Banedon wrote:It doesn't matter if they're right or wrong when they're advocating for a sexual predator President, and working for sexual harassment central in Fox News. The hypocrisy of the messenger is the problem more than the message itself.
The worst thing they're doing in this case is inadvertently providing an out for Weinstein and co. because it allows the focus to shift to, "look at these stupid Fox News guys piling on when they lick the boots of President [expletive]!" Whatever; they're going to be awful and horrible about something every damn day. That they're being obnoxious shouldn't be an excuse to not actually cast a much more critical eye and response to people beyond Weinstein.
I get it; the guy was a pig and had power and was very intimidating and threatening. But we're also looking at a LOT of other very powerful people who seemingly turned a blind eye to what was happening, or even helped facilitate it. These weren't just rumors and innuendos...everyone knew. Even King Hack was joking about it at the friggin' Oscar nominations four years ago:
We've already heard about Affleck and Crowe actively trying to torpedo a story about this years ago to cover for him. You had people like Tarantino and Streep and DiCaprio with very close, ongoing relationships with him now trying to pretend like they had no idea what was going on...please. And given how much of an open "secret," this was, yes, it is pretty inexcusable that politicians (the Clintons and Trumps included) so readily cozied up to him just because of his prestige and money. This kind of far-reaching abuse should have as many lights shown on it as possible, and people well outside of his brother and inner circle should be held accountable. Hollywood has had a deeply-rooted problem with this kind of abuse basically since the beginning, and it needs to be attacked, no matter who it makes look bad or how it impacts their career.