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Thread #163083   Message #3894602
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
18-Dec-17 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: Sexual Misdemeanours
Subject: RE: BS: Sexual Misdemeanours
I've been waiting for this - a discussion of just how journalists decide to go with the stories of women who were assaulted by powerful men - when there were no charges filed or law enforcement agencies involved. There is a process that involves lots of interviews.

It isn't perfect - it sounds like Tavis Smiley got the raw end of things without knowing who is claiming abuse, and PBS, that should know better, isn't saying. There are discussions of who can address this, if Matt Damon is tone deaf (it comes down to the allusion to levels of misbehavior compared to cancer - it's all cancer, just different stages - he doesn't get that.)