Fox News Twists Headline, Exaggerates Supposed "Discrimination"
A common practice in the liberal mainstream media is the exaggeration of certain headlines in order to increase the "scandal factor" of a given politically correct story. This does not happen often at Fox News due to their "fair and balanced" approach. Unfortunately, it did happen in a recent headline from a non-story about one disgruntled female employee suing GE for discrimination.
The headline reads: "Lawsuit: GE Discriminates Against 1,500 Female Workers"
Wow! 1,500 women are suing for this? Wait, look what we find out when we read deeper:
Schaefer's suit, which is seeking class-action status, seeks $500 million in damages for a class of about 1,500 to 1,700 GE women executives and lawyers, according her attorney, David Sanford of Sanford Wittels & Heisler LP.
None of these "1500 to 1700 women" have asked to be part of the suit, nor have they even been contacted yet. One woman is grandstanding to hurt the company's reputation. Where is the list of names? There are none, it is one woman looking to get back at GE because she was demoted. Ridiculous.