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Friday, 13 October 2017 09:37

Anthony Bourdain is right about Harvey Weinstein and Hillary Clinton

Written by  Becket Adams

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is catching hell this week from the Hillary Clinton faithful for criticizing the former secretary of state's Johnny-come-lately response to the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.

The thing is: He is sort of in the right on this one.

Clinton's response to the scandal, which involves a major Democratic donor with whom she is personally friendly, was not only tardy, but it was also the sort of bland, substance-free twaddle you'd expect from a politician. It certainly wasn't what you'd expect from a self-professed women's rights crusader.

The two-time presidential candidate said Wednesday in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria that she is "appalled" by the allegations brought against Weinstein, which include sexual harassment and assault.

"It was something that was just intolerable in every way," she said. "And, you know, like so many people who've come forward and spoken out, this was a different side of a person who I and many others had known in the past."

She added, "And people who never spoke out before having the courage to speak out, just clearly demonstrates that this behavior that he engaged in, cannot be tolerated and cannot be overlooked."

Weinstein is no lightweight in Democratic circles. He has personally donated roughly $300,000 to the party, while also raising approximately $1.5 million in recent years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Read more at The Washington Examiner

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