It sure seems like Washington, D.C. isn’t the only swamp that needs to be drained!(Although, to be fair, the nation’s capital — unlike Hollywood/Los Angeles — actually was, geographically speaking, a swamp.)
A strong case could certainly be made that close ties to fellow leftist Harvey Weinstein is what propelled the careers of Matt Damon and George Clooney into stardom, and the two (as well as Ben Affleck) have A LOT to answer for.
Today, after a considerable period of time to get their story straight and rehearse it (they are, after all, actors), the went on to Good Morning America on ABC (a component, of course, of Disney) as part of the process of salvaging their careers.
Here is how that was reported in Variety, a publication that will be about as sympathetic to the two as any:
George Clooney and Matt Damon continued to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, the mogul who helped launch both of their careers, alleging they didn’t know the extent of Weinstein’s misconduct.
“When people say like, ‘Everybody knew,’ Like, yeah, I knew he was an a—hole,” Damon told ABC News in a joint interview with Clooney. “He was proud of that. That’s how he carried himself. I knew he was a womanizer. I wouldn’t want to be married to the guy. But this level of criminal sexual predation is not something that I ever thought was going on. Absolutely not.”
Clooney said Weinstein talked to him about women he had affairs with, though Clooney didn’t believe him.
“I didn’t really think that they were going to have affairs with Harvey, quite honestly. And clearly they didn’t. But the idea that this predator, this assaulter, was out there silencing women like that, it’s beyond infuriating,” Clooney told ABC News.
The Twitterverse wasn’t exactly fully buying into the actors’ latest acting job:
So THAT'S WHY he got so many film roles!!! DOH!! YOU scratch MY back & I'll scratch YOURS!!!
— Gaynor Boughey (@GaynorBoughey1) October 23, 2017
Just another liberal Hollywood hypocrite!
— John F. Merritt (@johnfmerritt) October 23, 2017
Don't think cover up is going to work. The dam has broken…
— Vicki Hinze (@vickihinze) October 23, 2017
Clooney down! Clooney down! … good.
— Timothy Tobin (@tatobin2) October 23, 2017