NBC’s “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer and “Prairie Home Companion” creator Garrison Keillor latest to be purged


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Dave Walsh is senior critic for arts, culture and politics with wsws.org, a Marxian publication.
DAVID WALSH—The Lauer firing immediately prompted a flurry of scurrilous articles in the media, purporting to prove that the NBC anchor was a reprobate of long-standing, deserving of the most severe punishment. Variety, on the basis of “a two-month investigation … with dozens of interviews with current and former staffers,” published a lurid and supposedly damning article on Wednesday afternoon, which was remarkably short on substance. It cited anonymous comments by “three women who identified themselves as victims of sexual harassment by Lauer,” but who “have asked for now to remain unnamed, fearing professional repercussions.” The only one suffering professional repercussions to this point has been Lauer.

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3 thoughts on “NBC’s “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer and “Prairie Home Companion” creator Garrison Keillor latest to be purged

  1. Well, who is next are the apologists who are unable to understand what it is to be invaded in one’ s own private sphere. As a victim when I was an eight-year-old boy being sexually approached by a soldier, I can tell Mr. Walsh that it is no fun, nor can I ever condone misuse of power over women and children (who by the way are more victimized). There should be no sympathy for abusers despite what these individuals do with their lives, artists or actors, businessmen or congress men. Mr. Walsh thinking that all this is a neo-conspiracy is way behind the times, when women truly start now to assert themselves and demand to be treated as equals. Unwanted sexual approaches are only tools for abuses of power, are anti-revolutionary and do not represent any true sexual desire except to subdue the less powerful.

    1. Dave Walsh is at it again. As an apologist for pedophiles and womanizing sleeze, he equates suppression of perverts with puritanism… and dreams of the left as a heaven for deviant sexual expression targeted against the weak and defenseless, as sexual and artistic freedom. There are enough womanizing lefties who also need to be outed and condemned. Sexual harassment knows no political or economic borders. It is the prerogative of the entitled across the board…

      Next thing, Dave Walsh will be defending child sexual abuse in the catholic church as freedom of religion.

      Peter Pavimento is correct sexual harassment and hard core misogyny are about the abuse of power. To a large extent power established with biblical hierarchies… with women and animals at the bottom of the pecking order….

      As for Matt Lauer…. Good riddance. He is an arrogant, smug little man who who should have been purged long ago. I am just grateful that they found a way to do it.

  2. IMPORTANT
    On the contrary, the left is embroiled in internal discussions about the venality and criminality of the ruling classes, not seeing that the greatest enemy of the ruling classes are other factions of the ruling classes. The competition for power is as fierce as seen in medieval Russia depicted in Eisenstein’s movies, to stay within Walsh’s bailiwick.

    The utter imbalance of the lateral fights as exemplified by the hatred for Trump, using Russia as cudgel, the dethroning of the more successful flunkies of the entertainment and fake news empires can only help in the deconstruction to use a good term from a despicable postmodernism, of an utterly corrupt and slowly rotting away system.

    One must not care for the offenders and the smut carrying powerholders in the movie industry, the television media or even what is called ‘our government’ because all of them are products of exploitation. What counts is that they be destroyed and removed.

    It is pure fiction that the US public is so unwittingly cooperating in their own decay and immiseration, but they know and understand that they are powerless. But what they can and do see is that the scum destroy themselves. That needs to be encouraged not made into a derogatory so-called leftist viewpoint. It is simply misunderstanding an important part of a possible revolution.

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