Steve Forbes, the chairman and CEO of Forbes Media, denounced blacklists of Trump administration officials in his defense of a controversial op-ed in his magazine threatening companies who hire Trump “fabulists.”
“Unlike Twitter, media giants, and Big Tech companies, we believe in diversity of opinion,” Forbes told “Volpe & Amici” mercoledì.
Chief Content Officer della rivista Forbes, Randall Lane, ha avvertito le aziende che potrebbero prendere in considerazione l'assunzione di Kayleigh McEnany, Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders e altri che hanno lavorato per l'amministrazione Trump.
“Fallo conoscere al mondo degli affari: Assumi uno dei colleghi favolisti di Trump sopra, e Forbes presumerà che tutto ciò di cui parla la tua azienda o azienda sia una bugia,” Lane ha scritto in un pezzo pubblicato giovedì.
The CEO said his opinion differs from his chief content officer.
“This is reminiscent of what we had in the 1950s during the McCarthy era,” Forbes explained. “People were denied work because of their political beliefs…”
“We’re not going to have blacklists and the like,” Forbes said. “People can express opinions. Unlike other organizations, we do have diverse opinions at Forbes and we value those diverse opinions and I think that shows strength, not weakness.”
Forbes defended the op-ed as an “example” of differing views that are not as prevalent in universities or Big Tech.
The former Republican presidential candidate said he and Lane are against cancel culture, which Forbes called a “cancro” and called on the nation to “get together and move forward.”
Fox News’ Joshua Q. Nelson contributed to this report.