Now that Hillary has become an embarrassment to the Democratic Party, the Times is practicing journalism again when the truth is ugly.
From yesterday’s New York Times follow-up on its initial Harvey Weinstein report documenting how his sexula predator ways were enabled and facilitated by Hollywood stars, agents, prominent feminists and progressives and former victims, as Weinstein’s abuse and crimes continued:
Mr. Weinstein was a fund-raiser and informal adviser during Mrs. Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, a guest in her hotel suite when she won and a host of an A-list victory party. He was an early backer of both her presidential bids.
Mr. Weinstein’s political activity — he provided consistent support for Mr. Obama as well — boosted his image as a man with friends in high places and close ties to the country’s leading female politician. It is not clear if rumors of his record of sexual misconduct had ever reached them.
But two prominent women said they warned Mrs. Clinton’s team. In 2016, Lena Dunham, the writer and actress, said she was troubled by the producer’s visible presence during Mrs. Clinton’s presidential run, hosting fund-raisers and appearing at campaign events. She had heard stories, both directly and secondhand from other actresses, about disturbing encounters with him, she said. So in March last year, Ms. Dunham, a vocal Clinton supporter, said she warned the campaign.
Then, the “Girls” creator told the paper, she tried one more time:
With the Democratic National Convention approaching in summer 2016, Ms. Dunham said she also warned Adrienne Elrod, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Clinton who was leading efforts with celebrity campaigners. As far as Ms. Dunham could tell, the campaign had not responded to her concerns about Mr. Weinstein.
What a surprise: Schake and Elrod deny this. But it qualifies as what we call in court an “admission against interest”: surely Dunham is smart enough to know telling the Times this doesn’t make her look like a whistleblower, it makes her look like a callous phony. She has been a vocal advocate for women, but she allowed Harvey Weinstein to continue assaulting and raping actresses less powerful and influential than she, only passing along what she knew to protect the Great Feminist Champion Hillary Clinton.
I have stated before that Hillary had to know about Weinstein as she was accepting his support and hugging him at receptions. Now we know that Dunham knew, and this story confirms that Hillary knew…unless you think Schake wouldn’t pass along Dunham’s warning, or that Clinton’s campaign never would lie to make Hillary seem less despicable than she is, in which case you are, I’m sorry to say, an idiot.
Harvey, Lena, and Hillary.
What awful, awful human beings,