It is not a good time to be a Hollywood liberal or an elected Democrat. To paraphrase Jeremiah Wright, their chickens have come home to roost. Movie mogul and Democrat mega-donor Harvey Weinstein was exposed by none other than the bible of the political left as a misogynistic pervert, and his tentacles run deeply into both worlds.
The New York Times, of all places, published a blockbuster story of how Weinstein had been a serial sexual harasser of women in Hollywood for decades.
The paper reported it had “found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run.”
Further, the Times found “During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.”
It’s a story right out of a movie. But in the movie it would be a conservative business man or politician who was the monster, and that movie would be gleefully produced by Harvey Weinstein.
There are fewer in the world of the Hollywood elite more intertwined with the Democratic Party that Harvey Weinstein. Not only a donor to pretty much every Democrat you’ve heard of, he’s raised money for them from his wealthy friends. He’s also personal friends with most of them, including Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama.
He’s praised them; they’ve praised him.
The same was true for Hollywood. Everyone kissed his ring as he was asking young women for favors.
And everyone knew it.
CNN’s Jake Tapper reported a friend of Weinstein’s, another producer in Hollywood, told him he was “shocked it’s taken so long for a Harvey Weinstein behavior expose. One of the most open secrets in Hollywood.”
Matt Atchity, the former editor in chief of Rotten Tomatoes, tweeted, “Harvey Weinstein accused of sexual harassment? The only surprise here is that it’s just now coming to light.”
But how did it take so long to come to light? Weinstein lived in, and ruled over, a progressive political world of finger pointing; the world that backed every accuser of every Republican, that roundly mocked Fox News for much tamer allegations against its personalities. The “holier-than-thou” set not only had a heretic in its midst, he was one of its leaders.
There was barely a…