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FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Producers Guild of America has voted unanimously to institute termination proceedings for Harvey Weinstein. The PGA’s National Board of Directors and Officers said Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, that Weinstein has an opportunity to respond before a final decision is made on Nov. 6. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

What a difference a year makes – remember when the “Access Hollywood” tapes came out last October?

The Social Justice Warriors of Hollywood, the Democrats and the alt-left media collectively went crazy. Donald Trump was the absolute worst person in the world, for… (ital.) talking (end ital.) about sexual harassment.

The white-privilege pukes wouldn’t shut up about it. As a matter of fact, they still haven’t.

But now, 365 days later, a vulgar, hideously obese Hollywood schlockmeister named Harvey Weinstein is outed by The New York Times (of all outlets!) as a serial sexual predator, with at least eight settlements under his 55-inch belt for harassment.

And the reaction among the Beautiful People in both Hollywood and DC is… crickets.

As one of Weinstein’s victims, actress Rose McGowan, tweeted out Friday: “Ladies of Hollywood, your silence is deafening.”

At least some of the national Democrats have started trying to divest themselves of his filthy lucre (or at least transferring it to Democrat PC PAC’s like Emily’s List). But most of the Beltway bandits are loath to say boo about their fellow traveler Harvey the Hut, and I can explain their reluctance to put the blast on him in two words:

Professional courtesy.

I mean, if you pull this putz’s political contributions at the FEC website, you will find the names of almost every ethically challenged Democrat of the last 30 years. Just for starters, Weinstein gave dough to three Kennedys – Ted, Joe II and Patches – who are known for, respectively, drowning, crippling and assaulting women.

Ted took part in a famous “waitress sandwich” back in the 1980’s in DC, with another senator, Chris Dodd of Connecticut. Weinstein gave Dodd cash too. Birds of a feather and all that….

Weinstein had a rather unusual m.o. with women, according to the story in The New York Times. He would call a young starlet like Ashley Judd, invite her up to his hotel suite and then ask her if she wanted to watch him take a shower.

What an amazing life/career opportunity! To see Weinstein’s ultra-buff, 300-pound body, rolls upon rolls of flab and fat, all soaped up. What woman could ever resist such a come-on from Blubber Boy?

“How do I get out of the room as fast as possible,” Judd told the Times she was thinking, “without alienating Harvey Weinstein?”

If you’re like most people, you know his name vaguely. You may have seen him waddling up to collect an Oscar for some movie you didn’t see and had no desire to ever watch on Netflix. But for a time, he had more money than God, and he handed it out, in gobs, to the worst of the worst in American politics.

He visited the White House 13 times during the Obama regime. Michelle said of him: “He is a wonderful human being, a good friend and just a powerhouse.”

Here is his take on the USA, still preserved on youtube: “This country is embarrassing.”

Embarrassing indeed. This is the same guy who paid $100,000 to Rose McGowan after what the Times calls an “episode” in his hotel suite. Check her tweets for a less vague description of what transpired during the “episode.” Talk about embarrassing.

No wonder he was such good pals with the Clintons, especially Bill.

“I’m gonna tell you,” he once bragged, “the president and I saw so many movies together. I’m not kidding by the way. We saw so many movies together.”

No one thinks you’re kidding, Harvey. The only question is, exactly what genre of films did you and Clinton enjoy together? And did Monica bring you guys pizza?

On Thursday night, hours after the story broke, the lock-step lefty late-night comics gave their dear pal’s plight a total pass, except for a single fleeting reference by Noah Trevor, or is it Trevor Noah?

I guess Chuck Schumer forgot to write any jokes about his campaign mega-contributor for Jimmy Kimmel.

Expect an even more complete news blackout on the Weinstein scandal this morning on the alt-left network chat shows. Jake Tapper of CNN and George Stephanopoulos of ABC have both been on the payrolls of either the Clintons or their in-laws. Their former employers expect them to dummy up about anything that embarrasses the Clinton Crime Family.

As for Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, his career as a “journalist” began on the payroll of ex-Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, who falsely claimed to have flown combat missions in Vietnam.

Are you shocked to learn that Harvey gave old “Blood ‘n’ Guts” Harkin tons of cash?

So expect Harkin’s coatholder to give Harvey a good leaving alone on NBC. And of course, Harkin wasn’t the only stolen-valor Democrat senator Weinstein took care of. He has also contributed generously to Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who falsely claimed to have served in Vietnam.

According to the Times, one of Weinstein’s victims was a young woman who said he “badgered her into giving him a massage while he was naked, leaving her ‘crying and very distraught.’”

He liked to get massages in hotel rooms from unwilling women! No wonder Weinstein bonded with Al Gore and gave him $5,000. I wonder if they ever watched movies together.

But then, Weinstein took care of every Democrat politician… as long as they were bent.

John Kerry, John Edwards, Harry Reid, Robert “the Torch” Toricelli, Rahm Emanuel, Al Franken, Sheldon Whitehouse, and of course, Elizabeth Warren, the fake Indian.

If you want to clear a room in Hollywood or Georgetown right now, just yell, “Harvey Weinstein!” It’s like cockroaches scattering in a darkened kitchen when you turn on the lights.

The Mafia had a word for it. Omerta. Silence.

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Howie Carr is the New York Times best-selling author of The Brothers Bulger and Hitman, in addition to several other Boston organized-crime books and two novels. He is the host of a New England-wide radio talk-show syndicated to more than 20 stations, and is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago.

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