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Liberals Behind "The Young Turks" And Vice Apologize For Blatant Sexism
12-25-2017, 02:22 AM,
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Liberals Behind "The Young Turks" And Vice Apologize For Blatant Sexism
Liberals Behind "The Young Turks" And Vice Apologize For Blatant Sexism

<p>The founders of two liberal news outlets found themselves apologizing over sexist remarks and a "boy's club" environment filled with sexual harassment. Cenk Uygur, creator and host of popular liberal news show,&nbsp;<em>The Young Turks </em>(TYT)<em>, </em>apologized last week for a series of now-deleted blog and social media posts from the early 2000s, published by <em>The Wrap.&nbsp;</em></p>
<p><em><a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2017/12/23/29286.jpg"><img src="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2017/12/23/29286.jpg" width="500" height="281" /></a><br />Cenk Uygur</em></p>
<p>In one entry from 2000 entitled "<a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20020319052056/http://www.youngturk.com:80/rulesof.htm" target="_blank">Rules of Dating</a>," Uygur says of third dates: "<strong>If I haven't felt your tits by then, things are not about to last much longer. In fact, if you don't get back on track by the fourth date, you're done." </strong>Uygur's "Rule 2" of dating: "<strong>There must be orgasm by the fifth date," </strong>and "Rule 3" states "There must be sex by the second month of dating."</p>
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<p><strong>There are a lot of allowable exceptions to this rule, but they all involve orgasms</strong>.&nbsp; I'll let you slide if for unseen circumstances we haven't gotten to see each other much, <strong>and you have been providing me with some excellent orgasms in the meanwhile.</strong></p>
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<p>But there are no foreseeable reasons why anyone would slip into the fourth month of dating without sex.&nbsp; <strong>But since you do provide a certain level of sexual satisfaction, I will give a requisite talking to you to see "what's wrong.</strong>"&nbsp; If you don't give it up the date after "the talk," <strong>you're done. </strong>-<em>Cenk Uygur</em></p>
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<p>In another post, after an apparent lack of sex, Uygur declared that "<strong>the genes of women are flawed</strong>" because they "do not want to have sex nearly as often as needed for the human race to get along peaceably and fruitfully."&nbsp;</p>
<p>There's <span style="text-decoration: underline;">quite a bit more</span> on Uygur's past statements which have been compiled by journalist <a href="http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/breaking-young-turks-host-cenk-uygurs-disturbing-sexist-racist-pro-rape-past/" target="_blank">Cassandra Fairbanks</a>.</p>
<p>Uygur's defense to his old posts was to claim he was a was a different back then; "<strong>I had not yet matured and I was still a conservative who thought that stuff was politically incorrect and edgy</strong>. When you read it now, it looks really, honestly, ugly."&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20020531115346/http://www.youngturk.com:80/polemic.htm" target="_blank">This post</a></strong> from January, 2000, however - in which Uygur slams conservative Pat Buchanan, suggests his ugliness was coming from the left.&nbsp; <strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oh boy, <a href="https://twitter.com/TheYoungTurks?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheYoungTurks</a> need to buckle up because if 1/3 of what im hearing is true I can’t see them lasting past Spring. The death blows won’t even be coming from the right, either.</p>
<p>&mdash; Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) <a href="https://twitter.com/CassandraRules/status/944766420285575168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 24, 2017</a></p></blockquote>
<script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p><strong>In this week's </strong><em style="font-weight: bold;">second</em><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>exposé, </strong>the <em><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/23/business/media/vice-sexual-harassment.html" target="_blank">New York Times</a></em>&nbsp;ousts left-leaning media outlet&nbsp;<em>VICE </em>for its "boy's club" environment - from which allegations of sexual harassment and revenge were levied by over <strong>two dozen women </strong>who say they experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct at the company.&nbsp;</p>
<p><em><a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2017/12/23/viceguys.PNG"><img src="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2017/12/23/viceguys_0.PNG" width="500" height="337" /></a><br />VICE co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi (Reuters/Mike Segar)</em></p>
<p><em>VICE&nbsp;</em>settled with four other women for sexual harassment or defamation as well.&nbsp;</p>
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<p>An investigation by The New York Times has found <strong>four settlements involving allegations of sexual harassment or defamation against Vice employees</strong>, including its current president. -<em>NYT</em></p>
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<p>In a statement to The Times, CEO Shane Smith and co-founder Suroosh Alvi said “from the top down, <strong>we have failed as a company to create a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone, especially women, can feel respected and thrive,</strong>” adding that a "boys club" culture at Vice had "fostered inappropriate behavior that permeated throughout the company."&nbsp;</p>
<p>In 2016, Vice's president, Andrew Creighton paid $135,000 to a former employee who was fired after she wouldn't sleep with him, while earlier this year, <em>VICE</em>&nbsp;settled with former employee Martina Veltroni, who claimed that her supervisor retaliated against her after they had a sexual relationship. The supervisor, Jason Mojica - the former head of Vice News, was fired last month.&nbsp;</p>
<p><em><a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2017/12/23/girl%20with%20cat.jpg"><img src="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2017/12/23/girl%20with%20cat_0.jpg" width="500" height="284" /></a><br />Joanna Fuertes-Knight</em></p>
<p>The $6 billion media company also reached a $24,000 settlement with a <a href="https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/ex79am/girl-eats-food-yule-log-trio-christmas-special" target="_blank">London journalist</a>, Joanna Fuertes-Knight, who said she had been sexually harassed, and suffered racial and gender discrimination along with bullying. She claims that a Vice producer, Rhys James, made sexist statements to her - including asking whether or not she slept with black men, as well as the color of her nipples.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Vice started out in 1994 as a punk magazine in Montreal, Canada, before growing to a multi-billion dollar multimedia company catering to millennials. Walt Disney owns an 18% stake, while private equity firm TPG invested $450 million in June, valuing the company at around $5.7 billion.&nbsp;</p>


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