Now if they had only set up their practice in Hollywood…

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Now if they had only set up their practice in Hollywood...

…then at least they would have the sup­port of the local com­mu­nity:

Twin brother pedi­a­tri­cians are going on trial on charges that for years they used their prac­tices in a middle-​class Ohio com­mu­nity to recruit boys for sex and bribed them not to tell authorities.

Jury selec­tion began Mon­day in the trial of 53-​year-​old Mark Blanken­burg in a state court in But­ler County, about 30 miles north of Cincin­nati. Blankenburg’s twin, Dr. Scott Blanken­burg, faces a sep­a­rate trial in April.

Details are few on the num­ber of vic­tims, their ages or where the alleged crimes occurred. The charges include mul­ti­ple counts of cor­rup­tion of a minor with at least two youths who were ages 13 to 15 at the time.

What do real estate peo­ple say, loca­tion , loca­tion loca­tion. After all if they were in Hol­ly­wood maybe Har­vey Wein­stein could start a new peti­tion for them. Maybe then peo­ple would be afraid not to sign:

Could it be that courage does not come as easy when it is time to oppose some­one who might give you your next movie role, or you might be doing a deal with soon? The war­lord in Sudan, rebel sol­dier in Congo or the Tal­iban can­not kill a Hol­ly­wood career. The sad fact is that many peo­ple in Hol­ly­wood prob­a­bly think that what Polan­ski did is rep­re­hen­si­ble, but lack the real courage — putting your liveli­hood and sta­tus on the line — to go against Har­vey Wein­stein, Mar­tin Scors­ese and Woody Allen, so they just keep their mouths shut and hope the story dies soon. Any actor, agent, direc­tor, makeup artist or craft ser­vices per­son who spoke out to dis­agree with the king­mak­ers would instantly be dead to “the indus­try” and every­one knows it. Where is your moral out­rage and big voice now Hollywood?

I think it would be really instruc­tive to see if a peti­tion for these twin docs was cir­cu­lated among the sign­ers of the other to see what they would say.

Update: in Hol­ly­wood I am not sure a 13-​year-​old is really a 13-​year-​old. Here I thought I was mak­ing an Ironic Joke and the Wash­ing­ton Post shows otherwise.

Update 2: Will the last blog­ger out the door pick up Patterico’s jaw from the floor?

…then at least they would have the support of the local community:

Twin brother pediatricians are going on trial on charges that for years they used their practices in a middle-class Ohio community to recruit boys for sex and bribed them not to tell authorities.

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of 53-year-old Mark Blankenburg in a state court in Butler County, about 30 miles north of Cincinnati. Blankenburg’s twin, Dr. Scott Blankenburg, faces a separate trial in April.

Details are few on the number of victims, their ages or where the alleged crimes occurred. The charges include multiple counts of corruption of a minor with at least two youths who were ages 13 to 15 at the time.

What do real estate people say, location , location location. After all if they were in Hollywood maybe Harvey Weinstein could start a new petition for them. Maybe then people would be afraid not to sign:

Could it be that courage does not come as easy when it is time to oppose someone who might give you your next movie role, or you might be doing a deal with soon? The warlord in Sudan, rebel soldier in Congo or the Taliban cannot kill a Hollywood career. The sad fact is that many people in Hollywood probably think that what Polanski did is reprehensible, but lack the real courage – putting your livelihood and status on the line – to go against Harvey Weinstein, Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, so they just keep their mouths shut and hope the story dies soon. Any actor, agent, director, makeup artist or craft services person who spoke out to disagree with the kingmakers would instantly be dead to “the industry” and everyone knows it. Where is your moral outrage and big voice now Hollywood?

I think it would be really instructive to see if a petition for these twin docs was circulated among the signers of the other to see what they would say.

Update: in Hollywood I am not sure a 13-year-old is really a 13-year-old. Here I thought I was making an Ironic Joke and the Washington Post shows otherwise.

Update 2: Will the last blogger out the door pick up Patterico’s jaw from the floor?