Before Fox News Geraldo Rivera used the term “flirty” yesterday in defending men against charges of sexual harassment, I had defended workplace flirtations myself. The word “flirt” and it’s variations needs to be brought into the conversation that America is having these days about men and women and sex in the workplace.
Flirting and consensual sex was certainly the norm at my university. I don’t see why it wouldn’t be the same in many workplaces.
As I’ve said and will continue to say, right now the standard of proof to ruin a man is simply the accusation (unless you’re Al Franken). We’re in a moral panic that bears no resemblance to anything in history that I can recall other than the Salem witch trials.
Enjoy watching the mighty fall. Double your enjoyment because most of them are Jewish degenerates, perverts, and homosexuals. But be wary that every man in America is soon going to be under indictment by the public for the sins of the few.
Exactly how employers are going to be changing the workplace is unclear. Look for more women executives. Look for more sexual harassment training. Look for empowered women to make more false accusations.
This is the USSA and you’re just a peasant ready to be accused and sent to Siberia for any reason or no reason.
Fox News has responded with a stern statement in response to comments Geraldo Rivera made on Twitter, seeming to defend Matt Lauer.
After the Today show host was sacked on Wednesday for sexual harassment, Rivera came to Lauer’s defense on Twitter, calling him a ‘great guy’ and ‘a real gentleman’.
‘News is a flirty business & it seems like current epidemic of #SexHarassmentAllegations may be criminalizing courtship & conflating it w predation,’ Rivera said.
He went on to say that he thinks sexual harassment allegations should be made in a ‘timely fashion’ and include evidence like written communications or witnesses in order for them to be taken seriously.
‘With [cash] settlements in the multi-millions slight chance exists some victims are motivated by more than justice,’ he said.
Rivera’s company, Fox News, which has had its own sexual harassment scandals with former CEO Roger Ailes and anchor Bill O’Reilly, issued a stern response to Rivera’s comments.
‘Geraldo’s tweets do not reflect the views of FOX News or its management. We were troubled by his comments and are addressing them with him,’ the company said.
Rivera’s comments sparked a 1991 interview with Bette Midler to surface, in which she accused Rivera of groping her in the early 1970s.
In the Middler interview with Barbra Walters, the legendary singer and actress recounts her first time meeting Rivera , and says the meeting was ‘not funny,’ and that she might get in ‘trouble’ for the story of what happened when they met, but tells it anyway.
‘Geraldo and his producer came to do an interview with me, in the ’70s, in the early ’70s. This was when he was very hot,’ she explained.
‘He and his producer left the crew in the other room, they pushed me into my bathroom, they pushed two poppers under my nose, and proceeded to grope me. I did not offer myself up on the altar of Geraldo Rivera. He was unseemly.’
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Two final thoughts: First, Geraldo might be laying the groundwork for a flood of accusations that he expects will be coming his way. His reputation as a womanizer is legendary. Somewhere along the way, he surely acted like a “jerk” with a woman or two.
Secondly, we are at the point in polite society where everything a woman says MUST be believed. If you challenge any story told by any woman, you’re going to be demonized and probably fired from your job. Sean Hannity’s common sense defense of Roy Moore offers an example.
Hopefully, we’re at peak political correctness right now and within five years today will seem like a distant nightmare never to be relived.