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I guess Saturday Night Live tooks swipes at Harvey Weinstein: "The real burn came from Colin Jost and Michael Che at the Weekend Update desk. After reporting that Weinstein was headed to a rehab center, Jost fired back: 'He doesn't need sex rehab. He needs a specialized facility where there are no women, no contact with the outside world, metal bars and it's a prison.'" Link.

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That's good to see, of course, but the delay on the comedic attacks is disgraceful and throws a glaring spotlight on Hollywood's venality and artificiality. Late night hosts will weep over the need for gun control and attack Trump night after night after night, but when a real creep comes along, they go mute . . . because they either like him or fear him. They hold themselves out as confident entertainers who aren't afraid to speak the truth, but they're pitiful cowards with no moral compass whatsoever.

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But that's not the reason the Weinstein affair interests me. What I really want to know is, "Why was he thrown under the bus now?" These accusations against Weinstein were known for year. Moreover, it's a Hollywood problem: nearly every powerful man in Hollywood is doing it and always has. From Fatty Arbuckle through Marilyn Monroe to Harvey. It's a cesspool of rapists and pedophiles, but now all of a sudden, Weinstein is the bad guy? Is this a case of a man who was just a little too bad? Or an industry whitewashing itself by sacrificing one of its own? Or (as I suspect) a man who did what every other powerful man in Hollywood does . . . but this time, did it with the daughter or niece of someone yet more powerful than him?

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