We go from one crazy conspiracy theory from Rachel Maddow to someone who tries in every why to emulate her. Sally Kohn, once a Fox News hack, now a perfect fit for CNN is blaming Democrat Harvey Weinstein’s collapse after being exposed as an accused rapist is all because of… you guessed it. Donald Trump. Of course there isn’t a word in SIlly Sally Kohn’s “piece” about Williams Jefferson Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Tickle me Massa, Bob Filner, John Edwards or even Gary Hart.
|CNN Sally Kohn: Weinstein collapse because of Trump|
As more and more institutions withdraw their honors and his career careens quickly — and deservedly — down the drain, Harvey Weinstein clearly has himself to blame for his problems. But should Weinstein in part blame Donald Trump — for whipping up Hollywood against sexual assault in the first place?
The day after Trump won, basically the other 48% of white women, most of the women of color in America, and a lot of men were pretty much horrified. This was definitely true in Hollywood. America’s cultural tastemakers had mustered massive amounts of money and outrage to try to bring about Trump’s defeat. And they — liberal celebrities specifically — failed.
These stars and titans who outwardly champion women’s rights and equality had not only failed to leverage their prodigious influence and power to elect the nation’s first female president but, instead, saw the ascension of a President who in every way seemed to be a backlash against the fairness and tolerance for which Hollywood has always imagined itself to stand.
As Rebecca Traister wrote in New York Magazine after the Weinstein allegations started coming out, “Something has changed.” She suggests a link between not only Trump and Weinstein but also Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly.