Harvey Weinstein Has Destroyed Hollywood — Now What? By Roger Simon.
Hollywood will not easily recover from Harvey Weinstein — not for a long time. The hypocrisy level has hit Defcon 1, 9.9 on the Richter scale.
Hollywood’s politics have always been a self-serving charade, a liberal masquerade for a rapacious and lubricious lifestyle. But now, thanks to the Weinstein scandal, we see it more clearly than ever. And it couldn’t be more repellent. (I had always thought Bill Clinton would have made the greatest studio executive of all time. Now I’m convinced of it.)
If conservative investors had any courage, this would be the time to make a hostile takeover of the movie business. Unfortunately, they don’t. I know this from bitter personal experience. Wealthy conservatives are delighted to support the Philharmonic, but when it comes to popular culture they turn away, as if afraid to get their hands dirty.
That this is a huge mistake should be obvious. They have abandoned the culture — and our children — to the creepiest people imaginable. …
As for the great feminist George Clooney — the first male star out of the box to condemn Weinstein’s behavior — let’s give him the Nobel Prize in virtue signaling. By coming forward, he was able to ace out his competition — Howard Zinn-loving Matt Damon, who disgraced himself forever by covering up for Harvey a decade ago.
(For those who may have missed it in the onslaught of sleazy details, Damon assured then New York Times reporter Sharon Waxman that Miramax’s high-paid Italian representative was a genuine “creative film executive” and not Harvey’s European procurer, as was, evidently correctly, rumored. Damon is the same “progressive” movie star who makes films opposing school choice for the masses while living in a thirty million dollar house and sending his kids to private school. I take it back — maybe we should give him the Nobel in virtue signaling.)