#OprahKnew but was Silent When it Counted

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#OprahKnew but was Silent When it Counted

[cap­tion id=“attachment_104392” align=“aligncenter” width=“512”] Direc­tor Lee Daniels, Oprah Win­frey and Har­vey Wein­stein at The Los Ange­les Pre­mière of ‘The But­ler’ after party, on Mon­day, August 12, 2013 in Los Ange­les. (Photo by Alexan­dra Wyman/​Invision/​AP Images.) (via PJ Media)[/caption]

I’m remem­ber­ing the coy say­ing about the French resis­tance. “If every­one who claimed to be in the resis­tance really had been, there would have been nobody left to collaborate.”

A few min­utes ago I watched Oprah’s speech at the golden globes talk­ing about empowering

women that has the left all a twit­ter (pun intended) about the pos­si­bil­ity of an Oprah run for the presidency.

As noth­ing is impos­si­ble I won’t dis­count this com­pletely but I want to remind all of you of something.

Oprah has been one of the most rich­est pow­er­ful women in the enter­tain­ment world for a very long time. She is a per­son who can make or break a book or a film or a career. All of Hol­ly­wood has paid homage to her for many many years. The entire media com­plex hangs on her words, and as demon­strated this week­end when she talks about the plight of women, peo­ple listen.

And yet dur­ing all the year that Har­vey Wein­stein et/​all were on the prowl she never both­ered to speak out against him or give a plat­form for his vic­tims to do so!

If any­one had the power to speak out and break this open it was Oprah. Her power and influ­ence was enough that Wein­stein and the oth­ers would not be able to bring her down for talk­ing, and if they had tried the pub­lic would have ral­lied behind her. All she had to do was speak out and pro­claim “Enough!”

She did not.

Oprah speech wasn’t brave, it wasn’t grand, it was designed to change the con­ver­sa­tion away from a sin­gle basic fact that Glenn Reynolds put very well.

These guys were a huge source of cash and power for the left, and to expose them and to pro­tect those women would expose the Hol­ly­wood left for what they were.

If Oprah really cared about all these things she talked about in her speech at the golden globes as opposed to being a mem­ber of the Har­vey Wein­stein left, she would have given that speech last year, or the year before or the year before that.

She did not.

Never for­get that.

Update: Rose McGowan get it

ROSE McGowan has lashed out at the stars who wore black to the Golden Globes, accus­ing them of “Hol­ly­wood fak­ery” for fail­ing to take a stand against the sex abuse claims sooner.

The Charmed star claims the famous females who united against the scan­dal “wouldn’t have lifted a fin­ger” to help if she hadn’t gone pub­lic with alle­ga­tions against Har­vey Weinstein.


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Director Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey and Harvey Weinstein at The Los Angeles Premiere of ‘The Butler’ after party, on Monday, August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Invision/AP Images.) (via PJ Media)

I’m remembering the coy saying about the French resistance. “If everyone who claimed to be in the resistance really had been, there would have been nobody left to collaborate.”

A few minutes ago I watched Oprah’s speech at the golden globes talking about empowering

women that has the left all a twitter (pun intended) about the possibility of an Oprah run for the presidency.

As nothing is impossible I won’t discount this completely but I want to remind all of you of something.

Oprah has been one of the most richest powerful women in the entertainment world for a very long time.  She is a person who can make or break a book or a film or a career.  All of Hollywood has paid homage to her for many many years.  The entire media complex hangs on her words, and as demonstrated this weekend when she talks about the plight of women, people listen.

And yet during all the year that Harvey Weinstein et/all were on the prowl she never bothered to speak out against him or give a platform for his victims to do so!

If anyone had the power to speak out and break this open it was Oprah.  Her power and influence was enough that Weinstein and the others would not be able to bring her down for talking, and if they had tried the public would have rallied behind her.  All she had to do was speak out and proclaim “Enough!”

She did not.

Oprah speech wasn’t brave, it wasn’t grand, it was designed to change the conversation away from a single basic fact that Glenn Reynolds put very well.

These guys were a huge source of cash and power for the left, and to expose them and to protect those women would expose the Hollywood left for what they were.

If Oprah really cared about all these things she talked about in her speech at the golden globes as opposed to being a member of the Harvey Weinstein left, she would have given that speech last year, or the year before or the year before that.

She did not.

Never forget that.

Update: Rose McGowan get it

ROSE McGowan has lashed out at the stars who wore black to the Golden Globes, accusing them of “Hollywood fakery” for failing to take a stand against the sex abuse claims sooner.

The Charmed star claims the famous females who united against the scandal “wouldn’t have lifted a finger” to help if she hadn’t gone public with allegations against Harvey Weinstein.


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Finally might I suggest my book  Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer makes an excellent Gift.