Accuracy in Media

HuffPost offered no response or alternative voices in a heavily anti-Trump and anti-male interview with psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, author of the book, “Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (and how to fix it).”

Chamorro-Premuzic claims that President Trump is a toxic male and offered no acknowledgment that he was the duly elected president with millions of supporters who admire the results he has obtained.

Chamorro-Premuzic also called for “positive discrimination” against men, a crusade he began after reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In.”

“Sandberg’s thesis felt ‘over-simplistic, to kind of blame women for not being promoted more or showing off their ambition and broadcasting their drive,’ according to Chamorro-Premuzic. So he set out to change the conversation around leadership,” HuffPost wrote.

“‘Instead of asking women to act more like incompetent men, we [should] actually improve our evaluation criteria and focus on actual talent,’ Chamorro-Premuzic said. ‘I think positive discrimination done as early as possible can help us get there faster.’”

When talking about societal perceptions of men, HuffPost allowed the author to attack President Trump’s style of leadership without asserting any counter-perspective.

“When Chamorro-Premuzic sat down recently with HuffPost’s Between You and Me, he talked about what he called the ‘Trump effect’ on people’s perception of leadership in America and around the world,” HuffPost wrote. “He suggested that our cultural understandings (or perhaps misunderstandings) can drive us to expect leaders to look and sound a certain way: narcissistic, over-confident, megalomaniacal and insecure.

‘[It’s] how I would label the gap between what we look for in leaders and what we should look for,’ Chamorro-Premuzic explained. ‘I mean, most of the people that are seen intuitively or unconsciously as leadership material, especially in corporate America, they look a lot like Donald Trump. They may be slightly less exaggerated versions of Trump, but they have a lot in common.’”

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