isgraced Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of a criminal sex act and third degree rape and now faces as many as 29 years in prison.
Greg Gutfled, co-host of Fox News’ “The Five,” was quick to suggest that if Hillary Clinton had been elected president, she could have pardoned Weinstein.
While the jury found Weinstein not guilty on the more serious charge of predatory sexual assault, his long reign of terror was only possible because he was enabled by elite Hollywood A-list actors and high profile political figures who either helped him get away with sexually assaulting women or looked the other way.
That angle was discussed on Monday’s show and guest host Dagen McDowell hit the nail on the head. “He was able to get away with it because people either knew and helped him basically destroy women’s lives and helped him continue to sexually assault women year after year after year, or they just looked away because he was benefiting their careers, or he was benefiting their pocketbooks,” she said. “And that includes a lot of Democrats.”
“Why was he so powerful? He used the women’s movement and empowerment as the liberal virtue signals as a way to protect his own predation,” Gutfeld said.
“People knew. People joked about it,” he said, adding that because Weinstein helped support issues popular in Hollywood, no one said anything.
Gutfled reminded viewers that Weinstein went on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in 2016 to accuse Sen. Bernie Sanders of being a sexist “to help out Hillary.”
“Michelle Obama praised him because he gave so much money,” he continued. “So no one in the Hollywood can ever lecture us again about morality because they knew all of this, but he poked all the right buttons, all the virtue signals.”
A video of the former first lady praising her “good friend” in 2013 at the first White House Careers in Film Symposium swept social media on Monday, as Obama regaled about what a “wonderful human being” the convicted rapist is.