This article was about so much more than the slime that is Harvey Weinstein. It's sad you reduced it to that with your Facebook teaser and the headline. It is a disservice to the great content of the article.
Why set him up as Hollywood's most decent fella? Really? Doubt that. Everyone makes mistakes. He may be a nice guy, but he and the media sold you an image. You don't know him...or what he has and has not done.
There is something seriously wrong with masculinity today. Good guys today only mean opt out of participating in abuse at best, but have no interest in putting a stop to it or speak up. A big part of the problem is bad guys are everywhere, not just in film industry or politics, they are at home, random on the street, at work, they are our family members, they commit abusive acts big and small, all the time, everywhere. No one can react to them all I guess. Bad guys are everywhere to the point that we just call them guys...
This story has nothing to do with Harvey Weinstein, except an out of place dialogue excerpt between writer and hanks.
Poor bait click. More interested in Hanks novella. Which is what this is about.
God bless Tom Hanks. Maybe he should be President. He would certainly bring history, gentility, humor and intelligence to it. On second thought, he may be too good for us....
It is very curious to read the New York times today. In 2004, a journalist wanted to reveal the case Weinstein but the newspaper stopped her. Matt Damon and Russell Crowe made pressure and the New York times shut the eyes.It took 13 years.
Great Tom Hanks but if this has been going on 30 yeara dont telll me you didnt know or heard rumors. Great to add on when it's safe. Where were u for the women of your profession as it was going on. And u and your fellow patrons knew. It just wasnt safe to speak up. This rings really hollow. Sorry. You've lost major points.
God, I love how educated heis.
"I ask Hollywood’s top history buff, the man who sent the White House press corps an espresso machine after Trump’s election because he knew they’d need it (he did this for journalists covering the Bush White House in 2004, too): Is this the calm before the storm?“Let me just read you one thing,” he says, getting up to go into the other room and coming back with “April 1865: The Month That Saved America,” a book by Jay Winik about the closing weeks of the Civil War: “‘And where abolitionists preached slavery as a violation against the higher law, Southerners angrily countered with their own version of the deity, that it was sanctioned by the Constitution. In the vortex of this debate, once the battle lines were sharply drawn, moderate ground everywhere became hostage to the passions of the two sides. Reason itself had become suspect; mutual tolerance was seen as treachery. Vitriol overcame accommodation. And the slavery issue would not just fade away.”’He looks up. “Somehow, sometime in the last 20 years of our generation, that’s re-emerged. So, yes, this is the calm before the storm.”
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Fantastic interview\perspective on an interest and informed man, in which Harvey Weinstein and many others are viewed through a broader and historically grounded perspective