'60 Minutes' chief Fager out at CBS

14 September, 2018, 02:06 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • 039;60 Minutes' executive producer Jeff Fager exits CBS News

Rhodes said Wednesday his exit is "is not directly related to the allegations surfaced in press reports, which continue to be investigated independently".

"On the day I officially parted company with CBS, the same day Mr. Moonves said he would only pay a tiny fraction of the penalties, my incredulous agent asked what he should tell me".

Rhodes did not specify which policy Fager had violated, but Fager told CNN that CBS "terminated my contract early because I sent a text message to one of our own CBS reporters demanding that she be fair in covering the story". He staunchly denied the accusations.

Fager did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

For several hours on Wednesday, the contents of his text were a secret.

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"My language was harsh and, despite the fact that journalists receive harsh demands for fairness all the time, CBS did not like it", he said.

He added: 'One such note should not result in termination after 36 years, but it did'. Fager is denying the misconduct allegations against him while stating he was sacked because of the "harsh" text he sent Duncan.

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Following her report, evening news anchor Jeff Glor told Duncan that Fager's message was "unacceptable", and that everyone at the broadcast supported her.

After the text was shared on air, others at CBS also said they interpreted it as a threat.

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"It's unfortunate", Kroft said, "and everything about this situation saddens me". "Similar frustrations about perceived inaction have prompted another woman to raise a claim of misconduct against Jeff Fager".

As Kroft's remark suggests, there is a palpable sense of sadness within CBS News. With Fager out, they are anxious about its future. Rhodes was then brought in as news president, taking over full management of the news division when Fager went back to exclusively running "60 Minutes".

Bill Owens, executive editor at "60 Minutes", will step in to manage the "60 Minutes" team while a search for a replacement is conducted.

Nineteen women have come forward to detail what they claim was a hostile environment at 60 Minutes where harassment was condoned, with some detailing specific incidents involving Fager.

Also in that New Yorker package: An on-the-record account from a former CBS intern who alleged that Fager had groped her buttocks at a work party in the late 2000s.

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CBS launched an investigation into Fager over the summer. Bloodworth Thomason insists that while Moonves never sexually harassed or attacked her, he used his position of power to assault other CBS employees, including an actress on an "iconic detective show".

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