REPORT: Fox Exec Ousted In Sexual Harassment Scandal Up For White House Communications Gig

The New York Times reports:

Bill Shine, a former co-president of Fox News and top lieutenant to the network’s founder, Roger Ailes, has spoken with White House officials about taking a position on President Trump’s communications team, according to several people briefed on the discussions.

Mr. Shine has no political experience outside of producing cable news, and he was forced out of Fox News in May after his name surfaced in lawsuits that accused him of abetting Mr. Ailes’s harassing behavior toward women. (Mr. Shine has denied all wrongdoing, as did Mr. Ailes, who died in May.)

But Mr. Shine has an influential ally in the Fox News host Sean Hannity, an informal adviser to Mr. Trump — and one of his most loyal on-air supporters — who dined with Mr. Shine, the president and the first lady at the White House last week.

Mr. Shine’s job prospects are unclear now that Mr. Trump has fired his communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, who also attended last week’s dinner and worked with Mr. Shine during his tenure as a host on Fox News and the Fox Business Network. Mr. Shine’s association with Mr. Scaramucci may hinder his chances with some factions in the West Wing.

  • Dagoril

    Of course he is. /smh

    • Bryan

      Of course he is!

  • teedofftaxpayer

    New slogan for the White House: Pussy grabbers United.

    • boatboy_srq

      P*ssy Grabbers of America. PG(o)A.

  • Do Something Nice

    Trump wants a communications director who know how to grab the audience.

  • So I guess this is what it felt like to live in the Roman Empire as it was falling.

    • Octavio

      Since the beginning of Disco. 🙂

    • thatotherjean

      Maybe under Caligula or Nero earlier on, if you were among the greatest of the “great and good.” Life for everybody else went on pretty much as usual, as it does whoever is at the top of the heap.

      • boatboy_srq

        I was thinking more like Maximian…

        • thatotherjean

          It’s been a while–was Maximian an “anything goes with anybody or anything handy” kind of guy, too? Or just in the sense of everything coming apart at the seams?

    • Robincho

      Quite right, dear Becca! As an ex-friend said to me the other day, “Et TU, Frute?”…

  • TrueWords
  • bambinoitaliano

    The White House is the new waste land where corporations seems to dump their trash in.

  • June Gordon

    “Grab ’em by the pussy!” is an administration he is uniquely qualified to promote.

  • TrueWords
  • Rocco

    Sure, why not? What could it hurt?

  • TampaDink

    He’ll fit right in.

  • TrueWords

    Is being able to and willing to sexually harass and/or abuse on their job applications?

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    But remember, folks, Ivanka and Melania were really offended by Scaramucci’s potty-mouth.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Whats with these white folks and their fake orange tan? Do they subscribe to Alex Jones Info War merchandise on a regular basis?

    • Fake tans are this decade’s version of 1990s acrylic nails and 2000s hair extensions.

      In other words, visibly fake and appealing pretty much only to the person wearing such.

      Now if we could just get Rachel Maddow to stop wearing those ridiculous false eyelashes…

  • Jonathan Smith
  • How’s that Draining The Swamp thing going, Trumpy?

    • Jonathan Smith

      filling the cesspool GREAT, thanks for asking

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Leo
    • JCF

      Go Schneiderman! (NY State AG)

  • KarenAtFOH

    So, another thug wants to fill a White House position. Lovely.

  • ohbear1957

    He’s called “Mr. Shine” because he asks every woman he employs to polish his knob.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Fox can’t tell shit from Shine.

  • Frostbite

    He will fit right in with the swamp.

  • Dagoril

    They apparently learned absolutely nothing from the whole Scare-a-douche fiasco.

    • Jonathan Smith

      sure they did. don’t get caught…….on camera.

      • But if caught on audio tape, you can still be elected President even if confessing to sexual assaults.

  • Adam King

    Sounds like Trump’s kinda guy.

  • GanymedeRenard

    OT/ To my trans brothers and sisters, I need some enlightenment here. So I’m in the middle of this discussion with some anti-trans asshole on another website. He’s arguing that trans folk can’t exist (literally!) because you’re either male or female and a DNA test proves that, therefore transgenderism and transsexuality are a fantasy.

    Furthermore, he argues that there’s no such thing as gender fluid or genderqueer persons and that we as LGBT people are contradicting ourselves because of that. What would you respond to this idiot? Thanks in advance for your time!

    • Tell your ignorant asshole acquaintance to Google “intersex” and to ignore the porn-related hits.

      That said, it’s usually pointless and a waste of one’s time to get into arguments with the willfully ignorant and bigoted.

      • Jonathan Smith

        I wouldn’t. you want to waste breath, blow up some balloons for a kid.
        better use of your time and breath

      • GanymedeRenard

        I completely agree with you, BeccaM! But the intersex argument won’t work with him because he says intersex people are just a tiny minority of the population and that theirs is a verifiable inborn condition. Arghh! He’s infuriating! But I feel I can’t leave his assholery unanswered so other assholes can learn something or at least question their prejudices, so I need a more technical explanation I suppose. :/

        • KarenAtFOH

          If he is willing and/or able to read, point him to this Harvard summary:
          One quote of interest: “Several studies have shown that identical twins are more often both transgender than fraternal twins, indicating that there is indeed a genetic influence for this identity. “

          • GanymedeRenard

            Thank you!

        • Chucktech

          So, because intersex people are just a tiny minority of the population, they deserve to be shit on by people like him and his (most likely) christian fellow travelers?

          • GanymedeRenard

            Exactly! And he thinks we as a community (LGBT+) are not only freaks of nature but morally corrupted. You know, the some old imbecilities they love to ruminate and spout. So I’m rather arguing by trying to use scientific evidence of why his puerile claims are plain ignorant. I know it won’t work (the stupid is strong with this one,) but still. Ugh!

          • The_Wretched

            I’ve had some luck with the “LGBT is moral corruption” by asking about what their fav. thing was and how many het couples do practice x y z. The follow up is “everyone is corrupt so stop singling us out”.

    • Dagoril

      Why bother talking to such a person? Nothing you say will get through to them.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Agreed. But then again, as I told Becca, I want to at least educate other assholes with a more informed opinion so they can begin to question their anti-trans feelings.

        • Chucktech

          If calling out his obviously unlettered genetic analysis doesn’t shut him up, sometimes appealing to the humanity of the person he’s tearing down might work. Ask him to walk a mile in a transgendered person’s shoes. They aren’t making this shit up. They aren’t doing this for cheap thrills in a bathroom, these are human beings whom you don’t know or understand, but have had to endure an agonizing realization that they were born the wrong sex.

          IOW, have some fucking christian compassion for a suffering human being and can the fucking christian opprobrium.

          • GanymedeRenard

            Yes, I’ll take that rout as well! Thank you!

    • stevenj

      Tell him that he must be an expert on transgendered people and to cite evidence of his claims.

    • Lane
      • GanymedeRenard

        Thanks again!

    • Lane

      And here’s another one that looks pretty helpful:

      • GanymedeRenard

        Thank you!

    • ZRAinSWVA

      I hate to turn to Wikipedia, but this is actually a pretty good overview,, the point being that there are all kinds of genetic variants. Any of us may be one and not even know it.

      And while your antagonist is unlikely to be willing (or even able) to read a scholarly article, you might point him towards , “Prenatal endocrine influences on sexual orientation and on sexually differentiated childhood behavior” A quick Google search will help you find similar articles.

      Genetic diversity is a given, and it’s a beautiful thing!

      • GanymedeRenard

        Wow, thank you!

    • The_Wretched

      From a biology side, the Y chromosome has a sex determining region. – That’s the SRY. During development, our internal genitalia differentiate and our external, and our brains have sex differences. Each of those has independent genes and environmental factors (including birth order, later born in the birth order males are more likely to be gay). Even twin studies show variability in how development happens.

      Peoples preference change over time too, you might make a food choice analogy or point out how different people like different foods.

      From an absolute perspective – there’s millions of trans* people in the U.S. If you ask them, they will have similar expressions of how it all goes down.

      As a bi guy who was straight growing up, it’s been interesting seeing even researchers saying people with my preference set don’t exist. I also went from very mono to fairly poly.

      You might also point out preferences are not fully binary – it’s not that some people like pizza but that people range from hating it really really loving it. Once they start to recognize diversity, it’s easier to see shifting as incremental vs a huge big ass step that’s impossible.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Thank you! Every mind is a world in itself, and your experience as a bi guy is quite interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    • GanymedeRenard

      Thank you all!! I love my peeps! 🙂

  • Jefe5084

    Dang. That is one crowded swamp. All those old, sleazy, shitforbrains white guys.

  • Sam_Handwich

    sarah huckablob expected at the podium shortly

    • I wonder what hideous and easily video-replaced unnatural hue she’ll be wearing today…

      • Sam_Handwich

        Misty Ham

      • jimbo65

        Hope she wears green again. The interwebs had so much fun inserting alternative designs on it.

  • JWC

    Well lets see: A friend of Sean Hannity, apparently OK with “pussy grabbin” yup great credientials Sign that boy up Oh you say he knew the Mooch oh well

  • Tomcat

    Seems properly qualified, no morals, just fired, loves trump.

    • Chucktech

      They really have no one else. Nobody wants to sully their curriculum vitae with a position in the Trump administration so they have to really scrape the bottom of the cesspool to get their staff.

  • Harveyrabbit

    Ousted In Sexual Harassment Scandal? At FOX?

    Guaranteed the job.

  • canoebum

    Why doesn’t the White House just outsource its whole communications operation directly to Fox? Wouldn’t that simplify things in general?

    • Octavio

      I think Trump should hire only Kelly Girls.

  • jimbo65

    There’s just no rock bottom to the sleaze, corruption and hypocrisy of this administration.

  • John

    Well, to be fair, the White House is now down one pussy-grabber.

  • dcurlee

    Wow you lost your job for sexual harassment and get a job at the White House. You can’t make this shit up. The memoirs of this administration will make a great comedy show. Not that it hasn’t already

  • Thorn Spike

    A natural fit.

  • Stogiebear

    Who knew that the White House was a union shop for The International Brotherhood of Pussy Grabbers?

    • boatboy_srq

      P*ssy Grabbers of America. PG(o)A. Even goes with Lord Dampnut’s golf fetish.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Sweet Fake-Jesus-on-a-stick, what they hell?!? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not at all surprised by the reveal of another sexual predator, I’m just shocked that they only got one. At this point, you just know there’s a cadre of execs, etc who’s sphincters are tightening at the thought of being ousted or is it outed, next. Stay tuned.

  • rig500

    Drain the swamp indeed!

  • Gregory B

    Well, this is fun: Bill Shine worked for Fox News and his initials are BS…

  • Buford

    Can’t imagine Gen Kelly would let this happen.

  • JCF
  • Hank

    Bill Shine = Minister of Propaganda!!!

  • KQCA

    Evangelicals everywhere rejoicing that one of their kind is joining the inbred WH clan.

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    The cesspool is deep, wide and filled with garbage, I see.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Well, one way to address such allegations is for him to invite his alleged victims to play as Dominatrices and subject him to severe punishment. Publicly. On video.

  • gothambear

    And the White House pond just keeps getting covered with scum…thick stinking scum.

  • Pat

    Get yer shine box.