Media Bias: Fitzgibbon Media, a left-wing public relations giant, shut down suddenly Friday in a huge sex-harassment scandal. The press is strangely silent, which wouldn’t be the case if this progressive firm was on the right.
Remember the War On Women? That was the campaign pitch used in recent elections to smear conservatives as ogres.
It was a phrase used by FitzGibbon Media, a left-wing PR firm, as its operatives hounded GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney into a campaign flap over his inept turn of phrase, “binders of women,” on female hiring. Radio host Rush Limbaugh also was caught in the PR dragnet, with a hullabaloo over his description of a birth control campaigner as “a slut.” Conservatives, in short, are raked over the coals for minor verbal transgressions, with wall-to-wall media coverage for days.
But actual dirty deeds were going on inside one of the very crafters of that “narrative.” Founder Trevor FitzGibbon has been accused by his leftist employees and even his clients of soliciting naked pictures, demanding sex and harassing with impunity. Slate noted that it was “an open secret.” In other words, it was known to the press for years, which did nothing.
Instead, employees exposed the harassment. FitzGibbon called it “a distraction” before shutting his company down. Even with 30 employees laid off just before Christmas, the mainstream press has said nothing.
It’s not as if sources are unwilling to talk — they are — to the Internet press such as Huffington Post, Vox and Slate. Yet it’s a heck of a news story when the top public relations firm for activist groups that have made hay from the war-on-women meme, such as NARAL, MoveOn.org, Daily Kos and UltraViolet turn out to employ the very worst violator of it.
It’s also a pattern across the left: Democratic pols such as Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and Bob Filner pioneered these predatory acts.
Slate blames “a patriarchal society” for the barbarism. But the reality is, the left-wing philosophy itself is the root of the behavior.
Leftists, wrote P.J. O’Rourke in his 1993 “Give War a Chance” have a toddlerlike idea of freedom. They “want the freedom to put anything into their mouths, to say bad words and to expose their private parts in art museums.”
Like toddlers, they are also getting a pass in the press. But they are adults. And the media is derelict in not covering the true image behind the FitzGibbon spin.
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