Denial-anger-bargaining-depression-acceptance is not a fixed sequence of grief. Mourners vary across the 5 stages. But I think it offers a general guide. All the anti-Trump fantasies in January (how new elections would be held, etc) were denial. Now there will apparently be screaming at the sky on the anniversary of the election. That is anger. And Professor Lawrence Lessig has 5-step plan that gets both Trump and Pence out and puts Hillary in as president. Pure fantasy, but so what? It is bargaining. People are making progress.
Month: October 2017
HW as the scapegoat
For now he is a symbol of a much bigger problem in Hollywood. By next week he will be the only such person, all sins piled on him, driven into the wilderness, and even left behind will be blameless.
HW will be back
After reading very interesting Washington Post article (lost link – sorry) about his rise in the entertainment business, I learned he is persistent, energetic, unfazed by rejection, determined. Sure, he is in a very deep hole now. That will take time to get out of. But I predict, in Jan 2021, we will be reading about the ‘resurrection of Harvey Weinstein’. You heard it here first.
Not believing Mr. Dudich
Even among the clips from Project Veritas. Mr. Dudich sounds likes he brags a lot, overstates his influence and position, backs down only when caught. I do not believe he has a very high-ranking position on the NY Times. But I believe he will be fired anyway.
Jemele Hill touched the 3rd rail
She advised her ESPN viewers to boycott the NFL. This would mean, if successful, less money for her employer. Not sure what she was thinking, but now she is suspended for two weeks. Well, to be cynical, I think she was trying to spin future NFL ratings losses as a protest for the kneelers.
Quote without comment
“Ross [owner of Miami Dolphins], who spoke about 90 minutes before the Dolphins’ 16-10 victory over Tennessee and the national anthem, said President Donald Trump has changed the focus of anthem conversation from social injustice issues to patriotism, so it’s better now for the players to stand.” Found in http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-dolphins/fl-sp-dolphins-ross-anthem-20171008-story.html
Eastasia has always been at war with sexual harassment
Donna Brazile applauds the firing of Harvey Weinstein. “The Weinstein Company has taken the lead against sexual harassment and assault.”
Why did the NY Times expose Harvey Weinstein
My speculations in no particular order:
- Getting bad news out of the way for 2018 and in particular for 2020
- Grudge between NY Times executive or editor and HW
- HW not centrist enough or not leftist enough in Dem circles, so must be removed
- Per unsourced comment in another blog, a power struggle within the HW company
- Feminist purity: how can NYT rail against strengthened rights for the accused in colleges without cleaning house
- Intellectual honesty: this is a story regardless who it is about
My advice? Stay away
From Mr. Weinstein. NY Times breaks big scandal. Mr Weinstein says he will go after NRA and President Trump. The effort at distraction is obvious. But given the reports in the NYT, there will be many more accusers coming out in the next few days. Mr. W. will have no time for his alleged new focuses.
My question about the Las Vegas massacre
It seems there is pretty wide agreement that the attack cost lots of money. Supposedly $100,000 was wired out of country. The shooter seems to have had several jobs over the years. So how come no former colleagues have found and interviewed?