Op-ed: How did we let our moral compass point to Hollywood?

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  • Edmunds Tucker St George, UT
    Nov. 10, 2017 2:42 p.m.

    From the Deseret News - casting couch quotes -
    SHEEDY OFTEN REJECTED FOR A LACK OF SEX APPEAL ...
    Feb 2, 1993 ... Yeah, even in these enlightened times, Ally says, the casting couch remains a decorative and utilitarian item in many an executive suite.
    Cosby judge to weigh potential testimony of 13 other women ...
    Dec 12, 2016 ... Even if proven ... the age-old 'casting couch' is not unique to Mr. Cosby," defense lawyer Brian McMonagle
    CYBERVISION: ON THE INTERNET | Deseret News
    Oct 4, 1996 ... Oct. 9, 11 p.m.: Producer, author and psychotherapist Linda Buzzell discusses agents, managers, lawyers, the casting couch
    Wimmer article a winner | Deseret News
    Sep 24, 2002 ... And in this case, so much for the "glass ceiling" theory and "casting couch" perception
    A&E LOOKS AT THE REAL EVA PERON | Deseret News
    Dec 20, 1996 ... When she met Juan Peron, then secretary of labor, she found herself on the cushiest casting couch of all.
    Mega-hit 'Wedding' had inauspicious beginning | Deseret News
    Feb 16, 2003 ... "Well, I'm going to try and convince him, but I'm going to make him go through the casting-couch process,"
    Feb 4, 2012 “Smash” overplays the Broadway casting couch.

  • Jvkswm Rochester, NY
    Nov. 7, 2017 3:31 p.m.

    Mr Weinstein does not represent every male in Hollywood, even though this behaviour has existed since the early days of the industry. Errol Flynn was known to be an alcoholic and a sexual predator and Jimmy Stewart and Ingrid Bergman were known for their extra-marrital activities. Hollywood is no different than any other organisation. Each has its own bad apple, but as a famous Donny once said: one bad apple does't spoil the whole bunch. Two things to consider, the first amendment protects their right to expression and if Hollywood did not produce what people want to spend their money on, it would not be such an international success. Weinstein will pay a price for what he did, but don't judge the whole industry - chose what you want to partake of, and ignore that which you don't. It's akin to a Chinese buffet - take what you like.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 25, 2017 3:55 p.m.

    very well written article and spot on -- indeed Hollywood is much like ancient Rome full of the worst vile and perversion while admiring themselves in every mirror they pass. There are a "few" decent actors / celebs who are also decent people but not many. I would say less than 5.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 25, 2017 3:45 p.m.

    I know people who goto a movie every week of the year. My wife and I may see 2 all year. People think that the moive morals are real life and they start thinking and judging things that way. Pretty absurd but like any thing the more you do it the stronger effect it has on you -- good or bad. The internet is the same thing. There are people who live on Facebook. Our phones are even worse. A moral compass must be something that brings good and light into your life AND doesn't change with pop culture. I know of only one thing that qualifies and that is my faith in God.

  • Flying Finn Murray, UT
    Oct. 25, 2017 9:56 a.m.

    LDS Liberal - Farmington, UT

    What 2-bits says makes a lot of sense. I have also wondered why anyone who identifies with the mormons would make it appear that they oppose what conservatives believe in.

    Abortions-on-demand for any reason or no reason, and socialism in general just don't sync with what the mormons say they stand for.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 25, 2017 9:00 a.m.

    @LDS Liberal - 4:01
    RE: "My moral compass is Jesus christ"...
    ---
    When LDS people frequently differ from what the prophet is saying and doing... then I wonder if that's true.

    The moral compass seems more on Politics than Jesus Christ.

    After everything our prophet has said and done regarding issues like legalized marijuana (and OMM is the opposite). Redefining Marriage (opposite). Abortion (opposite). Drunk driving laws (opposite).

    Makes it clear the compass is firmly set on politics, with an occasional glance at Jesus Christ. Not the other way around. When ones opinions are contrary to what the prophet is saying, and align with political rhetoric instead of the prophet when there's a difference... where is your compass really set?

    Not saying you should follow Republicans. They are as wrong a place to put your compass as Democrats. Don't follow either political party. Don't follow politicians. Follow the prophet. He won't lead you astray (politicians will).

    You can be a Democrat or a Republican and a good Mormon. But when you oppose what the prophet is saying and doing consistently and instead pump political party rhetoric... there's a problem.

  • Flying Finn Murray, UT
    Oct. 25, 2017 7:36 a.m.

    @LDS Liberal - Farmington, UT

    LDS Liberal says "My moral compass is Jesus christ".

    Even liberal members of the LDS faith know, or should know, what Jesus Christ thinks about elective abortions where the life of the mother is not in jeopardy, and where rape or incest is not involved. I always wonder why members of that faith support a political party that not only encourages but actually that kind of activity?

    With that kind of moral compass you might run your ship aground.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Oct. 24, 2017 10:07 p.m.

    What a disgusting piece. I would expect something this creepy from perhaps Bannon and his crew of gutter politics.... but not the DN. What a disgusting political pile of ...... that degrades everything conservatism used to stand for. The pretense that this is the sole issue of the so called left, particularly in light of the revelations of a 35 million dollar deal paid by habitual to keep a young lady quite....We don't have to look hard to find like stories about from either side.

    This absolutely is not a partisan issue. Conservative and Liberals alike should be repulsed that such behavior was confoned and covered up both in Hollywood and FoxNews.

    Just got once can we focus on the issue at hand and set aside the partisan points keeping. We surely have settled into the gutter to publish this level of trash... Weinstein, Hannity.... to of the same and equally disgusting.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    Oct. 24, 2017 6:33 p.m.

    Flying Finn...yup that same Ronald Regan..who won the cold war..hardly. That's about as uninformed as it comes.

    It is the same Ronald Regan who began the dismantling of Americas middle class. But the discussion is not about policies it's about character. Both of the Republican Hollywood Presidents had questionable pasts morally. That's the issue and the point of the article, why do we look to Hollywood for our morals.

    One does not have to condone the immoral activities of ones own tribe to point out the false claims and hypocrisy of the other tribe. In other words I don't have to condone Bill Clinton to point out the Republicans have nominated and elected two Hollywood morally compromised Presidents.

  • J Thompson SPRINGVILLE, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 4:59 p.m.

    It’s too bad that some people use their moral compass as a fan. They claim to be disciples of Christ but from their hostility to others, one wonders.

    Christ loved everyone. He had total compassion for the woman caught in adultry. He told her to sin no more. He had total compassion for the woman at the well, even though she had been married seven times and was then living with someone she was not married to. He ate and drank with publicabs and sinners. He was loving and kind to all. So, I wonder when people show open and overt hostility to anyone, where their moral compass is really pointing.

    It doesn't really matter where we’re coming from. Christ gave us the parable of the workers, some who were hired in the morning and others who were hired late in the day. They all received the same wages.

    It might be good idea to let Christ do the judging. He seems to be much better able to handle his responsibility than some give him credit for.

  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 4:30 p.m.

    This all sounds like the old story of pots calling kettles black. Pornography is big business; sexually suggestive themes or worse sells movies, magazines; etc, etc.. A lot and I mean a lot of people are without a moral compass, cutting across many, if not most, sections of society. So; where are you going to find a moral compass that really is a moral compass ?

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 4:01 p.m.

    My moral compass is Jesus christ.
    That moral compass steers me completely opposite and as far away as I can get from donald Trump.

  • Flying Finn Murray, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 3:07 p.m.

    pragmatistferlife - salt lake city, utah

    Are you thinking of President Ronald Reagan? Wasn't he the one who won the cold war with Russia and helped Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi see the light after that dictator bombed a night club in West Berlin? President Reagan dropped 60 tons of bombs on Libya and after that we never had any more problems with him.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    Oct. 24, 2017 2:38 p.m.

    "How did we let our moral compass point to Hollywood?"

    Let's see one party has nominated and elected two Hollywood, entertainment Presidents..which party would that be? The morally corrupt left...I don't think so.

  • J Thompson SPRINGVILLE, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 1:50 p.m.

    If people would step back and separate Hollywood from politics, they would have to ask themselves if they support Clinton - either Clinton. They would have to ask themselves if they support Obama who failed to speak against Weinstein for five days even though he supported (still) unsubstantiated allegations against Russia and Trump on day one.

    The problem is not Hollywood. The problem is not Weinstein. The problem is that corrupt politicians will accept money from corrupt individuals to promote their corrupt ideology.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 1:32 p.m.

    @Anti-Trump - Everett, WA
    Your problem is that President Trump isn't a politician and it drives you absolutley nuts that he was able to be a slick well oiled politician like Mrs. Clinton in the election.

    I seriously doubt he is any better morally than Bill Clinton who, if you remember, was suspended from practicing law in Arkansas over the Lewinsky incident.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Oct. 24, 2017 12:48 p.m.

    @ Silo: Notice I did not say President Trump is without sin, I said we don't need to listen to lectures from the left about morality who has no room whatsoever to cast stones at ANYBODY as you have been doing and continue to do everyday!

  • Anti-Trump Everett, WA
    Oct. 24, 2017 12:38 p.m.

    What gives with the DN articles and Trump fans?

    Yesterday it was:
    "Op-ed: President Trump is doing his best to restore American values"

    ...a letter to far off the mark and silly, I thought it was a political satire.

    and now this:
    "Op-ed: How did we let our moral compass point to Hollywood?"

    =======

    You know what Trumpettes....
    If Donald Trump wasn't such a lime-light grabbing buffoon and creating all this public self-inflected stupidism -- the media would have nothing to report about him,
    and
    comedians would be forced to look for their material somewhere else!

    There is a name in the comedy industry for guys like Trump --
    Comedy GOLD.

    You elected him,
    it's about high time you own him.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 11:48 a.m.

    @Rifleman,
    RE: "Allow me --- Republicans haves known about Donald Trump's behavior for years. They did not even act when they had their hand was forced by the media. It has even became fashionable to cozy up even closer to him. The word "hypocrites" comes to mind"...
    ---
    Allow me--
    How long did Democrats know about Bill Clinton's behavior (both before becoming President and After becoming President?

    Yes... the word "hypocrites" does come to mind, doesn't it?

    Did you call for Bill Clinton's head as often as you have Donald Trumps?

    Didn't think so.

    How about you Anti-Trump? Did you call for Bill Clinton to resign on moral grounds? Or just Trump?

    Yes, the word "hypocrites" comes to mind.

    I have condemned Trump's comment on the buss. I haven't heard either of you condemn BIll Clinton's behavior with interns in the oval office. Or his lieing to Congress and America about it.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 11:40 a.m.

    @Anti-Trump - Everett, WA

    Anti-Trump says "Republicans haves known about Donald Trump's behavior for years".

    You are totally correct. Unfortunately for both you and Mrs. Bill Clinton democrats chose to either stay home on election night or else they voted for someone they could trust.

    It was Bill Clinton that taught us that whatever happens behind closed doors is none of our business.

  • EscherEnigma Ridgecrest, CA
    Oct. 24, 2017 11:39 a.m.

    I'm reminded of the various scandals over the Catholic Church's child abuse, the Boy Scout's "perversion files", the regular exposure of some religious leader or "family values" politician as a horrible monster and so-on.

    So if you're asking why folks look to Hollywood for morality? Probably because the supposedly "moral" institutions routinely fail us. At least Hollywood is obvious that they're only paying lip service to such ideals.

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    Oct. 24, 2017 11:39 a.m.

    Richie Angel, who are you referring to when you use the word "we"? I know for certain who you are not referring to.

  • Anti-Trump Everett, WA
    Oct. 24, 2017 11:31 a.m.

    @Rifleman - Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 10:29 a.m.

    @LDS Liberal - Farmington, UT
    LDS Liberal says "At least Hollywood acknowledges and fired Harvey Weinstein".

    Hollywood has known about Harvey Weinstein's behavior for years. They only acted when their hand was forced by the media. Then it became fashionable to distance themselves from him.

    The word "hypocrites" comes to mind.

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    Rifleman - Salt Lake City, UT

    @LDS Liberal - Farmington, UT
    LDS Liberal says "At least Hollywood acknowledges and fired Harvey Weinstein".

    Rifleman,
    Allow me ---

    Republicans haves known about Donald Trump's behavior for years. They did not even act when they had their hand was forced by the media. It has even became fashionable to cozy up even closer to him.

    The word "hypocrites" comes to mind.

  • 112358 Alpine, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 10:47 a.m.

    Despite the protestations to the contrary here, the left has long looked to Hollywood as a moral guide. They have showered Hollywood with accolades, and praised the bravery of "art" for attacking conservative moral values. They have lionized their political heroes as "cool" and "hip"; the nexus between Hollywood and DC was proof positive of such. They have painted conservatives as "uncool" and "outdated", and conservative morals as evil.

    The left has ignored the sexual harassment by both their entertainment and political heroes. Hillary demonized Bill's victims as "bimbos", the liberal masses nodded in agreement. Yes, this was more "vast, right-wing conspiracy" than abuse. JFK's abusive-by-nature relationship with the teenaged Mimi Alford is eerily similar to Weinstein's abuse of aspiring actresses. JFK's staff arranged meetings, left them alone, and covered up for JFK. They enabled the abuse. Many liberal elite enabled the behavior.

    The liberal elites are now "shocked, shocked" to find systemic abuse and harassment among themselves. They attempt to justify this behavior by pointing at Fox, Trump or others who have never been culturally conservative.

    There is no justification.

  • silo Sandy, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 10:32 a.m.

    @thid barker
    "America need not listen to any more lectures from them about President Trump's morality! Confessing other people's "sins" while their closets are full of skeletons means their comments about other people's morality are worthless!"

    Oh my. The hypocrisy meter just exploded.

    What would be refreshing is if the actions of pigs were simply called out as the actions of pigs. Trump, Weinstein, Oreilly, Aisles, Weiner, etc are all guilty of similar sexual offenses. They have all been charged for their actions or paid millions of dollars in settlements for sexual harassment and sexual assault.

    Only one of them still has his job.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 10:29 a.m.

    @LDS Liberal - Farmington, UT
    LDS Liberal says "At least Hollywood acknowledges and fired Harvey Weinstein".

    Hollywood has known about Harvey Weinstein's behavior for years. They only acted when their hand was forced by the media. Then it became fashionable to distance themselves from him.

    The word "hypocrites" comes to mind.

  • Ranch Here, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 10:24 a.m.

    The "right" ignored Weinstein as well.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 10:23 a.m.

    No, we look at the entertainment industry as a dysfunctional collection of isolated wealthy people. Hollywood makes huge profits from gun violence and sexual exploits. They also (now) hypocritically protest these two fundamental ingredients of their craft.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 10:13 a.m.

    Enjoying movies isn't the same as considering Hollywood a moral beacon...

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    Oct. 24, 2017 9:53 a.m.

    IAlaw- Only weak-minded individuals and the media use Hollywood as a moral compass. I seriously doubt anyone else capable of reasoned thought would do so. As an aside, why are the liberal commenters talking about Fox News in an attempt to deflect from the huge Democrat support system of liberals in Hollywood?

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 9:47 a.m.

    RE: "How did we let our moral compass point to Hollywood"...
    ---
    I've never turned my compass over to Hollywood. I don't look to Hollywood to set my moral compass. I look to scriptures, church magazines, General Conference messages each October and April, uplifting books, etc.

    If you turned your moral compass over to Hollywood... that's your bad.

    Hollywood is sending us the message that a LOT of things I know are wrong are OK today (according to Hollywood).

    I don't let Pop-Culture, MTV, or Hollywood define what is moral for me.

    I know... I'm weird.

  • What in Tucket? Provo, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 9:19 a.m.

    Hollywood has been immoral since it began. This is not new stuff. It just is getting some publicity. Maybe a few more people will ignore Hollywood actors when they speak on any subject. It is just like the time Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange, etc. having been in a farm movie testified to a Congressional committee about farm women.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 8:32 a.m.

    It goes back decades. It's not a new issue.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    Oct. 24, 2017 7:46 a.m.

    So the news coming out of Hollywood or Fox News - choose your partisan bias - confirmed your personal narrative. There's a shocker.

    Meanwhile, the news coming out of Hollywood AND Fox News is that political leanings have precisely zero to do with who commits, who is victimized, and who enables sexual harassment and sexual violence.

    But please go on with your "I knew I was right about the other side!" screed. It's clear that indulging our confirmation bias at this time is what's going to protect our girls in the future (some of our boys, too).

  • Apocalypse please Bluffdale, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 7:37 a.m.

    I don’t think it’s necessary to paint with a black and white brush. It seems to me the problem is that morally bankrupt people in power, regardless of political affiliation, do what they want because they can.

  • IAlaw Council Bluffs, IA
    Oct. 24, 2017 7:28 a.m.

    Great piece. And to the indignant responders urging that your moral compass never pointed to you: Good for you. That's great. The author wasn't pointing to you.

    It's clear that society at large does hold up Hollywood and its figureheads as its moral compass. It IS a fair generalization.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Oct. 24, 2017 7:19 a.m.

    We have Hollywood elite and leftists like Hillary lecturing us about morality while lining their pockets with Weinstein's money! Hillary called her husband's victims "bimbos" then set about to destroy their character! America need not listen to any more lectures from them about President Trump's morality! Confessing other people's "sins" while their closets are full of skeletons means their comments about other people's morality are worthless!

  • liberal larry Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 7:15 a.m.

    Sexual harassment seems to be a equal political persuasion activity!

    Writers for far right outlets like the NOQ Report could make a neighborhood lemon-aid stand into a political issue!

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 6:45 a.m.

    Op-ed: How did we let our moral compass point to Hollywood?

    ===

    1. Who is this "we"?
    2. I'd rather let Hollywood point our moral compass right now.
    a. At least Hollywood acknowledges and fired Harvey Weinstein.
    b. While the GOP cheers Donald Trump, Bill O'Reilly and the rest at FoxNews for the same thing.
    3. It least Hollywood HAS moral compass - the GOP seems to be lacking one...

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 6:37 a.m.

    "Shame on all of us."

    But the writer does not mean it. He means shame on you lefties.

    Sexual aggression is commonplace in all industries, not just entertainment.

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 6:20 a.m.

    If anything, this "Hollywood" story is exposing many other abusers from Fox News and the White House (which were already ongoing public stories) to Wall Street to Silicon Valley to be brought to light. This isn't just a "liberal" problem by any means!

    Let's just hope this is a turning point in modern, 21st century-times that men in power don't resort to using their positions to abuse others sexually.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Oct. 24, 2017 6:19 a.m.

    Richie Angel does not live in a real world. He assumes that we all get our behavior and likes and dislikes from Hollywood. He should step outside of his cubical, travel and speak with people.

    I actually feel sorry for Richie because he has no idea what he is talking about.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 6:06 a.m.

    @mcclark - Salt Lake City, UT

    mcclark asks "How did we elect a man like Trump"?

    Answer #1: That's a question Mrs. Bill Clinton is still can't figure out.
    Answer #2: Democrats either stayed home on election night or voted for the better candidate.

  • Mick , 00
    Oct. 24, 2017 6:02 a.m.

    Utah girl-

    The problem is everywhere when there is power and money. I know it makes you feel better about " your side" when you say " oh yeah, but you guys were just as bad." Maybe we should drop the teams and discuss the problem of exploitation of women by men in powerful positions in Hollywood, TV, or politics.

    How about it?

  • Copybook Headings Draper, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 6:02 a.m.

    There's more to this story than meets the eye. The New York Times didn't destroy a major donor and fundraiser for the DNC just because it was the right thing to do. Everyone knows donations to the DNC are way off this year. I seriously wonder if he was thrown to the wolves as a harbinger of things to come if Hollywood elites don't start coughing up more dough for Democrats?

  • EDM Castle Valley, Utah
    Oct. 24, 2017 5:53 a.m.

    So our moral compass should point toward.....the Republican Party?.....American Christianity?......

  • Copybook Headings Draper, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 5:45 a.m.

    @Utah Girl Chronicles

    "I don't know Ritchie ... why do so many people affix their moral compass to Fox News?"

    What part of the following didn't you understand?

    " ... but the fact that left-leaning cultural leaders can’t acknowledge the impropriety they’ve ignored for years without tagging a “but Trump” at the end is telling. That so many will discount either while condemning the other is disgusting."

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 3:55 a.m.

    I agree with the head scratching of others - how can Hollywood be my "moral compass" if I don't watch any of their movies, and watch almost no TV (except sports)?

    Still, it seems Weinstein is clearly being repudiated now.

    Will there be a similar revulsion and repudiation on the right to Fox News, will there be a house cleaning of their President, who bragged about similar behavior... while his wife was pregnant?

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 2:57 a.m.

    Need to add Fox news and Bill O'Reilly in there. Thirty two Million dollar settlement by Bill indicates severity of problem at Fox.

  • TeachyMcTeacherPants Sandy, UT
    Oct. 24, 2017 2:09 a.m.

    How did we elect a man like Trump? How is he any different?

    The socially conservative right sold their soul for a judge and a pot of porridge.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    Oct. 23, 2017 11:40 p.m.

    I am a lefty, and I don't take any cues from Hollywood. Some of their stuff is entertaining, but most is not to my taste. I am over 21 after all.

    And I am a lefty that does not make heroes out of TV or movie personalities like the majority of GOP voters did. These people in Hollywood are there to entertain. Some are smart and capable, but they are hired to keep us laughing or crying on our TV sets and cinemas. I don't care what they think.

    This is just another case of psychological projection from the right.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2017 9:45 p.m.

    My moral compass was NEVER directed toward Hollywood. Ever.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2017 9:22 p.m.

    How did we elect a man like Trump?

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    Oct. 23, 2017 8:37 p.m.

    Speak for yourself. The moral compass of everyone I know - literally everyone - points almost directly away from Hollywood.

  • Chessermesser West Valley City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2017 8:35 p.m.

    Mine never pointed to Hollywood.

  • phht West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 23, 2017 8:30 p.m.

    And yet "we" elected a president with the same lack of a moral compass.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 23, 2017 8:27 p.m.

    Who's this 'we' we're talking about? Like many good 'lefties', I take my moral cues from neither Hollywood nor fox news. Wrong is wrong.

  • cthulhu_fhtagn Seattle, WA
    Oct. 23, 2017 7:38 p.m.

    I dont know who the "we" is supposed to be in this piece, but i do know that literally half of the Republican presidents in my lifetime were screen personalities first.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    Oct. 23, 2017 6:56 p.m.

    Weinstein represents no one but himself. He lost his job and rightfully so. He is being kicked out of the academy.

    Stop trying to align him with the left.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Oct. 23, 2017 6:26 p.m.

    Hollywood is the biggest abuser of women and advertiser of immorality.

    Big shame they are in collusion with many of our politicians.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Oct. 23, 2017 6:23 p.m.

    I don't know Ritchie ... why do so many people affix their moral compass to Fox News?

    That place was a sexual harassment factory. Name another network that has paid out $100 million to keep women silent.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 23, 2017 5:56 p.m.

    Just who are the "we" in your headline? I have not bought a movie ticket in a decade (likely maybe one in the past 15 years) and never watch their glitzy award shows on the tube. Not everyone has been fooled by nor do they buy into the sleeze that is Hollywood. And their politics is hypocritical at best and down right evil in its own right. They can't go broke soon enough in my view. Just look at what's offered for TV entertainment and what movies they advertise that apparently many pay to see. It's just garbage and smells like it, even if the minions don't recognize it as such. I don't support it at all.

  • vern001 Castle Rock, CO
    Oct. 23, 2017 5:51 p.m.

    I'm actually surprised that the Deseret News would publish such an angry, hateful piece. I think mocking Jimmy Kimmel for tearing up after his newborn son's near death experience is pretty heartless. As for letting our moral compass point to Hollywood...um, who does that? Every parent out there knows that we have to be very vigilant about the types of movies our kids watch and the music they listen to. And nobody--nobody--on the left is condoning Harry Weinstein. Did people know and say nothing? Unfortunately, yes. But then just today we learned that Fox News paid a $32 million settlement to a woman harassed by Bill O'Reilly--and then they renewed his contract! And millions of Americans voted for a man who openly boasted of molesting women! So let's just admit that this is not a conservative or a liberal issue--it's a human rights issue. Let's condemn sexual harassment regardless of who the perpetrator is.