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Navy officer files sexual harrassment complaint against Miami Herald journo

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    And the kicker ... the Navy officer is a man, the reporter a woman.<blockquote>US Navy Commander Jeffrey D. Gordon has filed a sexual harassment complaint against the Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg.

    FishbowlDC obtained a copy of the July 22, 2009 letter addressed to Miami Herald Senior VP and Executive Editor Anders Gyllenhaal. In the complaint, Gordon calls for a "thorough investigation" to put an end to Rosenberg's "appalling behavior" that includes comments about the Commander's sexual orientation.

    The complaint outlines examples of Rosenberg's alleged "abusive and degrading, comments of an explicitly sexual nature."

    Gordon writes:<blockquote>To me, in front of another journalist with reference to why 9/11 co-defendant Mustafa Al Hawsawi was seated on a pillow in court:

    "Have you ever had a red hot poker shoved up your a**? Have you ever had a broomstick shoved up your a**? Have you ever had anything in your a**? How would you know how it feels if it never happened to you? Admit it, you liked it? No wonder why you like to stay in South Beach on your Miami visits."

    Rosenberg, to CNN's Jamie McIntyre in front of roughly 15 journalists in the Guantanamo Commission's press center:

    To Jamie - <i>"Aren't you in the BOQ (Bachelor Officers Quarters)? I didn't think you were in tent city because these people (military public affairs escorts) are so far up your ass that I figured you must be in the BOQ."</i>

    To Me (Gordon) - <i>"Why isn't he in the BOQ? You're kissing his ass so much that I can't believe that you're letting him stay with the rest of us. Do you love him?" </i></blockquote>The Commander claims that Rosenberg said to members of the press and enlisted military men and women: "Seeing him (Gordon) topless in tent city was the most repulsive sight I've ever seen in my life." Most recently, while walking to court, Gordon says that Rosenberg obstructed an AP pool photographer from taking his picture, saying "Well, I know you like to have your picture taken to show people you are actually working down here, but guess what, not today..."

    Gordon, who also serves as the Pentagon Spokesman for Western Hemisphere and Guantanamo issues also accuses Rosenberg of "bullying" reporters from various outlets including New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, CBC, Der Siegel and Al Jazeera. He claims that over the years, Rosenberg has labeled her peers in the press and Gordon's colleagues "bitches," "stupid," "lazy," "incompetent," "Nazis," and "Saddam Hussein-like."</blockquote>http://tinyurl.com/lfpmb7 and also in the Washington Post.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Go Navy!
  3. sounds like a typical day on my beat
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I'm sure there are two sides to that story, and I'd really like to hear hers. That is an incredibly vile story.
  5. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Holy shit... the comments on that Media Bistro post make this place look like a nunnery.
  6. ink-stained wretch

    ink-stained wretch Active Member

    Other side of the story: As in she has consistently drilled the Gitmo brass with embarrassing stories?

    Nah, that couldn't be it.
  7. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    Noth9ing else matters, if she did indeed say those things and there are wtinesses.

    She should be long, long gone.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    She sounds like a typical hard-nosed journalist. That Navy guy should have upper decked her or shut the hell up.
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