S. E. CUPP’S WEINSTEIN STATEMENT

Here, without commentary from me, is what S. E. Cupp, currently a show host on HLN (Headline News), said, during last night’s show, about Harvey Weinstein and his entertainment-industry enablers:

“We’re learning more and more every day about the reign of terror to which Harvey Weinstein reportedly subjected women of Hollywood and indeed aspiring actresses all over the world. Sufficed to say, the allegations are grotesque. While women like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham, and Glenn Close are now for some decades later, coming out to say they knew of the stories or were personally harassed by Weinstein. Their silence until now will be something we continue to wonder about.

“There are many problems with this story: Casting couch culture, men who abuse their power, other men who stand by and say nothing. One thing I do know; the problem is not Weinstein’s victims. Victims of sexual assault and harassment choose not to tell their stories for various and understandable reasons, and I hope every one of his victims can begin the healing process now that the world sees who this monster really is.

“But there’s another problem here, and it’s why so many women like me are angry that Hollywood protected Weinstein’s horrific treatment of women for so long. That’s because Hollywood and Democrats—the combined self-proclaimed arbiters of “what’s good for women”—have for years insisted that I am bad for women.

“Conservative women like me have been told over and over again by people like Rosie O’Donnell, Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham, Michelle Obama, and others that we are the problem with women. That we aren’t supportive of women we’re traitors to women, why? Because we’re not liberal women. Madonna said we didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton because we were jealous of her. Michelle Obama said conservative women just do what they’re told. Lena Dunham called conservative female teenagers that feminists like her must parent.

“And it’s not just women, liberal men trash us too. Keith Olbermann has called Michelle Malkin a big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it. He said of me: I’m the “perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does.” He now works at Conde Nast, the parent company of women’s magazines like Allure, Vogue, and Teen Vogue.

“I’ve been photoshopped with a phallus in my mouth by Hustler magazine with the caption: “What would S.E. Cupp look like with a dick in her mouth?” just for the explicit reason that I’m a conservative with who Larry Flint disagrees.

“The truth is, liberal women have chosen to support liberal men, even the worst among them over conservative women. That’s why their silence over Weinstein until now was so deafening, and their outrage over Trump, which I share, rings so hollow.

“So my message to Hollywood liberals who want to tell me I’m bad for women is — to quote Kevin Spacey in American Beauty — ‘you don’t get to tell me what to do ever again.'”

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