The media storm over Harvey Weinstein is quite amazing. I had thought that everyone knew that that type of behaviour was quite typical, especially in the entertainment industries. I am surprised that people actually seem ignorant of that type of behaviour exists. For about a week I wondered who the heck did he piss off. I briefly considered the Clintons, maybe they thought he did not donate enough to get Hillary elected. However Hillary’s loss was certainly not Harvey’s fault. The blame is clearly on the Russians. So I will profess ignorance of motivation for the New York Times in releasing the story that has had a Hurricanes effect on Hollywood.
Then of course there were the words of President Trump earlier on the fateful day that the Gray Lady exposed the dark side of Hollywood. Coincidence you may say of my interpretation of his words. So I will ask what do you think President Trump ment when he rather smugly said before the upcoming media storm? “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm. Could be, the calm. The calm before the storm.”
Of course old Harvey did not really piss anyone off. Even his victims knew it was just the cost of doing business. However just because something is routine and commonplace does not mean it is morally right or even legal. For some unexpected reason the story in the Times was allowed to run. Nobody was there to fix it.
Rest assured that if Hillary was in charge she would have made sure that her old buddy Harvey would not have been slandered by an uncaring press. Unfortunately for Harvey, elections do have consequences.