Yesterday, Fox News announced that host Eric Bolling had been suspended pending the results of an investigation. This was in response to a Huffington Post report that came out late Friday stating Bolling had sent lewd photos to female colleagues, citing 14 sources.
While Bolling is purportedly just temporarily sidelined as the network looks into the accusations, it appears that Fox News has decided to remove his name from one of the programs that he hosts. As screengrabbed by Yashar Ali, the reporter who authored the bombshell HuffPost story, the Twitter account for The Fox News Specialists now only lists Kat Timpf and Eboni Williams as hosts. Until recently, it included Bolling’s name.
He's only been suspended (investigation pending), but FNC has removed Bolling's name from Specialists' Twitter page. Before/After below. pic.twitter.com/FJ6y9rXg8b
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 6, 2017
Guest hosts will fill in for Bolling on the Specialists and his weekend show Cashin’ In. Fox News decided not to broadcast yesterday’s Cashin’ In even though it had already been taped on Friday evening.
During today’s MediaBuzz, Fox News media host Howard Kurtz briefly addressed the suspension, noting that none of the women that are upset about Bolling’s behavior “have come forward” before reading a statement from Bolling’s attorney denying any wrongdoing.
We have reached out to Fox News for comment and will update when we hear back from the network.
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