I read that Taki article, Mr. Kung. He made some fair points but I didn’t find it at all convincing that the NY Times went after Harvey to look “balanced.” Still, it was a great insight about Ashley Judd:
Ashley Judd, who I’d give anything to go to bed with, should be ashamed of herself. She waited twenty years to join the rabble because Harvey asked her to sleep with him. She did not, so why bother to stick the knife in?
This is not liberalism eating one of its own. It’s feminism out for another ravenous meal of male. I almost feel sorry for Harvey. I can relate to someone — a lot like Trump — who is crude in a very typical straightforward male sort of way as opposed to these scumbags piling on.
But reports from that other article suggest he created a lot of enemies over the years, and rightfully so. He wasn't a particularly good man it seems. And now that he had more of a dry run in the industry and was weaker, it makes sense that he was ready to be set up for the kill.
Or maybe this isn’t about payback and isn’t about balance. Maybe it’s about a new ethic in Hollywood where the creeps are forced out.
But then who would be left to make the movies? Here’s a further perspective from another Taki article:
Now, don’t take that as a defense of Hollywood. This is a truly terrible place filled with ambition, vanity, greed, jealousy, backbiting, and bullying. It’s a horrible town, just not horrible in the way some of you think. No, there are no “Satanic pedophile rings.” The biz has pedophiles just as it has rapists, but it also has liars (like convicted fraudster Michael Egan) who make up stories about pedophiles and rapists. And Satanism? Directors only dabble in pentagram and devil-goat imagery because they know it cheeses off conservatives.
Is the business predatory? Absolutely, because it trades in beauty. Horny (often unattractive) men in power on one side, beautiful actresses with a different type of power on the other. But most people in Hollywood play the game skillfully. Typically, when there are hookups, the males do it in a way that never involves force or the threat of being fired, and the actresses use their attractiveness coyly, never descending into outright sluttiness (“I’ll blow you for the role, mister director!”). Both sides get to keep their dignity. The man doesn’t feel like he employed compulsion, and the woman doesn’t feel like she prostituted herself.
Harvey Weinstein failed to play the game with skill. That was his first sin.