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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is not letting Hillary Clinton off the hook for her friendship with Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced film producer who is accused of sexually harassing and raping young women in the film industry for decades.

The "Parts Unknown" host went on Twitter on Wednesday to air his grievances against the former secretary of state after she denounced Weinstein and announced vague plans to give away Weinstein's donations to her in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria.

Bourdain, whose girlfriend, Asia Argento, claims she was raped by Weinstein in 1997, called Clinton's interview "shameful in its deflection and its disingenuousness." Bourdain also suggested that Clinton may have known about Weinstein's behavior for years before the bombshell reports on him were released last week.

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"Know what Hillary Clinton is NOT? She's not stupid. Or unsophisticated about the world. The Weinstein stories had been out there for years," he tweeted.

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I guess that Anthony Bourdain is also trying to score cheap points for the GOP, at least according to ChiefCoco and the only person who works in entertainment who didn't know who Harvey Weinstein was, Clowny.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-12 04:42 PM | Reply

Weinstein is a sick creep, and there are dozens of men and women just like him in both DC and Hollywood. This has to stop and it's time for the Studios and Politicians to say enough is enough.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-12 04:44 PM | Reply

Then Brian Fallon swung his purse at Bourdain and told him to go eat a scorpion, and most likely followed that tweet with a verbal "like, oh my gawd!"

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-10-12 04:51 PM | Reply

Former progressive icon Bourdain will be thrown under the bus in...3, 2, 1...

No French onion soup for you!

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-12 04:59 PM | Reply

Well Look who her husband is???

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-10-12 05:08 PM | Reply

Like Hillary is worried about the sexual history of someone. Especially someone who is writing her a check.

#6 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-12 05:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#5

She is in a really tough spot, because of the past allegations against Bill Clinton that she had to defend him against so I honestly feel bad for her on a personal level.

I thought this was an interesting tweet from Bourdain as well:

Anthony Bourdain ✔@Bourdain

Secretary Clinton was one of the most intelligent, well prepared, well briefed politicians ever. So, yes. I'd hoped for a better response

5:55 PM - Oct 11, 2017

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-12 05:14 PM | Reply

"Former progressive icon Bourdain will be thrown under the bus in...3, 2, 1...
No French onion soup for you!"

please, if he was trashing trump you'd tell him to shut up and cook.

#8 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-10-12 05:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

please, if he was trashing trump you'd tell him to shut up and cook.

#8 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE AT 2017-10-12 05:23 PM

I guess you missed this:

Anthony Bourdain ✔@Bourdain

And please..this is not about blame or equivalency . My feelings about Mr. Trump are well known. No one should take satisfaction from this

5:02 PM - Oct 11, 2017

and this:

Anthony Bourdain, host of "Parts Unknown" on liberal CNN, said last week that he would poison Donald Trump if the celebrity chef was asked to cater a peace summit between the President and Kim Jong Un.

"Hemlock," Bourdain simply replied when asked by TMZ what he would serve Trump and the North Korean dictator.

Bourdain jokes about serving Trump and Kim hemlock

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-12 05:50 PM | Reply

Another interesting tweet from Bourdain today:

Anthony Bourdain ‏@Bourdain 2h 2 hours ago

Of all the press's failures and complicity through the years, here's the worst example of direct enabling Weinstein Page Six

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-12 05:54 PM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Only hates celebs when they are trashing Trump.

Singling Hillary Clinton out as somehow worse than other people who knew, or thought they knew this idiot is just a cheap shot, obviously in his case motivated by his personal relationship with a victim.

Besides, anyone who cooks and eats beaver tail has no room to talk about someone else's timing, lol.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2017-10-12 06:03 PM | Reply

Last month's Wing Ding Faux Rage: "She lost...So why doesn't Hillary just sit down and shut up?"

This month's Wing Ding Faux Rage: "Why is it taking so long for Hillary to speak up and say the right thing?"

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-12 06:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#12

Plenty of people on the Left are also saying both those things as well.

You just don't want to hear it.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-12 07:42 PM | Reply

You just don't want to hear it.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter

Interesting theory.

Except you are wrong (as you usually are when you try and put words in someone's mouth).

Fact is, I think it is hilariously ironic no matter who is saying it.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-10-12 07:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Fact is, I think it is hilarious that you think you are using ironic correctly.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-12 08:07 PM | Reply

Celebrity!
TMZ!

Oh my!

Sincerely

The DR Red Hat Society

#16 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-10-12 08:18 PM | Reply

"Singling Hillary Clinton Out..."

Again, Hillary is the victim.

#17 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-12 08:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Again, Hillary is the victim." - #17 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-12 08:21 PM

Actually, we're the victim.

She makes a wonderful distraction for those on the right side of the aisle.

#18 | Posted by Hans at 2017-10-12 08:37 PM | Reply

Steve Bannon had ties to Harvey Weinstein

Steve Bannon, the former Trump White House strategist and current head of Breitbart News, is the latest politico touched by the scandal. Bannon, whose website has hammered Democrats for accepting Weinstein's political donations, himself profited off a relationship with the movie mogul, in an ill-fated joint venture more than a decade ago.

The connection between Bannon and Weinstein began more than a decade ago when Bannon, who had been a Goldman Sachs banker, was dabbling in Hollywood investments. Transcripts of investor conference calls at the time show Bannon enthusing about the business opportunities with the Weinsteins.

"We are extremely honored to be in business with the new Weinstein Company," Bannon told investors in one such call, declaring that "the Weinsteins have the most impressive track record in the film industry" and that "Bob and Harvey are two of the most prolific studio heads in the history of Hollywood."

www.apnews.com

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 09:00 PM | Reply

Trump must have caught wind of that information in #19 and that's why he decided to deep six Bannon.
That's the kind of insight that got him elected.
#standwithhim

#20 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-10-12 09:04 PM | Reply

#championsbroads

#21 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-10-12 09:05 PM | Reply

#19 Sorry, forgot the most important part:

Ulimately, Genius Products ended up in bankruptcy in 2011, but not before Bannon reported substantial revenues from the venture. His company Bannon Strategic Advisers had a consulting agreement worth $500,000 with Genius Products in 2006, and he was awarded bonuses of more than $200,000, according to SEC filings. Bannon also was awarded stock options in 2005 that were valued at well over $1 million at the time.

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 09:07 PM | Reply

Is it odd to anyone else that the person who didn't win the election is being taken to task for not speaking out against sexual harassment but the person who did gets a free pass??

She should sit down and shut up about everything,,,

Except for the thing the current occupant of the white house admitted to doing...

#23 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-12 09:09 PM | Reply

"Is it odd to anyone else that the person who didn't win the election is being taken to task for not speaking out against sexual harassment but the person who did gets a free pass??"

It's not "odd."
It's Rape Culture.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-12 09:11 PM | Reply

Biden on Weinstein:

"My father taught me that the greatest sin was the abuse of power: Mental. Physical. Or economic," Biden said there in his first comments about Weinstein since reports of his history of his sexual assaults emerged six days earlier. "The cardinal sin was for a man to use his power to abuse a woman or a child. It is disgusting. But because of the bravery of so many courageous women speaking up. Putting their careers at risk to save other women from similar abuse, this disgusting behavior -- at least on the part of Harvey Weinstein -- has been brought to an abrupt and justifiable end."

www.cnn.com

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 09:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Actually, we're the victim."

I'm fine.

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-12 09:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Odd man out:

Oliver Stone on Harvey Weinstein: "It's Not Easy What He's Going Through"

"I'm a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial," Stone said, continuing: "I believe a man shouldn't be condemned by a vigilante system. It's not easy what he's going through, either. During that period he was a rival. I never did business with him and didn't really know him. I've heard horror stories on everyone in the business, so I'm not going to comment on gossip. I'll wait and see, which is the right thing to do."

www.hollywoodreporter.com

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 10:13 PM | Reply

There is a very good reason that Ollie is defending Harvey, Gal...he is just as creepy as Weinstein is.

Former Playboy Playmate Carrie Stevens accuses Oliver Stone of sexual assault

#28 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-12 11:05 PM | Reply

#27 I'm no fan of Stone and was going to ask: Does he have something to hide? Others have pointed out that Castro and Putin have questionable sexual reputations, but I don't know enough about either of them. Won't surprise me though. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely and all that.

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 11:13 PM | Reply

I guess that Anthony Bourdain is also trying to score cheap points for the GOP, at least according to ChiefCoco and the only person who works in entertainment who didn't know who Harvey Weinstein was, Clowny.
#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER AT 2017-10-12 04:42 PM | FLAG:

I never said I didn't know who Weinstein was. I said I didn't know what his political affiliation or political donations were.

I'm not as obsessed with him and despite you placing Weinstein on a pedestal, he's not the center of all things in the entertainment industry.

But it's great to see how deep I'm buried in that nogin of yours I got you crying my name in your very first post on your thread.

As far as Anthony Bourdain and Hillary Clinton. They should just take their cat fight to Jerry Springer and fight it out on stage.

Weinstein's abuse and harassment of women has completely taken a back seat to rubes turning everything into political theater.

And Hillary Clinton? I'm surprised no one has suggested she sold Weinstein underaged girl from her pizza shop.

#30 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-12 11:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I have friends who have worked with Stone and Clayton Townsend, his former producing partner and the stories they tell are beyond creepy. Both of those guys should be crapping their pants right about now.

#31 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-12 11:23 PM | Reply

#31 What sort of power would you say Stone has in Hollywood? I saw Ronan Farrow interviewed, and he said someone had told him one of the reasons why the Weinstein story was coming out now is because Weinstein used to be in the top four of the most powerful people in Hollywood, but now he's about 200th on the list.

#32 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 11:34 PM | Reply

What sort of power would you say Stone has in Hollywood?

"Is he a democrat? If so he's the most powerful person in Hollywood and his every action reflects poorly on the entire DNC!"
-RoC

#33 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-12 11:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Maddow interview with Ronan Farrow:

Part 1 deadline.com

Part 2 www.hollywoodreporter.com

#34 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 11:46 PM | Reply

Chilling recount by one of his accusers (starts around 3 minutes in):

www.msnbc.com

If true, it sounds to me like Weinstein's assistant is culpable for something.

#35 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-12 11:52 PM | Reply

Remember Sandusky.

Interesting how we can all hate him for his actions with out having to figure out if it was worse for republicans or democrats.

Weird how with Weinstein it matters, to people like RoC.

#36 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-13 01:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hillary doesn't stand a chance in a Purse Fight with the DR "alpha" males

rightoe and eberly are a couple of purse swinging Berzerkers

#37 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-10-13 10:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Singling Hillary Clinton out as somehow worse than other people who knew, or thought they knew this idiot is just a cheap shot...
#11 | POSTED BY CORKY

It's not a cheap shot when a pol has an entire army who does nothing but vet donors to see how close they're allowed to a candidate running for President.

One thing's for certain - Clinton KNEW of the rumors and innuendos. To claim otherwise is intellectually dishonest.

Hillary does homework on people. deep homework. she knew.

#38 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-13 10:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Remember Sandusky."

Remember Dennis Hastert. The guy who the GOP made speaker of the House during Clinton's impeachment proceedings.

#41 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-13 10:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Or do you want them to continue, your statement makes you sound like a RapistCoddler, your statement sounded like if one is in the top 10 you can continue sexually harassing women?"

Honestly, Andrea, I think you need to take a reading comprehension class or quit drinking so early in the day.

#42 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-13 11:00 AM | Reply

"It matters because Democrats protected Weinstein for decades"

Can you find a single post where you condemned Trump for similar actions?

No?

Then--according to your barometer--you're protecting Trump.

#43 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-10-13 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Politics is a distraction in these cases. This isn't about politics but sick powerful people abusing others. It's politically agnostic because there are a TON of examples on both sides.

Bourdain is pretty unfiltered, emotionally involved and I have to agree with him. The thing is the power these people wield makes them hard to ignore. Hollywood and Government are not the only place they are found either.

#44 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-10-13 02:19 PM | Reply

The reality is a critical mass of people just don't care.

60 million Trump voters just don't care.

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-13 02:31 PM | Reply

See Also: Eberly (not a Trump voter) is doing fine.

It's just not an actual issue in play in politics.

It's only used as a cudgel, like trying to smear Bernie on women's rights with wjat he write 40 years ago about women having rape fantasies, which isn't even controversial.

Or bringing up Bill to say Hillary's bad on this issue.

Or, now, bringing up a Democrat donor.

#46 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-13 02:38 PM | Reply

I'm sorry, have I hurt somebody's feelings on this thread?

I jabbed corky for framing poor poor Hillary as a victim and that's it.

The drunken savage woke up and took a swing, fell back down and passed out again.

And I don't know what snoofy is talking about.

People here.......LOL.

#47 | Posted by eberly at 2017-10-13 02:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"And I don't know what snoofy is talking about."

I'm talking about people in power abusing their power, let's just say both parties do it, and neither party is going to stop it.

It's not a thing we get to vote on.

And 60 million Americans voted for someone who does it, so clearly it's not high on their list of priorities.

#48 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-13 02:59 PM | Reply

- I'm talking about people in power abusing their power,

No, you're only talking about Trump, one of many abusers of power, both D and R.

IF some here will ever be honest, then honest dialog can move forward.

Until then, I'll continue with the wedgies.

#49 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-13 03:53 PM | Reply

One thing's for certain - Clinton KNEW of the rumors and innuendos.

We can assume she'd heard of the rumors.

But we don't know anything for certain.

That's where you're tripping yourself.

But this will definitely crush her in the 2020 elections.

#50 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-13 04:25 PM | Reply

Hollywood and Government are not the only place they are found either.

You can find guys sexually harassing women at the local gas station, or at Walmart, or in the local high school.

It has nothing to do with politics.

Only an absolute moron would read about someone sexually harassing another person and immediately make it about politics.

Especially when the perpetrator isn't in politics.

#51 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-13 04:30 PM | Reply

"You can find guys sexually harassing women at the local gas station, or at Walmart, or in the local high school.
It has nothing to do with politics."

TY

#52 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-13 05:20 PM | Reply

Steve Bannon went into business with Weinstein over a decade ago and made a lot of money through the association. Why isn't anyone suggesting Bannon knew Weinstein was a creep and shouldn't have gone into business with him?

#53 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-13 05:26 PM | Reply

Why isn't anyone suggesting Bannon knew Weinstein was a creep and shouldn't have gone into business with him?

Because it's fun to hate Hillary.

She's the worst person alive.

Because...

#54 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-10-13 06:08 PM | Reply

Interesting read:

Tippi Hedren: Weinstein Reminds Me of Alfred Hitchcock's Abuse

Actress says Hitchcock assaulted, harassed, and threatened her while filming ‘The Birds' and ‘Marnie.' Such abusers are deficient, she says, and their victims must make a stand.

www.msn.com

#55 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-10-13 07:03 PM | Reply

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