28 thoughts on “Connie Chung says she’s been sexually harassed ‘a lot’ as a TV anchor

  1. johnnynutman February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    > “Well, let me say for the record that anybody who sexually harassed me is now dead. They’re so old,”

    well that’s a plus I guess, at least.

  2. Bonbonnibles February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    It’s hard to explain how common it is to people that don’t experience as much sexual harassment. Men certainly do experience it. I have noticed however that whereas women will have an endless number of stories ranging from small encounters that are easily shrugged off to large encounters that leave them shook (or far worse than that) men tend to only have one or two such stories. I wonder if that makes it difficult to imagine this stuff as the near constant running theme that it is for many women- especially young women. But that’s what it is. Frequent and tiresome. Very young women will often confuse comments as being flattering- you grow out of that pretty fast. It gets old.

  3. thirstythespian February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Just back out of the comments here, nothing good to see…

  4. heybart February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    My sister works in IT in the 80s and was constantly harassed by several people but didn’t even know she was being harassed. She just thought this as how it was if you were the only woman around beside the secretaries. She was just out of college and grateful to have a job.

  5. captnkent February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I feel like guys who don’t believe stuff like this happens to women a lot must just not really talk to a lot of women. Like, talk as in ‘have a real conversation where they listen to what the woman has to say’. I have a lot of female friends and they’ve told me countless stories about situations of harassment and much worse, often in real time as they’re happening. If you ever actually listen to what women have to say, I feel like it’s hard not to know about the pervasiveness of the sexual harassment problem.

    Here’s looking at most of the commenters at the bottom of this comment section – learn how to listen to your female friends (assuming that y’all actually have any) and you might be surprised by how real of a problem this is.

  6. MBAMBA0 February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    In the old days male newscasters NOT looking like models was considered an asset.

    It would be nice if we could go back to that for men AND women newscasters – why should they have to seem ‘hot’ at all?

  7. mookassa February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I thought this was talking about the Blue Peter presenter and I was pretty shocked

  8. keyboardbuddhist February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    *“Oh yeah, oh sure, yeah, yeah. Every day. I mean, a lot, especially when I started out.”*

  9. TylerPerrysDinDurppp February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Isn’t this the same person that tricked Newt Gringrich’s mother into spilling the beans into her son’s affair?

    “Just between us, the mics are off… What happened?” or something to that affect. The mics were not off. As far as I can tell, she is a shitty person. I enjoyed the story but I think she victimized a poor mother into disclosing private information about her shit bag congressman son.

  10. J-Logs_HER February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I wonder how many times she’s heard “everybody wang Chung tonight!”

  11. Streetlamp-_-LeMoose February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Let’s have all men start counting all the shit women do as sexual harassment and see where it goes (not commenting on this article or Chung, I’m just venting/ranting).

    Every time a woman has rubbed her breasts against you, that is sexual assault.
    Every time a woman has exposed her breasts in a low cut top, that is sexual assault.
    Every time a woman has rubbed her ass against you, that is sexual assault.
    Every time a woman has worn a short skirt and flashed her panties, that is sexual assault.

    Please feel free to add to the list.

    These have happened to me a lot. Am I bragging, or have I been repeatedly sexually assaulted/harassed?

    Is a man patting a woman on the ass any different than a woman rubbing her ass against a man?

    The vast majority of these situations I have been involved in I have enjoyed, but if I wanted to blow things out of proportion for attention I would have a litany of them I could draw from.

    I’d say the thing to look for in these interviews/allegations are: are they being said matter-of-factly like sexual interactions are a natural part of life? or are they being used to demonize a sex/gender?

    I’m sure Hollywood is filled with sexual predators, as much as any other profession is, and they’re of equal numbers in every sex/gender. The mistake is thinking it happens in just one place and is committed by just one group.

    Edit: downvotes c/o the pro-Weinstein crowd.

  12. AUniquePerspective February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I first heard about this kind of thing in that documentary about Ron Burgundy.

  13. Banethoth February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I’d say a lot of female people in this type of business were. It’s really not surprising. Sad, but not surprising.

    Oh and I used to think she was super hot when I was younger.

  14. mumba1 February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    >“Oh yeah, oh sure, yeah, yeah. Every day. I mean, a lot, especially when I started out.”

    Not saying I believe her or not but that’s a bit vague. This really doesn’t give any indication of what actually happened or how serious it was.

    She may have faced some real bad stuff but I feel some people are just saying things like this just to do so

  15. kalgary February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Why do people put up with terrible work conditions for asshole bosses when they are supposedly capable and competent professionals who could get a job anywhere?

    People take the best job available. If you work for an asshole for five years, it was because it was your best option at the time. Don’t act like it wasn’t your choice.

  16. jagshot February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    From family guy?

  17. cadjkt February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Really? The wife of the King of Expose’ never used a readily available forum to do something about it?

  18. farkedup82 February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Its understandable. She was pretty hot in her day. Who doesnt love asian women? She broke through a ton of barriers in a mans world. She came through a time of women being people who get you coffee and pick up your dry cleaning. Somehow kept going forward. These days you have trash like megyn kelly working hard to undo her work.

  19. Sacpunch February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I have a hard time believing that.

  20. commentfreely February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    This is such a subjective thing that the only way to really evaluate it is to know *exactly* what was said.

  21. lolmansam4 February 13, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Seems unlikely, look at the state of her…

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