(Via The Daily Wire)
The paper has been instrumental in breaking stories about alleged Hollywood sexual harassers like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Russell Simmons, but now the LA Times, and its CEO and publisher, Ross Levinsohn, have fallen into the #MeToo cross-hairs.
According to a report published by National Public Radio, Levinsohn, who has been at the helm of the Times for the past six months, “has been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits and that his conduct in work settings over the past two decades has been called into question repeatedly by female colleagues.”
NPR reportedly interviewed 26 of Levinsohn’s former colleagues and obtained court and financial documents that indicated Levinsohn has been on the hook for alleged sexual impropriety several times during his tenure.
In one case, NPR reports, Levinsohn “admitted to rating the relative ‘hotness’ of his female colleagues in office banter as a vice president at a digital media company. He also testified that he speculated about whether a woman who worked for him there was a stripper on the side.”
In another, Levinsohn was accused of kissing a woman who was not his wife at a music industry dinner, in front of friends and colleagues. And, perhaps worst, NPR alleges, Levinsohn “once told an executive for the Hollywood Reporter he would not stay at the publication’s lunch honoring the entertainment business’ most influential fashion stylists because he would have to be surrounded by gays.”
He didn’t use the word “gays,” however, the source claims. He used an epithet.
In at least one case, Levinsohn was not a lone defendant. Levinsohn was an executive with search engine company Alta Vista when he and several other C-suite employees were sued by a female subordinate over what she claimed was a “hostile work enviroment.” The woman, Christine Fox, and others who testified in that sexual harassment case, alleged that Levinsohn created a “frat house” like workplace where he and others felt free to ask women about their sex lives.
In his testimony, Levinsohn said that he did joke about people in the office but that “any sexually charged banter he participated in took place at a distance from female employees.”
In another case, Levinsohn was sued as part of a team at NewsCorp. There, again, the woman who filed suit alleged a hostile workplace where sexual banter and sexual harassment was the norm.
Levinsohn calls NPR’s allegations “lies” and suggests that he might obtain legal counsel. Neither Levinsohn nor the Times’ parent company, Tronc, responded to NPR’s questions. Tronc has not taken any action against Levinsohn.
WATCH: Tucker Slams Jim Acosta For Epic Self-Own At McAllen Border Barrier
On Thursday, Fox News Anchor Tucker Carlson praised CNN’s Jim Acosta for one of the biggest self-owns: making President Trump’s case for a border wall.
“In fact, this debate is over. We’re not getting a barrier along our southern border. We can’t, not now, not ever,” Carlson sarcastically proclaimed. “That possibility was permanently destroyed today by a fact-seeking missile of truth launched by one of our country’s premier cable news outlets in a single devastating act of journalism, CNN killed the wall. Took their biggest guns to do it.”
Tucker then begin to play a video, streamed Thursday by Acosta, which showed him idiotically saying that there was no crisis at the U.S. border — an argument he made while standing at a section of the border with a barrier — in the middle of the afternoon.
“You see that? Take that, you nativist bigot freaks, you creepy wall obsessives. Jim Acosta just spanked you. He was there, not in some cushy, air-conditioned studio in Washington with the rest of the talking heads,” Tucker continued.
Tucker then humorously joked that Acosta was out in the field, doing the type of “hard-boiled shoe-leather reporting” that made him a household name.
Tucker added: “Not a single illegal alien was anywhere near that wall. There was no tent city. There were no predatory gang members or coyotes. MS-13? Not there. There was no sad suffering caravan. Everything was just fine or as Jim Acosta so memorably put it, the area around that steel barrier was pretty tranquil.”
Here’s Acosta owning himself:
The steel slats don’t run the entire length of the border in the McAllen area. We found one part where there is a chain link fence. Occasionally migrants come thru but residents say their community is quite safe. pic.twitter.com/ivpPl0XT48
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2019
Trump vs Fake News: “I Will Never Stop Fighting For The American People”
President Trump leveled harsh criticism of the fake news media over their constant negative coverage of his administration, and assured the American people he won’t let them continue to sell out the country.
“When the media – driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome – reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts the lives of many, not just journalists, at risk! Very unpatriotic!” Trump tweeted Sunday.
“Freedom of the press also comes with a responsibility to report the news accurately. 90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving, it’s no surprise that confidence in the media is at an all time low!”
“I will not allow our great country to be sold out by anti-Trump haters in the dying newspaper industry,” he continued. “No matter how much they try to distract and cover it up, our country is making great progress under my leadership and I will never stop fighting for the American people!”
Trump then made it clear that leftist publications like the New York Times “will never change” in their coverage against him.
“As an example, the failing New York Times and the Amazon Washington Post do nothing but write bad stories even on very positive achievements – and they will never change!”