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Friday, July 13, 2018

Harvey comes half-clean

Weinstein is staging a fighting withdrawal in an interview with Taki:
Here’s what he had to say to me: “You were born rich and privileged and you were handsome. I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere. You got lotsa girls, no girl looked at me until I made it big in Hollywood. Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.” Call me naïve or stupid, but in a funny way I believe him. I’ve seen Harvey in action during my annual Christmas party, the one I throw every year in New York with Michael Mailer. He hits on every young woman but in a naïve way. “Will you give me your address and I’ll make you a star,” is the theme of the pickup. Some say yes, some say no. His reaction was always the same. Smile and laugh and hit on the next one.
You're naive and stupid, Taki. Weinstein thinks he's being clever by finally confessing to a lesser, non-criminal offense. These morons always think they're much smarter than they are. Virtually no one is going to fall for this obvious tactic.

I think that's another advantage we're going to have in making movies one day. No one is getting hit on, no one is getting roles in exchange for sex, and no one is going to have to sell their soul in order to please a director, a producer, or an actor. And if anyone has a problem with that, then they're out no matter who they are. We don't need it for books, we don't need it for games, we don't need it for comics, and we don't need it for films.

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56 Comments:

Blogger Cecil Henry July 13, 2018 4:36 PM  

Can you not just feel the hours of coaching with lawyers and public communications experts to get this story just right.

The rehersals, the planning, the careful retesting to get the public angle just right.

Uggh

Blogger Martin July 13, 2018 4:44 PM  

Notice the staging: Everybody in Hollywood trades sex for work. They know full well that a massive reckoning is coming, and so they are not only changing the Weinstein narrative, but *normalizing* this behavior for the industry as a whole. Thus by moving the goal posts, they reduce the contrast between acceptable behavior and pedophilia and rape.

Blogger L' Aristokrato July 13, 2018 4:44 PM  

"I was born... Jewish..."
I'm sure that was a real hindrance.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 13, 2018 4:48 PM  

He may be half clean but he's still half dirty.

Blogger Keith July 13, 2018 4:48 PM  

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Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira July 13, 2018 4:49 PM  

Harvey thinks that he's gone from poverty to wealth by becoming a hollywood creep and amassing money... he's only become much poorer in spirit. Hell awaits!

Blogger qualitycontrol July 13, 2018 5:00 PM  

I'm sure he will get the justice he deserves sooner or later.

'I was born poor, ugly, Jewish'

It's funny how he makes these excuses. He never was the ugliest guy in the room, grew up in a middle class family and was a jew in an area where his tribe controlled everything. Yet he views these rationalizations as a valid excuse for his creepy gamma behavior. That being said, Taki has a point. If he was like Spielberg, we would know about it.

Blogger Amos Bellomy July 13, 2018 5:07 PM  

A Jew in Hollywood? How hard it must have been to find women.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 13, 2018 5:14 PM  

"I was born... Jewish..."
I'm sure that was a real hindrance


Hey, it's the absolute tippy-top of the progressive stack. Max Pokémon points. Reality is not a consideration here. He had to escape multiple pogroms... in his mind.

Blogger English Tom July 13, 2018 5:22 PM  

Typical jewy lies. Listen to the tape the Italian girl (Ambra?) made. Coercion, duress, blackmail. This cunt needs to be drowned in pigs blood.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 13, 2018 5:23 PM  

Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone.

There's more than a little truth to this. So why did they choose Weinstein in particular to throw under the bus? To distract from pedos (because he mostly targeted adult women)? Or did he do something else that pissed off someone higher up?

Blogger lowercaseb July 13, 2018 5:34 PM  

Hell...even if you aren't using the casting call as your own personal pickup club, you are still not going to get work if you have a Y chromosome and are of a certain complexion. Robert Duncan McNeil explains why this is a good thing:

I wanted to direct Discovery. I met with their producing director. I didn't know the show that well, but I met with him on their last hiatus to talk about season two. I also produce now. So, I hire a lot of directors. The last few years, there's been a seismic shift in terms of the priorities toward female and diverse directors. That reality now has meant that what used to be normal, which was a lot of white guys, to be quite honest, has changed. Some shows are mostly women directing. I think Jessica Jones, last year, had all female directors. Handmaid's Tale. A woman may direct the next Star Trek movie. Most importantly, it's a wonderful thing that's happening.

I've mostly walked away from working in entertainment. Maybe it's time to dust off my headshot and resume and submit it to Castalia house...in addition to any SJW scalps I've collected.

Blogger Gettimothy July 13, 2018 5:39 PM  

Pity the ficus

Blogger Mo Cato July 13, 2018 5:40 PM  

@Francis Parker Yockey
So why did they choose Weinstein in particular to throw under the bus?

Sometimes it's just coincidence. Feminists wanted to turn the debate back to evil powerfull white men as the real problem (they had multiple attempts but that one got huge) and he was a easy target, so everybody went along with it.

Blogger Lovekraft July 13, 2018 5:43 PM  

The story today about Papa Johns' CEO resigning revealed that he didn't actually say anything racist.

What he did was reference some past racist statements as part of his condemnation of same, and some SJW took offence and began the coup.

Let that sink in. We're at Meta Outrage Levels where condemning racist makes you racist (?)

Tying this to the Toad King: is he trying to ensure his fellow ashenazis remain relevant? What backroom dealings are being done with #MeToo and the Allred-types (also brings to mind a recent video by a ground-level BLMer stating the movement's been co-opted by leftist machine).

I really think that the near future could see a politician running on the Verifiableness Ticket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCxhq0cwBuA&t=354s

Blogger Argus Bacchus July 13, 2018 5:43 PM  

" I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and..."

Typical Weinstein arrogance. After he was born, it had to take him 6 months at minimum to grow into the ugly bastard we see today.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 13, 2018 5:44 PM  

Remember, this is a man who wanted to disarm Americans so he could force us to be serfs under leftist overlords. Have no pity.

Blogger Zander Stander July 13, 2018 5:45 PM  

Epstein said something to the effect that he only stole a bagel and gets treated like a criminal. Same tactic, maybe same origin. James Patterson is doing a book on Jeff,painting a naive kind of rogue. How is Patterson & Clinton's book doing,BTW? That collaboration surely started when everybody knew Hillary would be president. Patterson definitely a swampy

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 13, 2018 5:47 PM  

@15 It is staggering how quickly SJWs can bring thriving companies crashing down. Helping companies avoid social justice convergence should legitimately be a multi-billion dollar industry.

Blogger Nathan July 13, 2018 5:59 PM  

I don't know. The dramatic arts will always attract dramatic people. Movies can't just be orchestrated into existence like a book or a video game.

Blogger Durandel July 13, 2018 6:03 PM  

It was garbage like that that made me walk away from professional acting, especially once I found faith. Burn it all down.

Blogger Nathan July 13, 2018 6:06 PM  

"Argento was canoodling with a Frenchman half her age and was photographed doing it before Argento’s boyfriend Anthony Bourdain committed suicide."

This corroborates one of those CDAN blind items from a while back.

Blogger Durandel July 13, 2018 6:08 PM  

@20 - No, the arts exist on all political metrics. Hollywood has been Red since its inception. They were gatekeepers and they selected the types they wanted and the molded the narratives to support their goals. A clean movie industry, that rejects prostitution, histrionics, bad behavior and insanity will attract good talent who lacks those behaviors and reject those who contain those behaviors, talented or not...basically the reverse of today. It's BS that artistic ability requires insanity. That's only been "true" since the arrival of "modern art" and it's film equivalent.

Blogger Longtime Lurker July 13, 2018 6:11 PM  

Alas, Poor Yorick, can't the fat slob get a little sympathy? #himtoo.

Blogger Nathan July 13, 2018 6:17 PM  

Actresses are basket cases, all politics aside.

Blogger CJ July 13, 2018 6:17 PM  

So why did they choose Weinstein in particular to throw under the bus?

As detailed by Lee Smith in The Human Stain: Why the Harvey Weinstein Story Is Worse Than You Think, the incentives of presstitutes to protect Weinstein disappeared when 1. the media industry he subsidized collapsed and 2. the Clintons lost political power.

And yes, it's been Hollywood Babylon for a very long time.

Blogger Heterodox July 13, 2018 6:21 PM  

I don't know what rooms you hang out in. He's damn ugly. And that's partly why he was so violent with women. There's real resentment there

Blogger Heterodox July 13, 2018 6:22 PM  

He wasn't chosen, he was exposed because the gatekeepers he had bought off were disintermediated.

Blogger Starboard July 13, 2018 6:23 PM  

"And if anyone has a problem with that, then they're out no matter who they are. We don't need it for books, we don't need it for games, we don't need it for comics, and we don't need it for films."

Movies I could support without supporting depravity? Sounds excellent. When the focus is on how well the talent can act rather than other "metrics," it has to result in a stronger product. And I can't watch current child or prior child actors anymore without wondering what evil was done to them. Child acting is almost synonymous with child abuse. Changing that rot would make Castalia Productions a giant.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener July 13, 2018 6:26 PM  

For an example of what's now possible for independent film producers, check out the Finnish film Tuntematon sotilas, English title The Unknown Soldier that was released last year. It only cost 7 million euros and it's better than almost anything Hollywood has made lately.

Blogger Vaughan Williams July 13, 2018 6:27 PM  

@20 Nathan I was thinking along similar lines. There is a good reason the Puritan government shut down all the theaters in England. The very nature of acting is deception, crafting a narrative and illusion. It will attract dishonest people, untrustworthy people. Scripture condemns the building of "high places". The Hebrew text is more broad; a high place was actually a "big place". Notice that Scripture nowhere talks of sports or theater? Interesting omission, unless you consider that the polemic against the high places included those two things. It is not for no reason that the early Church Fathers also condemned the Games and the Theaters. By Games they meant the gatherings at the stadiums, not local baseball games.

Blogger Nate73 July 13, 2018 7:10 PM  

Yeah I was going to say something like that as well, one thing I did get out of Game of Thrones is that actors used to be looked down on as degenerates and maybe one step above the criminal class. Maybe it should be that way again.

Blogger Ingemar July 13, 2018 7:17 PM  

@31 Does that prohibition also apply to liturgical settings? Makes you wonder why the Israelites didn't have a temple until Solomon...

Blogger Crew July 13, 2018 7:35 PM  

@30: I suspect something made in Bollywood, Hong Kong or even Nigeria would be better than the shit made in Pedowood.

Blogger pyrrhus July 13, 2018 7:46 PM  

Now I know why Taki, who has been covering for his buddy Weinstein for a couple of years now, killed the comment section...It would have been brutal...

Blogger Lovekraft July 13, 2018 7:47 PM  

@ 31 Vaugn Williams:

I also found many references to groves. Not exactly sure what this represents. Perhaps private places for the wealthy to plot. Or conduct unsanctioned rituals?

Blogger pyrrhus July 13, 2018 7:48 PM  

Yeah I was going to say something like that as well, one thing I did get out of Game of Thrones is that actors used to be looked down on as degenerates and maybe one step above the criminal class. Maybe it should be that way again.

Yes, in Shakespeare's time, actors were on a par with prostitutes and petty criminals...People thought that pretending to be someone you weren't was a bit weird....They were right.

Blogger Vaughan Williams July 13, 2018 8:31 PM  

@36 I'm not clear about the groves myself. They are pleasant shady places. Tree worship was a large part of paganism. Many mythologies had man and woman being fashioned out of trees, whereas the Bible has Adam being created before trees existed.

I saw some photos of archaeological finds lately that might have a bearing on the sacred groves. The Israelites kept worshipping the Asherah, the wives of YHWH. When I saw the rock carvings, it made sense. YHWH is called "The Bull of Israel" in Scripture. What is a bull without his cows? And what do cows love? They love a shady grove where they can use the trees for shade and food and for scratching posts. The Asherah poles and groves weren't statues of goddesses. It was the place for the sacred harem. So, yes, degenerate orgies in the groves make sense with that as the foundation.

The photo? It showed ancient Semitic depictions of YHWH as a bull, with his "asherah" or cow-wives surrounding him. My experience with keeping cattle helped me connect the dots I've shared with you just now.

Blogger Vaughan Williams July 13, 2018 8:33 PM  

@37 throughout history there has been little distinction between homosexuals, prostitutes, and actors. There is good reason for that. When the Puritans shut down the theaters, that is just modern language for what the Israelites did when the good kings "drove the sodomites from the land".

Blogger Vaughan Williams July 13, 2018 8:38 PM  

@33 Ingemar exceptions were made, most Bible laws have limited exceptions. The Temple, and before it, the Tabernacle, were high places. But they were authorized. Making images was forbidden. But the Tabernacle and Temple itself included sculptures of animals and fruits. I will need to study more into this; big places under control of the Levite hierarchy may have been allowed by the wording of the Law, although the books of Kings and Chronicles is quite vehement against all high places other than that at Jerusalem.

The fact that the Sabbath was a holy convocation, implies that every locality was to have some sort of gathering place for liturgical purposes.

Blogger Quilp July 13, 2018 9:30 PM  

I was born Irish/German, Republican, Protestant in a Sicilian, Democrat, Catholic neighborhood. Somehow I managed not to rape anyone. I did however learn to fight.

Hadn't read a sentence of Taki since his site stopped comments. He's such a name dropper.

Blogger Brick Hardslab July 13, 2018 10:25 PM  

Carnies all of them.

Blogger Joseph Maroney July 13, 2018 10:28 PM  

"The very nature of acting is deception, crafting a narrative and illusion."

It's also very ritualistic. It was in Shakespeare's day, it was during the classic era, and it still is today. Dramaturgy is imitative magic.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 13, 2018 10:53 PM  

@31
@32

"There is a good reason the Puritan government shut down all the theaters in England. The very nature of acting is deception, crafting a narrative and illusion. It will attract dishonest people, untrustworthy people."


"Yeah I was going to say something like that as well, one thing I did get out of Game of Thrones is that actors used to be looked down on as degenerates and maybe one step above the criminal class. Maybe it should be that way again."

----

The Greeks prohibited all actors from voting, even those who were full citizens.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 13, 2018 10:57 PM  

@36

"I also found many references to groves. Not exactly sure what this represents. Perhaps private places for the wealthy to plot. Or conduct unsanctioned rituals?"

The various groves were places of religious worship for many of the pagan tribes of Canaan.

Blogger Chris Mallory July 13, 2018 11:07 PM  

Vaughan Williams wrote:Notice that Scripture nowhere talks of sports

Paul uses sports imagery in several Scriptures. He knew what he was talking about and expected the comparison would be understood by his audience.
Acts 20:23-24
2 Timothy 4:7
Ephesians 6:12
1 Corinthians 9:26

Blogger Dirk Manly July 13, 2018 11:09 PM  

@39

"throughout history there has been little distinction between homosexuals, prostitutes, and actors. There is good reason for that. When the Puritans shut down the theaters, that is just modern language for what the Israelites did when the good kings "drove the sodomites from the land"."


There's another even stronger reason.

All three groups have EXCEPTIONALLY large proportions of people who are Borderline Personality Disordered.

The only groups with higher rates of BPD are felons.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 13, 2018 11:10 PM  

Oh, and in earlier times, a lot of actors WERE, in fact, homosexuals and/or prostitutes.

Blogger tublecane July 14, 2018 12:41 AM  

About the ugly loser all his life thing, a while back I was reading a John O'Hara novella about WASP socialites set in the Prohibition era. There's this attractive, high-value girl who hastily marries the loser of their circle "on the rebound," in order to make the lover who spurned her jealous. Her husband gets lucky with a girl way out of his league. I don't think he had any prior sexual experience.

He proceeds to go nuts. Absolutely nuts. Literally rapes other wives in their circle. He has no idea how to handle the sex monster. I think that's how it is with some late bloomers, and Weinstein being an ogre of alien race adds to it.

I am also reminded of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, in which a judge with impeccable reputation left in charge when the Duke is out of town gets carried away and offers to go easy on an offender if his sister will give him her virginity. This was a guy who never took a wrong step before. A little bit of power is all it takes.

Blogger Zimri July 14, 2018 1:25 AM  

'Now I know why Taki, who has been covering for his buddy Weinstein for a couple of years now, killed the comment section...It would have been brutal...'

Since I wasn't there I cannot say what happened. I might have given Weinstein the benefit of the doubt - that yeah, he's a pig, but I am open to the argument he wasn't a raper. My sympathy for the average Hollywood bimbo tends to epsilon, as the mathematicians say.

That Taki killed the comments tells me that Taki knows there is no defence for Weinstein. Taki deep down thinks Weinstein *was* a raper.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 14, 2018 1:32 AM  

@49

Absolute Power doesn't corrupt.

Absolute Power lowers inhibitions for those who are already corrupt... to be less careful.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 14, 2018 2:31 AM  

Do you losers actually think Taki killed the comments on the basis that svseral months later he would interview Weinstein?

He killed the comments because they brought no value. The comments brought no value because they were filled with the verbal ejaculate of morons. Morons who, for instance, would say things as dumb as your previous assertion.

Taki didn't kill the comments at Takimag.

You did.

Blogger dfordoom July 14, 2018 11:24 AM  

@32. Nate73

one thing I did get out of Game of Thrones is that actors used to be looked down on as degenerates and maybe one step above the criminal class. Maybe it should be that way again.

Actors are like journalists, politicians and lawyers. They're whores. They always will be. It's the nature of those professions.

Blogger Jack Amok July 14, 2018 1:03 PM  

As a lot of folks have pointed out, there's a long, long history of the acting profession being dysfunctional. I really doubt there can ever be such a thing as "a clean movie industry." it's not that artists are necessarily insane Durandel, it's that performance artists necessarily are.

The best we could hope for is a movie industry that doesn't publicly celebrate the depravity it privately lusts for. I wish Vox all the best in moving us towards that, but it will never by a clean industry.

As far as Weinstein being chosen for sacrifice, nah, he just got unlucky. When the Left lost control of the PoundMeToo demons they'd summoned to destroy Trump, poor Harvey was - shall we say - exposed and the demons went after him.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( a spew of word vomit ... ¡loosely connecting!, his ellipses ... by an eclectic assortment of randomly applied punctuation marks; within his parentheticals? ) ) July 14, 2018 1:22 PM  

i've seen the picture of Oprah holding that starlet in place while Harvey creeps on on her.

that's not "innocent" and it's pretty close to criminal all on it's own.



Harvey
I was born poor, ugly, Jewish and had to fight all my life to get somewhere.



his father was a DIAMOND CUTTER.

were the Weinsteins millionaires? certainly not. but if your old man is in a highly skilled trade dealing with millions of dollars in merchandise on a monthly basis and your family isn't AT LEAST middle class?

your father is NOT very competent at what he's doing.

notice also that Weinstein tells Taki that he ( Harvey ) has had to fight his "whole life" to get "somewhere".

when what actually happened was that the Weinsteins were successful concert promoters in the 70s and used that money create Miramax
... which was successful since the 1980s.

so he's been "somewhere" for FORTY YEARS NOW.

and he's still making appeals to his fake ass childhood poverty to justify his behavior.

Blogger Meimou July 14, 2018 3:32 PM  

Snidely Whiplash
Do you losers actually think Taki killed the comments on the basis that svseral months later he would interview Weinstein?

Why not? Maybe it took awhile to set up....and maybe he just sold out.

He killed the comments because they brought no value. The comments brought no value because they were filled with the verbal ejaculate of morons. Morons who, for instance, would say things as dumb as your previous assertion.

Taki didn't kill the comments at Takimag.

You did


We dindu nothin'. The commentary here is pretty damn good they are not the type to make comments that encourage a blog to shut them down.

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