Early on Wednesday, The New York Times published a revealing report entitled "Complicity Machine by Harvey Weinstein." In it, five reporters spoke with more than 200 sources to examine to what extent the movie mogul and serial accused the rapist's tentacles spread across various industries in order to provide coverage for his alleged crimes, with the former president of Miramax allegedly employing spies, gossip columnists, media executives, agents of power and more to carry out their orders.
One of the most striking revelations in the exhibition was about the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a longtime friend of Weinstein who benefited from her not-so-benevolent generosity.
During her historic presidential career, Lena Dunham, one of her most prominent celebrity representatives, claims to have informed Kristina Schake, Deputy Director of Communications for Clinton, of Weinstein's depredation. "I just want you to know that Harvey is a rapist and that he's going to come out at some point, I think it's a very bad idea for him to organize fundraising events and participate [with the campaign]," Dunham claims to have told him.
The Hillary team seems to have dropped Dunham's warning – as well as that of Tina Brown, Weinstein's former business partner – and allowed the then film director to continue to organize lavish fundraisers for the Clinton campaign, including a star full of stars. The Broadway party a week before Election Day. To make matters worse, Hillary also dined with Weinstein and his team days after their electoral defeat, where the group discussed plans to develop a television documentary about their campaign.
All this turned out to be very confusing for Hillary's superfan Samantha Bee.
"Just today, we learned more about the network of powerful people who turned a blind eye to the demonic behavior of Harvey Weinstein, including the powerful people who really, really, really, should know better. Really "Bee said on his night show Full Frontal .
She added: "Oh, my admiration for you is so complicated! Maybe she really had a stroke in the specific part of her brain that identifies the shitty men."
But the comic shifted the blame during her Wednesday night monologue of Hillary to the clique of "shitty media men" that Bee believes unfairly treated Clinton, offering that "virtually every man who ever expressed An opinion about her in front of a camera turned out to be a big problem. "
Bee addressed many of the "shitty" men in the media who have been accused of sexual misconduct, from Mark Halperin to Glenn Thrush to Matt Lauer to Charlie Rose. And there was Rose, on his PBS show, questioning Clinton in his emails, just as Lauer did during his infamous turn as host of the NBC Commander in Chief forum, where the ex Today host tried a lot to candidate Clinton. harder than Trump, repeatedly shutting up and talking about her, as he let Trump pass him by.
"It's time to ask ourselves: can men who hate women be objective journalists? That was a trick question! Everyone knows that men who hate women can be anything they decide on. "Bee waved.
He then launched a montage of media figures who took photos of the "shrill" voice of the candidate Clinton, his "sympathy", his "robotic" nature and how "cautious" he seems to be.
"We will never know how much these pubes affected this election, but what we do know is that their industry gave us four times more coverage of Hillary's email scandal than Trump's gross behavior for women," Bee said. alluding to the twenty women who accused the Trump candidate of sexual misconduct. "But to be fair, they were probably writing it with one hand."