That Harvey Weinstein was able to get away with years of blatant sexual misconduct speaks volumes about Hollywood liberals’ — and their media enablers’ — double standards. So, naturally, when confronted with an inconvenient truth, one of their go-to tools is whataboutism.
Cue CNN’s Brian Stelter:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 8, 2017
Yes, the Trump tape is revolting and inexcusable. But what, exactly, is the point of posting it now? Because here’s the thing: It’s possible to be disgusted by sexist piggery by both Trump and Weinstein at the same time. In fact, not only is it possible, but it’s intellectually consistent.
— Dodd (@Amuk3) October 9, 2017
No amount of Trump squirrels will make what Harvey Weinstein did any less shameful and disgusting.
"Can we have equal outrage"
But just in case you think we're not leaning left enough
"Here's a year old clip we're showing just because"
— Kevin (@Kevmcg25) October 8, 2017
There are editorial decisions — your choices display something. This was unnecessary, off the road.
— Ed Lewis (@Sacjack57) October 9, 2017
a re-direct is all you have Brian?
— oalvarezjr (@oalvarezjr) October 9, 2017
Lol deflecting much?
— Kaiser Soze (@Cptnshloshlposh) October 9, 2017
Nothing better in the news right? No Dem donor on trial for sexual harassment or Dem Senator on trial for corruption? #ToneDeaf
— Larry Moen (@wiunion_) October 9, 2017
In other words, CNN has run out of things to complain about so they're recycling old crap to deflect from Weinstein scandal. Smooth..
— William Diaz (@Dirty_Diaz1965) October 9, 2017
Trying to defend your hypocrisy in protecting Harvey ?? Words vs Actions .. no contest! Pitiful excuse for reporting..
— Donna Jean Heinrich (@donna_heinrich) October 9, 2017
How much did Harvey pay you post this? Oh btw I did not vote for Trump. So much hypocrisy it's unbelievable.
— Carolewithane (@Carolewithane13) October 8, 2017
I am still waiting for your "Harvey Weinstein is a pig who actually did what Trump said in this video" tweet.
— Just an American (@USCG_Veteran) October 8, 2017
Hope you brought a book. Something tells us you’ll be waiting a while.
You passed self-parody about eight exits ago. I have no idea what to call this other than "pathetic."
— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) October 9, 2017