Herman Cain's Top Spokesman Once Accused Female Miami Herald Reporter of Sexual Harassment

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Colorful characters involved in the Republican primary are about as common as minor scandals over at The Miami Herald, so it only makes sense that somehow those two worlds would collide.

Remember back in 2009 when a Navy spokesman at Guantanamo Bay accused veteran Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg of sexual harassment? Well, now the guy is working for Herman Cain.


While serving as the chief spokesman at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon sent a letter to The Herald accusing Rosenberg of sexual harassment and making homophobic remarks.

He claimed Rosenberg barraged him with charming phrases like, "Have you ever had a red-hot poker shoved up your ass? ...Admit it, you liked it." He also claimed that Rosenberg freely referred to military personal, Government officials and competing journalists as "'bitches,' 'stupid,' 'lazy,' 'incompetent,' 'Nazis,' 'Saddam Hussein-like,'"

After a Herald investigation, Rosenberg was allowed to continue her job. The paper said she was only guilty of a bit of profanity and some minor unprofessionalism.

Well, now Gordon has traded in his duties at Guantanamo for a top spokesman gig with the Herman Cain campaign. The Daily Caller asked Gordon about the 2009 incident.

"I don't recall what it said," Gordon said. "It was a couple years ago, but I just thought that the comments that she had been making had to stop, and so I talked to my office and sent the letter to her executive editor and they handled it in-house.

Gordon says that the matter was ultimately resolved in a "satisfactory manner."

Of course, Rosenberg happened to be one of the toughest and most respected journos covering Guantanamo, and some questioned whether the complaint wasn't a desperate attempt to get Rosenberg removed.

"Surely, the letter has nothing to do with the fact that Rosenberg has been a thorn in Gitmo's side for more than four years," wrote our own Tim Elfrink. "She has broken more news from the tightly controlled base than anyone else, including her scoop two weeks ago about a prisoner protest."

So keep an eye on how the Cain campaign deals with unfriendly journalists. If they start accusing every person who asks tough questions of sexual harassment, don't be too surprised. Then again, it remains entirely possible that Rosenberg is just an inappropriate curmudgeon.

Update: Rosenberg has sent Riptide a statement on Gordon's complaints, calling them part of "a long string of abusive efforts" aimed at curtailing her work in Guantanamo. Here's what she wrote about Cain's spokesman:

"The record is clear. Gordon's claims were unfounded, part of a long string of abusive efforts to block meaningful coverage of Guantanamo.

He was removed from Guantanamo responsibilities, I was not. No further comment is merited."


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 Yes ! I love Herman too! He was a top gun of the Federal Reserve ! He is a member of the CFR too! I love things the way they are and Herman will keep the good thing going!  Ron Paul is a kook and wasn't born in the US and is hiding all  his records and he has been reported using several social security numbers! Go for Herman because he is part of the same network that keeps life great in the USA! . Herman is a goddam good liar! Look at him go ! Herman Cain Lies to Ron Paul's Face About the Federal Reserve at GOP Debatehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v... The Federal Reserve makes us rich and smart like you! Personally though I think Herman is going to lose because Obama lies to us better,and Obama is better looking.He's got that Chicago metrosexual appeal that Herman doesn't. Stampede for Herman because the media will give him press coverage and they won't even acknowledge Ron Paul exists,except to call Ron Paul out for having a fake eyebrow. You can trust the media when they give Herman coverage!Not like that weirdo Ron Paul. If the media hates Ron Paul then you can have Herman! Take what they give you and then you can feel good about yourself and your very intelligent choice ! You are one the smart left right voters.You can't be stampeded into jumping from the frying pan into the fire! Yep ...go for Herman!  The media likes him!   Thanks to people like you we have the people evenly divided on the liberal conservative rope a dope gridlock ! That's how we get the lesser of the 2 evils!  There really is a huge difference between the two parties! It really isn't for suckers,doing the same thing over and over expecting different results always leads to success ! You sure are smart! Ron Paul is personna non grata with the media so you should ignore him too and look at their eye candy Herman.Folks like you will save the country with all your smart thinking! Just believe what the honest press tells you and you can't go wrong. All of the great things happening to your country...the media warned you and helped you prevent them. The media is giving you Herman,so you know he's good! Here is the media telling you Ron Paul has a Fake eyebrow ! Ewwww !http://www.ibtimes.com/article...Vote for Herman the Federal Reserve insider! He has a NEW tax for you to go on top of the current taxes,and with the invisible tax of inflation you will show those libtards that you aren't a retard too! Because they call him GOP then you can giggle like a little skoolgirl!  Oh well...I am voting for Obama because Obama girl has a crush him and that's good enough for me!!Super Obama Girlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v... You sound like a really smart person.Maybe after seeing Obama girl approving of Obama maybe you will join me in ignoring Ron Paul and Loving Cain the insider but still vote for Obama again!   You sure are smarter than the libtards ! No one can fool you ! How did you get so smart? Smart pills?

 

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Reader11722

Herman Cain, a proven liar at the debates, is an ex-Fed Chair, he’ll never eliminate the Fed (and his 9%+9%+9% plan = 27% tax rate as bad as Libs). Mitt equates corporations to people, killing his general election chances. Ron Paul is the only candidate that will end all the wars. Both Republicans and Democrats support endless Wars for Israel, it all started nearly a decade ago under a false flag attack.9/11 and Israel, here: http://www.iuniverse.com/Books...

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Not much heavy lifting in shooting that POS down.  He's a former Fed chief.  Nuff said.  Oh yeah, do you people know how stupid you are parroting that left/right crap?  You folks who refuse to see that you are being controlled by that little trick are the real cowards.  Moral cowards one and all.Enjoy your new status, "glenn61".  Now grow up and join the human species.

Lukeisstupid
Lukeisstupid

This poor reporter has made it her career to report about Gitmo? Picture somebody making their life about DCJ and all the events that happened there. 

BREAKING NEWS!! MOHAMMED REFUSED TO EAT HIS PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICH TODAY.

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