It's out in the open now that Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein has a rancid history of behaving inappropriately with women, confirming what many people suspected but the national media never admitted: Hillary Clinton isn't a feminist icon.
For someone so heralded by the media as an example of female empowerment, Clinton is close with a lot of abusers.
An extensive report published Thursday by the New York Times cited several women by name, including actress Ashley Judd, who claim to have been sexually harassed by Weinstein.
Judd said that during the late 1990s, Weinstein invited her to breakfast in his hotel room in Beverly Hills, which she believed would be a work-related meeting. But he asked her for a massage, which she declined, then, demonstrating his sexual prowess, asked if she wanted to watch him shower.
Several other women shared similar encounters and in a statement to the New York Times, Weinstein admitted to his behavior.
"I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it," he said. "Though I'm trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go."
This is one of Hillary Clinton's long-time friends and political boosters.
The New York Times article was helpfully accompanied by a photo of Clinton and Weinstein at Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People" event in 2014, her hands placed on his chest.
In 2016, Weinstein personally donated at least $33,500 to the Hillary Victory Fund, according to Federal Election Commission records.
That same year, he hosted a fundraiser for her at his home in New York. (Hopefully, he had already showered by the time Clinton arrived.)
He donated more in her previous campaigns.
NBC's "Tonight Show" on Wednesday featured a segment with the show's female writers paying tribute to Clinton, who was a guest. It was capped by a crying Miley Cyrus thanking her for being "a constant beacon of strength, hope, and determination for me and millions of other young women."
May those millions of other young women never get a call from Clinton's friend Weinstein asking for a massage.
Though Clinton has long associated with men who have abused women, the media are rarely curious about it and instead reinforce her as feminism's highest achievement.
Celebrity journalist Tina Brown partnered this year with the New York Times for the paper's "Women in the World" summit, an event honoring "powerful new female role models," and Clinton was the main guest.
At the "Women for Women International" luncheon in May, CNN's Christiane Amanpour asked Clinton what she imagined her "election as the first female president of the United States might have said to the world and to the women of the world, who were looking for validation…"
Clinton played a lead role in covering for her husband's affair with a White House intern.
The Clinton Foundation received $25,000 in donations from wealthy financier and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who was convicted in 2008 of soliciting sex from a 14-year-old prostitute.
Flight logs from 2001 to 2003 showed Bill Clinton had flown on Epstein's private plane to his private Caribbean island, where Epstein reportedly hosted orgies with more underage girls.
These are the people close to the Clintons.
If you are the company you keep, Hillary is not a feminist icon. She is an enabler of misogyny.
Eddie Scarry is a media reporter for the Washington Examiner.