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Gubernatorial Candidate refuses to allow female reporter to interview him alone

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Riz, Jul 11, 2019.

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  1. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast
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    "Every accusation a confession."
     
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    How is it that they would be the only ones on the bus? I mean doesn't he travel with his staff?
     
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    You really don't like women do you?
     
  4. vlaurelio

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    Every single woman is out to get him
     
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    Yes, and vaccinations will turn kids autistic, gay, and transgender.
     
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    Aaron Schock says, "¡Hola! novia", and Ted Haggard would love to say hi but he's busy cleaning his kitchen for the 13th time today.
     
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    Smart man knows how to sleep well. Don't put yourself in a risky position.
     
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    Just keep a body cam rolling, you're good.
     
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    Islamists were right.

    Wait wut...
     
  10. dachuda86

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    This is far from that. "Journalists" have become far too politically active these days and with false accusations going around, and a believe all wamen attitude becoming pervasive as a tool to ruin people and get them cancelled from culture, I'd say it is far more different than some brands of Islamic dogma. One accusation to some people is enough to ruin their life, true or not. It's his choice and you should respect his freedom to make it.
     
  11. Duncan McDonuts

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    I understand his reasoning and empathize with him. As a healthcare provider, I'll leave the door cracked open any time I'm with a minor alone to protect myself from liability. I've had colleagues get burned by trying to provide privacy. It's damaging to your reputation and livelihood by being falsely accused.

    David Schwimmer was praised by everyone for offering a third party witness to a female interviewer for her and his safety. Yet now this guy is wrong because of his faith and politics.
     
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    Yeah that is what I am getting at. I don't care the reason why, but the fact that he wants to be a public figure but refuses to be alone in a room with a woman is absurd. He points to Reverend Billy Graham was born over 100 years ago. This isn't the same world that existed a century ago.
     
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    A healthcare provider is different than someone that is running for public office. Not to mention a minor is different than a grown woman.

    He isn't wrong because of his faith and politics. If a Democrat did the same people would have issues. If he wants to misconstrue Christianity that is on him.
     
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    I don't think the situations with you are similar. As a Scout Leader, we have 2 deep leadership and no one on one contact, but that is because they are children.

    And he isn't offering a witness. He's requiring her to provide one just in case they end up alone. But if it is a man, he doesn't need a witness. He could have a camera or audio recorder if he was actually concerned.
     
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    With the whole #metoo movement, people are actually criticizing this guy?
     
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    Yes and rightfully so.

    He should not hold state wide office if he is afraid to be alone in a room with 50% of the population.... and he has multiple reasons for feeling the way he does.
     
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    No your view is not clear, maybe I misconstrued it.

    Can you elaborate on you view.
     
  18. Duncan McDonuts

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    I've had friends keep doors open for adult women, too. One has had many women make passes at him and get accused of sexual misconduct. I don't have that problem since I'm not attractive enough, but same thing applies.

    He's not saying he will never interview with a woman. That's different than the Middle East where they view women as inferior.
     
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    Wait what? Seems to me the undercurrent of this story is that males can't be trusted alone in a room with a woman (in this case, a woman reporter).

    But why would women be the only people that may have "malicious intent"? Couldn't a male reporter come out and accuse the governor (or the vice president, in the case of pence) and make up a story that a pass or even sexual move was made? Or a male reporter with "malicious intent" make any other kind of false accusation?

    After all, its not like the reporter was part of Project Veritas setting up the governor with a video sting...

    This reporter (who happened to be a woman) is being prevented to doing her job simply because she is a she. And likely because pence (or pence's wife), or in this case, the governor doesn't trust his own behavior around a woman?
     
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    My significant other, early in her career, was a counselor at a methadone clinic. I asked her about the door thingy. She said she always closed the door, of course, as she should have. It never occurred to her to leave it open. She was discussing very private things with an individual. If that person happened to be a guy, so what? This is getting ridiculous, in my opinion. Both Pence and this governor are setting a bad example for others.
     
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