Last year at this time the Trump campaign was still reeling from the Billy Bush tape in which Trump said some lewd, nasty things.
I really didn’t care about what he said 11 years ago. That shocked a lot of people, but many women must have felt as I did because he overcame the crisis to win the presidency. Significantly, he won the vote of married white women, something Hillary didn’t believe possible.
Why? The Dems still haven’t figured it out.
A key is the current Harvey Weinstein news. You can add Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton to the mix for those of us old enough to remember their scandals. In all of these sex scandals there were people who were raped, killed, assaulted or intimidated. None of that occurred to women pursued by Trump.
That’s the difference.
A very good article by Daniel Greenfield, “Why the Media Covered for Harvey Weinstein” at Front Page magazine online further illustrates the difference. We also knew that this kind of behavior that Hollywood decried, is part of their lifestyle.
Here’s a taste:
Everyone knew Harvey Weinstein was a bad guy. The bloated, greasy movie mogul slimed his way through countless ballrooms, suites and restaurants trailing lies, threats and promises.
But he had the right politics.
At the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood, honoring Hillary Clinton, the recently defeated candidate, drinks named “Toxic Masculinity” were being served. Also on the scene was Harvey Weinstein. And Harvey had his thick wallet open to the tune of $100K for the abortion organization.
Harvey was sitting with Hillary. Not to mention Meryl Streep and Shonda Rimes…
The New York Times had the story in ’04 and buried it. But back then Harvey came packing Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 and Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Good luck finding anything Harvey’s got in theaters now that you can name. His slate tells the story. Sequels to Shakespeare in Love, Sin City, Kill Bill and even Fahrenheit 11/9, a desperate Moore hit piece against President Trump.
Harvey never needed sequels when he was at the top of his game. The New York Times brought down the hammer when it was safe and when it didn’t need him anymore. That’s what it’s about…
That’s what the left refuses to admit. It demands unlimited power. And then when you turn over a rock, a Harvey Weinstein, a Bill Clinton or a Ted Kennedy comes crawling out. Behind all the virtue signaling, is unlimited vice. And the more virtue signaling you see, the more vice is rotting underneath.
In ’15, the Weinstein Company was peddling “The Hunting Ground”: a discredited documentary pushing fake statistics and alarmism about campus sexual assaults. Meanwhile the real “hunting ground” was in Harvey’s hotel room. That same year, Lauren O’Connor, a Weinstein employee, had written a memo warning about Harvey’s abuses, and a model had accused him of groping her. Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance chose not to prosecute and got a major donation from Weinstein’s lawyer.
That’s just the way it goes.
In ’12, Harvey Weinstein hosted a fundraiser for Obama at his Manhattan place (presumably the $14.9 million eight bedroom townhouse) and then another at his Westport estate (possibly the 1.9 acre estate next door to a place rented by the Clintons.) The co-hosts were Aaron Sorkin and Anne Hathaway.
Malia Obama got a prized internship with the Weinstein Company. Michelle praised Harvey as a “wonderful human being” and a “good friend”.
Now Michelle, Meryl, Hillary and the gang will put on their shocked faces. But why bother?
The only real sin in leftist circles is failure…
The left doesn’t just eat its own for ideological reasons. Though indeed it does. And the ritual cannibalism of a top lefty like Weinstein is a prime piece of virtue signaling. But it’s also just business.
Either you deliver money, access and narrative. Or your own crimes will be used to bring you down…
How many big names and big bundlers who get their pictures taken with the Obamas and the Clintons (and what’s left of the Kennedy clan) at fundraisers and luncheons are guilty of the same thing and worse? As long as the left’s media cartel remains in power, one thing is certain, we will never know.
Everyone knew about Harvey. They know all about their own.
And we, the great flyover unwashed, understood this too in 2016. We also understood that words do not match these antics and that their hypocrisy shone like a marquee lightbulb.