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Without Real Men in Hollywood, It’s All Harvey Weinstein

Andrew Klavan, PJ MediaJust to be clear, the Weinstein phenomenon is not caused by any one thing. Unless I miss my guess, there will always be Harvey Weinsteins. Hollywood in particular is a town full of powerful men and attractive, insecure young women desperate to salve their insecurities by winning the love of millions onscreen. Put powerful men and pretty, insecure, desperate women together and you’ll get abuses. And by the way, this trick works with gay people too. Remember when Corey Feldman spoke out about widespread homosexual predation on…

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What Harvey Weinstein Tells Us About the Liberal World

Thomas Frank, The GuardianLet us now consider the peculiar politics of Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie producer. Today Weinstein is in the headlines for an astonishing array of alleged sexual harassment and assaults, but once upon a time he was renowned for something quite different: his generous patronage of liberal politicians and progressive causes. … Read the referenced story here: What Harvey Weinstein Tells Us About the Liberal World

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TV Academy Votes to Consider Expelling Harvey Weinstein

The Television Academy says it has voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. The academy’s board of governors issued a statement Friday declaring that “sexual harassment in any form is abhorrent and totally unacceptable.” The academy, which bestows the Emmy awards, said a hearing has been set for November to consider “action up to and including termination of academy membership.” Weinstein has recently been accused of multiple acts of sexual harassment and assault spanning decades. He has been fired from The Weinstein Co., a TV and…

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Condemning Harvey, But Clinging to Bill & Teddy

George Neumayr, American SpectatorAmidst the flurry of demands that Harvey Weinstein be extinguished from the liberal memory, Democrats keep turning up at institutions and award ceremonies named after serial exploiters of women. The other day John Kerry took a break from the denunciations of the bloated mogul to pick up an honor from the “Edward Kennedy Institute.” Barack Obama sent his fraternal greetings to the august gathering. Needless to say, memories of Teddy Kennedy’s exploitation of waitresses and campaign volunteers didn’t figure into the high proceedings. … Read the referenced story…

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Harvey Weinstein’s Fall & Hollywood’s Culture of Secrecy

Lang & Wagmeister, VarietyHarvey Weinstein’s implosion has been cathartic for Lauren Sivan, one of the dozens of women who have come forward in recent days alleging that the once-celebrated mogul was a serial sexual hâ?¦ … Read the referenced story here: Harvey Weinstein’s Fall & Hollywood’s Culture of Secrecy

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