Today, Tara Reade Tweeted:
Let's address it. Tara Reade has stated that Joe Biden assaulted her when she worked for him in the early 90s. Her charges are credible and have more backing than anyone else who's emerged years later with a he-said-she-said.
I believe her.
I did not believe Christina Blasey-Ford.
There were numerous reasons including knowing a woman who was told she better lie to support Christina's claims. When Christina's claims were being discussed, I didn't trash her.
I still haven't trashed her. I've stated, now that it's all over and to explain that I don't knee jerk go along with every assertion someone makes, I've noted that I didn't believe her.
She may have been telling the truth. Her team may have just been out of control. I didn't trash her and I didn't try to silence her.
She was given the chance to make her claims in free zone where her life was not put on trial. Forever and a day, that is what has happened with rape victims. They go to court and a Kennedy family member, for example, gets a trashy type who destroys the victim on the stage by putting her life on trial. The only change there was, that by the 70s, they started to realize that they needed a female attack dog to destroy the woman.
There's always a whore named Anita Dunn willing to be bought and paid for. In fact, wasn't that what Hillary Clinton did when she was defending a child rapist and argued that the 12-year-old girl was making it up and prone to lying and that children, according to an 'expert' often make up assaults?
Some will argue that Hillary tried to get off the case and she did. Good for her for trying. However, the reality is that she couldn't get off the case and so she attacked the victim. You are not required to attack the victim in court. That is not part of doing your best for your client. She made a decision and her decision was to smear a 12-year-old girl as a liar. And, as many have pointed out, to laugh about it later in public. What a gal.
Let's move over to Alyssa Milano.
She's an idiot, she's always been an idiot. She doesn't know anything but pretends she's informed. Her tiny mind is starving and has been for years. She was denied an actual education -- on set tutoring is not an education. While her TV character may have gone off to college, Alyssa didn't. And in all the years since, she's never felt the need to educate herself. I'm referring to the basic education anyone should want but we should also note that, as an actress, she froze at the age of 12 and failed to grasp that she needed to actually study acting. It's why it's always hilarious when she makes the mistake of talking about her 'process' when confronting a role.
She's shallow, she's stupid and she's uninformed.
But, goodness, can't she echo DNC talking points. She thinks that makes her smart. It doesn't. At this point, nothing will.
Her latest crazy -- that the industry indulges in to mock her -- is that she's the victim of right wing hatred because she tells the truth.
Unlike Alyssa, I'm an actual leftist. Unlike Alyssa, I've put in the time for education and I've put in the time around the world.
People like me laugh at her because she's so damn stupid. (Yes, she is the drunk actress I ran the blind item on -- the one whose 'college' is WIKIPEDIA.)
How stupid is Alyssa? I once called her vapid to her face and she hugged me and said, "Thank you." She was touched. After that, I just didn't have the heart to tell her it wasn't a compliment. I did gift her with a large dictionary, however.
She is someone who needs a real education, true learning. If she ever got that, she'd be unstoppable. Do you have to go to college for that? No, you don't. But clearly, everything else she's tried has failed to educate her.
If Alyssa, tomorrow, just decided to focus on being some sort of parenting guru in her public actions, she'd still be irritating because she is so sure of her own greatness. But she'd probably do a lot less harm.
She has damaged the #MeToo movement by making it partisan. Partisan, for those like Alyssa who don't grasp vocabulary, is not the same as political.
Let's move over to Patty-aches.
I know the Arquettes and I love the Arquettes. Rosanna was attacked by Harvey Weinstein. For Patty to now attack any woman who has come forward is disgraceful. She knows what Rosanna went through.
David is the sweetest, Alexis was the deepest thinker, Richmond is the most aware of the world and its issues and Rosanna is the true artist of the family. What does that leave for Patty?
Fat and stupid apparently.
Twitter has made so many insufferable.
When Patricia got attacked for her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, I defended her. That's the last time I've been able to defend her. She's grown increasingly stupid with each passing day. The world does not need your opinion of everything that happens. Twitter has misled so many.
It's also made clear who is working on their craft and who is just a publicity whore trying to drum up headlines and coverage.
Now Patty's Tweeting b.s. like "My family fought for the Union?
She's trying to trash people over what their family members may or may not have done years ago. She's such trash. I can't believe I ever spoke to her. I knew she was losing it and I should have walked away from her train wreck in 2006. She'd become obsessed with KPFK. She was convinced that every word was truth. Of the PACIFICA stations that offered news coverage at the time (which means we're ignoring the DC station), KPFK was the most generic and most conservative. They'd infamously attack Cynthia McKinney on air. This was especially glaring when you grasped how few women were on the air on KPFK then as hosts or guests -- especially as guests in that long afternoon block they ran for years and years. Patty didn't grasp that, by the way. You could even point it out to her and she didn't grasp it or just didn't care.
Which is amazing when she now plays more feminist-than-thou today. As she's gotten fatter, she's gotten more stupid.
Looking back, I have to wonder if Patty even has a functioning intelligence. I remember her little snit fit over Anais Nin in the late 90s. She'd been a huge devotee and good because she actually read back then. But then she found out about Anais's life -- no, not that Anais was married to two men at the same time, Patty was okay with that -- and she went into this rage that lasted for years.
Rosanna is an artist. Her work in BABY IT'S YOU, NEW YORK STORIES, AFTER HOURS, David Cronenberg's CRASH, BIG BAD LOVE, FRANK & LOLA, OCTAVIO IS DEAD!, SUGAR TOWN, PULP FICTION, THE BIG BLUE . . . She's set a standard and blazed a trail. In 2006, Ava and I wrote "TV: What About Rosanna?" and we noted:
The Penn crowd (we'll avoid using the term ___ Pack) had males firing blanks, but the women were something amazing to see. Of all of them, only Demi Moore still has a film career that interests the studios. That's a real shame because, while we think she's much more talented than she's ever been given credit for, we're also aware that she was far from alone. Elizabeth McGovern gave some amazing performances. Ally Sheedy had a fearlessness you rarely come across. And of course, there's Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Any beliefs that a new acting era took hold end with JJL. The bravery, the brava, of her performances can't be constrained in vehicles (see Backdraft or Road to Perdition), they need space for art (see just about anything else). While the actors came off like they were doing one screen test after another for TV Dad, the women were amazing.
One of those women was Rosanna Arquette. With the TV miniseries The Executioner's Song, she gave the sort of performance that, in better days, would have led to a string of films. The clue to why that didn't happen may have been revealed unintentionally in a Rolling Stone profile where the (male) writer couldn't shut up about how the European version included nudity. Yes, Rosanna Arquette has breasts. That's really not what created an amazing performance.
In Baby It's You, she demonstrated that her abilities weren't confined to the mini-series genre.
But she was up against the same thing that women of her generation were -- the backlash. Too young to be the middle aged "bitch" or the "happy wife," there were no roles for them. The Slugger's Wife, seen today, is junk, garbage and any other negative judgement you want to apply to it, but the reason every actress under 35 wanted the lead in that film (Rebecca De Mornay landed the role and did better than most could have) was because there were so few roles written for young women. You could be the girlfriend in a vehicle and not a great deal more.
One of Arquette's films started a craze that didn't benefit actresses. Desperately Seeking Susan (which Arquette did all the acting in) deluded many into thinking (a) Madonna could act and (b) there was a market for pop tarts. This led to many studios wasting time and money on far too many films (that never got made) that would star, for instance, a Tiffany or a Debbie Gibson while the actual actresses stood around wondering exactly when it was going to be their turn? Arquette's career was hurt further by her involvement in Radio Flyer which started out one thing, sucked up everyone's time, then was reshot (with new actors) and bombed in its watered down version far worse than the original could have.
Despite all of that, Arquette's always made an impression. Like Jennifer Jason Leigh, she usually has to do it outside the studio system. After Hours, Pulp Fiction, New York Stories can stand with Baby It's You and remind you just how amazing she is. Studio fare? In vehicles like Nowhere to Run and Hope Floats, she's given far more than they deserved, and avoided embarrassing herself, cementing a respect in the industry that, unfortunately, hasn't translated to the roles she deserves.