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Jordan Chariton
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Born (1986-09-20) 20 September 1986 (age 33)
Baptised (1986-09-20) 20 September 1986 (age 33)
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Websitehttps://truthagainstthemachine.com

Jordan Chariton (born September 20, 1986) is an American investigative reporter, who formerly[1] worked for the online network The Young Turks.[2][3] Chariton was best known for his journalism career at The Young Turks until his firing in 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Chariton, was born and raised on Long Island, New York in 1986. He graduated from the University of Tampa in 2008.[4]

Career[edit]

Chariton was the first investigative reporter hired by the The Young Turks network. He is best known for covering the Flint water crisis, the protests at Standing Rock, and the DNC Wikileaks scandal.[5] He reported on the a controversy involving interim DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile during the 2016 presidential election.[6] Additionally, he has taken an active role in investigating water crises in North Carolina and elsewhere in the country, which, even in the aftermath of the Flint crisis, is a rarely-covered story.[7] Jordan Chariton is the founder of the political commentary website Truth Against the Machine. Prior to joining The Young Turks, Chariton worked as a contributor for cable news networks Fox News and MSNBC for a total of four years.[8] Chariton also reported for TheWrap and TVNewser, Salon, and Mediaite, as well as the non-profit 92nd Street Y.[3]

On November 17, 2017, Chariton was fired by The Young Turks after an internal investigation allegedly revealed that Chariton had misused company resources in promoting his side-project, "Truth Against the Machine",[9] and engaged in sexual relations with female subordinates.[10] The investigation was initiated after a woman accused Chariton of sexual assault through an article that was published online on, and subsequently taken down from, HuffPost.[11] Chariton published his version of events and a defense of himself, claiming innocence against the sexual abuse allegations and calling the episode a "consensual sexual encounter."[12]

The firing was announced by the main host of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur, on November 22, 2017, in a live broadcast following the main show that day; Uygur defended his decision in firing Chariton.[10] The reasons given were Chariton's alleged use of TYT resources in his "side business", Truth Against the Machine, and poor management in bringing TYT female employees into his hotel room and "several other intimate settings". At one point in the statement, Uygur said: "Jordan, in the past, has done good work for us; he broke a number of stories that were very important, and this does not erase that, and it is actually super sad that it has come to this".[10] However, Uygur believes that Chariton committed "firing offenses" in his behavior and maintains that firing Chariton was "right for the employees here".[10] Chariton has denied some of the allegations, although he admitted to performing consensual cunnilingus on the woman who later accused him[9] and intends to pursue litigation against his former employer.[13]

References[edit]

  1. "'Young Turks' reporter vows to sue over his firing". POLITICO. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  2. "Jordan Chariton". CNBC.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Bios: Jordan Chariton". The Young Turks.
  4. "Jordan Chariton at the RNC & DNC". Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  5. "About Jordan Chariton". Corporate Con Job. 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  6. Hains, Tim. "The Young Turks' Reporter Challenges Donna Brazile's Russia Pivot". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  7. Semuels, Alana. "North Carolina: Where the Government Has Already Weakened Environmental Protections". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  8. "Jordan Chariton, Author at TheWrap". TheWrap. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Chariton, Jordan. "TYT Panic, Clickbait Defeats Journalism, and Back to What Matters". Medium. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 TYT Statement on Jordan Chariton
  11. Chávez, Aida. "Young Turks And Reporter Abruptly Part Ways Following Sexual Assault Allegations". The Intercept. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  12. Chariton, Jordan. "Explaining my TYT Absence". Medium. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  13. Lima, Christiano. "'Young Turks' reporter vows to sue over his firing". Politico. Retrieved 24 November 2017.

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