"It sounds like selective moral outrage on some of their parts." - Sean Hannity
As more and more victims step forward with allegations of their own, it's becoming increasingly clear that Harvey Weinstein is a terrible person who leveraged his position of power in Hollywood to get away with sexual harassment and sexual assault for decades. Many people more eloquent than I have written about the particulars of the Weinstein story and its broader implications, so I'll just say this: no one should excuse, tolerate, or enable reprehensible behavior like Weinstein's, and people (especially men) need to proactively speak up and take action whenever they see behavior like this taking place.
Sean Hannity is outraged at Harvey Weinstein, as he should be. Sean Hannity is also outraged with... Hillary Clinton. She received donations from Weinstein in the past, and she didn't immediately put out a statement about Weinstein, so... sure, she probably could have been quicker to publicly condemn him, I guess. Sean Hannity is also outraged at "the left" for "being hypocrites" about all of this. How dare people on the left condemn conservatives for this kind of behavior when they do it too. Who are they to bring up the allegations that Trump committed sexual assault, or even the recorded audio of him bragging about it? Don't you remember what the Clintons did??? And so on.
Look, I should lay my cards out on the table here. Metaphorically speaking, at least. There's no actual cards or table here. Anyways, I'm a liberal-ish guy who thinks that Trump is a terrible president and that Hannity is a sycophantic, opportunistic asshole, so there was no way for me to listen to this show in an unbiased way. But I was curious to see how Hannity would go after a deserving target like Weinstein. What would his angle be?
My somewhat obvious takeaway is that Hannity's angle on this ended up being his only angle: the left is bad and the Clintons are bad and they're all hypocrites. Okay, whatever. I can't say that I thought that he was going to be interested in a broader conversation about endemic misogyny. Part of why I do this whole "trying new things" thing is to broaden my perspective and become a more well-rounded person, but this was a waste of time.