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i thought this was a done deal already. they've got this new thing called "fellowship adventure group" or something. check that acronym!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Uhh, you're mostly right.

Mr. Harvey Weinstein (mr harvey weinstein), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

they've got this new thing called "fellowship adventure group" or something.

Sounds like they're still annoyed with themselves at missing the LOTR gravy train. ;-)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i know! they couldn't have missed the connotations there!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It was done for F9/11.

Mr. Harvey Weinstein (mr harvey weinstein), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Weinsteins will retain control of the Dimension label, which has produced a raft of films aimed at teenagers and children, including the Scream franchise = the really really really big money

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

bob has always been the big moneymaker with dimension.

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, dimension is what kept miramax afloat all those years

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

all those lasse hallstrom movies aren't going to pay for themselves!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I DID IT

Dude, are you a 15 year old asian chick? (jingleberries), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, he was on ILX. Weird.

bro dudely (deangulberry), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I find his state law breaking celebration methods questionable.

Dude, are you a 15 year old asian chick? (jingleberries), Wednesday, 30 March 2005 16:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

The Weinstein Company and Miramax -- the studio the Weinstein brothers founded and then sold -- announced a gigantic partnership deal on Thursday (via The Hollywood Reporter), agreeing to create sequels of the smash hit films that the Weinsteins produced for the studio before starting their new production company.

A number of big films are set to see second installments added to their canon: 'Shakespeare In Love,' 'Bad Santa,' 'Swingers,' 'Rounders,' 'Bridget Jones's Diary,' are some of the most famous names to be in line for the part two treatment.

buzza, Monday, 20 December 2010 18:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317198/

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 18:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Shakespeare in Love 2? Oh yay

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Monday, 20 December 2010 19:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Will Hard with a Vengeance

THX THO... (Nicole), Monday, 20 December 2010 19:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Iambic Boogaloo

THX THO... (Nicole), Monday, 20 December 2010 19:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's already a second bridget jones movie

Ward Fowler, Monday, 20 December 2010 19:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

Shakespeare in Love 2: Havana Nights

THX THO... (Nicole), Monday, 20 December 2010 19:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

this time it's versonal

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 19:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Crying Game 2?

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 December 2010 19:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's already a second bridget jones movie

Please don't remind me.

State Attorney Foxhart Cubycheck (Billy Dods), Monday, 20 December 2010 19:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Reindeer Games 2: Blood Sleigh

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 December 2010 20:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Rounders: Legacy

da croupier, Monday, 20 December 2010 20:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

Chocolat 2: The Squeakque

a nan, a bal, an anal ― (abanana), Monday, 20 December 2010 21:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Good Will Hunting 2: Open Season

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Monday, 20 December 2010 22:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

would watch a bad santa sequel

cereal bad boy (haitch), Monday, 20 December 2010 23:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

Bad Santa 2: The Baddening

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Monday, 20 December 2010 23:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

still lolling at "Iambic Boogaloo"

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Monday, 20 December 2010 23:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

What's next? Henry 5?!

I Am Kurious Assange (polyphonic), Monday, 20 December 2010 23:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Rounders 2: What Goes A Rounders Comes Back A Rounders Again

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 23:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seriously, Dude, Where's My Bard?

zvookster, Monday, 20 December 2010 23:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Shakespeare In Love 2: Rotten In Denmark

Square-Panted Sponge Robert (VegemiteGrrrl), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 00:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Just finished Peter Biskind's Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film. (Awful title.) Was actually published only a couple of months before the event that started this thread--he gives no indication that that's around the corner. Anyway, as someone who's mostly ignorant about the business end of things, I now know more about these people than I ever wanted to know, and I'm amazed a single movie ever gets made.

clemenza, Monday, 7 July 2014 22:57 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

This is...something.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/05/us/statement-from-harvey-weinstein.html

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 October 2017 18:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

I want to buy the movie rights

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 4, 2017

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 5 October 2017 18:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

that statement really keeps you guessing huh

ATTACK MY RUSTY TOOLBOX (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 5 October 2017 18:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

how the fuck can his lawyer let him make that statement.

He's always been an asshole of the highest order.

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 5 October 2017 19:53 (nine months ago) Permalink

the odds of decades worth of actors, actresses, directors, fellow producers, or any number of people not knowing about this stuff seems to me next to nil.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 5 October 2017 19:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

Lisa Bloom, one of Weinstein’s attorneys who specializes in sexual harassment cases, adds that she has been advising him on “gender and power dynamics” for the past year, calling him “an old dinosaur learning new ways.” She adds that she’s “explained to him that due to the power difference between a major studio head like him and most others in the industry, whatever his motives, some of his words and behaviors can be perceived as inappropriate, even intimidating.”

http://catholicap.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/skd229428sdc.jpg

nomar, Thursday, 5 October 2017 19:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

so this guy's got presumably top dollar lawyers and crisis management teams working for him and... that's his statement?

"not used to this new day and age when leveraging your power to coerce young women eager to get a foot in the door into sleeping with you isn't cool. i'm workin' on it. also fuck the NRA and Trump, right guys?!"

circa1916, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

oh i forgot about the Jay-Z quote from 4:44

circa1916, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

HEY GUYS LETS SHOW HOW CULTURALLY AWARE I AM

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

Weinstein told NYT he "sincerely apologize[s]" for his behavior, is going on leave.
His lawyer tells Hollywood Reporter he is suing us.

— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) October 5, 2017

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

wow what a total POS

that "apology" reads like a horrendous parody

-_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

Harvey the Hutt

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

surprised it wasn't written in crayon a la tarantino scripts

Οὖτις, Thursday, 5 October 2017 20:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

I first assumed due to Doctor Who context that by "Mel article" you meant an op-ed by Bonnie Langford.

com rad erry red flag (f. hazel), Saturday, 16 June 2018 17:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Nerd culture today is consumerism as religion, harassing women from Star Wars off social media, daily revelations of abuse, & VR billionaires creating tech to crush immigrants.

Meanwhile a football player protests violence against Black people & the President mocks him.

— Aaron Stewart-Ahn (@somebadideas) June 16, 2018



Dunno who this is, it’s just one example of this idiotic take coming into my timeline - yes nerd culture is the worst but I wish people would stop and think for one whole second before starting with this “turns out the JOCKS were the woke ones all along haha” nonsense, like yep no rape culture in *checks notes* football, no sir

U. K. Le Garage (wins), Saturday, 16 June 2018 17:26 (one month ago) Permalink

He has not denied that he blocked her from having friends, socialising on her own terms, having independent interests, TALKING IN PUBLIC, nor that he extensively conspired to have her denied multiple employment opportunities after breaking up.

yeah, I have said this before but the consequences that men are afraid will happen to them are the exact same consequences that have happened to women, on the same "he said" grounds, that just happen to be wrong strikingly more often, and which happen to often permanently ruin or at least detract from their personal and professional lives. shitty, aren't they?

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Saturday, 16 June 2018 19:56 (one month ago) Permalink

also this is otm: I've also seen dudes insist that nerds are the problem in a self-distancing way that seems to ignore that men are the problem.

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Saturday, 16 June 2018 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Dunno who this is, it’s just one example of this idiotic take coming into my timeline - yes nerd culture is the worst but I wish people would stop and think for one whole second before starting with this “turns out the JOCKS were the woke ones all along haha” nonsense, like yep no rape culture in *checks notes* football, no sir
― U. K. Le Garage (wins)

countering a narrative isn't the same thing as reversing it

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 16 June 2018 22:44 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/16/17471082/amc-pulling-talking-with-chris-hardwick-talk-show-abuse-allegations

AMC has put him in the corner for the time being and he's been removed from this Comic Con panel.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 16 June 2018 23:01 (one month ago) Permalink

insist that nerds are the problem in a self-distancing way that seems to ignore that men are the problem

That is an unfortunate imprecision of language, because it sweeps in every man, regardless of his thoughts, words or actions. As I understand it, the problem is behavior, not gender.

I get that oppressed people are not always required to speak with self-conscious precision about their oppressors. But precision and clarity do not hurt the cause of the oppressed; they can only help, imo.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 16 June 2018 23:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Idk blunt linguistic force has a pretty good track record too

Simon H., Sunday, 17 June 2018 00:06 (one month ago) Permalink

men need to stop talking about the men who are not the problem and fucking fix this (sorry aimless that’s probably not what you meant to say, but all our energy needs to go into making things better, not dwelling on exactly how many men are not to blame)

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 17 June 2018 00:08 (one month ago) Permalink

this week in melbourne a man raped and killed a woman who was walking home from a gig, and sooo much of the ensuing conversation has had a notallmen flavour to it, rather than going look, as men what can we do to stop this, how can we be role models, how can we identify enabling language/behaviours and call them out, how can we support women who just want to live their lives as safely as most men do

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 17 June 2018 00:13 (one month ago) Permalink

The only people who I would *maybe* listen to saying #notallmen are the problem are the five guys from Queer Eye, but they are too in empathetically in tune to run with that shit.

Yerac, Sunday, 17 June 2018 02:28 (one month ago) Permalink

men need to stop talking about the men who are not the problem and fucking fix this

Sounds good!

But since I am a hermit who more or less sees my wife and daughter, with occasional extended family members, none of who tend to show disrespect towards women, I am perplexed how I am supposed to go about this gargantuan task. I have no intention of thrusting my attentions on strange men to determine whether they hold troglodytic views about women, and even if they did, I am not sure I have the correct force at hand required to compel them to change their minds.

This seems like the weak link in the chain that will presumably lead us to paradise.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 17 June 2018 03:14 (one month ago) Permalink

this week in melbourne a man raped and killed a woman who was walking home from a gig, and sooo much of the ensuing conversation has had a notallmen flavour to it, rather than going look, as men what can we do to stop this, how can we be role models, how can we identify enabling language/behaviours and call them out, how can we support women who just want to live their lives as safely as most men do

― karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:13 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I see ppl make this argument a lot but it feels like there's a circular quality to it, "instead of going #notallmen we should be talking about what we as men can do to fix the problem" - but then in practice, the version of 'what we as men can do to fix the problem' that's being advocated is mostly chiding other men for #notallmen-ing instead of talking about what we as men can do etc etc, so you get this endless cycle of #notallmen followed by #yesallmen followed by #notallmen etc that's just empty at the centre? I guess the counterargument would be that it's just firefighting, and if you eventually did get everyone to stop with the #notallmen-ing you could finally have a meaningful conversation about what men can do instead?

(idk if this is a conversation that would be better had in another thread, though?)

soref, Sunday, 17 June 2018 04:16 (one month ago) Permalink

Maybe women keep chiding notallmen comments because we're really, really tired of how men somehow have to make *everything* about them, including playing ally and pointing out theyre good guys, instead of just listening to us?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 17 June 2018 04:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I am perplexed how I am supposed to go about this gargantuan task

then you could simply refrain from sealioning at women on the internet to tell them that #notallmen, as if you are explaining a new concept of which they were previously unaware

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Sunday, 17 June 2018 04:42 (one month ago) Permalink

"sealion"?

flappy bird, Sunday, 17 June 2018 04:46 (one month ago) Permalink

"tuomas"

oder doch?, Sunday, 17 June 2018 04:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Keep going

flappy bird, Sunday, 17 June 2018 04:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Maybe women keep chiding notallmen comments because we're really, really tired of how men somehow have to make *everything* about them, including playing ally and pointing out theyre good guys, instead of just listening to us?

― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Sunday, 17 June 2018 14:20 (fifty-five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otfm, this is what i had been hoping to convey

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 17 June 2018 05:17 (one month ago) Permalink

"sealion"?

― flappy bird, Sunday, 17 June 2018 14:46 (thirty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

is a trolling tactic in which you pretend to miss someone's point and keep asking them to explain again and again and again until they give up on you, as a sort of passive-aggressive way of winning internet arguments. tbh i don't think sic used the term fairly against aimless at all.

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 17 June 2018 05:20 (one month ago) Permalink

aimless:

I am perplexed how I am supposed to go about this gargantuan task. I have no intention of thrusting my attentions on strange men to determine whether they hold troglodytic views about women

imo it's ultimately about (a) calling out misogynist/misguided bullshit when we come across it, explaining in a congenial way why it's bullshit; and (b) recognising that we should not make this about ourselves and instead fade into the background wherever possible, as trayce said; and also (c) and (d) and (e) and (f) and (g), which are various other ways we can quietly be good role models and help other people be better without making it all about us. (i want to say something about doing all this in the hope that we can get through to the sorts of men who will only listen to men, while making sure we don't trample all over the agency of women who of course are totally fine at doing all of this (because otherwise we just become a different part of the same problem), but i can't put it into words that don't sound ambiguous or fuckwitty)

soref:

so you get this endless cycle of #notallmen followed by #yesallmen followed by #notallmen etc that's just empty at the centre?

it's difficult to advocate for shutting the fuck up and fading into the background (popping up only when it's obvious we can do something to change attitudes/behaviours and/or look after victims) while also actively raising the issue in order to do so. sorry, i saw yet another notallmen forming upthread and sort of snapped a little bit.

(idk if this is a conversation that would be better had in another thread, though?)

i mean it is and it isn't, in that men's rancid behaviour is the whole reason for this thread.

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 17 June 2018 05:45 (one month ago) Permalink

but as trayce said, in general if we know when to shut up and listen, that is one of the best things we can do

karl wallogina (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 17 June 2018 05:47 (one month ago) Permalink

IMO in this area, men shouldn’t even speak unless spoken to

Women get to tell their experiences of men’s terrible behavior

Men should wait to be called upon to answer

just1n3, Sunday, 17 June 2018 06:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Just a side-note: at the place where I tutor/mentor, the volunteer pool seems to be about 5% male. If you're looking for a way to be a positive male role model for little guys before they have the chance to slide into a lifetime of shitty manhood, that's a relatively low-impact place to start.

Gladys McFlatus (Old Lunch), Sunday, 17 June 2018 13:27 (one month ago) Permalink

ftr I wasn't accusing Aimless of wilfull trolling, but bursting into the thread in June 2018 to explain that actually, #notallmen - especially after a professional writer who is a woman quoted a man who had not been challenged for his original post - is aggressively obtuse.

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Sunday, 17 June 2018 16:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Maynard James Keenan?

Deep breath. I have to anonymously tell this story because I tried to tell it from my real account and couldn't name him directly out of fear, so I deleted the tweets. Here goes: I was 17 and he was 36. 1/

— Iwas17HeWas36 (@IWas17HeWas36) June 23, 2018

how's life, Monday, 25 June 2018 22:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Junot Diaz gives a very lawyered-up, crisis-PR-ed up interview.

... (Eazy), Monday, 2 July 2018 14:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

framing of that piece is weirdly upsetting even as it purports to expand the conversation; maybe i'm projecting onto it

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 2 July 2018 14:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yea it is awful whatever the individual merits of diaz' claims are

marcos, Monday, 2 July 2018 14:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ian connor was front row at the louis vuitton show. throw fashion in the trash

maura, Monday, 2 July 2018 14:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The experience isn't improved by the (possibly EU-only) page you get when you visit with a 60-point "We need your consent" banner.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 2 July 2018 14:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

god this fuckin' guy

The Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill has drawn severe criticism for comments about the #MeToo movement and rape in a new interview.

Cavill, who is currently promoting the forthcoming action film Mission: Impossible – Fallout, was speaking to GQ Australia when the interviewer asked how #MeToo had affected him.

“Stuff has to change, absolutely,” Cavill said, before adding: “There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman … I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned for thinking that.”

“It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like: ‘Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something.’”

“Now? Now you really can’t pursue someone further than, ‘No’. It’s like, ‘OK, cool’. But then there’s the, ‘Oh why’d you give up?’ And it’s like, ‘Well, because I didn’t want to go to jail?’”

Social media users have been quick to castigate Cavill for his views. One Twitter user suggested Cavill was “absurd” and that “if he doesn’t want to be called a rapist then all he has to do is ... not rape anyone.” Another asked: “When did the notion that being chased is a pleasant feeling become so universally accepted?”

look, you’re just gonna get gravy on the baby sometimes 🤷‍♂️ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 13 July 2018 09:10 (six days ago) Permalink

That dude looks like IRL Robbie Rotten.

how's life, Friday, 13 July 2018 11:12 (six days ago) Permalink

But then there’s the, ‘Oh why’d you give up?’

1. I don't quite believe any woman in the history of ever has said this.

2. Even if someone has, so what? One possibly apocryphal hypothetical missed opportunity vs. the demonstrable, well-documented harm of not taking no for an answer.

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 13 July 2018 13:29 (six days ago) Permalink

It's good to know that the threat of imprisonment does occasionally function as a deterrent for people who have no moral compass.

Sgt. Laughter (Old Lunch), Friday, 13 July 2018 13:46 (six days ago) Permalink

weinstein talked to TAKI, good lord talk about rats banding together

maura, Friday, 13 July 2018 18:19 (six days ago) Permalink

1. I don't quite believe any woman in the history of ever has said this.
Cavill sounds like an ass here, but come on, this happens all the time

Nhex, Friday, 13 July 2018 18:33 (six days ago) Permalink

“if he doesn’t want to be called a rapist then all he has to do is ... not rape anyone.”

it's sad how simple this is, really

Οὖτις, Friday, 13 July 2018 18:38 (six days ago) Permalink

Cavill was probably confusing harassment or stalking with rape, which is easy to do, when you aren't very bright and have never really thought about it for more than two seconds.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 13 July 2018 18:58 (six days ago) Permalink

(This columnist is, BTW, the very horrible Taki.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 July 2018 19:20 (six days ago) Permalink

"You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome," Weinstein is quoted as saying to Theodoracopulos.

L M A OOOOOOOOOO

maura, Friday, 13 July 2018 19:22 (six days ago) Permalink

Theodoracopulos said in the story that he and Weinstein were reunited because Weinstein came to him with a "world exclusive" pitch about the relationship between Asia Argento and the late Anthony Bourdain.

what a piece of steaming shit he is

maura, Friday, 13 July 2018 19:23 (six days ago) Permalink

which one??

omar little, Friday, 13 July 2018 20:02 (six days ago) Permalink

“I was present for the conversation; it was not an interview, but a social meeting between old friends," says Brafman in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "Harvey and Taki did not discuss the case, nor would I allow him to. They talked about old Hollywood and the contrast to European culture, and I think Taki sees Harvey in that older light. Mr. Weinstein never said anything about trading movie roles for sexual favors. You have my word that Harvey did not say that.”

"that older light"

good lord burn it all down

omar little, Friday, 13 July 2018 20:03 (six days ago) Permalink

icymi

A new, hour-long daily show hosted by Leonard Lopate premiered yesterday on WBAI, a progressive radio station that is owned by the Pacifica Foundation... Lopate was suspended and eventually fired from WNYC last December, where he worked for more than 30 years, amid allegations of “inappropriate conduct.”...

WBAI approached Lopate and convinced him to come back on the air, according to a press release published by the station. The show seems intended to resemble Lopate’s old one, and will air weekdays from 1 to 2pm. On WNYC, Lopate often hosted guests to talk art, music, culture, and the news of the day, and featured listener call-ins. Lopate at Large is likely to mimic this format, though the inaugural broadcast featured no calls.

Lopate, who worked at WNYC for more than 30 years, was suspended from the air on December 6, 2017, alongside Jonathan Schwartz, pending an investigation into “inappropriate conduct.” Station management did not immediately disclose details concerning the nature of the conduct, but reports say that Lopate had been made to take one-on-one anti-harassment training in February of 2017 after previous complaints of inappropriate comments and bullying. The complaints were substantiated by an investigation according to WNYC.

Lopate is just one of the many men accused as part of the #MeToo movement who are now beginning to appeal to the media community and the public for a second chance. In recent months, Charlie Rose, Tom Ashbrook, Matt Lauer, Louis C.K., and Garrison Keillor have also attempted comebacks.

Currently, WBAI producers do not get paid for their work hosting and producing their shows. But WBAI’s General Manager Berthold Reimers confirmed that Lopate and his producer will both be paid....

Some producers at WBAI have questioned the hire and say it is in opposition with what they view as the station’s fundamental values.

“I felt a great sense of betrayal of what my interests are in the #MeToo movement,” producer Fran Luck tells CJR. The theme of Luck’s show, Joy of Resistance, is multicultural feminism and it often covers the wider effects of misconduct in the workplace. “This is not a small matter, even if what Leonard Lopate did wasn’t on the same level as what Harvey Weinstein did,” she says. “He was obviously a problem for a lot of people he worked with, but particularly for women.”

https://www.cjr.org/analysis/wnyc-leonard-lopate.php

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:32 (two days ago) Permalink

yeah i heard about this from jay smooth. seems shitty. pacifica not exactly known for its fantastic management decisions....

maura, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:21 (two days ago) Permalink

Pacifica is an absolute mess that still manages to have individually brilliant stations and programs -- this will meet with member station resistance for sure. That said, they've always had a soft spot for creepy white dudes and I'm a little surprised Gary Null hasn't gotten me tooed yet.

Three Word Username, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 07:09 (yesterday) Permalink


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