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New York Times finds its newest #Metoo target

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On Wednesday's episode of "The News and Why It Matters," Stu Burguiere called out The New York Times for purposely targeting women in order to bolster the #Metoo movement.

The article entitled, "Redskins Cheerleaders Describe Trip to Costa Rica That Crossed a Line," describes a bizarre situation in which the team went to Costa Rica for a photo shoot but were allegedly forced to pose topless and act as escorts at an adults-only resort.

"When the Washington Redskins took their cheerleading squad to Costa Rica in 2013 for a calendar photo shoot, the first cause for concern among the cheerleaders came when Redskins officials collected their passports upon arrival at the resort, depriving them of their official identification," writes Juliet Macur from the Times.

"For the photo shoot, at the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo resort on Culebra Bay, some of the cheerleaders said they were required to be topless, though the photographs used for the calendar would not show nudity. Others wore nothing but body paint."

The Times then purports sponsors and FedExField suite holders -- mainly men -- were granted "up-close access" to the photo shoots and exclusive dinner dates with nine of the ladies later that night.

The article then chronicles the rest of the cheerleaders' experiences during the calendar photo shoot based on interviews with five of the women who were involved.

Stu took issue with three articles listed on the Times' website that all targeted #Metoo issues including an advertisement requesting professional cheerleaders contact the paper to share their #Metoo moment.

See Stu's reaction to the Times article and his skepticism over the #Metoo movement above.

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