Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Former Fox News host claims that not only was she sexually harassed, but that her phone was hacked and the information used against her online.

Courtesy of NPR: 

The host, Andrea Tantaros, alleged in a previous lawsuit that she had been sexually harassed by former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes and former top-rated Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. That suit has been stayed while her complaints against the network are being heard in binding private arbitration. All defendants, through their own representatives or through Fox's parent company, 21st Century Fox, vehemently denied Tantaros' initial allegations.

In Monday's federal lawsuit, Tantaros alleges that Fox News executives including co-President Bill Shine orchestrated the use of material gathered by electronic eavesdropping that was fed to Twitter accounts acting on the network's behalf. Ensuing tweets, she says, reflected knowledge of details of intimate conversations and exchanges with family members and friends. Tantaros alleges this was done to try to undermine her resolve in challenging the network on sexual harassment.

As you may know News Corp the parent company of Fox has a long and scandalous history of tapping people's phones.

According to the lawsuit Fox was fairly nasty in how they used the stolen information:

The suit alleges a rise in offensive material on social media accounts directed toward Tantaros in early 2015, when, she says, she first notified Shine and other Fox News executives that Ailes had harassed her. 

Then in May 2016, according to the complaint, several Twitter accounts started to post material suggesting direct knowledge of her conversations.

For example, a picture of a movie about a black scorpion was posted just after she learned that a friend had been bitten by one. Another tweet invoked the idea of a memorial for Tantaros' dead brother, just after she and her mother had spoken of it; the third anniversary of his death was still a few months away. 

And at the same time that Tantaros was talking to the children of her other brother while they were at Disneyland, according to the lawsuit, a tweet on one of the accounts posted a photograph of Mickey Mouse hugging two children. 

"This is not just cyberstalking," Tantaros' lawyer, Judd Burstein, told NPR. "This is cyberstalking on steroids, because, as alleged in the complaint, they harassed her through sock-puppet social media accounts which conveyed the illegal fruits of their electronic surveillance of her. It was in essence two crimes committed at the same time."

Certainly sounds like something Fox News would do, doesn't it. 

(Similar tactics were used against me back when I reported on the Palin marriage troubles. I was not hacked I don't think, but IM was scoured for dirt and then the information was misrepresented on various right wing news outlets in a way to impugn my character. So I have seen these tactics at work.)

If the lawyer for Tantaros can make these allegations stick, I see a big payout in their future.


  1. Anonymous11:54 AM

    O/T It appears that Sarah & Willow are at Bristol's house in Austin. Does that mean that the new one is about to drop & it's all hands on deck????

    1. Anonymous1:07 PM

      Bristol does seem to like Sarah with her at births. Are they still there or was it a stopover en route back to Alaska ? She is due soon and is safe to deliver now.

    2. Anonymous1:49 PM

      What will the new one's name be, Shotgun?

    3. Anonymous3:07 PM

      Let her have a quiver full. Who gives a shit about this tribe? They are not news, they're low life TRASH.

    4. Anonymous4:01 PM


    5. What happened to all of the Palins having to be born in Alaska? Wasn't that the justification for the wild ride?

  2. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Sarah is doing that with folks.

  3. Anonymous1:06 PM

    Yeah but you were lying. You said a divorce would happen when they were constantly taking private vacations and building that second office/shop. Besides you lied to her face previously so there is no relation to the scumbags at fox.

    1. It is not lying to quote a source.

      That source, as I revealed years later, was Tank Jones who got his information from Levi Johnston.

      Levi confirmed the divorce talk in various interviews, as did Joe McGinniss, and Frank Bailey in their respective books.

      Yes it is true they have not officially divorced (As far as we know), but it is also true they have been estranged for years as confirmed by family members and friends of the family.

      My information was not wrong, Palin just tried to prove it wrong by staying in a broken marriage, which in my opinion is an even better outcome then predicted.

    2. Anonymous1:43 PM

      This information is consistent with the same exact information that you shared in the past.
      Thanks for refreshing us.

    3. Anonymous2:13 PM

      They are not estranged. You need to give up this divorce bullshit. You look like a fool.

      Right, Sarah and Todd are going to stay married just to spite you?! That is preposterous and one of the dumbest things you've ever said.

      To compare Levi Johnston to Joe McGinniss or Drank Bailey is crazy. A dumb high school dropout who happened to be banging Bristol is not a RELIABLE source and you know it.

    4. Anonymous2:45 PM

      Jesse hit a nerve there 1:06 and 2:13?

    5. Anonymous3:08 PM

      To spite Gryph, 2:3 PM? You have poor reading comprehension skille.

    6. Anonymous3:34 PM

      @3:08pm --

      Gryphen is saying that Sarah and Todd Palin are estranged (or separated) but not divorcing because they want to spite Gryphen. That seems Luke kind of a stretch to claim about any couple even one who is legally separated.

      Perhaps it is your reading comprehension cskills that need polishing.

      Additionally, Gryphen might do better to attack Ivanka Trump with the sane ferocity that he uses for the Palins. Ivanka is far more dangerous to our country and the world.

    7. Anonymous3:34 PM

      Also too there is no proff thatb the Palins are not educational supporteers.

    8. Anonymous3:56 PM

      @2:13, WHERE'S TODD???

    9. Anonymous7:23 PM

      Sarah and Todd have two houses side by side. They don't need to divorce in order to not live together.

      And Sarah has to keep Todd if she wants to keep her stash.

      Simple really. A divorce would cost them both more than they're willing to give up. It costs nothing for them to go on hating each other.

  4. Anonymous1:22 PM

    "If the lawyer for Tantaros can make these allegations stick, I see a big payout in their future."

    Correction: ANOTHER big pay out

  5. Anonymous2:50 PM

    Gryphen FYI this ALL comes down to some expansion that Faux wants to make in Europe. IN the EU you cannot operate a company that has so many "pings" ( lacking for a better word) against it so Faux is cleaning house to try and look like the party that didn't allow thise behavior for decades like they have.

  6. Anonymous3:53 PM

    OT"“The executive order is ― well, it’s just pretty LIMP when you get right down to it,”


  7. Anonymous4:19 PM

    That's her face AFTER plastic surgery.

  8. Anonymous11:15 AM

    "If the lawyer for Tantaros can make these allegations stick, I see a big payout in their future."

    That's some great investigative journalism right there, Capt. Obvious.

    With gems like that it's no wonder that you feel the constant need to pat yourself on the back. You have found the truth! Again! Fecking amazing.

    1. Thanks. It's always nice to hear positive feedback from the fans.


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