Reality check: To maintain the purity of the Revolution, she should have sent a stalwart progressive to the guillotine, Robespierre-style:
When passing in front of Robespierre’s house, on the way to the guillotine, Danton rose from his fatal seat, turned toward Robespierre’s house and said, “You will follow us shortly. Your house shall be beaten down and sowed with salt.”(58) Not content with seeing his enemies pass his house, Robespierre followed them to the place of execution.(59)
That’s true progressivism. So yes, she is finished. She is not ruthless enough.
Audiences love to be entertained. What they’re not too crazy about is being preached to about politics, especially by someone who opposes their own political beliefs. One musician who doesn’t care about those people is David Crosby. The 76-year-old founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash took time during his November 13th Arlington, MA show to proselytize according to his left-wing sensibilities.
Wow! Poor Kathy Griffin…The toxic “comedian” found herself facing a tsunami-sized backlash after she held a severed, and bloodied head of President Trump, during a comedy skit earlier in the year. And now, the former “funny girl” is telling anyone who will listen, that she’s furious no one wants to hire her.
A broad swath of the public finds itself rooting for the cartels.
Lawyers for the actor Sean Penn have reportedly warned Netflix that a documentary about the Mexican druglord known as El Chapo places their client in danger.
In a letter seen by the New York Times, Theodore J Boutrous Jr, acting for Penn, tells the streaming service “blood will be on their hands if this film causes bodily harm”.
The documentary, The Day I Met El Chapo, focuses on an encounter in October 2015 between Penn, the Mexican actor Kate del Castillo and El Chapo, whose real name is Joaquín Guzmán Loera, one of the world’s most wanted men.
The numbers are in, and “Megyn Kelly Today” is dragging down the “Today” show franchise, an insider explained to Page Six.
“Not only are ratings plummeting since Megyn Kelly joined the ‘Today’ franchise, but the numbers show Kelly’s lead-in has also affected Kathie Lee [Gifford] and Hoda Kotb’s show, which follows straight afterwards,” a source said.
“They’ve taken a huge hit with Megyn as their lead-in,” the insider added.
When a story as well-known to people “in the know” as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s predatory sexual behavior towards women under his power comes to light, the inevitable questions are “why did it take so long” and “why now?”
Weinstein’s accusers and antagonists were dogged, but they were no less so 10 or 15 or 20 years ago. One obvious answer, suggested by Rebecca Traister in a widely-circulated column and others like Ross Douthat, is that Weinstein has lost enough of his clout in Hollywood that it’s finally safe to call him out (a dynamic that’s hardly unique to Weinstein). Douthat’s masterful 2014 column on the nature of sexual abuse and how it thrives wherever people have unquestioned power and authority remains the gold standard on this issue. (Douthat’s reference then to “Hollywood and the wider culture industry” as “still the great undiscovered country of sexual exploitation, I suspect” seems prescient now). Another is simply that sexual mores have changed. But I think we are missing an important element.
Meryl Streep Breaks Silence to Denounce Harvey Weinstein After Four Days of Pressure over NYT Exposé
Meryl Streep is Shocked!
“And If everybody knew, I don’t believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it,” the actress said.
That is, however, exactly what’s being reported. One reporter after another claims that senior management at news outlets, like the New York Times, spent years spiking stories about Weinstein using his power to take advantage of young women.
Peter Baker, a Times reporter, said nearly 40 phone calls to Hollywood industry insiders went unanswered.
Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the Weinstein Company — effective immediately, according to the board of directors.
“In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company – Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar – have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,” the company said in a statement.