You knew liberals in the media would get there eventually. As the sex abuse scandal enveloping lefty Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein continues to grow, CNN’s Sally Kohn on Thursday sought to shift the blame away from Weinstein and his funding of fellow Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In a piece for CNN.com, she wondered, “But should Weinstein in part blame Donald Trump -- for whipping up Hollywood against sexual assault in the first place?”
Project Runway’s Thursday, October 19 episode, “Driving Miss Unconventional,” challenged its designers to use unconventional safety materials such as seatbelts, hard hats and reflectors, to create unique creations. The theme was to “think outside of your safety zone and deliver looks that do not conform to the rules.”
As false news promoted by the establishment press has multiplied in the two years since Donald Trump declared his presidential candidacy, it's easy to forget that an equal if not greater media offense concerns genuine news and previous historical events that these outlets refuse to report or recognize. In two prime examples during the past several days, the Los Angeles Times deliberately omitted former President Bill Clinton's sexual offenses in articles relating to the explosive revelations of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's history of alleged serial harassment and assaults.
It’s rare to find a conservative in Hollywood. It’s even more rare to find one that isn’t completely shunned for their beliefs.
The media is quick to forget scandals about their favorites. They ignored Harvey Weinstein for decades, even after his accusers went to the police. And now they are downplaying former talk show host David Letterman’s sex scandal as he’s up for a big award.
Someone in Hollywood actually pointed out that actors and actresses have no room to criticize Trump after ignoring predator Harvey Weinstein for three decades.
Since the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault story broke in the New York Times on October 5, the usually aggressive, satirical Onion has avoided bashing the fallen studio exec (and prominent Democrat). The Onion managed just one humor piece. And that story really wasn’t about attacking Weinstein. The headline redirected attention to sexism in general.
Hollywood, the same corrupt place that let sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein run amok for three decades, is here to tell you that the NRA is evil.
On Saturday, CNN’s The Lead and State of the Union host Jake Tapper offered a timely Twitter thread on the importance of holding media organizations accountable for what they cover and don’t cover, specifically as it related to the Harvey Weinstein scandal taking years to be published.
British journalist Andy Marr went there. The BBC presenter hammered Hillary Clinton in a way that most American reporters wouldn’t dare. After asking her about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Marr didn’t let this bit of hypocrisy go unchecked from the presidential candiate: “But that we recognize that this kind of behavior cannot be tolerated anywhere, whether it’s in entertainment, politics.”
The newest edition of People magazine could barely touch the sex scandal of Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein. Tucked in the top-left corner of the cover were the words “A sexual harassment scandal rocks Hollywood.” Inside, there was not a whole page of copy. By contrast, this week’s People gave three pages to a big article on former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, whose sexual harassment accusations against Fox News chief Roger Ailes created a similar hubbub a year ago.
Who’da thunk? Who would possibly have thought Tennessee Republican and Trump-supporting Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn - a candidate to succeed out-going Senator Bob Corker - would have anything in common with Rose McGowan, the hardworking film, television actress and LGBT activist? Two worlds, and worlds apart.