Oct 12, 2017

News Corp lectures its readers: sexual harassment is appalling

Harvey Weinstein has been derided as a 'dinosaur' in The Australian, but News Corp has had a litany of it's own fossils.

Glenn Dyer — <em>Crikey</em> business and media commentator

Glenn Dyer

Crikey business and media commentator

"Hollywood has much to learn from the appalling allegations of predatory behaviour surrounding Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein. For decades the film industry’s so-called “casting couch culture” — a euphemism for trading sexual favours for a career in films — was the butt of cartoonists’ jokes. But there is nothing funny in the sordid claims about Weinstein, an industry titan and producer of some of Hollywood’s most successful movies. 

"For 30 years Weinstein used his powerful position to sexually harass women seeking a career. Some have described being invited for business meetings, only to be asked to massage him or watch him shower. In at least eight instances Weinstein has reached substantial financial settlements with victims. 

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3 thoughts on “News Corp lectures its readers: sexual harassment is appalling

  1. 2bobsworth

    Is it possible that James and Lachlan have cleaned out the worst excesses of Fox News and are now looking for some form of redemption?
    We can only live in hope, but hypocricy has a proven track record.

  2. klewso

    I find one of the weirdest surreal things about Limited News is it’s inability to notice those flaws and imperfections in itself that it rails and pontificates against in others – without it’s own redress?
    Only last Monday, alt-right conservative slapper and professional master baiter Dean – the Murdoch clown who’d concluded that the Grenfell Tower fire was down to green zealotry – was demanding evidence from climate scientists that climate change was happening?
    I mean, WTF would he do with “evidence” when he’s quite capable of making up his own, and paid to do it?
    “Fake news”?

  3. AR

    Hypocrisy from NewsCorpse? In other news, water flows downhill and bumBoil Shlernt is a waste of space oxygen thief.

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