October 11, 2017

As powerful Hollywood mogul and Democratic fundraiser Harvey Weinstein (who said in 2009, “Hollywood has the best moral compass”) jets off to Europe for sex rehab to try to learn how to be a decent human being, new allegations are quickly coming to light.

The New York Times reports that since their expose shattered the Cone of Silence (or fear) that long protected him, four more women have come forward to allege sexual assault (unwanted touching) while three accuse him of rape. Even some famous women such as Miro Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Rosanna Arquette have finally spoken up to allege creepy advances toward them, and Weinstein’s wife announced that she’s leaving him. The New Yorker even obtained a tape of a 2015 sting operation in which Weinstein allegedly attempts to coerce a young model into his hotel room, but the police didn’t think it was strong enough evidence to bring charges.

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Both Weinstein’s activities and the long silence about them have become hot topics in conservative circles. From Herman Cain to Donald Trump to Bill O’Reilly, any allegation of sexual misconduct against a conservative, no matter how suspect, was immediately accepted as true by Hollywood celebrities who mercilessly pilloried the alleged perpetrator. But now we find that one of the most powerful liberal figures in Hollywood was allegedly doing this for decades, and it was widely known, but nobody “spoke truth to power.”

To be fair, it’s hard to blame them for not speaking up when it might have meant the end of their careers. Not many people have that strong a moral compass. But they could at least have enough morals not to posture as moral leaders and congratulate themselves on having the best moral compass in the world when their compass only points at other people.

Fear might excuse their silence. Nothing excuses their selective morality.


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  • Karen L Nassie

    10/19/2017 06:31 PM

    This is about a truth that has always been the elephant in the room, yet no one was allowed to acknowledge it, until now. Finally!!

  • Ann Ray

    10/13/2017 02:21 PM

    The Weinstein story brings to light what total hypocrites there are in the movie industry and in the Democratic establishment. The worst is that Mr. Weinstein's employer knowingly allowed him to commit sexual harrassment and assault and should be taken to task. The employer head and Weinstein should spend a long while in jail, and they should also have a big drop in their financial fortunes as well. A travesty that Weinstein has 'escaped' to another country for so called, made up sex therapy treatment!

  • Peggy Roberts

    10/12/2017 03:49 PM

    Those accusors wanted a start to stardom and money, and once they were there felt it okay to accuse inappropriate behavior. He is wrong, for sure but they were too willing to tolerate it for the money. They had no morals in doing so, any more than him. Money over morals, NO. God will judge!!

  • Gary L Koch

    10/12/2017 02:23 PM

    Hillary is appalled at the revelation about H. Weinstein, not the actions or deeds of which he is accused. Why did it take so long to surface? Did most of the assaulted hope to gain something from silence????

  • Jo Maddux

    10/12/2017 12:39 PM

    So enjoy your thoughts, especially during these times. You are spot on and it is so great that this comes from a Godly man whose actions depict his life. Love your writings by the way, and your bass playing! ?? Keep them coming and God bless you and your family!

  • Margaret Hamm

    10/12/2017 12:12 PM

    I agree. Money talks. No telling what all goes on in the Hollywood crowd. Really shameful and worse when kids are involved.

  • Beth Moore

    10/12/2017 08:17 AM

    Yes, where are all the femenist with their filthy costumes and obscene language now ???
    I pray for their children and for intervention for them all.

  • Dolores parsons

    10/12/2017 07:13 AM

    My thoughts go to a Jewish carpenter who tangled with some of the most vicious haters the world has ever seen. Everyone should remember His warning that everything will be made known and shouted from the rooftops. If nothing else, let that frightening thought guide everyone's actions.

  • Timothy S. Cole

    10/11/2017 06:00 PM

    Only by reading the Bible and put it into practice, can you have a strong moral compass!

  • Nan Wysock

    10/11/2017 05:40 PM

    I wonder if he's planning to hide in Europe in case anyone seeks to arrest and charge him? Maybe the next Democrat in the White House will pardon him so he can come back without going to jail. ala Mark Rich

  • Ron Besse

    10/11/2017 05:15 PM

    Too bad you didn't bring up all of the Slick WIllie indiscretion's and how Hillary disparaged all of the women to include the White House incident with the intern. The current crop of Liberals were too young and apparently did little to check the history of the Clinton's before casting their vote. Thank God for the Electoral College. Maybe now this will quiet some of the political bias coming out of Hollywood, I doubt it, but maybe we can hope.

  • David Diatikar

    10/11/2017 05:13 PM

    Great comments - Sounds like the first part of Romans.

  • Bonnie Miller

    10/11/2017 04:48 PM

    The "casting couch" has long been an open secret in Hollywood. Why is anyone so surprised when it comes out? I'm guessing many, many "starlets" have had to visit those couches over the decades. Harvey's kind of like Nixon: he's the one who got caught.

  • Michael Egbert

    10/11/2017 03:41 PM

    I liked your last sentence "Fear might excuse their silence. Nothing excuses their selective morality." That quote alone says volumes and can cover a multitude of situations (like witnesses to a horrendous crime for example)....

  • Kristen R Harris

    10/11/2017 03:29 PM

    Well said Mike. Always love reading your stuff

  • Jeanette Bowers

    10/11/2017 03:18 PM

    With regard to Hillary taking so long to tweet her thoughts on the Weinstein debacle because she had laryngitis - I wasn't aware it affected your fingers like that!

  • William Thompson

    10/11/2017 03:18 PM

    Thanks Governor for your wonderful insight on this disgusting leftist man and his Clinton friends....

  • Cathy Urias

    10/11/2017 03:16 PM

    You are very right! In my opinion every sexual predator: rapists, pedofiles of any kind and any other type of deviants who molest and rape others should be in most cases castrated and put in prison for life. The victim's life will never be the same. Their lives shouldn't either. My son was molested at age 11 by the Church secretary/treasurer. Our pastor, thank God, didn't think a second thought about suspending the alleged abuser from his position. He didn't worry about what people might think. He believed the child. Later the man confessed to the crime, but he begged us to "go easy on him" and let him go free so he could support his own son and provide Health insurance for him. Sorry, bud, you should have thought of that before you committed the crime. He received 12 years of prison and was released after 8 for good behavior. Do I think Justice was served? No. My son's life was forever altered but we did what we could to protect society from him for awhile. Society is sick. They protect the predators instead of the defenceless. They protect their monetary interest over morality. I understand fear but if fear had ruled, we would have never become free from England or free from slavery; women would have never been free to vote nor would our African-American brothers and sisters. We must forget fear, stigma, loss of friendship, fame, perceived safety, temporary popularity and monetary gain to stand up for what is right! Keep up the good work!

  • david dwinell

    10/11/2017 03:03 PM

    The only reason Weistein got away with his sexual exploits is the fact that he is a Democrat, and big contributor/deal maker. Republicans , like Cain, and others sucumb to the Democrat and media sexual abuse slanders, and oops they finally owned up to Weistein, its like racism, never quite goes away. The fact that the Democrats tolerated the casting couch for so long is despicable. Typical Democrat mentality, not in my back yard intellectualism. a Hollywood moral compass sets morals for the rest of America, the thought turns my stomach.

  • Mark Klemkosky

    10/11/2017 01:57 PM

    Oh? So he's leaving the country for "help"? Do the optics of such a move bring up thoughts about Roman Polanski?