Ben Shapiro: The Astounding Hypocrisy of Hollywood, the Media and the Democrats on the Trump Tape — The Patriot Post:
"This week has been a full-scale disaster for Republican candidate Donald Trump.
His poll numbers are dropping toward Australia. His establishment-Republican supporters are panicking.
His campaign has swiveled toward slapping defectors rather than drawing new voters.
All of this is because Trump turned out to be a Hollywood media celebrity with Democratic leanings…who ran as a Republican.
How else could we explain the media’s sudden obsession with a 2005 tape of Trump riding on an “Access Hollywood” bus?
In the tape, Trump jabbers in disgusting fashion about wanting to “f—” a married woman and his tendency to “just start kissing (women).”
He said: “It’s like a magnet.
I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab them by the p—y. You can do anything.”
This is reprehensible.
It’s a celebration of sexual abuse.
But the left’s sudden shock and dismay don’t wash.
Trump said all of this on a lot in Hollywood.
Here are a couple of other Hollywood names that might jog your memory: Roman Polanski and Woody Allen. Polanski earned a standing ovation at the 2003 Oscars after winning an Academy Award for “The Pianist.”
He was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl both vaginally and anally in 1977.
The offense happened at Jack Nicholson’s home.
Woody Allen’s ex-wife and children still say that he sexually abused his adopted daughter when she was 7 years old.
But he continues to receive plaudits and rave reviews from his friends in Tinseltown.
And the Hollywood casting couch remains alive and well. But Trump said that he engaged in precisely the same behaviors other Hollywood stars often engage in, and the Hollywoodites are up in arms.
Is it possible that’s because he’s a Republican?..."