Makes Trump Access Hollywood tape look like a feminist manifesto
Yesterday, Kemberlee wrote a super post about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and the myriad allegations of decades of sexual abuse, intimidation, and harassment of actresses, production staff, and apparently any female within arm’s reach.
From reports of Weinstein demanding naked massages from women to actually masturbating in front of women over whom he wielded immense power, Weinstein’s decades of sexual perversion make the Trump Access Hollywood tape that outraged Democrats and the mainstream media look like a feminist manifesto.
Rather than blast their pearl-clutching horror as they did with Trump’s comparatively tame comments about how powerful men can assert their sexual will over less powerful women, the mainstream and entertainment media is struggling to bury the Weinstein story or excuse it away by jumping on the “hey, he’s old school and doesn’t know any better / it’s not rape-rape” apologist train. That’s the same train that covered up Bill Cosby’s decades of alleged sexual predation, Roman Polanski’s rape and sodomy of a child, and Woody Allen’s alleged behavior with his two adopted daughters.
The entertainment media is all-but-mute on Weinstein. The late night shows, dedicated to their special brand of Trump Derangement Syndrome, went dark on Weinstein’s sexual predation.
After Harvey Weinstein Scandal, Late Night Hosts Come up Dry https://t.co/Z6OzMnzixr
— Grabien (@GrabienMedia) October 6, 2017
One might think that after one of the biggest names in Hollywood — someone who’s made a name for himself working alongside progressive and feminist causes — was shockingly revealed as having covered up decades of sexual abuse, America’s late-night hosts would have a field day.
Instead, Jimmy Fallon, Trevor Noah, Conan O’Brien, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert came up … dry.
The only mention of Harvey Weinstein on all of the late-night shows combined came on “The Daily Show,” during a segment on Cam Newton. The “joke,” featured above, was literally nothing more than Noah pretending to be Cam Newton and saying to reporters at a press conference, “Look, Harvey Weinstein!”
Contrast this with the treatment these hosts gave Fox News after reports of sexual harassment surfaced. Bill O’Reilly was joyfully raked over the coals show after show.
“Was Bill Cosby too busy” to defend O’Reilly, Seth Meyers mocked.
Jimmy Kimmel, now sometimes referred to in the major media as “America’s conscience,” asked upon learning that Bill O’Reilly was taking a vacation, a vacation “to hell, maybe?”
Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah said Bill O’Reilly was leaving Fox News because he couldn’t keep his penis “in his white Christian pants.”
This isn’t yet another story about leftist hypocrisy. Hypocrisy entails conducting oneself in a manner that flies in the face of one’s moral or ideological foundation. The mainstream and entertainment media have no moral compass, so they use ours. Against us.
Oh, the horror!, they squeal, Trump said something about “grabbing a pu&*y,” he’s the worst misogynist, every-ist/-phobe to draw a breath and take up space on this planet. Evah! Weinstein allegedly grabs more than his fair share of . . . lady parts, and it’s not worthy of note much less 24/7 coverage and late night “jokes” aplenty.
Hypocrisy is not the problem here. The left has revealed, yet again, that they are unprincipled opportunists who not only never let a crisis go to waste but who work in amazing sync to bury scandals involving Democrat mega-donors.
Over at the progressive outlet the Daily Beast, in an article entitled “Yes, Hillary—and the Democrats—Do Have a Harvey Weinstein Problem ,” they determine that the allegations of sexual perversion and predation are not the problem at all. The problem, as they see it, is that it’s been made public and that Republicans can now make hay with it.
Hours after The New York Times released a report alleging numerous instances of sexual harassment by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the Republican National Committee was capitalizing on the scandal, demanding Democrats return hundreds of thousands of dollars Weinstein donated over the years. The move smacked of opportunism—but it was savvy, because what the RNC clearly knows that some Democrats don’t is that Harvey Weinstein and men like him have already helped the GOP. In fact, Harvey Weinstein serves as the perfect symbol of why Hillary Clinton failed to defeat a candidate many of us had presumed was laughably beatable.
Harvey Weinstein represents much more than the reviled coastal elites disdained by Trump voters (despite the fact that Donald Trump is one himself.) Weinstein’s growing scandal represents yet another instance of liberal hypocrisy on issues liberals relentlessly criticize conservatives on. After all, conservatives were allegedly responsible for a War on Women, but yet again we have a liberal man accused of privately mounting his own War on Women, and hiding in part behind his public support of feminist causes and candidates to do so. Conservatives will be quick to point out it’s not the first time, and they’d be right. (Weinstein is even blaming a right-wing conspiracy. Sound familiar?)
That’s right, a “progressive” outlet couldn’t care less about the women this man victimized, they are worried about how it will “play” politically and focus their attention on what Republicans say and do in response. No surprise to we on the right because we see this cynical opportunism daily from Democrats and the left, but what does it take for “normal” left-leaning and centrist Democrats and Independents to figure out that there is nothing in today’s Democrat party that isn’t measured, weighed, and if necessary buried due to its political impact on “the party”?
Indeed, preserving the party image is all-important. The DNC, seeking a way out, a way to restore their base’s faith in the party’s commitment to women’s issues, eventually landed on sending the Weinstein DNC donations to feminist groups.
Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up.
The Democratic National Committee will redistribute thousands of dollars of donations from Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein to several women’s groups aligned with Democrats after reports Weinstein has settled sexual harassment lawsuits with a number of women over the years.
“The allegations in the New York Times report are deeply troubling,” Xochitl Hinojosa, the DNC’s communications director, said in a Friday statement. “The Democratic party condemns all forms of sexual harassment and assault.”
Hinojosa said the party will donate more than $30,000 in contributions from Weinstein to EMILY’s List, Emerge America and Higher Heights “because what we need is more women in power, not men like [President] Trump who continue to show us that they lack respect for more than half of America.”
It follows other Democrats transferring donations from Weinstein to charities, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, of New York, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Meanwhile, Amber Tamblyn is urging women, in what I hope is a snarky tweet, to sit down and shut up about any Weinstein horrors they may have endured. After, all, she says, there’s nothing to gain.
. . . . Tamblyn, who appeared in The Weinstein Company’s 2012 film “Django Unchained,” offered her thoughts on those who came forward in the article.
“Heed the mantra and never forget: Women. Have. Nothing. To. Gain. And. Everything. To Lose. By. Coming. forward,” she tweeted.
Heed the mantra and never forget: Women. Have. Nothing. To. Gain. And. Everything. To Lose. By. Coming. forward. https://t.co/ynKX1bcBkK
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 5, 2017
Tamblyn’s comment is the type of thing that should enrage, and a mere ten years ago would have enraged, feminists; she’s essentially inverting the old feminist mantra that the “personal is political” and making it the “political is personal.” Silencing women, she not-so-subtly implies, is essential to “progress.”
That this tweet may have been intended to be ironic doesn’t really matter. After all, her young female fans, who’ve been taught to parrot what they hear and not to think for themselves, will read it as writ in stone.
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