I heard all the hullabaloo long before I saw the interview, which I sought out yesterday. I was astonished that so much fuss had been made about an offhand remark. An experienced journalist -- heck, an experienced adult -- can tell the difference between jokes and harassment and the interviewer was clearly not offended. At least, not until instructed by her editor to make something newsworthy of it. It was a beat-up.
I'm pleased that some of the comments I've posted on Ask, Blurtit and on this site have not found their way onto national TV and *gasp* the big social media sites. If they were taken seriously I'd come across as the stereotypical MCP.
But then, maybe I am. >:-/