TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
Guess what they weren't asked: Breaking! Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks guested with Ellen today. To watch one segment, click here.
All three seemed to say that they were all in for Oprah. By our jaundiced metrics, Meryl was especially self-serving, as she has perhaps been of late.
(She wants to hear from Ivanka and Melania? Has Harvey been writing her stuff?)
At any rate, Meryl and Tom were on with Ellen. Guess what question they almost surely weren't asked? Guess what question they won't be asked?
Actually, the unasked questions are two:
What did you know about Harvey's behavior? Also, when did you know it?
Meryl Streep, Hanks and Ellen are all major industry players. What did they know about Weinstein's behavior? And why they heck didn't they act?
Questions like those will rarely be asked of powerful Hollywood stars. Also, those questions will never be asked of major media players like Mika Brzezinski.
(We single her out because of her transparent non-denial denials about Weinstein, who published her female empowerment books, and about Mark Halperin, one of Morning Joe's regular panelists. Everyone knew, but no one had heard! It's funny how that works out!)
What did they know and when did they know it? Dearest darlings, such questions simply aren't asked! Weak denials are quickly accepted. Then our fatuous stars move on, mouthing the latest group slogans.
We'll say it again of the Golden Globes:
Decent people might have been embarrassed to be inside that room. Or so it almost maybe and possibly seemed to us.