don’t want them looked at then don’t flaunt them. Not to mention all the pants with writing on the butt. Who do they think is reading it? It can’t be themselves unless they have eyes in the back of their heads

  9. dave bonan says:

    FoxCT’s apology tweets don’t hold water. i can understand if their coverage was hacked but they willfully aired it!

  10. Chuck Dolan says:

    Unfortunately I didn’t see it because Cablevision deleted that channel from us so we can’t watch it and still are paying for it. But you got to love the great NO coverage of anything in CT by FOX-5 NY which Cablevision claims to be your local channel.

  11. Mae McLaughlin says:

    Why isn’t this group going after Hollywood and television for the constant objectification of women’s breasts? Could it be a left wing organization that doesn’t like FOX News to begin with and is just looking for an excuse to make them look bad? By the way…when is men’s day at the Capitol?

  12. drive fast take chances says:

    Why else would most women have their glorious boobs hanging out in low cut shirts if they dont want us to look. Same goes for wearing spandex pants.