In the hypocrisy hierarchy, perhaps no group tops Hollywood more than the anti-Trump mainstream media. Liberal outlet Vox Media fired its editorial director Lockhart Steele over “sexual misconduct” as the ripple effects of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal continue.
Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff confirmed Steele’s firing this week, and said Steele “admitted engaging in conduct that is inconsistent with our core values.”
Steele is now the fourth or fifth self-proclaimed “male feminist” who has been accused of sexual harassment during the past week, including GQ’s anti-Trump social justice warrior Rupert Myers and Vice journalist Sam Kriss, who has frequently railed against Trump, “misogyny!” and capitalism.
It’s unclear what were the exact allegations against Steele, the married founder and former CEO of Curbed (now a unit of Vox). But former Vox employee Eden Rohatensky recently wrote a disturbing post on Medium detailing widespread sexual harassment at the company.
Rohatensky claimed a vice president tried to kiss her in the back of a taxi, and repeatedly propositioned her over the course of several months. Things got so bad her work suffered and she became suicidal.
Eventually, Eden got fired for poor performance. But after reporting the sexual harassment she suffered, Vox Media conducted an investigation and concluded that the predatory VP she referenced had harassed numerous other women. It’s unclear if Eden Rohatensky’s alleged harasser was Lockhart Steele.
The allegations against Vox were first shared on a viral spreadsheet list called “Sh*tty Media Men” that details women’s sexual-harassment stories within the media industry. The spreadsheet, which has not been publicized, was launched in response to the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal roiling Hollywood.
After 50 women came forward with harrowing stories of sexual abuse and rape by Weinstein, women outside of show biz decided to air similar abuses in the media.
The irony of sexual harassment being a widespread problem in both show business and the media is rich, considering that both industries are run by liberals who constantly virtue-signal and sanctimoniously claim to be champions of women’s rights.
As the mask slowly gets torn off, it remains to be seen who else in Hollywood and the mainstream media will be outed as hypocrites and sexual predators. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, Twitter was quick to call out the media’s hypocrisy.
That’s four or five male feminist media men in 24 hours to be either outed or fired for sexual harassment, assault, or rape.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 20, 2017
Add Weinstein and Sigmore from ScreenJunkies.
This shit is getting surreal.
— CitizenErased (@ExileofSociety) October 20, 2017
Sam Kriss just got outed as a scumbag. There goes another male feminist ally. And you wonder why they virtue signal as hard as they do. pic.twitter.com/dbg4aBFuIT
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 17, 2017
you mean ANOTHER virtue signaling male feminist is accused of sexual harassment
— Clay Hostetter (@ClayHostetter1) October 20, 2017
I swear to God it’s IMAX-level projection with these “male feminists”, isn’t it?
They accuse everyone else that which they are guilty of.
— Syntax Error ??? (@SyntaxError1871) October 20, 2017
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