ViacomCBS is the monstrosity created by the quite dubious CBS and Viacom merger.
The end result encompasses everything CBS related, Paramount and all its properties, including MTV, and Simon & Schuster.
Linda Sarsour is an anti-Semitic Islamist troll.
But one of the biggest media companies in America is happy to have her there anyway.
ViacomCBS is scheduled to host this month former Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, who is known for her support of the anti-Israel BDS movement and has been accused of spreading anti-Semitism.
“Join us 3/11 at 4:30 pm EST for a conversation with author and co-organizer of the Women’s March, Linda Sarsour! Check your inbox for RSVP details,” posted Viacom’s Women’s Employee Affinity Group on Facebook on Thursday.
The Women’s History Month event is specifically being hosted by the multinational media conglomerate’s Office of Global Inclusion, a source familiar with the situation told JNS. ViacomCBS did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Of course it didn’t.
In addition to promoting hatred, Sarsour is also promoting her book, which was published by Simon and Schuster. So what is ViacomCBS really going to say? It’s okay for our publishing arm to put out a book by this anti-Semitic Islamist bigot, but not okay for us to host her? Right. Sarsour is being hosted precisely because she’s on a book tour. This, kids, is what’s known as complicity.
What’s missing is accountability.