In such politically charged times, it is rare for a transgression to be wasted without one side or the other applying their own twisted brand of logic and blame before the whole thing fizzles out. Yet one of the largest scandals of recent years has been quietly brushed aside with fault being placed solely at the feet of “all men.” Such is the case with the sexual assault allegations running rampant these days.
What if there were a troupe of public figures in media and politics, let’s call them “predominant predators,” who are far more likely to commit sexual assault and to display hypocrisy in their every action? Wouldn’t you want to know who makes up this group?
These predominant predators exist; we see them on our movie screens, in our media newsrooms, and even in the political pulpit, where they signal virtue and morality that they do not apply to their own lives.
Perhaps it’s about time that someone called them out by their real name: Leftists.
The Shocking Disparity
A simple review of the people involved tells the whole story. Of those accused in the #MeToo scandal, leftists (or “progressives”) outnumber conservatives by a shocking 5 to 1 margin.
A dedicated patriot, Neal Greenberg, put together a well-researched list of those who have been publicly outed during this scandal. He has thoughtfully provided links that detail their individual demise. Many of these falls from grace have been widely circulated, but some may surprise you.
These attackers have been categorized as “left” or “right” based on a number of factors including:
- Support for Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump.
- Donations to Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump.
- Written works either in print or social media indicating political preference.
So without further ado, here is the unvarnished truth:
1— Ben Affleck, actorBen Affleck, actor
2 — Roy Price, former chief of Amazon Studios
3 — Bob Weinstein, movie producer
4 — The Gaslamp Killer, musician
5 — Chris Savino, creator of Nickelodeon’s Loud House
6 — Oliver Stone, movie director
7 — John Besh, celebrity chef
8 — Leon Wieseltier, former editor of The Atlantic and The New Republic
9 — Matthew Mondanile, former guitarist of Real Estate
10 — Lockhart Steele, former editorial director of Vox Media
11 — Lars Von Trier, movie director
12 — Andy Signore, creator of Honest Trailers
13 — Alex Calder, musician
14 — Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor
15 — Twiggy Ramirez, former bassist Marilyn Manson
16 — Terry Richardson, photographer
17 — George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States
18 — Ethan Kath, founding member of Crystal Castles
19 — James Toback, movie director
20 — Kevin Spacey, actor
21 — Jeremy Piven, actor
22 — David Blaine, magician
23 — Brett Ratner, movie director
24 — Mark Halperin, political journalist
25 — Dustin Hoffman, actor
26 — Andy Dick, actor
27 — Michael Oreskes, former head of NPR News
28 — Kirt Webster, publicist
29 — Rick Najera, director of CBS’s Diversity Showcase
30 — David Guillod, movie producer
31 — John Singleton, movie director
32 — Ed Westwick, actor
33 — Charlie Sheen, actor
34 — Robert Knepper, actor
35 — Jeffrey Tambor, actor
36 — Steven Seagal, actor
37 — Louis C.K., comedian
38 — Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men
39 — André Balazs, hotelier
40 — Roy Moore, Senate candidate in Alabama
41 — Russell Simmons, hip-hop mogul and founder of Def Jam Records
42 — Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone
43 — Jesse Lacey, frontman of Brand New
44 — Sepp Blatter, former president of FIFA
And the list actually goes on into the hundreds.
That liberals or confessing Democrats outnumber conservative Republicans by 5 to 1 points to one of two possible realities:
- The media/Hollywood/TV industry loves to protect those who hold conservative views to such an extent that their crimes and assaults have been buried by a right-leaning media machine. (Admittedly, not very likely).
- There is something about the left-leaning Fawns of Fame that is criminally and morally corrupt. They have no regard for other human beings and are more concerned with the signalling of their virtue than with being a good and decent person.
Take your pick on which of these possible realities is most likely.
Looking to the Future
No reasonable person would suggest that a whole group of people (left-leaning males) are chastised or judged because of the actions of a notable few, but by the same token, no reasonable person would ignore patterns of behaviour that could put their daughters or wives at risk.
Let us not denigrate and stoop to the levels of blame and hatred that so typify this hypocritical cast of characters; instead, let us expose their hypocrisy and crimes when we find them and be aware that it is often he who protests the loudest that has the most to hide.