NPR suspends Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz!
More substantiated accusations of sexual harassment. I won't miss Jonathan and his incoherent ramblings too much but I've always enjoyed Leonard's noon show while I work.
These two follow The Takeaway's John Hockenberry who was suspended from NPR last week.
Well, we'll always have Terry Gross.
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 14||Last Sunday at 11:40 PM|
No, the accusations are not substantiated. Go back to sleep, Mabel.
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 1||12/07/2017|
How can you be sure we'll always have Terry, OP? Who knows whom SHE may have had?
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 2||12/07/2017|
Anything new on the Leonard Lopate investigation?
According to the NY Times, he was shocked to be accused and denies all allegations. I really hope that's true. This one hurts.
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 4||12/07/2017|
I'm shocked too. My assumption is that, after letting a lot of harassment go on at WNYC, and being criticized for it, the station is now suspending anyone that ever had anything negative said about them by any woman.
Would not be shocked if some snowflake* complained about a compliment on her outfit or something, which old guys think is nice for a woman to hear.
Laura Walker gets a half million a year to manage WNYC, and she's not going anywhere except kicking and screaming!
[italic]*I'm a liberal, but do snowflakes exist? Yes, they certainly do.[/italic]
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 5||12/07/2017|
I hope Melissa Clark didn't accuse Lopate of touching her buns?
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 6||12/07/2017|
I am as liberal as they come but I agree with the Weekly Standard on this — both Lopate and Rush have lost important positions without even being told the specifics of the accusations. If #metoo becomes a Stalinist witchhunt, the many true stories of sexual harassment and assault will be tarnished by association.
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 7||Last Sunday at 8:45 AM|
The Lopate complaints are apparently from GUESTS
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 8||Last Sunday at 8:47 AM|
My elderly mom is very tired of these snowflake meltdowns over "a boy getting 'fresh' " as attempted rape.
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 9||Last Sunday at 8:56 AM|
That’s completely bizarre, r8 — he’s on live radio. They march in, he talks to them, they march out. When would he even have the chance to harass them?
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 10||Last Sunday at 7:53 PM|
Behold the witch burners on the Left.
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 11||Last Sunday at 10:05 PM|
R10, maybe he was a creepy toucher? Maybe he was the kind of man who stares at a woman’s breasts and avoids eye contact?
I was imagining that he might have been inappropriate with producers who are young and naive, but I don’t see how he could assault a guest, either.
NPR has been very open about the problems they’ve had over there. I’ll give them that. I listen to WNYC daily, but I don’t always agree with their party line.
|by Lakshmi Singh||reply 13||Last Sunday at 11:39 PM|