On Monday, televangelist and former presidential candidate Pat Robertson suggested that a left-wing conspiracy is responsible for the sexual harassment accusations against Fox News host Eric Bolling.
Robertson asserted that he is “not a conspiracy theorist,” but believes that Fox News is being targeted.
“If you wanted to destroy the Fox News, you really wanted to destroy them, what would you do?” Robertson questioned. “Well, you would send some salacious material, ostensibly from one of their popular co-hosts or hosts and you’d send it out and then get it publicized and then you have some woman complain that she had gotten this salacious material from this co-host and then she would come to Fox, and Fox is so averse to any kind of legal action that they would immediately take the person off the air, so before long you would have decimated the prime-time lineup of all the Fox hosts. Easy to do? Absolutely. Is it being done? Probably.”
“The latest attack is against a guy named Eric Bolling, who I think is a straight arrow. He was on this program. He’s a dedicated Catholic, goes to mass every day, very nice man. They’ve pulled him off the air because someone sent some pictures ostensibly over his name,” he added.
Robertson also likened the allegations of Bolling to those against Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes.
“[T]hey got rid of O’Reilly who was the top getting of audience, the most popular host they had. Of course, they got rid of Roger Ailes, the architect who put it all together,” Robertson explained. “It’s so easy to do now. I’m not a conspiracy theorist but it’s so easy to see what’s being done. I think it’s a terrible shame. Fox had better sync up, gird up their loins; people are going after them. Anybody can send a salacious piece of literature.”
He then gave his thoughts as to who he believes is behind the conspiracy.
“It came from Sean Hannity, it came from anyone,” Robertson suggested. “Totally bogus.”
First reported by The Blaze.