Katie Hill’s rehabilitation tour is a failure of media ethics

As revealed on Page Six, Hill was seen at a Manhattan book party hosted by feminist writer Molly Jong-Fast, mingling with several other journalists, including Alex Thomas from Playboy, whom she has been linked to romantically. Thomas was one of the loudest voices in media pushing back against the accusations against Hill, bragging on Twitter that he was going to receive a Pulitzer for his work, and targeting both Red State for publishing the original story and the NRCC for supposedly shopping it to news outlets. Thomas has since recanted that story and deleted tweets. He of course did not reveal the nature of his relationship with Hill, yet his colleagues don’t seem particularly interested in holding him accountable.

Also seen at the party were righteous CNN media reporters Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter. Hill appeared on Stelter’s ironically titled Sunday morning show Reliable Sources on November 23 of last year, the theme of the segment being ‘Katie Hill’s Experience with Right-Wing Media Smears’. Stelter, who has a habit of keeping mum on stories that involve his own credibility, at last revealed on Twitter that he hadn’t seen Hill at the party, before blaming Fox News.

We have had two years of the #MeToo-oriented media warning us about superiors leveraging their positions of power to exploit underlings. Now the same media has thrown any learned lessons out the window in order to appease a young attractive Democrat.