CNN chief Jeff Zucker abruptly resigns after failing to disclose sexual relationship with subordinate

Originally published at: CNN chief Jeff Zucker abruptly resigns after failing to disclose sexual relationship with subordinate | Boing Boing

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Orders of magnitude less problematic than the hard on he had for getting Trump on TV.

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I will give CNN credit for having a story about his departure on their website.

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Quite an end to the Boy Wonder’s career, over such an amateur mistake.

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I’m glad he’s out but I’m not looking forward to all the false equivalency crowing we’re about to hear from the Roger Ailes apologists over at Fox News.

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Failing to disclose a sexual relationship still sounds consensual. Roger Ailes did not deal with consent.

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Though the “with a subordinate” part certainly leaves the degree of consent open to speculation.

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“my closest colleague, someone I have worked with for more than 20 years,” Zucker told employees in a memo. “I acknowledged the relationship evolved in recent years.”

That sounds pretty consensual. Unprofessional as hell for two people in the same workplace, but not inherently sleazy.

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And it may well be, but you are also reading his description of the relationship so it’s pretty much a given he’d describe it that way.

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Jimmy Fallon Agree GIF

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Indeed, what predator has ever described a relationship or sexual encounter as anything other than consensual?

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The woman he had the relationship with has also called it consensual:

Gollust, who joined CNN in 2013 and plans to stay at the network, released a statement the same day: “Jeff and I have been close friends and professional partners for over 20 years," she said. “Recently, our relationship changed during covid. I regret that we didn’t disclose it at the right time.”

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Sounds like it might have been consensual, but the problem was that they’re suppose to disclose such a relationship, but they did not.

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Parker calls this one

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