Dylan Byers of CNN is concerned that the sexual harassment scandals which increase on a nearly daily basis are draining the media and the entertainment industry of talent. He is facing criticism for his comments.
FOX News reports:
Liberal CNN reporter under fire after tweeting that sex allegations are draining talent from media, entertainment
A CNN reporter is taking an online beatdown after an ill-advised tweet saying the media and entertainment industries are suffering a “drain of talent” because so many men are being ousted in disgrace over sexual harassment allegations.
The left-wing cable network’s Dylan Byers took down the tweet after being labeled a “joke” and worse by angry advocates of women’s workplace rights, but the misguided missive lives on in screen grabs nonetheless. Byers, who covers media, tweeted after CBS and PBS both fired veteran journalist Charlie Rose because he was accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women.
“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 place right now. Never has so much talent left the industry all at once,” Byers tweeted.
CNN's @DylanByers is sad that so many talented celebrities are losing work because they're sexual predators. Yeah, how sad they won't be making any more movies. 😥 That's the real tragedy in all this, right? Wow CNN is a cesspool. pic.twitter.com/Fr656TZsuI
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) November 22, 2017
One critic suggested that Byers be replaced by a woman whose career stalled because of sexual harassment. Byers’ Wikipedia page was even changed by someone who called him a “proponent of sexual assault if it interferes with his entertainment.”
Journalist Katherine Krueger said, “It’s nuts how many talented, unemployed journalists I know while Dylan Byers will always have a six figure job.”
Not many people are feeling sorry for the media or Hollywood right now. It’s understandable why people are criticizing Byers over this.