RT (Russian TV) is on the attack on #MeToo?

I just received this email from someone representing herself as an RT journalist. I can’t verify if she is who she says she is, but this is the redacted invitation:

Dear Mr. Shugerman, I am writing on behalf of RT TV – 24/7 English language news station in Moscow broadcasting internationally. My name is XXXX, I am a producer of the panel discussion program called CrossTalk. I have the honor to invite you to our program.

We’re recording it on Tuesday, September 25 at 10 AM ET Details on the topic are as follows: ? What does the movement tell us about the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh? Have we given up on due process and the presumption of innocence? Is an accusation now equivalent to guilt? Does an accuser now have the right to determine how an accused is investigated? Nominally speaking, anyone can accuse anyone else of wrongdoing. However, what responsibilities should an accuser accept when making an accusation?

Agree or disagree: The movement is causing deep, dangerous, and maybe irreversible damage to society. It goes without saying that we will be grateful to have you on the program! Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much in advance! 

— Sincerely, XXXX Producer CrossTalk RT [phone redacted]


Author: Jed Shugerman

Legal historian at Fordham Law School, teaching Torts, Administrative Law, and Constitutional History. JD/PhD in History, Yale. Red Sox and Celtics fan, youth soccer coach. Author of "The People's Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America" (2012) on the rise of judicial elections in America. I filed an amicus brief in the Emoluments litigation against Trump along with a great team of historians. I'm working on "The Rise of the Prosecutor Politicians," a history of prosecutors and political ambition (a cause of mass incarceration), and "The Imaginary Unitary Executive," on the myths and history of presidential power in America.

2 thoughts on “RT (Russian TV) is on the attack on #MeToo?”

  1. Wow. Quite unabashed. Talk about a push poll. If you disagree, I wonder if they’d still let you on or, if you wait ’til you’re on, whether they’d let you talk or edit you out. Thanks for your blog!


  2. I think the Russians are worried about a Democratic Party takeover and the Democrats initiating investigations on Russian and Trump campaign election conspiracy.


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