weinstein072408_0 Well let’s see here…yesterday we chewed on Whoopi Goldberg’s assertion that a 43 year-old drugging a 13 year-old girl so he could penetrate her vagina and ass with his artistic genius pee-pee against her will didn’t constitute “rape-rape,” whatever the fuck that means, and now today we have one of the captains of the Hollywood blowhard all-star team, Harvey Weinstein, supplying perhaps the most revolting quote of all the revolting quotes to arise from this whole mess. Are you ready for this?

Today’s LA Times has a piece on how it’s virtually impossible to find anyone in Hollywood willing to air any sort of anti-Polanski sentiments, even as public opinion across most of the country trends hard in that direction. Harvey Weinstein has an opinion on why that is, which is that Hollywood people are smarter and better than everyone else:

Hollywood has the best moral compass, because it has compassion. We were the people who did the fundraising telethon for the victims of 9/11. We were there for the victims of Katrina and any world catastrophe.

Ladies and gentlemen, you have just been introduced to Harvey Weinstein, compassion-laden moralist. I remind you that this is a man who once refused to refer to an intern by his given name, instead calling him “Fuckface” for the entire duration of his time at Miramax.