Fox News’ Washington Chief Correspondent James Rosen walked away from the bureau on the Friday before Christmas.

Rosen’s resignation was not aired and he gave no reason why he resigned. According to former colleagues, however, Rosen had an established pattern of ‘flirting aggressively’–whatever that means–with many peers and had made sexual advances toward three female Fox News journalists, including two reporters and a producer. It is speculated that Rosen succumbed to the pressure and walked away.

This story is based on interviews with eight of Rosen’s former colleagues at the Fox News bureau in Washington, D.C., just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Rosen declined to comment to NPR after it set out in detail what it intended to report.

Neither the eight colleagues names, reporter’s name, nor the producer’s name were disclosed to the press.

According to AOL, “Rumors had swirled about Rosen’s behavior for years,” which raises the questions, why was Rosen allowed to stay on at Fox News, and why did he choose to walk away during the holidays?

Rosen’s story is interesting because the party’s involved have remained anonymous, and would seem to suggest that there is a burgeoning culture of puritanical feminism regarding pseudo-harassment claims thanks in large part to Hollywood actresses and the #MeToo movement.

In other words, the female social justice warriors of #MeToo deserve scrutiny for two reasons; a good number are mitigating the damage caused by genuine, and admitted, sexual harassers (see Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey et al.), while also labeling so much as a nod and wink or a positive comment (‘wow what a pretty dress’) as ‘sexual harassment.’

Finally, I am not letting Rosen off of the proverbial ‘hook’ here, and he may very well have abused women at Fox News. However, up until now the reasons for his departure amount to little more than gossip and speculation from sources unwilling to come forward. The circumstances surrounding his departure are unclear, and one has a right to question the situation in which he left.

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