November 27, 2017

"CBS boss told me to sleep with coworkers to get ahead..."

Alleges Erin Gee, referring to Robert Klug of “CBS Evening News,” the NY Post reports.
Klug... said “she should ‘have sex’ with [the] video editor who had been difficult to work with to ‘break the ice,’ ” according to court papers.

“I couldn’t believe that was his advice,” Gee said. “I was looking for help, and he looked at me like, ‘You don’t matter, and this is what you should do to make this guy like you.’"...

Klug was eventually promoted to executive director for CBS News, and shortly after, another male boss told Gee that Klug “had asked him whether he had had sex with her or the other women under his supervision,” the suit says.....
Gee reported that incident internally, and she was later demoted to weekend news.

39 comments:

james james said...

She needed to have sex with a video editor?

Nowadays you can't even sleep your way to the top.

You got to sleep with someone just to go sideways.

-jj

David Begley said...

These type of allegations, if true, cast doubt on the success of women in the news business. People like Katie Couric, Leslie Stahl and Diane Swayer.

rhhardin said...

The story needs a bathrobe in it.

rhhardin said...

Barbara Walters slept with everybody.

Darrell said...

Explains the pictures of Katie Couric dancing with her knees perpendicular to her trunk.

traditionalguy said...

Some take good advice and some won't. I bet she would have used botox injections and a breast augmentation, which are more expensive and actually painful.

Instead, she was Snow White saving herself for her marriage. Quaint thought.

Rob said...

The video editor was the least of it. She had to sleep with the janitorial staff to get her wastebasket emptied.

David Baker said...

Women have to accept their place in society, or strike out on their own.

AllenS said...

Did Lazlo morph into james james?

james james said...

There is a young woman who occasionally comes into the bar, she is a bartender at a dive bar near downtown. Yes, she has tattoos. Streaked hair from a bottle. Still very cute.

One afternoon she alluded to her boss wanting to have sex with her, for which she would get more and better shifts. Heads shook in commiseration.

I hate that sleazy side of dive bars.

She won't have sex with him, and is looking around for another job.

Dive Bar Boss: guys LIKE the cute bartender girls with tattoos and streaked hair from a bottle. You should give her more and better shifts because it will be good for your business.

Unrequited lust buys a lot of drinks.

-jj

Darrell said...

Lazlo is taking a sabbatical.

FIDO said...

One thing I have been musing a lot lately. Feminism and the Sexual Revolution have really gutted female chastity. In days gone by, such sex would be 'immoral' and a woman had a right to be angry because of 'God Offense'.

By normalizing and trivializing sex as a woman 'owning' her body, and by removing romantic significance, the question which needs to be answered is 'using feminist cant about women being fully able to have sex as often as men, and how women need to get ahead' why shouldn't she sleep with a video editor?

Again, I do not advocate that because sex is more than Tab P fitting into Slot V to MY point of view.

However that is not the 'party line'. No one 'forced' her to have sex with this man. She asked advice. He gave it.

That she did not like this advice is more of a personal problem.

Darrell said...

The Left-Wing news boys call them comfort women. You need to be comfortable when you ponder the irrelevancy of the US Constitution, given that it's really old--over a hundred years or something.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Krug is an icon who has spent his life fighting for women and the progressive agenda. Give him a break.

Curious George said...

"Robert Klug of “CBS Evening News.... said “she should ‘have sex’ with [the] video editor who had been difficult to work with to ‘break the ice,’ ”

Gee reported that incident internally, and she was later demoted to weekend news."

Guess he was right.

Darrell said...

Women in the Sixties political hippie movement figured out that they were the cumbuckets when none of their ideas were even considered in planning sessions and the communes came up with rules that no woman could sleep with the same guy twice. You got to spread the love around.

David said...

Media types, celebrities, politicians.

Do I have to spell it out?

Jason said...

Klug used to be the head honcho of 60 Minutes for many years, until about 2011. He had Dan Rather and Charlie Rose both working for him, and he would have been in charge for the George Bush AWOL Memo fiasco, and green lighted Rather for that story.

So yes... libtard/Democrat.

Then again, it's CBS, so that goes without saying.

He also would have been one of the key people enabling Charlie Rose's abuses, or at least looking the other way. But with him running 60 Minutes, it's easier to see why Rose thought his behavior would be tolerated at CBS... because, in fact, it actually WAS!

Unknown said...

I am going to learn Video Editing straight away!

n.n said...

Friendships with benefits or "casting couch" relationships is social progress.

The feminists who denied women's agency, human evolution, and their own peculiar interests, by placing conception before choice in order to normalize abortion rites, have placed civilization on a progressive slope.

tcrosse said...

So she only had to sleep with the Video Editor. It's not like she had to fuck him or anything.

Darrell said...

The NYT has a bushel basket full of condoms, next to the Chai tea dispenser in the break room.

Michael K said...

"Barbara Walters slept with everybody."

She even wrote that John Lindsay gave her crabs. I guess he did, too.

Darrell said...

"Barbara Walters slept with everybody."

Yeah, a regular Dolly Mop, she was.

FIDO said...

I am going to learn Video Editing straight away!

Funny! In my school the AV club couldn't get laid in a whore house with a pocket full of $50s. So I suppose extortion is their Plan B.

Hmm...video editing, director, producer...lots of AV club sexual harassers out there.

Bay Area Guy said...

Why are Leftwing media outlets full of so many sexual harassers?

Humperdink said...

"I am going to learn Video Editing straight away!"

Nope, just be a progressive fighting for women's rights. Or an icon or something.

Darrell said...

Video Editors can make Republicans look stupid and evil. It's an art, really. They are important Comrades to be cared for lovingly.

Big Mike said...

"Give head to get ahead." That's the motto for women at CBS.

Darrell said...

"Give head to get ahead."

It supplanted "Not My Bush."

Drago said...

Legions of democrats/lefties putting the lie to the dems "war on women" meme re: republicans.

Literally, lefties/dems by the thousands acting as the perpetrators and the enablers of sexual assault and harassment of women.

For decades.

And those same people think its appropriate to lecture you.

EDH said...

"CBS boss told me to sleep with coworkers to get ahead..."

"Give head to get ahead at CBS"?

What they never told us: the other CBS eye is winking.

Martin said...

Les Moonves could not be reached for comment?

Oh, he's a liberal "icon," so never mind.

William said...

Apparently Barbara Walters had a lot of lovers. Is it possible that she slept with any of them for personal gain and not due to romantic attraction. Isn't this part of the equation?

tcrosse said...

Apparently Barbara Walters had a lot of lovers.

I can't un-think the idea of getting a hummer from Baba Wawa.

Rob said...

It's as difficult to get a sharply-focused view of Barbara Walters' behavior as it is to get a sharply-focused view of Barbara Walters' face. She insists on keeping things fuzzy.

Jupiter said...

Is receiving bad advice one of the things women don't ever lie about now? Is there anything left about which a woman is willing to lie?

Emil Blatz said...

Gee, her career trajectory sucks,

Rob McLean said...

As Stokely Carmichael put it, "The position of women in our movement is prone."