on left-wing politics and Harvey Weinstein

Stephen Miller writes a very perceptive column on the difficulty for the Democrat Party presented by the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The Democrats worked to position themselves as the party of compassion for people and social conscience. In doing that they deeply entwined their message with the entertainment industry. The revelation that the entertainment industry has covered up the worst sort of abuse of power and sexual exploitation while hectoring their political opponents has deeply undermined the moral credibility of the leftist political program. The Democrats chose a medium to present their message; that medium is falling, raising the question of whether and how they might be able to find a way to separate the two.

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