It looks like the tin men of journalism are folding like aluminum-siding salesmen under the weight of their own misdoings. The latest victim of consequence from the fallout from alleged sexual misconduct is none other than veteran journalist at PBS and CBS, Charlie Rose.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the accomplished journalist and host has been fired by the heads at CBS and at PBS. Network president David Rhodes wrote a letter to colleagues, stating…
”A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately. This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.
“Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace—a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place.”
Waxing platitudes for media appearances was the order of the day for the mid-part of the letter after getting Rose’s firing out of the way.
The end part of the letter actually addresses the concerns that many normal people have had about this whole cavalcade of allegations lobbed at people who may or may not have actually committed the sexually charged crimes they’re being accused of, with Rhodes writing…
“Let’s please remember our obligations to each other as colleagues. We will have human resources support today and every day, and we are organizing more personal and direct training which you will hear about from senior management shortly.”
Rhodes doesn’t immediately reinforce the idea that staff should “listen and believe”, but cautiously directs staff to human resources to have the problem investigated.
Rose was accused recently of multiple incidents of indecency, including unrequested sexual advances, genital exposure, and other advances toward female staff that PBS and CBS deemed inappropriate. Rose quickly conceded to the allegations, apologizing to the female staff for his behavior.
Rose is just one of many journalists, politicians, moguls, and anti-#GamerGate vermin who have been outed in an ongoing gravy train of sexual misconduct allegations lobbed fast and loose at a number of different men. Only a few have been arrested and charged for committing the alleged crimes. Rose, however, will get off with the loss of his journalistic integrity and his career as a national television correspondent.
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