Shareblue Media’s Jess McIntosh was having none of Kellyanne Conway’s glaring double standards.
As the horrific extent of Harvey Weinstein’s abuse of women — and the culture of powerful Hollywood men who knew of his depravity and laughed it off — continues to trickle out, the corporate media and Republicans are bizarrely keen on shifting the blame toward any woman who happened to run in Weinstein’s social or political circles — including Hillary Clinton.
One eager proponent of this narrative is counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, who on Tuesday afternoon gleefully weighed in on Twitter: “It took Hillary abt 5 minutes to blame NRA for madman’s rampage, but 5 days to sorta-kinda blame Harvey Weinstein 4 his sexually assaults.”
The idea that Conway — who ran the campaign of a man who openly boasted on tape about using his celebrity to sexually assault women — would have any leg to stand on in this debate is ridiculous.
Appearing on a discussion on MSNBC, former Clinton campaign veteran and Shareblue Media Executive Editor Jessica McIntosh had some choice words for Conway:
MCINTOSH: Sister, you are working for a sexual predator. I don’t know where you can get off criticizing anybody for anything in this realm and still look at yourself in the morning. It’s just not — it’s so far beyond the pale, I can’t even imagine the kind of mental shutting down that she has had to be able to do to comment on a story like this while working in a White House for that man.
McIntosh perfectly nailed the utter shamelessness of Conway’s inability to apply the standards to herself and her employer that she has to others.
The truth is that statements like this, from Conway and others, reveal a total lack of actual concern about Weinstein’s victims. Turning these horrifying revelations into an attack on other women does exactly zero to give closure or justice to the women who were assaulted, or to change the culture of misogyny in Hollywood.
And no one working for Donald Trump has any room to speak on the matter.