Late Night Show Hosts And Saturday Night Live Silent On Harvey Weinstein

The new guard of late night TV love the sound of their own voices except when it comes to speaking out against one of their own.

Despite the explosive sexual harassment allegations against entertainment executive Harvey Weinstein, the late night show hosts maintained completely silence on the matter, speaking instead about other topics.

Allegations against him, which surfaced in the New York Times, have been described as an “open secret” among Hollywood types. The story chronicles allegations of sexual abuse spanning over decades, with stories from female employees and associates who worked with him.

Since the article went live on Thursday, comedians like Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, and James Corden avoided the topic. Even the usually loquacious Bill Maher refused to make light of it.

Of the group, only Trevor Noah mentioned it—but even his reference to Weinstein was brief, and made as an aside in a story about Cam Newton’s treatment of a female reporter.

Their silence did not go unnoticed, as even typically left-wing outlets like Huffington Post and The Daily Beast remarked upon their failure to speak up. The usually talkative men of late night TV were more than eager to make fun of Bill O’Reilly following his sexual harassment scandal earlier this year—making no small effort to virtue signal about “rape culture” and misogyny in showbiz.

Since then, only comedian Stephen Colbert has come out to make light of Weinstein. He did so on Twitter.

Others, like the comedian dubbed “America’s Conscience” by CNN, Jimmy Kimmel, remained silent. When Donald Trump Jr. asked Kimmel for his thoughts, he provided an evasive response, and followed it up with a bit of whataboutery about Trump Jr.’s father.

For someone who can spend an hour blathering on about a single subject any time he speaks, it’s telling that the only opinion Kimmel could muster about Weinstein was to call his actions “disgusting.”

Kimmel’s tepid response is part of a larger trend of Hollywood figures and liberals who are choosing to hold their tongues more than they have about similarly controversial conservative figures in the past.

Like the late night hosts, Saturday Night Live had absolutely nothing to say about Weinstein. What a surprise.



  1. Donna Warrington

    October 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm


  2. Clay James Belter

    October 9, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    It’s because they don’t really have a problem with the issues they pine on. Why would they? Many of them are guilty of such things. They only voice out when a political opponent might be guilty of it to virtue signal. But in reality they don’t give a shit about the matter.

  3. John Doll

    October 10, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Hillary and Obama will not return Harvey’s generous donations so why should late night take him on?

  4. Fantastan

    October 10, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Everything the left accuses others of, they are guilty of themselves. Nobody is more racist than a leftist. Nobody hates women more than a so called «male feminist». Nobody is more close-minded and hateful than a so called «anti-hate acivist».

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  5. Steve O

    October 10, 2017 at 7:28 am

    There is only one unethical or illegal behavior the world of Hollywood won’t glamorize. There is only one thing they are consistently against and that is pirating movies, which we all know is not a victimless crime.

  6. Dante Alighieri ????

    October 10, 2017 at 7:34 am

    There goes the theory that Hollywood is Liberal.
    It protects multi-millionaire producers at the expense of women.

    • Agent 99

      October 10, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Moving the goal posts again, Dante?

      • The Oatmeal Savage

        October 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm

        He has to protect his liberal rapist buddies.

    • AverageJoe1987

      October 10, 2017 at 10:21 am


      Tell yourself whatever you have to so you can make excuses for you and your fellow liberals always rising up to defend sexual predators.

      • The Oatmeal Savage

        October 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm

        He’s got some museum grade stupidity there.

    • The Oatmeal Savage

      October 10, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      And these ‘conservative’ men donate exclusively to the Democrat party!

      ‘No true Scotsman….’

    • Archie Bunker

      October 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Now I’ve heard it all.

  7. Agent 99

    October 10, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Cat got your tongue, Stephen Colbert? Why so tepid? No wicked “cockholster” jokes for Weinstein?

  8. The Oatmeal Savage

    October 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Hollywood protecting the pimps and whores.

  9. ranterator

    October 10, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    How can SNL even be funny anymore in this era of political correctness. Comedy ,by its very nature ,offends. SNL and the late shows remind me of lowbrow schoolyard humor. A bunch of unsophisticated jokes told by nine year olds. Although the education system is going to stop that sort of schoolyard humor and leave us with Idiocracy like entertainment of farting butts and testical smashing.

    • GTKRWN

      October 12, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      The last time SNL was funny Chevy Chase was still doing the news.

  10. ssgtnelson

    October 11, 2017 at 12:20 am

    No one is surprised anymore.

  11. De Plorables Unum

    October 11, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Is anyone really surprised? They never poked fun at Obama…why would Harvey be any different.

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