This week four years ago, Hillary Clinton was reeling from the scandalous Harvey Weinstein. The now-disgraced Hollywood mogul, who has been convicted for sexual assault, had been in the news. But you wouldn’t know just how deeply entwined the Clintons and Obamas were to the sex offender because the press was suppressing it.
On October 11, 2017, ABC, CBS and NBC finally covered Obama’s eventual denouncement of Weinstein, allowing a total of 58 seconds to the ex-President belatedly getting around to condemning the man who donated over $40 thousand to him personally and over one million to Democrats.
Good Morning AmericaIt took only five seconds. At the end of a report on the Hollywood mogul, journalist Linsey Davis briefly noted, “And Weinstein has been condemned by the Obamas, by Hillary Clinton, by his friends.”
Continue reading TodayShow, Stephanie Gosk (reporter) mentioned that Obama permitted his daughter to work for Weinstein as an intern in 2017.
Former President Obama, who has received political donations from Weinstein and whose daughter once interned for the Weinstein Company, says, “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion, needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.” Hillary Clinton also spoke out after days of pressure. As Obama, she was also a recipient of campaign funds and is close to Weinstein. She now says that she is stunned and shocked by the accusations.
It’s easy to see why this is so awkward for the Democrats and their supporters in the media. Jericka Duncan, October 11, 2017, CBS This Morning quickly allowed, “Weinstein hosted numerous Hollywood fund-raisers over many election cycles for President Obama and then-Democratic nominee Clinton. One fund-raiser at Weinstein’s home in 2013 brought in over two million dollars.”
Don’t ever let the media lie to you: Harvey Weinstein was a favorite of the Democratic Party and very cozy with the news media. Here he is CBS Mornings Gayle King is the co-host CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell.
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