At The Hills Kimberley Wiehle notes in an op-ed that at least Hollywood and the media have purged some of its sexual predators, a far better record than politics:
Lately, a slew of sexual-misconduct accusations have been leveled against powerful men in Hollywood and the media, as well as in politics and the law. It’s the #MeToo moment.
While the alleged sexual predators in the first two categories have been paying the ultimate professional price — getting canned and banned — the situation is different when it comes to politicians and judges. Those guys have been getting away with it.
Perhaps that’s because in the final analysis entertainment and infotainment are about making money while politics is about wielding power and, as Charles Dudley Warner observed well over a century ago, it makes strange bedfellows. Having your CEO revealed as a sexual predator can hurt the bottom line for a business. Not so in politics.