From the right: Only One Hero in Sor­did We­in­stein Saga

New York Post - - POST OPINION -

Ro­nan Far­row’s ex­posé in The New Yorker of Har­vey We­in­stein’s long his­tory of sex­ual abuse and as­saults “seems to clinch the case against a ma­jor fig­ure in the world of en­ter­tain­ment, me­dia, and pol­i­tics,” says Lee Smith at The Weekly Stan­dard. An ear­lier New York Times story, which may have been a cal­cu­lated and “san­i­tized info dump,” only cited boor­ish be­hav­ior, cur­able by “a few ses­sions of sex ad­dic­tion ther­apy in Europe.” But Far­row’s piece “is about a rapist.” Far­row is the only “cham­pion in this story,” not the press in­sti­tu­tions that for years pro­tected We­in­stein. Be­cause We­in­stein was not “go­ing to be able to buy [Far­row] off by op­tion­ing one of his tweets for a ma­jor mo­tion pic­ture.” The We­in­stein saga is “a story about the stench of cor­rup­tion and de­cay aris­ing from the grave of the in­sti­tu­tional press.”

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