After the mass shooting last week in Las Vegas, America's late-night hosts immediately got on their high horses and, instead of entertaining viewers just hoping for a minute's respite from the deluge of reality, shoved gun control down everyone's throats.
Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah (man, what a list of unfunny people) all immediately toed the liberal line and pushed for Congress to, as the Democratic talking point directed, "Do something."
And when a grandstanding mayor in Puerto Rico made outlandish claims that people were dying in the streets of San Juan (they weren't), Saturday Night Live featured her prominently on its season opener. Alec Baldwin reprised his role as President Trump and the liberal show proceeded to repeat the lies of the mainstream media and Democratic talking points that the hurricane that devastated the island was "Trump's Katrina."
But with mega-mogul Harvey Weinstein, there don't seem to be any talking points. In fact, it seems as if all the late-night comedians have been issued some "keep your @#$%&* mouth shut" points.
In Hollywood, few figures loom as large as Weinstein. He makes and breaks stars daily. Get on his good side, you're going places, baby, but cross him and he'll rip you to pieces. Come to think of it, he's a perfect target: A known misogynist, with his big, fat, corpulent face and foul neckbeard, his mom jeans and baggy sweatshirt, not to mention his legendary temper tantrums — SNL could have a field day.
But he's liberal, so, pass. Weinstein was a big backer of Hillary Clinton and her husband, another serial woman abuser, and he visited the White House nearly a dozen times when Barack Obama was president (the Obamas even sent their daughter, Malia, to Weinstein as an intern for his company — probably with the directive that he keep his fat hands off her).
On Saturday, the 43-year-old late-night comedy show didn't do a single joke on Weinstein. Not in it's cold open, not in its skits, not even on its fake news segment "Weekend Update."
No, wait, they did do a Weinstein skit:
Others on Twitter also ripped SNL for its cowardice:
The late-night comedy world was all over the sexual allegations against Fox News Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes, and, of course, rode the Trump "grab 'em by the . . . " story for weeks, but not a word about a big-time Democratic donor.
The Daily Beast speculated that the late-night hosts might not have had time to think up any jokes about Weinstein, noting The New York Times story dropped about 2 p.m. EDT and those shows often tape late afternoon. But SNL certainly had time — it just didn't want to go there.
Wrote the super-liberal Beast: "If late-night comedians are to continue to assume the role of moral arbiter, then they should be open to criticizing creeps on both sides of the political divide — including those in their industry."
What a bunch of cowards.