What? MSNBC’s Wallace Compares Weinstein Scandal to Working for Palin

No wonder Nicolle Wallace is Rachel Maddow’s favorite Republican. The Deadline: White House host on Tuesday actually compared her experience working for Sarah Palin to the growing scandal engulfing Harvey Weinstein, a man now accused of exposing himself and of rape

Talking to actress Julianne Moore about gun control and other topics, she shifted topics: “I have to ask you about a big story in your industry, revelations on Friday in the New York Times that Harvey Weinstein has sort of carried out a pattern, decades-long pattern of preying on women.” 

Moore played Wallace in the HBO movie Game Change about the 2008 McCain campaign. After the actress asserted that women have to stand up to sexual assault, the MSNBC host outrageously compared, “Well as you know from playing Sarah Palin, there were a lot of people after the fact that said how could you work on that campaign and not talk about what you saw?” 

 

 

Wallace added, “So, I know what it's like on the back side of a scandal to be questioned for what you know and what you saw.” 

The two situations are comparable how? 

A partial transcript is below: 

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Deadline: White House
10/10/17
4:40


NICOLLE WALLACE:  I have to ask you about a big story in your industry, revelations on Friday in the New York Times that Harvey Weinstein has sort of carried out a pattern, decades- long pattern of preying on women. And you tweeted your support for two of his accusers. I just want to put up your tweets. “Coming forward about sexual abuse and coercion is scary and women have nothing to be gained personally by doing so. But through their bravery we move forward as a culture and I thank them. Stand with Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan and others. I just want to ask you if being, sort of, one of the most respected and accompished actors in Hollywood makes you feel like this is more than just, “I’m with you Ashley and Rose,” but to all the younger women that you have their back? 

MOORE: I think it's important, I think it's important in any kind of situation to speak up, just the way we kind of speak up about gun violence and gun safety too, because the more people talk, the more people come forward. We are social animals, we all want to feel included and to be heard and to know that people have our backs. So, yes, absolutely, because it is a scary thing and it's important that we rectify the situation. 
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WALLACE: Well as you know from playing Sarah Palin, there were a lot of people after the fact that said how could you work on that campaign and not talk about what you saw?

JULIANNE MOORE: Right. 

WALLACE: So, I know what it's like on the back side of a scandal to be questioned for what you know and what you saw. But we appreciate that you came here and that you talked to us and that you came here.


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