He’s lost the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, who, on last night’s broadcast, inspected Franken’s assertions that if he grabbed women during the many photographs he’s taken with them over the years, it was accidental contact.
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What we have learned from the spate of sexual allegations this week is this: they do not make us introspective. Perhaps it will take time for the shock of them to dissipate and take the worthlessness of visceral reactions with them. The problem is it’s the shock of them that provides the opportunity for progress. Read more →
Keillor, sexual harassment and the things Democrats don’t understand
Women are tired of this. They’re tired of all of it. And they’re not going to give a break to politicians or their party on the basis of ‘it could always be worse.’” Read more →
Sexual harassment firings a ‘reckoning that had to happen’
Like their counterparts at CBS This Morning last week, the remaining hosts of NBC’s Today Show this morning tackled the firing of their co-host — in this case Matt Lauer — up front. Read more →
Angela Lansbury turns back the clock on sexual violence
Angela Lansbury, the beloved 93-year-old actress, is pinning the blame for sexual harassment and abuse on women.
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South Dakota has a brewing sexual harassment scandal between a lobbyist and an ex-lawmaker and this one sets a new standard for ugly. Read more →
Legislative aides at Capitol still lack protection against harassment
Ely Timberjay publisher Marshall Helmberger gave voice to his mother last week. She was a legislative aide who was forced out after being abused at the Capitol. Read more →
CBS broadcast tackles Rose allegations head on
At the beginning of its broadcast this morning, CBS devoted 9 minutes of airtime to the story of Charlie Rose, who has now been suspended by the network. Read more →
Charlie Rose is target of sexual misconduct allegations
Broadcast journalist Charlie Rose is now caught in his past. Several women who worked for The Charlie Rose Show between the 1990s to 2011 have told the Washington Post he made unwanted sexual advances to them including ‘lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.’ Read more →
Columnist is worried we won’t tolerate sexual misconduct
Jill Abramson’s worry assumes that there no people capable of fighting for women who are not guilty of sexual misconduct. Read more →
Ohio judge, trying to defend Franken, brags of sleeping with 50 women
Bill O’Neill isn’t just anybody; he’s a sitting justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. And he wants to be the governor of the Buckeye State.
And today on Facebook, he made a good argument for why, in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations in which people are finally listening to what women have to say, it’s a good time for men to listen more and talk less.
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Columnist sees danger if Franken remains in Senate
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg has given voice to the conflict that supporters of Sen. Al Franken may have in the wake of Thursday’s bombshell. Read more →
Editorial: Time for Cornish to go
Neither Representatives Dan Schoen nor Tony Cornish have taken the obvious hint from colleagues to go, prompting the Star Tribune to call for the Legislature to begin expulsion proceedings. Read more →
The steady dreambeat, now, of sexual harassment allegations gives us pause to ask them a question: Who raised you?
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NPR reporter grills boss over sexual harassment allegations
The unusual collision of a radio network’s management and a radio network’s newsroom was heard nationwide on Wednesday when NPR CEO Jarl Mohn was grilled by one of his network’s reporters — Mary Louise Kelly — on why NPR fired its head of news only after the Washington Post blew the whistle on Michael Oreskes’ behavior 20 years ago at the New York Times, when he accosted two women in separate incidents.
It was an unusual, and likely uncomfortable, few minutes as Kelly interrogated her boss. It was unusual for the CEO of an organization to be willing to be grilled so publicly. Read more →