Allegations of employment and sexual discrimination against men have arisen at the Department of Homeland Security. It’s a serious case: a lawsuit has been filed by the head of New York City’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement office alleging that women appointed by DHS head Janet Napolitano were unqualified for their positions and “created a frat house-type atmosphere that is targeted to humiliate and intimidate male employees.” Fox News covered this with their usual kind of tastefulness and sensitivity when a Democrat is under harsh scrutiny: by asking if a “lesbian cabal” is “ruling the roost” at DHS.
On this morning's Fox & Friends, Gretchen Carlson read the headline for the story in a neutral way. But as soon as Geraldo Rivera got the camera, he got right to the sexual sizzle:
Is the subtext of the Homeland Security scandal that there is some kind of lesbian cabal, that it’s a same-sex takeover of the big agency? …It just seems everyone’s talking around it. Is that really what people are saying, that men are disadvantaged because women, and specifically lesbians are ruling the roost there?
Carlson nodded as Rivera spoke but, she said, “I don’t know about that last part.”
Rivera continued, “…It just seems everyone’s dancing around, they’re kind of making these inferences without saying it.”
Brian Kilmeade jumped in. “We don’t know for sure. But it’s easy to make, to come to that conclusion that there’s some different type of glass ceiling separating the Homeland Security Department.”
“No machos need apply? Rivera “asked.”
“No English Leather cologne allowed!” Kilmeade joked.
They all laughed.