According to a report published by New York Magazine’s The Cut, the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post spiked a months-long investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against a former “60 Minutes” executive producer and chairman of CBS News.
Irin Carmon was a freelance investigative reporter in March of 2018, when she and Amy Brittain were set to publish a follow-up story after they had exposed longtime CBS and PBS reporter Charlie Rose for sexual harassment, leading to his termination. They were investigating whether there was a culture of maltreatment of female employees as CBS, which led them to Jeff Fager, the former “60 Minutes” boss. At least one source, who would not go on record, told the pair that she had been groped by Fager.
According to Carmon, after months of investigation, Martin Baron, Washington Post’s executive editor, along with other members of the paper’s editorial board, refused to run the story. Carmon’s tale involves details about The Post’s alleged moving of editorial goalposts, stern warnings from CBS attorneys, and ultimately, the buckling of the paper’s editorial team, which chose to gut the story of the allegations against Fager, and only run new allegations against the already-terminated Rose.
Ultimately, Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker would run a story about sexual misconduct allegations against Fager. Several women accused the powerful news executive of touching them inappropriately at company parties. One of the women, Sarah Johansen, went on record accusing Fager of groping her at a party when she was an intern.
The report said:
Johansen said that she had contact with Fager on only two occasions. The first, she said, was at a work party at a bar near the CBS News offices in Manhattan. She was in a group of co-workers when, “all of a sudden, I felt a hand on my ass,” she said. “The hand belonged to an arm which belonged to Jeff Fager.” Another producer told her it was colloquially referred to by women on the team as “the Fager arm,” which several said they were mindful to avoid at parties. “I was shocked,” Johansen said. “His hand should not be anywhere near his intern’s ass.” She said the contact was “more like a stroke. It wasn’t just a ‘Hey, what’s up?’ ” She didn’t think Fager was propositioning her, and interpreted the move as “a power trip.” She told me, “When he grabbed my ass, it was just, like, ‘Welcome to “60 Minutes.” You’re one of us now.’ ” She recalled making eye contact with Fager, laughing and walking away quickly. But she was troubled enough by the incident that, shortly afterward, she told a male producer, who corroborated her story.
Throughout Carmon and Brittain’s investigation, the pair was not able to convince any of their sources to go on record, which became a contingency of publishing the report, per Baron himself. Carmon said that throughout most of the investigation, the anonymity of the sources had not been questioned by lawyers or editors.
The Washington Post told Big League Politics that the story was spiked because it did not meet the paper’s editorial standards. VP of Communications Kris Corratti blasted The Cut’s story, calling it “imcomplete,” claiming it “sidesteps essential truth,” and that the decision to spike the Fager portion of the story was made by “five senior editors” in part because it “did not meet our standards for publication.”
Corratti also claimed Ronan Farrow “did not publish what was left out of our story.”
But The Washington Post is beginning to face questions about a burying stories of sexual misconduct in relation to high-profile Democratic Party politicians.
Earlier today, Big League Politics reported that the paper downplayed former Vice President Joe Biden’s creepy interactions with several women and girls, which have become a topic of national conversation after a former Democratic Party nominee for lieutenant governor of Nevada accused Biden of grabbing her shoulders from behind, kissing the back of her head, and smelling her hair before a campaign rally. WaPo described Biden’s well-documented history of such behavior as his “affectionate” style.
Two months ago, after Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a Democrat, was accused of sexual assault, the public learned that his accuser, Vanessa Tyson, had brought her claims to The Washington Post. The paper dismissed them, alleging that they did not meet editorial standards, despite the fact that Tyson offered Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) as a corroborating witness, at least according to The New York Times.
“She said she had told no one what happened,” said part of statement from Baron explaining why The Post ran the the sexual assault allegations against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but not the allegations made by Tyson against Fairfax.
Big League Politics has reached out for further comment. This story is developing.
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ET TU, TUCKER? Carlson Suggests Sidney Powell Has No Evidence of Vote Steal Coup on ‘Fox News’
Has he been compromised?
After the inspiring press conference by attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell on Thursday about the Trump campaign’s steadfast dedication toward fighting voter fraud, supporters of President Trump expected Fox News host Tucker Carlson to support these efforts to save America.
Unfortunately, that is not what happened, as Carlson went off on Powell, making statements on his primetime program implying that she has no evidence for her claims.
“For more than a week, Powell has been all over conservative media with the following story: This election was stolen by a collection of international leftists who manipulated vote tabulating software in order to flip millions of votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden,” Carlson said.
“The other day on television, Powell said of Trump, that when the fraud is finally uncovered, ‘I think we’ll find that he had at least 80 million votes.’ In other words, rigged software stole about seven million votes in this election,” he added.
At this point, Carlson’s commentary went off the rails, and he appeared to be carrying water for the color revolution coup that has culminated with the vote steal of the century.
“We invited Sidney Powell on the show. We would have given her the whole hour. We would have given her the entire week actually and listened the whole time at wrapped attention…But she never sent us any evidence despite a lot of requests,” Carlson said.
“When we checked with others around the Trump campaign, people in positions of authority, they told us Powell has never given them any evidence either,” he added.
Because Powell does not want to jeopardize any court case which the fate of the entire nation rests upon by blabbing to the media or any bureaucrats, Carlson is attacking her credibility.
“She never demonstrated that a single actual vote was moved illegitimately by software from one candidate to another…We’re telling you this because it’s true,” he said.
The entire clip can be seen here:
Tucker Carlson says Trump campaign unwilling to provide evidence to back their claims
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) November 20, 2020
Big League Politics has reported on the left-ward shift of Fox News in recent months, which Carlson has up to this point pushed back against:
After Fox News host Neil Cavuto cut off White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany during an election-related press conference on Monday, ratings giant Tucker Carlson lambasted Cavuto and the network on his titular primetime program.
“In a democracy, you cannot ignore honest questions from citizens. You’re not allowed. You can’t dismiss them out of hand as crazy and immoral for asking. You can’t just cut away from coverage you don’t like. You can’t simply tell people to accept an outcome because force doesn’t work in a democracy. That’s dictatorship,” Carlson said.
“In a free society, you have to convince the public of your legitimacy. You have to win them over with reason. Democracy is always a voluntary arrangement. Telling voters to shut up is never enough,” he concluded…
He is responding to the shameful editorial decision by Cavuto and Fox News earlier in the day to censor McEnany in order to keep up the ruse that Joe Biden is the president-elect…
It is being speculated that Carlson may not be long for Fox News. However, he is a ratings giant who brings in the bacon to a network that is quickly growing reviled to its own core base.
Hopefully this is not a sign that Carlson has folded to the globalist establishment.
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