(FreedomBeacon.com)- A Fox News guest called out a culture of harassment at Fox News under former CEO Roger Ailes in a fiery exchange with Laura Ingraham last week. He also brought up her comments over the 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, according to Mediaite.
“The Ingraham Angle” had on author Steve Almond to discuss safety in sports after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed last week when he tackled Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins. The game between the Bills and Cincinnati Bengals has been postponed after Hamlin spontaneously suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field.
Almond wrote “Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto,” and spoke to Ingraham about the danger of Football. He allegedly petitioned for the game to be banned, citing racism and violence.
He said that the NFL needed financial “incentive” to make their games safer. He proposed weight limits on players, so they don’t pump themselves up to make themselves larger. He also suggested that there should be monitors on helmets to detect when a player hits another one hard.
An earlier disagreement broke out between the two when Almond related football and politics. Almond also argued that the NFL has a “PR” not unlike the problem at Fox News when there is a harassment complaint.
“Fox News throws money at that to make that PR problem go away,” he said.
Ingraham called that a “cute little move” before Almond brought up the host’s apology to anti-gun activist David Hogg after the Parkland shooting. He suggested that without financial incentives, Ingraham never would have apologized for making insensitive comments.
“You apologized only because advertisers withdrew from your show,” he said.
The interview was immediately cut at that point, Ingraham saying, “nice try buddy” and asserting that she has all points of view welcomed on her show.