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The ‘Access Watson Tapes’: Rare Richard Nixon Tape on Former IBM President and Son of IBM’s Founder Engaging in Sexual Abuse of Women

Posted in IBM at 9:50 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

First mentioned back in July

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty To Women: 'Never Let Someone Define Who You Are'

Hey, You! I want a Bloody Mary! -- Arthur K. Watson

Summary: Arthur K. Watson (son of Thomas Sr.) showed chauvinistic and misogynistic behaviour bordering on the criminal; as a US diplomat he was never held accountable for his actions and efforts were made (going all the way up to the US President) to cover everything up

THE BIG technology companies have all pretended to value feminism, diversity (racial, gender/identity, age group, linguistics, nationality and so on) among all sorts of altruism, not to mention greenwashing and openwashing.

Basically, when one works for the PR/marketing department of a multi-billion-dollar monster one’s sole goal is to embellish things, improve the image, whiten the brand (is it OK to say “whiten”?) and basically lie every time there’s a major gaffe that tarnishes the firm’s name (or embarrasses prominent people). IBM is no exception and IBM has spent many decades claiming to champion women’s equality, the cause of feminism, equal pay and so on.

“Bear this in mind next time IBM arrogantly lectures us all (from its high horse) on women’s rights.”One thing that’s almost impossible to find any record of (in 2020) is this incident which was so noteworthy that even the US President (at the time) talked about it.

Here’s the audio which contains declassified stuff and also some context for the recording (Kissinger, Nixon etc.) followed by comparisons to Trump’s “grab her by the pussy” remark. It’s entitled “The head of IBM and the Stewardess Incident” and we’ve cut the critical parts of it, including the old and barely comprehensible chats/ramblings of Richard Nixon (homophobic by today’s standards).

Here’s the article about this incident :

Anderson on Watson
“Nixon’s Peking Envoy Gets Drunk, Boorish On Plane Trip,” Jack Anderson, New Orleans States-Item, 03/16/72

Bear this in mind next time IBM arrogantly lectures us all (from its high horse) on women’s rights. Like it lectures us on racism after the atrocities it helped commit (its second-most profitable division at the time implemented the Holocaust and helped make IBM the giant it is today, never mind those 60,000 layoffs in the 1990s).

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