Everyday now it seems there is another Hollywood actor, politician, or nationally recognized journalist falling prey to their own sexual predations. Tuesday brought the news that Charlie Rose, famed host of the Charlie Rose Show aired by PBS, and anchor of CBS News ascendant morning show, was facing serious sexual assault allegations from at least eight women.
“Charlie Rose’s CBS News career came to an unceremonious end Tuesday when the network fired him over allegations of sexual harassment.
“A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” CBS News President David Rhodes wrote in a note to staff. “This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program. Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace — a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place.”
PBS followed with an announcement that it no longer will distribute “Charlie Rose,” the nightly talk show hosted by Rose since 1991.
“In light of yesterday’s revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and canceled distribution of his programs,” a PBS spokesperson said in a statement. “PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.”
Rose’s departure marks the downfall of one of television’s most venerable journalists and a major blow to CBS News, which enjoyed its greatest success ever in the morning thanks to “CBS This Morning,” which was built around Rose and his co-anchors, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, in 2012.
Rose’s serious demeanor and ability to engage a wide range of personalities in politics, the arts and business earned him respect and global recognition. He frequently jetted off to land interviews with world leaders.[…]”
Why is it that so many people in positions of power, more often than not emanating a holier-than-thou Leftist attitude, evidently use that power to prey on subordinates? For those Leftist predators the idea of using force to satisfy their ‘needs’ is perhaps consistent with the philosophy of government they espouse.
When using government force is acceptable to coerce some citizens into paying more taxes or buying healthcare they don’t want – because the ends justify the means – is it that surprising that their bloated egos lead them to feel entitled to force themselves on unsuspecting women?
Some allegations are denied emphatically, and fought in the interest of truth, others get verified by admissions of guilt. Rose is of the latter category, saying that he thought the sexual interests were mutual, as if the women he allegedly groped and presented his old naked body to were sending signals that they couldn’t resist the septuagenarian news anchor.
And all the while, Rose likely waxed sanctimoniously about the allegations against Republican senate candidate Roy Moore, which Moore has repeatedly denied.
Read more about Rose’s ‘unwanted sexual advances’ here.