Carlson complained to the network about Doocy as early as 2009, according to a report from The New York Times. Ailes allegedly responded by calling Carlson a “man hater,” and telling her to “try and get along with the boys,” McGinnis said.
He said there is too much opinion in today’s journalism and talk shows, citing how the “The Sean Hannity Show” on Fox News and “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC are bad for journalism in America and the country as a whole.
“Democracy is not simply a political system in which elections take place and majorities rule,” Gitlin said. “Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires alert, thoughtful and engaged citizens, and they are scarce.”