NBC Omits Clinton, Contains Clarence Thomas in Intercourse Harassment Story

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On Sunday’s NBC Nightly Information, on show was the newest instance of liberal journalists conspicuously ignoring accusations of sexual assault towards President Invoice Clinton even whereas going all the way in which again 26 years to incorporate sexual harassment costs towards Supreme Court docket Justice Clarence Thomas.

NBC correspondent and MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle filed a three-minute full report concerning the concern of sexual harassment of girls within the office in gentle of latest accusations towards movie maker Harvey Weinstein and different high-profile perpetrators.

After starting the report by specializing in ladies like waitresses who work with the general public, Ruhle turned to males within the public area as photographs of Weinstein and former FNC host Invoice O’Reilly have been proven: “One other high-risk space, a office the place a so-called famous person is on the helm. Latest allegations from Hollywood and media to the halls of energy in Washington.”

After taking part in a clip of President Donald Trump’s notorious Entry Hollywood tape from 2005, Ruhle continued:

The perspective expressed by President Trump to Billy Bush in that well-known 2005 Entry Hollywood incident raised the difficulty of pubic figures abusing their energy. One in 4 ladies say they’ve skilled sexual harassment at work — in all industries and occupations. That quantity jumps to 60 % in case you embrace sexist or crude language.

After citing polls on what proportion of girls report sexual harassment within the office, the report then jumped again in time 26 years and included soundbites from the Thomas Senate hearings from 1991:

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ANITA HILL, ACCUSER OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS: Thomas advised me graphically of his personal sexual prowess.

RUHLE: In 1991, individuals thought this was the watershed second for change when Anita Hill spoke out towards Supreme Court docket Justice nominee Clarence Thomas — costs he denied.

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS: I didn’t make these statements or do these items.

The NBC correspondent didn’t appear to seek out related sufficient to say any of the numerous accusations of sexual harassment or assault that concerned Invoice Clinton utilizing his stature as a public determine as Arkansas’s state lawyer normal after which governor, after which as President.

Final April, NBC’s Stephanie Gosk on the Right this moment present equally included Justice Thomas and President Trump, however not President Clinton, in a report about accusations towards FNC’s O’Reilly.

Under is an entire transcript of the report from the Sunday, October 29, NBC Nightly Information:

KATE SNOW: With regards to sexual harassment within the office, it isn’t only a downside in Hollywood and Washington. As extra ladies are talking out about their private experiences, we’re discovering it is a pervasive concern impacting each business. Stephanie Ruhle now with a take a look at this widespread downside and what firms can do to forestall it.

ERICA TOMAFSKY, WAITRESS: I have been requested do I’ve a boyfriend — I have been requested what time do I end work.

STEPHANIE RUHLE: For waitress Erica Tomafsky, it is simply a part of the job. On a median Saturday evening — that is the most important money-making evening of the week — what number of occasions do you suppose you get harassed?

TOMAFSKY: On a median, about two to a few.

RUHLE: Working in a customer support business means you are at increased danger for sexual harassment.

BILL O’REILLY, FORMER FNC ANCHOR: No, I am not even bothering with that.

RUHLE: One other high-risk space, a office the place a so-called famous person is on the helm. Latest allegations from Hollywood and media to the halls of energy in Washington.

DONALD TRUMP, FROM ACCESS HOLLYWOOD IN 2005: Once you’re a star, they allow you to do it. You are able to do something.

RUHLE: The perspective expressed by President Trump to Billy Bush in that well-known 2005 Entry Hollywood incident raised the difficulty of pubic figures abusing their energy. One in 4 ladies say they’ve skilled sexual harassment at work — in all industries and occupations. That quantity jumps to 60 % in case you embrace sexist or crude language.

VICTORIA LIPNIC, U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: It’s extremely pervasive. It is blue-collar — it is white-collar. It is differing earnings ranges. It’s actually each day, in all places.

RUHLE: And researchers say harassment is underreported

LIPNIC: Upwards of 75 % of girls don’t report it.

ANITA HILL, ACCUSER OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS: Thomas advised me graphically of his personal sexual prowess.

RUHLE: In 1991, individuals thought this was the watershed second for change when Anita Hill spoke out towards Supreme Court docket Justice nominee Clarence Thomas — costs he denied.

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS: I didn’t make these statements or do these items.

RUHLE: Nonetheless, sexual harassment has remained a relentless downside. Kate, I imply, when you concentrate on this, it results all types of industries and all types of companies. And firms on the market — massive and small — can do one thing about it. They will put in place sexual harassment coaching insurance policies. Their staff ought to know that is acceptable and unacceptable conduct. And managers ought to know here is what individuals have to do to return ahead. In the event you’re a sufferer, it’s best to know in your organization who you may go to. 

And it’s best to know that your privateness is protected. And on the prime of the corporate, even when it is a small enterprise, the leaders need to get entangled. And it’s important to practice your staff. You and I all the time labored at massive firms. We all know what sexual harassment coaching is. However think about in case you labored in hospitality or a restaurant. A restaurant ought to know. They should practice their staff for precisely what they may face — all the staff — even in case you’re a bystander.

KATE SNOW: And good that we’re all having this dialog. Stephanie, thanks very a lot.

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