Hillary Clinton speaks out against Harvey Weinstein, says she is "shocked and appalled"


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/10/hillary-clinton-speaks-out-aga.html


#2

Shocked and appalled. But not surprised.


#3

isn’t surprise a precursor of shock? I mean maybe she wasn’t surprised, but it’s a pretty strong statement so I might think huh, maybe she didn’t see this one coming.


#4

Clinton may not have admitted in her book that her being out of touch with young feminists and her prioritisation of big-money donors contributed to her shameful loss to Cheeto Benito, but tone-deaf statements like this one will always remind us that they did.


#5

“I saw no difference between his behavior and the dignified, respectful way that someone like my own husband treats the women he works with.”

The thing unanswered: Will she return all his campaign contributions?


#7

No one is really returning the contributions! They’re just giving it to partner organizations who will spend it on the exact same thing anyway. It’s basically laundering!


#9

You think she has something for big-money donors? Nah! Say it isn’t so!

cw


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#11

Garbage people tend to associate with other garbage people. None of this should be a surprise going either way.


#12

don’t worry she’ll send the victims thoughts & prayers too.


#13

lolwut


#14

"Harvey Weinstein is the latest man who has been caught in a sex scandal, allegedly using his power to abuse and harass women. Weinstein, a film producer, joins the likes of Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump and others who have been accused of sexual harassment. But instead of analyzing how these men had been able to reportedly abuse women without repercussions for decades, the media wants to know why Hillary Clinton hasn’t commented.

I felt like I was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone” reading major publications and tweets from mainstream pundits like CNN’ s Chris Cillizza who wants to know why Clinton wasn’t speaking out. Since the election, these same people who said Hillary should go away quietly are now wondering why she hasn’t come forward about allegations against Harvey Weinstein. They want her to shut up except when they don’t."


#15

At first I was confused as to why we cared and the article’s tone, and then I was reminded, “Weinstein is a longtime associate of the Clintons and a major Democratic Party donor who bundled funds for their political campaigns.”


#16

The Democratic candidate got campaign contributions from a sexual predator.

The Republican candidate bragged on tape about BEING a sexual predator.

Hillary’s campaign contributions don’t really matter at this point anyway since she lost the election and the money’s already spent. But we’re stuck with the other guy.


#17

The article you linked to is poorly written and makes no sense. It examines two instances of blaming:

  • Hillary was “was blamed for Bill Clinton’s affairs by both sides.” Umm, OK, I guess. By like, everybody? Because I don’t remember it that way. and
  • Eve was blamed for Adam. (I hope the writer realizes that’s just a story right, and that it didn’t actually happen).

That seems hardly to justify the “We Continually Blame Women for…” part of the article’s title.

Do (some) people blame women for the transgressions of men? I have no doubt they do. But the linked article adds nothing to the discussion. It’s just a rant. I mean, thinks like

Harvey Weinstein is a pig. The allegations against him are disgusting. Full stop.

may be true, but they are hardly insightful.


#18

You would be right, normally, but if you factor in her email and Benghazi then she’s two whole points higher on the Watergate scale.

Seriously, though, it still matters some because it 1) shows more corruption in the Democratic party and 2) just because Trump is worse doesn’t mean they shouldn’t hold their party to higher standards.


#19

Only one of these two candidates continually and publicly identified as a feminist.


#20

. <-- The point

You


#21

Nicely played, my hat’s off to you for that carefully crafted reply.


#22

You know, a hundred years from now republicans are gonna be like, “Well, we set up death camps, but your guys didn’t do enough to help the people we put in them.”