CNN reporter apologizes for 'embarrassing' tweet on 'drain of talent' after harassment scandals
CNN senior reporter Dylan Byers apologized (sort of) Tuesday night after launching one of the more memorably bad takes on the current epidemic of sexual harassment.
“I’ve deleted my previous tweet.,” he wrote. “It was poorly worded and didn’t properly convey my intended observation”
“Beyond the pain/humiliation women have endured (which is of course the paramount issue), it’s worth taking stock of the incredible drain of talent from media/entertainment taking placeright now. Never has so much talent left the industry all at once.”
The walk-back was swift — coming after just about two hours — but not swift enough to prevent a fusillade of criticism from fellow Internet blue checks and the peanut gallery who accused him of focusing his attention on the perpetrators instead of victims.
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The week leading up to Thanksgiving has been unusually chock-full with disastrous news for powerful men in media, politics and entertainment and saw the New York Times’ Glenn Thrush suspended, CBS’s Charlie Rose fired, and Disney’s John Lasseter forced into a leave of absence.
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