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Fox News terminates contributor who called Judge Brett Kavanaugh's accusers "lying skanks"

"His comments on today’s hearings were reprehensible and do not reflect the values of FOX News," the network said


Rachel Leah
September 28, 2018 2:53PM (UTC)

Radio host and Fox News contributor Kevin Jackson was fired from the network after he posted a series of offensive tweets Thursday, in which he slammed the women who have accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as "lying skanks."

Jack's vitriolic tweet storm came amid the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which where both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about one of the multiple sexual assault allegations raised against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

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"Kevin Jackson has been terminated as a contributor," a Fox spokesperson told multiple outlets Thursday night. "His comments on today’s hearings were reprehensible and do not reflect the values of FOX News."

The conservative, pro-Trump personality appeared on various shows on the network for years, including "Fox & Friends" and "Outnumbered."

Jackson used particularly disturbing language to describe Ford and Kavanaugh's other accusers, referring to them as "lying skanks," in one tweet. "TO HELL with the notion that women must be believed no matter what," he added.

In another tweet he wrote, "#ChristineBlaseyFord is as believable as Hillary Clinton's runway model photos." Jackson tweeted about Ford's looks another time, as well.

The former Fox contributor also posted a number of conspiracy theories about Ford, including that the FBI should "investigate SEX PARTIES" at her house and with her students. Ford is a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California.

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In his tirade, he repeatedly dismissed her education, in an attempt to attack her credibility.

Jackson also criticized Democrats and "Leftist women" as a whole, saying in one tweet that "Leftist women are skanky for the most part" and "more will be sued and made to pay for their lies."

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Despite Jackson's termination over his tweets, he has not deleted them for the most part, except for one, particularly demeaning one about Ford, where he blamed her "academic problems" on her "PROMISCUITY." In Ford's testimony, she explained how she struggled psychologically and in school after the alleged assault. In response Jackson wrote, "Dang girl, stop opening your legs and OPEN A BOOK!" according to a screenshot posted by the Hollywood Reporter.

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Jackson addressed Fox's decision early Friday morning, showing no remorse for his comments. "I stand on the principle of FAIRNESS in the treatment of ALL people. The #Kavanaugh farce proves that #Leftists are simply putrid," he tweeted. "My stance got me fired as a Contributor on Fox, and that's their choice. I made mine!"

And he only doubled down on his vitriol for "#Leftists" as the morning continued. "Just so we are clear #Leftists, I stand on my principles even if it costs me a gig," Jackson wrote in a follow-up tweet. "You remain lying scum, willing to CRUSH good people for your devilish ideology."

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And in response to a fan bemoaning his termination, Jackson assured him: "Thanks, I'm going nowhere. I have NEVER lost a job, where God didn't provide something profoundly better. I have no animosity towards Fox, but for me, it's their loss."

In December, Jackson came under fire for making an inflammatory remark about the FBI, suggesting on Fox News that agents who were anti-Trump might have thought about "an assassination attempt" on the president. A network spokesperson told the Hollywood Reporter that the comment "was addressed with him."


Rachel Leah

Rachel Leah is a culture writer for Salon. You can follow her on Twitter: @rachelkleah.

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