Interesting thesis — journalism is similar to Hollywood. The events of the past many weeks presents an incredible opportunity to conservatives to advance their message and agenda. Unfortunately, I must admit, I don’t expect conservatives know how to take advantage of these opportunities yet.
Here is Jim Geraghty writing at National Review:
At a recent gathering of conservative bloggers, a few of us joked about creating a “sexual impropriety pool” — wagering on which public figure will next face accusations of improper or repulsive behavior. We concluded that too many of us had heard rumors through the grapevine to make it work; essentially every prediction would amount to insider trading.
Then again, none of us had Charlie Rose in the pool.
Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around naked in their presence, or groping their breasts, buttocks or genital areas.
The women were employees or aspired to work for Rose at the “Charlie Rose” show from the late 1990s to as recently as 2011. They ranged in age from 21 to 37 at the time of the alleged encounters. Rose, 75, whose show airs on PBS and Bloomberg TV, also co-hosts “CBS This Morning” and is a contributing correspondent for “60 Minutes.”
There are striking commonalities in the accounts of the women, each of whom described their interactions with Rose in multiple interviews with The Post. For all of the women, reporters interviewed friends, colleagues or family members who said the women had confided in them about aspects of the incidents. Three of the eight spoke on the record.
Perhaps that story was broken by the Post and not the New York Times because the Times was dealing with its own issues yesterday:
Read more about journalism and Hollywood: National Review