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The Human Stain: Why the
Harvey Weinstein Story Is
Worse Than You Think

Weekly Standard, by Lee Smith

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Posted By:Judy W., 10/9/2017 10:56:48 AM

The New York Times last week broke the story of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s long record of sexual harassment. Actresses including Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd came forward to detail Weinstein’s depredations, and so did former employees of the man who founded one of the most important independent film companies of the last 30 years, Miramax. The details were so jarring and the trail of abuse so long, that it was impossible to read the story and not come away wondering: How did no one know what he was doing? But of course people knew about Harvey Weinstein. Like the New

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This is good and comprehensive, bringing in the collapse of journalism and the media, the Clintons, and a lot of other related matters.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 10/9/2017 11:08:45 AM     (No. 11410616)

Of course everyone knew - but everyone kept silent since they each got that little bit of preference or the job that they were actually seeking. Sodom and Gomorrah had nothing on Hollywood and the left.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/9/2017 11:22:31 AM     (No. 11410632)

Am the only one who noticed how this totally pointless and very lefty narcissistic Weinstein story has sucked all the wind out of the Las Vegas shooting?

Letting time lapse on the LV shooting gives a calming disinterest- a public opiate, you might say, to the leftist horror viciousness that is opening before our very eyes.

This is exactly how it works, folks. Just imagine if some right wing skin head had done the LV shooting- do you really believe Weinstein would be getting more than page 8 below the fold attention?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Alice, 10/9/2017 11:23:53 AM     (No. 11410634)

This story reminded me of something kinda funny: check out A Better Class of Losers by Randy Travis on Youtube.

Other than that, I suppose it´s nice that conservatives´ opinion of most of Hollywood has been so widely confirmed. But keep your expectations of any improvement low. :-)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hotcorner, 10/9/2017 11:27:47 AM     (No. 11410637)

Harvey Weinstein is what the Democrats are.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jinx, 10/9/2017 11:33:15 AM     (No. 11410646)

Someone wrote a list of sleezeball celebrities and included Pres. Trump but excluded Bill Clinton. Wonder why? They are still covering for the Clintons.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 10/9/2017 11:33:47 AM     (No. 11410647)

A must read

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/9/2017 11:36:19 AM     (No. 11410651)

I think even us "low rent" folks new Weinstein was a perverted creep. I am surprised the NYT ratted him out and not the Enquirer.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jawone, 10/9/2017 11:43:12 AM     (No. 11410664)

It appears from the article that this little creep writer Lee Smith also knew the whole Weinstein story, and like all the rest of his buddies, just kept his mouth shut, did nothing, and let more victims be made any and every time Harvey Weinstein felt like bullying somebody. And if even a twerp like Lee Smith knew what was going on, why didn’t Lee Smith’s boss — the smarmy snarkmeister Bill Kristol —say something?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/9/2017 11:48:57 AM     (No. 11410673)

"The details were so jarring and the trail of abuse so long...."

We´re talking about BJ Clinton, right?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/9/2017 11:51:21 AM     (No. 11410678)

These guys are the scum of the earth. I worked in a company where it was common for managers to "prey" upon newly hired "babes" in the sales force. They would go to their graduation dinner and entice them by telling them (literally) that to get ahead they had to sleep with them. I had numerous trainees report the harassment and I would report it to my supervisor, per company policy, but nothing ever happened for years and years. Finally, one of them got into a situation with a woman who would not back down and the whole scheme unwound. Being the father of 2 daughters I would never have wanted them subjected to this. Many good people looked the other way but fortunately they paid the price in the end. Weinstein qualifies for scum of the earth lifetime membership and frankly will never change.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Roark, 10/9/2017 11:58:33 AM     (No. 11410689)

I believe this story should had made the "Must Read" list. A comprehensive summation of pop culture´s ugly back side for the last 30 years.

RE: No. 2, I reget to say, from my observations, the LV story has no place to go. When you have Steve Wynn saying this guy was as vanilla as one could imagine, there´s not a whole lot of story left. I believe the answers to the most prescient questions left with the last bullet fired.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 10/9/2017 12:10:36 PM     (No. 11410709)

Not sure I had ever heard of this puke before this recent news.

Always knew Hollyweird was a cesspool, so not even slightly surprised. More surprised at others being surprised.

Yawn, who cares? Way too much bandwidth being wasted on this.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 10/9/2017 12:15:10 PM     (No. 11410715)

How is Weinstein´s story any different from Bill Clinton´s, or Al Gore, or Eliot Spitzer?

They even awarded Clinton "Father of the Year" award after all his perversions were public.

Weinstein will grease the appropriate palms, spend time in "rehab" and re=appear as the next father of year award recipient.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lucky5, 10/9/2017 12:18:15 PM     (No. 11410718)

fta-Talk, the magazine Weinstein started at Miramax with Tina Brown... so where is Tina Brown right now on this? She knew.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lucky5, 10/9/2017 12:33:02 PM     (No. 11410737)

I am glad he addressed the biggest elephant in the room, Bill Clinton. Which absolutely no one else from the left/enemedia or comments from lefties across the web are mentioning. Though they revel in accusing PT of everything and adding him to this list of predator/abusers.
Bill Clinton is the original high profile abuser of power and his wife was 100% in on protecting him and vilifying the women he abused.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: uno, 10/9/2017 1:18:22 PM     (No. 11410780)

The hypocrisy is staggering. They´ve know about these creeps for decades and say nothing until the dam breaks. Then all the horrific stories come out. Don´t they have any idea of how incredibly stupid they look?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: IowaDad, 10/9/2017 1:37:49 PM     (No. 11410798)

The story misses one important element. Young actresses are flattered to be asked to have sex with powerful men. They like the sex. They like the career advancement.

And they ain´t gonna tell even their best friend nuttin about it. . .

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 10/9/2017 1:45:38 PM     (No. 11410805)

Im sorry I have no sympathy for the whores Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, both spittle-flinging harridans who raked our ears with their screeches about how Normals were BAD people for voting for Trump because he made an off-color (albeit true) statement about the kinds of women that threw themselves at people like him.

Now we find out they had to do that very thing in order to get fame and money?

WHORES.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dave29299, 10/9/2017 2:11:41 PM     (No. 11410832)

#11 and others: A bit off-topic, but the LV shooter´s motive is known; just not to us. The NSA records all phone calls in the USA and keeps them in a rolling 30-day archive. Some calls are kept beyond 30 days, obviously, depending on their content and interest. You can bet the CIA and FBI reviewed this guy´s calls as soon as they ID´d him. Now... it´s quite possible that he didn´t divulge his motivation or details of the attack - but you´ll note that the Sheriff has not mentioned the recordings, their review, and stated definitively that there is nothing there. Further, no reporters have asked about these NSA recordings. It would seem that the government and media do not want to focus any attention on what the NSA is doing. Further, if the calls DO reveal a motive, gov/media, etc., would have to reveal some source for the info... they may feel it´s easier and more convenient to keep repeating "no known motive."

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Reply 20 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/9/2017 2:19:04 PM     (No. 11410843)

Good one. Worth reading every word.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/9/2017 2:56:18 PM     (No. 11410874)

Re #17, how do you know that? What evidence do you have that they are “flattered”?

How would anyone, any or us, know that?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/9/2017 3:00:15 PM     (No. 11410875)

Re the Las Vegas story, it was temporarily at a standstill pending the release of some real facts.

Threads here, there and everywhere across the internet are absolutely going nuts with some of the most wild-eyed conjecture I’ve seen in a long time.

It’s good to have a cooling off period, if that’s what this is. (I don’t agree that it is - we still mourn the terrible loss.) But waiting for facts is a better idea than making up our own scenarios out of precious little...



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Reply 23 - Posted by: dvc, 10/9/2017 3:39:41 PM     (No. 11410897)

#22, there is unlikely to be "more facts".

The harsh reality is that, periodically, a nobody from nowhere does something really evil, really horrific, and there is and will be no real way to explain it other than an evil person did evil.

Folks are such bozos with their mandatory requirement that "there must be something being covered up". So, people will make up stuff from whole cloth, like has been done endlessly with the JFK assassination. There have to be dark forces pulling the strings, like in the movies. Except sometimes, there isn´t, sometimes the facts are simple and the motives are, and will forever remain, opaque.

People to unfathomable stuff every single day, but mostly it is ignored. When they do something unfathomable that is "big news", that is not permitted. There has to be some secret back story, cover up by the government.

Area 51, aliens, Kennedy assassination, Roswell, and now Las Vegas shooter.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mulhaven, 10/9/2017 3:49:55 PM     (No. 11410908)

No evidence has ever been presented confirming that Trump was a sexual abuser. The audio that was used only confirmed that he made a comment about "celebrities", but not about himself. It was mostly likely giving the questioner an answer he would like to hear. This is a common tactic in dealing with salacious-minded people. And the Megan Kelly accusation was purely innuendo which distorted the actual event - which was a harmless situation.

The sexually sick and abusive Bill Clinton should have been in the list. He is the grand pervert of them all.

The sexual revolution spawned these sick individuals and the left is proud of this moral corruption they promoted.

It is known that the island Bill Clinton visited, and perhaps frequented, made available sex with children. Why was Bill Clinton not concerned about this?/s

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Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/9/2017 4:29:51 PM     (No. 11410966)

Re #24, yes. His comment was rhetorical - about “celebrities” - not personal.

I disagree that there won’t be more facts emerging on the Las Vegas story. “Voluminous” amounts of CCTV footage from all over the hotel property for four days must be reviewed and analyzed. Forensics. Autopsy results. The piecing together of other input from various persons who saw him during those four days. And much more.

Crime investigations don’t wrap up in hours or even days. They are not the “procedurals” we watch on TV. Not at all. They are detailed, tedious grinding affairs.

The immediate gratification types would rather spin off of the comments of others that are spun off the comments of yet others (and more than a few internet nutcases) than wait patiently to see what law enforcement comes up with.

"Just the facts, ma’am “ (and sir).

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/9/2017 5:14:07 PM     (No. 11411030)

Looks like all the liberal movers and shakers that were connected to the liberal Democrats and the Obamas knew that the guy was a sexual abuser. So you have to wonder why the Obamas allowed their daughter Malia to be an intern for him?

It is a safe bet that Michelle asked Malia a lot of questions in the last couple of days.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: annie xango, 10/9/2017 10:15:35 PM     (No. 11411325)

#26 she should, but I bet she wasn´t worried about Malia on bit..being the daughter of a POTUS..he would not have dared...possible she may have heard scuttlebut tho..

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Bannon’s Ill-Conceived War on the Establishment
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National Review Online, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/7/2017 3:25:10 PM     Post Reply
We already know Steve Bannon believes that politics is war. But during the course of his speech at an Alabama rally for Roy Moore this week, he gave the country an ugly lesson in what scorched-earth political warfare really entails. (Snip)Still, despite all the fun he’s having attacking his favorite targets and boosting Moore, Bannon has to be aware that he isn’t winning his war on McConnell. Try as he might to deny it, he knows McConnell is now more important to Trump than the Breitbart attack machine is. It was McConnell’s successful maneuvering and negotiating that gave Trump his

‘Thanks, Obama!’ Former president
credits himself for strong economy

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Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/7/2017 4:42:38 AM     Post Reply
Former President Barack Obama is taking credit for the robust economic growth that is taking place under President Trump. At a conference of mayors in Chicago, Mr. Obama congratulated himself Tuesday for strong employment numbers in the U.S. this year, saying his climate-change policies have contributed to growth. “As we took these actions, we saw the U.S. economy grow consistently,” Mr. Obama said. “We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far, a streak that still continues by the way.” He added wryly, “Thanks, Obama.” The stock market has gained about 30 percent in value since

´Ready?´: Democratic senators and staffers shed
tears during Al Franken´s resignation speech

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Washington Examiner, by Al Weaver    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/7/2017 4:08:57 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Al Franken took a quick glance up at a jam-packed Senate press gallery as he entered the chamber Thursday, preparing to ask Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan, who was presiding over the chamber, to allow him to make the speech that would end his political career. A senator who has long dodged questions from reporters, he finally had one for them. "Ready?" And with that, Franken, D-Minn., set out on his farewell address to the Senate — a 12-minute speech where he continued to proclaim his innocence against eight women who have accused him of sexual misconduct in recent weeks.


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