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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Just so everyone understands, there the John Stewart rally exists for two different purposes. One of which has already been achieved.

For Comedy Central, it is PR and even if only two drunks show up they have managed to get the ratings and promoting they want. Comedy Central has achieved its goal.

For the left, it is different, over and over the left has tried to ignore, silence, dismiss and destroy the tea party to no effect. Finally they tried to outdraw them, but the Sharpton and the One Nation rallies were spectacular failures.

So they have gone all in to achieve the goal. What goal? As as One Nation. The goal here is to paint democrats as energized and engaged and ready to vote and to get the MEDIA to report this.

Let’s make one thing clear. Stewart rally Keg Party is going to be very well attended (Oprah, Arianna and comedy central paying for the trip isn’t going to hurt either. I don’t know if they will outdraw Beck, (or if they will pick up their trash, but I suspect Stewart is not stupid enough to let his crowd trash the mall.)

It is NOT going to be an indication of democratic strength or purpose. It is going to be about a bunch of people getting to see their favorite comics and have a fun time (Think Dan’s Bake sale except Rush didn’t pay for people to go).

The Mainstream media WILL paint it as a sign that democrats are energized and will talk about nothing else on Monday, with the goal of actually energizing the unenergized voters. When Joe Scarborough decided that One Nation wasn’t worth talking about since “He was watching football” I guarantee you Morning Joe have time to comment on it and guest after guest from the left media will be talking about how it is a game-changer.

The goal will be to make it a game changer. It will fail.

Update: Sissy Willis on the subject

Update 2: Doug Powers comments at Michelle’s

Huffington and Winfrey are spending a lot of cash to ship people to the rally — people who wouldn’t have attended unless somebody gave them a free ride. As far as I’m concerned, Arianna and Oprah’s money is helping make an ironic point for the right.

Exactly.