In short, when caught up in its most disturbing scandal since (at least) the Communist era, Hollywood’s rebuttal is exactly what Weinstein’s was: But we’re liberal! It may not be the case that liberalism and sexual abuse are linked — though nearly all of the men caught up in the pervnado in the last 90 days are strongly identified with the Left. But it is certainly the case that impeccable liberal and Democratic-party credentials did nothing to save Hollywood from a decades-long regime of sexual tyranny. What’s wrong with the entertainment industry won’t be cured by the quack remedies of Oprah Winfrey.That Oprah speech was pure awfulness: an amped-up "you go girl!" with nary a soupcon of regret for the Hollywood culture that tolerated decades of sexual harassment. If Oprah had at any time in her speech said "Shame on us!" it would have been redeemed. But there's nothing that Hollywood loves more than self-congratulation (see: award shows) so this was red meat for the MGM lions.
Good ole Hollywood. Here they are in 2003 celebrating Roman Polanski who couldn't attend the Oscars for some reason. Keep an eye out for Meryl "I don't know nothin' about Harvey!" Streep.