GLENN: Harvey Weinstein has been thanked at the Oscars more than God. And it looks Weinstein's number of thank yous may have taken a serious hit now that he's been fired from his own company for decades of sexually harassing numerous women. We have some audio we'll play for you in a minute that is stunning.
But, remember, this is an industry where people still fall over themselves to be in a Woody Allen film. They never skip the chance to praise Roman Polanski. It wouldn't shock me if Harvey Weinstein wins an Oscar when he makes a comeback in a few years.
Yesterday, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Kane Winslet, Judy HEP Dench, spoke out condemning Weinstein. But the men of Hollywood seemed to be keeping their mouth shut for some reason. In fact, Sharon HEP Waxman revealed that in 2004, she was working on a similar report for the New York Times about Weinstein sexually harassing women, but she said Matt Damon, Russell Crowe, both called to vouch for Weinstein. So the Times dropped the 2004 story after pressure.
His company was a big advertiser for the newspaper. Weinstein is beyond a creep. And he'll have to deal with the consequences of his gross behavior himself. But let's not kid ourselves. Sexual harassment goes on in every single industry. And I got to believe the movie industry is number one on that list. This story reveals so much about American politics and hypocrisies. While it's fun to give Hollywood a taste of their own medicine for a change, we shouldn't miss the opportunity to have a national dialogue about the objection of women in our culture, and what helps fuel this problem.
A lot of that comes from Hollywood. And you can't have a national epidemic of male addiction to pornography and expect to have sexual harassment decrease. It used to be considered sleazy to go to a X-rated movie theater. (?) in their phone. Their back pocket. And if you think it's bad now, wait until 24/7 porn generation becomes the boss at work.
Combating our porn epidemic is a cause that men and women, liberal and conservatives, who work on together, they won't.
Hollywood loves their porn. It may sound old-fashioned and prudish to some, but if we don't think that our porn addiction is affecting our society, we are delusional.