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Hypocrite Kimmel Defends Weinstein Silence: "I'm Not The Moral Conscience Of America"
10-15-2017, 09:33 PM,
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Hypocrite Kimmel Defends Weinstein Silence: "I'm Not The Moral Conscience Of America"
Hypocrite Kimmel Defends Weinstein Silence: "I'm Not The Moral Conscience Of America"

<p>Having spoken out so forcefully on both health care and gun control over the past month - seemingly quickly capable of signaling his virtue against President Trump at any headline -&nbsp; many viewers might have expected Jimmy Kimmel do the same about the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein... but (perhaps unsurprisingly to many) he has not.</p>
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<p>Donald Trump Jr. noticed...</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Thoughts on Harvey Weinstein? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/askingforafriend?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#askingforafriend</a> <a href="https://t.co/iyHhvrlDXO">https://t.co/iyHhvrlDXO</a></p>
<p>&mdash; Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) <a href="https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/916680497673228288?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 7, 2017</a></p></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><p>To which Kimmel responded...</p>
<blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p><em><strong>&ldquo;Well, he&rsquo;s an idiot. This is an imbecile whose job seems to be tweeting, as far as I can tell.&quot;</strong></em></p>
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<p>And then attempted to defend his lack of coverage of the massive liberal donor's disgusting actions (<a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/jimmy-kimmel-defends-lack-of-harvey-weinstein-jokes-im-not-the-moral-conscience-of-america?via=twitter_page"><em>via TheDailyBeast.com</em></a>)...</p>
<blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p><strong>&ldquo;First of all, the Harvey Weinstein thing, people like this false equivalence of that&rsquo;s somehow equivalent to what happened in Las Vegas,&rdquo;</strong> Kimmel added, arguing that the alleged assault of dozens of women does not deserve the same reaction as the killing of nearly 60 people.</p>
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<p><strong>He said that Weinstein is &ldquo;not a friend of mine,&rdquo; adding, &ldquo;I'm not in the movie business.&rdquo; </strong></p>
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<p>As a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/jimmy-kimmel-trolls-trump-with-meryl-streep-standing-o-at-the-oscars">once and future Oscar host</a>&nbsp;who is friends with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-glaring-hypocrisy-of-matt-damon-and-ben-afflecks-harvey-weinstein-statements">many of the movie stars in Weinstein&rsquo;s orbit</a>, <u><strong>that claim is a hard one to buy.</strong></u></p>
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<p>&ldquo;And I'll add that that story came out like I think moments before we went to tape on Thursday and we didn't have a show on Friday,&rdquo; Kimmel continued.</p>
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<p>While&nbsp;The Daily Show&rsquo;s Trevor Noah managed to work a throwaway joke about Weinstein into his Thursday night show last week, <strong>Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden&nbsp;<a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-every-late-night-host-took-on-harvey-weinstein">all did not cover it until Monday</a>. </strong>John Oliver was the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/john-oliver-is-first-late-night-host-to-call-out-horrifying-harvey-weinstein">first host to fully address it</a>&nbsp;Sunday night.</p>
<p>But <strong>even when Kimmel&nbsp;<a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/jimmy-kimmel-goes-off-on-donald-trump-jr-over-harvey-weinstein-jab">did finally talk about Weinstein on Monday</a>, he used the story more as a tool to go after Trump Jr. than anything else.</strong></p>
<blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p><strong>&ldquo;Next time you&rsquo;re defending your father and you think it&rsquo;s a good idea to draw a comparison between him and a freshly accused sexual predator, don&rsquo;t. It doesn&rsquo;t help,&rdquo;</strong> Kimmel told him, before delivering one joke about Weinstein just to prove that he could.</p>
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<p><strong>&ldquo;They're saying that I'm calling myself the moral conscience of America, which I most certainly never did and most certainly never would,&rdquo; </strong>he declared.</p>
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<p>Kimmel is probably telling the truth when he says he never set out to become the &ldquo;moral conscience of America,&rdquo; but it appears that when it's possible to lay his comedic hammer down on anything trump-related, 'morals' and 'conscience' are quickly forgotten (and sexual assault allegations are beyond the realm of discussion... unless they are about Trump).</p>


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