NPR, the sonorous and sanctimonious voice of the left, is losing top news people fast to the #MeToo sexual harassment scandals. Here's the story, from NPR.
NPR Chief News Editor David Sweeney has left the company following allegations of sexual harassment filed against him by at least three female journalists.
"David Sweeney is no longer on staff," Chris Turpin, acting senior vice president of news, said in an email to staff.
In the email to staff, Turpin says that senior manager Edith Chapin will resume her role as executive editor, assuming duties that Sweeney held most recently.
The email did not directly state the cause for Sweeney's departure. But this follows a formal internal review into his conduct, after three current and former NPR journalists made formal complaints against him.
The complaints against Sweeney were filed after Michael Oreskes, NPR's senior vice president of news and editorial director, was forced to resign on Nov. 1 over sexual misconduct allegations.
That's NPR reporting on moves made by top NPR people who are trying to avoid discussing their own sexual harassment scandals. By the time you read this, for all we know, the acting senior news vice president and the guy reporting the story might also be gone.
Sweeney could not immediately be reached to respond to Turpin's announcement.
Maybe someone at NPR can figure out how to reach its Chief News Editor. And how to investigative why this problem had been going on for so long.