NPR top news editor accused of sexual harassment by multiple womenOn November 1, 2017 by Kenna
“The worst part of my whole encounter with Oreskes [was] the fact that he utterly destroyed my ambition,” says one victim.
Michael Oreskes is now NPR’s Senior Vice President of news. He is accused by two women of sexual harassment dating back a number of years, including “unwanted physical contact with them” while he was employed by another news organization “nearly two decades ago.”
The alleged assaults happened in the late 1990s, the women said. Oreskes moved to NPR in March 2015, after working at NYT and AP.
How long has NPR management known? And what will Oreskes’ role at the news organization be while a reported investigation within NPR unfolds?
From the Washington Post:
The women, both journalists at the time of the alleged incidents, made the accusations in recent weeks against Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director at the Washington-based public broadcasting organization.
In separate complaints, the women said Oreskes — at the time, the Washington bureau chief of the New York Times — abruptly kissed them while they were speaking with him about working at the newspaper. Both of them told similar stories: After meeting Oreskes and discussing their job prospects, they said he unexpectedly kissed them on the lips and stuck his tongue in their mouths.
Both of the women spoke to The Washington Post on the condition of anonymity so as not to damage their employment prospects.
There are detailed accounts of the abuse specifics in the Post article, if you care to read them. Disgusting.
The driver of a Home Depot truck who plowed into people in a Lower Manhattan bike lane today is said to have shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ while he killed them.
Facebook is reported to soon reveal it exposed an estimated 126 million Americans, many of whom voted, to what was effectively Russian state propaganda (served from Russian webservers in Russia) during the runup to the U.S. 2016 presidential election. All of that content favored Trump, who is now President of the United States.
“Oh darn.” (via r/ContagiousLaughter)
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