Clarence Thomas

Media can't back down from harassment coverage

Media can't back down from harassment coverage

Sexual harassment allegations are coming so fast and furious it is hard to keep up: Former CBS and PBS host Charlie Rose , Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan are among the latest public figures to face accusations.

But we in the media must not only keep up, we need to stay strong, focused and intellectually honest even as we report from within the eye of this cultural storm and revolutionary moment. This is history in the making, and we need to help create a climate in which victims feel their testimony will be heard and they will not be punished for speaking truth about powerful men.

If we are serious about trying to change society away from the...