After the hooplah over the highly praised speech given at the Golden Globes by TV host Oprah Winfrey, the left is over the moon at the possibility that she’ll run for president in 2020. But conservative talk show giant Mark Levin offered a few words of sanity over the absurd idea.
Levin opened his show on Monday criticizing Winfrey’s empty speech. Levin slammed Winfrey’s blather as “grotesque” and thoroughly un-American, not to mention full of hypocrisy.
Levin started out describing what really happened during pre-Civil War slavery and the Jim Crow era but sensibly reminded his audience that today’s age of liberal sex harassment and assaults has nothing whatever to do with that history.
Levin said that he finds it incredibly grotesque that Winfrey focused on that instead of properly stating that Hollywood is guilty of decades of misconduct.
In her speech, Winfrey talked of a woman who was raped during the era of Jim Crow and noted that her attackers were never prosecuted (though Winfrey improperly said “persecuted”).
And yet, not once did Winfrey talk of all the dozens of modern, men in Hollywood who have been accused of sexually molesting less powerful people in La La Land. The windy one didn’t speak any “truth to power” of Hollywood’s moguls.
“I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon,” Winfrey said at the awards ceremony.
But Levin wondered why she didn’t say something different. Here is what he said she should have said:
‘I’m standing here before you today Hollywood and you should be embarrassed of yourselves. You should all be embarrassed of yourselves to be part of a community that tolerated decades of debauchery, decades of sexual molestation, decades of sexual harassment. And there are many of you in the audience who knew who the perpetrators are and were and never came forward, in order to protect your careers or promote your careers. And you may be sitting next to many the victims of the very men who you protected. That is a disgrace!’
Now that would have been a SPEECH worthy of a presidential wannabe. But no, no. Instead, we hear about Jim Crow and the NAACP. Which is fine, but has nothing at all to do with what’s taking place today in Hollywood. Nothing. Nothing.
What she should have told girls watching there is NOT to stand by while other girls are being molested and harassed because you want to become famous. Because you don’t want to rock the boat. Because you don’t want to challenge the Harvey Weinsteins of the world.
“No she didn’t say that,” Levin concluded.
In the end, Oprah Winfrey simply spouted a lot of nicely written and delivered phrases but, as Levin said, it was “without an ounce of substantive reality to it.”
“This was just for the media,” Levin insisted.
“They said the Barnum and Bailey Circus had closed down,” Levin said before noting that Oprah’s speech was obviously its return.
H/T Right Scoop.
[Note: This post was written by Warner Todd Huston]