Irin Carmon, a Washington Post freelance reporter who exposed Charlie Rose's sexual misconduct scandal with Post investigative reporter Amy Brittain in November 2017, writes in detail how the newspaper's close working relationship with the 60 Minutes' team may have killed their reporting last year on accusations that former 60 Minutes executive producer Fager was directly involved in sexual misconduct. Carmon repeatedly references The Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron, who was played by Liev Schreiber in the 2015 Best Picture Oscar-winning film Spotlight. "I don’t believe there is just one reason the Post rejected the Fager story," writes Carmon. "I think it was a little of everything. The legal squeeze. The close relationship between the paper and 60 Minutes. The easy identification with a powerful executive in our industry as opposed to the people complaining about him. #MeToo fatigue, a growing sense in journalistic circles that the movement might be going too far. I doubt I’ll ever really know. But much of my job has involved asking people, mostly women, to truthfully tell their stories even when it might harm them or the institutions they care about. I figured the least I could do was to try to do the same."