Eric Bolling’s son, Eric Chase Bolling, who was studying economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was found dead last night. Rumors immediately began spreading that it was a suicide. The New York Post printed as much, a little prematurely, yesterday. Police say the cause of death is still under investigation.

Rumors of suicide

After the rumors immediately began spreading that his son committed suicide, Eric’s father tweeted that authorities have said, “there is no sign of self-harm at this point,” and that, "the autopsy will be next week.” He then, understandably, requested that his family is allowed to grieve in peace.

The Huffington Post printed the story. According to it, more than a dozen anonymous sources claimed that Fox News host Eric Bolling of “The Specialists,” sent unsolicited photo’s of his genitalia to at least three female colleagues. He naturally responded through his attorney that he was innocent, stating that he, “does not believe he sent any such communications.” The network reported Friday that it and Bolling were “parting ways amicably.”

An anti-defamation lawsuit filed on behalf of Eric Bolling is pending. In the meantime, Eric Bolling is no longer a Fox News host. Nevertheless, Bolling has joined the likes of Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes, and Fox News Host Bill Oreilly. Both were booted from Fox News after allegations of sexual harassment.

Fox Sports host, Pete Rose, was ejected last week after allegations of statutory rape bubbled back to the surface.

Fox News reputation for racism and sexual harassment

Fox news has gained an undisputed reputation for being a hotspot for racism and the degradation and sexual harassment of women. I imagine that is a very difficult reputation to slither free of.

Despite suspending his father, Fox News promptly released this statement regarding Eric Chase Bolling’s death: “We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Bolling’s son. Eric Chase was a wonderful young man and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bolling family.”

It is terribly sad that such calamity and depravity surrounding Eric Bolling should be followed by such a heart-wrenching tragedy as the loss of his son.

Yet and still, one is left wondering, naturally, whether the conditions being just right for the one made is possible for the other to occur. Boulder Police Sgt. Nick Smetzer told The Washington Post that the call came on Friday evening as an “unintended death.” For now, we are left wondering.

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