Dozens of female liberal media news anchors, correspondents, hosts and contributors who normally purport to be champions of women seemingly tossed their ideals out the window this week by signing a letter in defense of an accused sexual abuser.
The letter concerned allegations that former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw sexually harassed two women, including this one:
Though Brokaw denies the allegations and guilt should never be presumed, neither should innocence, particularly in regards to sexual abuse. But apparently, liberal media employees like Rachel Maddow, Andrew Mitchell and Mika Brzezinski disagree.
“Tom has treated each of us with fairness and respect. He has given each of us opportunities for advancement and championed our successes throughout our careers,” they, along with dozens of their peers, wrote in a letter obtained by Deadline Hollywood.
“As we have advanced across industries — news, publishing, law, business and government — Tom has been a valued source of counsel and support. We know him to be a man of tremendous decency and integrity.”
Add me to the list. https://t.co/KpoPznW67m
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) April 28, 2018
While sticking up for a friend is admirable, the hypocrisy is nevertheless stunning. These same women, especially Brzezinski, rushed to impugn President Donald Trump’s character after women accused him of sexual harassment during the presidential election two years ago.
Yet these same women seem more than willing to afford Brokaw the benefit of the doubt, though it should be noted that they didn’t exactly dispute the allegations against him.
But they don’t dispute the allegations. https://t.co/6VxiLy9utY
— Brit Hume (@brithume) April 28, 2018
Brzezinski has a lengthy history of hypocrisy. After several women accused her friend and then-coworker Mark Halperin of sexual harassment last year, she poured her heart out live on air — but not for Halperin’s victims.
“I will speak for both Joe and myself here: Our hearts break for both Mark and his family, because he is our friend,” she said, referencing co-host Joe Scarborough.
Two months later she attacked Halperin’s accusers, accusing them of hypocrisy for being unwilling to speak with the man who had allegedly harassed them.
“Mark Halperin is more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize with them face-to-face. I’ve actually tried to offer him to them. They don’t want to talk to him. They don’t want to talk to him. … There are some hypocrisies here,” she said.
She was dead right about “some hypocrisies here.” What she didn’t realize was that the “hypocrisies” were all of her own!
The same applies to every NBC employee who signed the letter in defense of Brokaw. You can’t purport to be a champion of women in one breath (while simultaneously claiming conservatives hate women), and then turn around and defend an accused sexual abuser before all of the evidence has even been released.
Well, you can, but then you’d be a total hypocrite!
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