In the wake of Bill Shine’s exit, Suzanne Scott’s promotion to president of programming at Fox News seems like a step in the right direction for a workplace that’s been hit with multiple sexual harassment lawsuits. Yet some media observers claim that Scott, an acolyte of disgraced former CEO Roger Ailes, was part of the problem. Per Gabriel Sherman, the reporter who’s dominated the Fox News beat, Scott used to enforce Ailes’s dress code for on-camera female employees:
During Ailes era, Suzanne Scott was in charge of enforcing Ailes mini-skirt dress code for women. Fox women asking how culture will change?
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) May 1, 2017
And NPR’s David Folkenflik tweeted:
Some current/former women at Fox News are reacting viscerally agst naming longtime Shine deputy Suzanne Scott as president of programming
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) May 1, 2017