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Entertainment Stephen Colbert on Les Moonves New Yorker Expose: 'Ronan Isn't Known for His Puff Pieces' (Video)

13:21  31 july  2018
13:21  31 july  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

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“ Ronan isn ’ t exactly known for his puff pieces about glamping,” he said. Colbert also acknowledged that he had Moonves to thank for his current hosting gig at CBS. “I believe in accountability.

“ Ronan isn ’ t exactly known for his puff pieces about glamping,” Colbert mused. The late-night host promised more on Moonves , and the allegedly “practiced” pattern of sexual harassment he’s been accused of by six women, later in the evening, “assuming we make it past the commercial break.”

Stephen Colbert took time away from joking about President Trump and Michael Cohen on Monday night to address the elephant in the room at CBS: the sexual misconduct accusations aimed at Les Moonves.

Colbert started his opening monologue by saying he'd had a relaxing weekend down in South Carolina where they don't have internet yet. "But I heard there was an article about CBS chairman and a man I hope isn't watching tonight's monologue, Les Moonves," he said cautiously.

"Where was the article?" he asked. "In the New Yorker," said a voiceover. "Oh, it's a quality publication," Colbert replied, "Was it one of those cartoons? Was it Talk of the Town?"

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“But then I heard there was an article about CBS chairman — and man I hope isn ’ t watching tonight’s monologue — Les Moonves ,” he said. “ Ronan isn ’ t exactly known for his puff pieces about glamping.”

" Ronan isn ' t exactly known for his puff pieces about 'glamping.'" Later in the show, Colbert spoke more about Moonves and the #MeToo movement from his desk.

"Ronan isn't exactly known for his puff pieces about glamping," he said.

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" Ronan isn ’ t exactly known for his puff pieces about GLAMPing," Colbert quipped. The host then noted that CBS would be performing an investigation into the claims against Moonves , saying they could have just used an in-house investigation from the new series "CSI: CEO."

CBS’s Late Show tackled explosive allegations against CBS Corp CEO Les Moonves in tonight’s monologue. In the New Yorker , says a voice in a clip. “Oh it’s a quality publication,” Colbert said, relieved. “ Ronan Farrow isn ’ t exactly known for his puff pieces about glamping.”

Colbert conceded that there was no way around talking about the scandal surrounding the network boss, so he dived right into the headlines.

"Its strange to have to say this but powerful men taking advantage of relatively powerless employees is wrong," he said. "We know its wrong now and we knew it was wrong then. How do we know? Because the men tried to keep the story from coming out then."

Colbert also acknowledged that he had Moonves to thank for his current hosting gig at CBS. "I believe in accountability. Everybody believes in accountability until it's their guy, and make no mistake: Les Moonves is my guy," he told the audience, adding he "stood by us when people were mad at me and I like him."

CBS Board to Meet Monday to Consider Moonves’ Fate, Set Investigation Plans

  CBS Board to Meet Monday to Consider Moonves’ Fate, Set Investigation Plans CBS Corp.’s board of directors will meet Monday to consider the fate of chairman-CEO Leslie Moonves and set the details on the investigation into allegations that Moonves sexually assaulted and threatened women over the years. The board is expected to meet via teleconference around midday Eastern time. The meeting was already on the board’s schedule because CBS will release its second-quarter earnings on Thursday and is scheduled to hold its annual shareholders meeting on Friday in Pasadena, Calif. on Aug. 10.The board members are sure to discuss the explosive allegations published last Friday by the New Yorker.

In the image, which was shared with The New Yorker , Schneiderman has a black eye and a bandage across the left side of his forehead. Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct. By Ronan Farrow.

Video . Podcasts. Blitt is not the first New Yorker illustrator to take as fodder the pas de deux between press and President, especially in times of scandal. Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct. By Ronan Farrow.

Earlier on Monday, it was announced that Moonves would stay on as chairman of CBS while the accusations are being investigated by outside council.

"CBS Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors is in the process of selecting outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation. No other action was taken on this matter at today's board meeting," said the company in a statement.

Watch video of Colbert's monologue above.

"The Late Show" airs on CBS at 11:35 p.m.

Related video: Farrow: CBS had 'a very long window' to respond to misconduct story [via USA Today]

Samantha Bee Slams Leslie Moonves’ Continued Employment at CBS .
“Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee aired her grievances with CBS CEO Leslie Moonves’ continued employment with the network on Wednesday night’s episode of the show. “CBS president Les Moonves is in deep trouble for sexually harassing female colleagues – or maybe he’s not in trouble at all,” Bee began. Footage of CNN’s coverage of the allegations then played, explaining the details of Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker report, which included accusations from six women that Moonves acted inappropriately towards them. An NBC clip then stated that Moonves has so far not been asked to step down from his position.

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