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Friday, July 27, 2018

Bad Moonves falling

Ronan Farrow releases his expose on CBS CEO and alleged sex predator (((Les Moonves)))
For more than twenty years, Leslie Moonves has been one of the most powerful media executives in America. As the chairman and C.E.O. of CBS Corporation, he oversees shows ranging from “60 Minutes” to “The Big Bang Theory.” His portfolio includes the premium cable channel Showtime, the publishing house Simon & Schuster, and a streaming service, CBS All Access. Moonves, who is sixty-eight, has a reputation for canny hiring and project selection....

Six women who had professional dealings with him told me that, between the nineteen-eighties and the late aughts, Moonves sexually harassed them. Four described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, in what they said appeared to be a practiced routine. Two told me that Moonves physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers. All said that he became cold or hostile after they rejected his advances, and that they believed their careers suffered as a result. “What happened to me was a sexual assault, and then I was fired for not participating,” the actress and writer Illeana Douglas told me. All the women said they still feared that speaking out would lead to retaliation from Moonves, who is known in the industry for his ability to make or break careers. “He has gotten away with it for decades,” the writer Janet Jones, who alleges that she had to shove Moonves off her after he forcibly kissed her at a work meeting, told me. “And it’s just not O.K.”

Thirty current and former employees of CBS told me that such behavior extended from Moonves to important parts of the corporation, including CBS News and “60 Minutes,” one of the network’s most esteemed programs. During Moonves’s tenure, men at CBS News who were accused of sexual misconduct were promoted, even as the company paid settlements to women with complaints. It isn’t clear whether Moonves himself knew of the allegations, but he has a reputation for being closely involved in management decisions across the network. Some of the allegations, such as those against the former anchor Charlie Rose, as reported by the Washington Post, have already become public. Other claims are being reported here for the first time. Nineteen current and former employees told me that Jeff Fager, the former chairman of CBS News and the current executive producer of “60 Minutes,” allowed harassment in the division. “It’s top down, this culture of older men who have all this power and you are nothing,” one veteran producer told me. “The company is shielding lots of bad behavior.”
It's time for CBS to clean house, starting with the chairman and CEO.

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22 Comments:

Blogger A rebel without a General July 27, 2018 10:34 PM  

Excellent hopefully all these #MeToo stuff will scare away young girls.

Blogger pyrrhus July 27, 2018 10:38 PM  

Nuke (((it))) from orbit....

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey July 27, 2018 10:56 PM  

Looks like Ronan connected with a kill shot. So much for that Tiffany Network image, this was Les Moonves' pit of snakes. I was going to call it Les Moonves' Animal House there for a second, but thought better because that would be unfair to Animal House.




Blogger tz July 27, 2018 11:02 PM  

If CBS cleaned house, they would have a 95%+ turnover.
Meanwhile this is the longest blood moon eclipse.
Waning Moonves?

Blogger Damelon Brinn July 27, 2018 11:05 PM  

All those years of 60 Minutes preaching at us their version of right and wrong, especially regarding corporate malfeasance. Guess they knew their subject.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 27, 2018 11:08 PM  

The #Gropocaust continues.

Maybe the timing of this article, as damning as it is, comes at this time to cover up the recent #Pedocaust developments?

Blogger Lazarus July 27, 2018 11:10 PM  

PC culture.....open for interpretation. The secular precedent has been set. Now it is just a matter of redefining what is PC and what is not, without needing to reference religious preference, even though one can use that to inform their choices.

Let the enemy install the levers of tyranny and then take them over in a long march through the institutions.

Blasphemy laws, here we come.

Blogger Lazarus July 27, 2018 11:20 PM  

Just an aside:

(((LESLIE MOONVES))), president of CBS television, great-nephew of David Ben-Gurion, and co-chair with Norman Ornstein of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligation of Digital TV Producers, appointed by Clinton.

More evidence the Clinton Machine is currently unserviceable.

Blogger toadold July 27, 2018 11:40 PM  

"Come violate me in the violet time in the vilest possible way " , the lyrics to that keep running through my head .

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 27, 2018 11:41 PM  

@6

Could be. Another possibLe explanaton for the timing:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/27/cbs-drops-5-percent-after-report-that-les-moonves-accused-of-sexual-m.html

Moonves has opposed efforts by Shari Redstone to merge CBS with Viacom. Redstone's National Amusements is the principal shareholder of both companies, which had split into separate publicly traded corporations in late 2005.

Viacom shares jumped 4.5 percent on news of The New Yorker's article before easing off.

In May, CBS filed a lawsuit against Shari Redstone, her father Sumner Redstone and NAI alleging that NAI's proposed CBS-Viacom merger "is not in the best interests of CBS stockholders." The Redstone family later filed a complaint alleging that CBS had no legal right to strip them of voting privileges.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 27, 2018 11:45 PM  

So tired of these people.

Blogger Retrenched July 28, 2018 1:43 AM  

Nice CCR reference Vox.

Politics aside, John Fogerty is one talented motherfucker, I gotta give him that.

Blogger Paul M July 28, 2018 1:46 AM  

> Six women who had professional dealings with him told me that

Bit of a self-selected sample there. Bit of cherry-picking going on.

> All said that he became cold or hostile after they rejected his advances

So, after being turned down he went "Oh shit" and proceeded to act professionally. Damned if you do, and damned if you don't.

Still. Nice to see he has a thing for adult women.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 28, 2018 2:23 AM  

@1: Will poundmetoo scare off the girls, or will it entice them? I wouldn't rule out entice.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len July 28, 2018 3:24 AM  

It's time for CBS to clean house, starting with the chairman and CEO.

And replace them with what? Corporate cancer? The previous post would seem to indicate there is an extremely small group of quality people from which to choose, along with a whole mess of "more of the same" and a big ol' buttload of "equally terrible but in completely different ways".

Blogger VD July 28, 2018 5:15 AM  

Maybe the timing of this article, as damning as it is, comes at this time to cover up the recent #Pedocaust developments?

Read the article. There is no way it was written in a week or two. So, no. And there is no way that the PTBs in Hollywood wanted to have Moonves go down, along with a number of his lieutenants.

Bit of a self-selected sample there. Bit of cherry-picking going on.

Irrelevant. You want a random sample of the US population? All it takes is one credible victim.

Blogger Anno Ruse July 28, 2018 7:36 AM  

"She said it was only when Moonves, aroused, pulled up her skirt and began to thrust against her that her fear overcame her paralysis."

Yesterday I wondered what the difference was between the ugly ones like Weinstein and ones like Moonves. Apparently the more human they look the braver they feel when they trap you in a room.

Blogger Peaceful Poster July 28, 2018 8:21 AM  

If these men had any clue how to properly hit on a woman, things might have turned out differently.

But the awkwardness and creepiness of their approaches would be enough to repulse any woman.

Learn some game, gentlemen.

Blogger Avalanche July 28, 2018 8:36 AM  

@6 "Maybe the timing of this article, as damning as it is, comes at this time to cover up the recent #Pedocaust developments?"

I wonder if they actually think that by shifting (((their))) focus (and thereby trying to shift "ours") via the owned / complicit media) to "Ooooh-look! More women *chose* to accept sexual harassment for money, promotions, and success," they will somehow soften the blow -- or duck the gimlet eye of the K-selecteds -- away from: "AND they abused children."

The feminist Narrative (which most Western adults have now, however grudgingly, accepted) about evil White men harassing and 'holding down' (in at least two meanings of that term) women who wish to succeed in 'business' or fame may have gotten SO old that the MPAI just shrug and ignore. (Plus, the abusers very often seems to be (((not-White))), and I think THAT is getting noticed by MPAI too? Plus a lot of the #MeToo 'capitalists' are actually (((#MeToo)))); and THAT is also getting noticed by the MPAI!) ("It's cult-cha-rawl, afftah awl!")

Bring out the abused children, and (I believe) THAT will arouse the K-selects and even some tribe members who have accepted some of the propaganda... So, the magician's trick of "hey! look over there!" will not work!

Blogger Edgar Abbey July 28, 2018 12:17 PM  

Ronan Farrow is just slaying these monsters with an ice-cold vengeance. Never would have guessed it, after his failed TV show.

Blogger SciVo July 28, 2018 1:40 PM  

Peaceful Poster wrote:Learn some game, gentlemen.

You sound like a European cultural minister proposing an illustrated guide for rapefugees on how to seduce white women. No, they just need to go back.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 30, 2018 4:11 AM  

@20

"Ronan Farrow is just slaying these monsters with an ice-cold vengeance. Never would have guessed it, after his failed TV show."

By hurting him deeply, but failing to destroy him, they have created him who will destroy them.

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