The A-list celebrities accusing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, misconduct or assault are giving the allegations unusual attention and fueling a national conversation, Philip Merrill College of Journalism Professor Mark Feldstein told USA Today this week.
“The prominence of the accusers … lends enormous credence and power to the allegations,” said Feldstein, Richard Eaton Chair of Broadcast Journalism at the college. It “gives a lot more oxygen to the story.”
Feldstein says similar stories may continue to emerge as long as the public remains engaged.
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Laura Ingraham’s move to Fox News highlights the alliance between conservative media and President Donald Trump, Feldstein told The Guardian.
“There’s actually a long history of journalistic commentators climbing in and out of bed with politicians,” he said. “What’s interesting, is how open this is.”
Ingraham, a conservative media star, debuted on the cable news channel in prime time this week.