Yesterday, conservative talk radio host Michael Savage mocked former Fox News pundit Gretchen Carlson for her sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, alleging that Carlson and her “sheisty lawyer” made it up as part of an orchestrated plots to “take out” conservative leaders.
“We are all in a political war,” he said. “As you well know, everyone that is a conservative is under assault and under attack. Do you see a pattern of trying to take out top conservatives in America? I do. And there’s no better example of that than the story, ‘Fox News’ Roger Ailes Sued For Sexual Harassment by Ousted Anchor Gretchen Carlson.’ I have to ask you something, the woman works for the network all these years and then finally they dismiss her and then suddenly it’s, ‘Oh my, oh my, he sexually harassed me!’ It stinks. The whole story looks like garbage.”
He then invited men listening to his program to call in and tell him about incidents where they were targeted by false claims of sexual harassment:
Savage compared the lawsuit to the Salem witch trials, insisting that Carlson likely manufactured the claims since she only revealed the allegations after she left the network: “Why didn’t she say anything then?”
“This whole thing is a set-up to get rid of Roger Ailes” orchestrated by “big people inside the network” who told Carlson that “she’d get something if she did this in order to push him out,” he said.
“Now how do I know that’s true?” he continued. “I don’t.”