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The Democrats shouldn’t fight misogyny with misogyny


Apparently Bloomberg is an organization that has always reflected the attitudes of his boss:

As he plots his presidential campaign, Bloomberg has sought to distance himself from the more contentious aspects of his nearly five-decade career as an entrepreneur and politician. He apologized for his support of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, which has become enormously unpopular among the base of the Democratic Party. And he has expressed regret over the voluminous record of crude and demeaning comments about women — “I’d do that piece of meat” and “Look at the ass on her” — that have been attributed to him over the year.

“Mike has come to see that some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong,” his spokesman, Stu Loeser, told The New York Times in November about his boss’ history of crude remarks. The paper quoted Bloomberg supporters saying that they had never heard him make sexist commentary and arguing that “he’s one of the biggest champions for women in this country and all over the world.”

But a Business Insider investigation, including a review of thousands of pages of court records, has found that the company that bears Bloomberg’s name has a long and consistent history of attracting lawsuits complaining of a hostile work environment for women, minorities, older workers, and workers with disabilities. Many of these complaints paint strikingly similar portraits of a freewheeling office culture where women were subjected to far worse than the occasional off-color remark from the CEO, and where those who raised concerns about workplace behavior were targeted for termination.

Bloomberg’s apologies for has extensive history of sexism are about as credible for his apologies for his stop and frisk policies, which is to say about as credible as Trump University.

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