Fox Host: Government "Trying To Slut Shame Companies" Through Greater Disclosure Of CEO Pay

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Fox News host Kennedy likened a federal requirement that publicly traded corporations disclose how much money CEOs make relative to workers to the practice of making women feel guilty for their perceived sexual behavior.

The Securities and Exchange Commission could vote as early as this month on a so-called pay ratio rule. "As proposed in September 2013, the SEC rules would require public companies to publish the ratio of the CEO's compensation to the median pay of employees," Politico reported. "Republicans in Congress and at the SEC have criticized the rule and don't want the agency to complete it."

They have allies at Fox News.

Kennedy, a frequent co-host of Fox News Outnumbered, complained: "They are essentially trying to slut-shame companies into paying their highest workers less money." "And slut shaming companies is not the job of the U.S. government at all," replied co-host Andrea Tantaros. Bo Dietl, a Fox contributor who co-hosted the show as that day's "One Lucky Guy," argued that a better policy would be to "take the 10 percent on the bottom [and] fire them so everyone works harder." Dietl added: "A CEO is very hard to find, and when you get a good CEO he is worth every dollar."

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Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
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Outnumbered
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