Thursday, May 08, 2008

Did Harvey Weinstein Threaten Speaker Nancy Pelosi?

Film producer, semi-savage hustler, and colossal douchebag Harvey Weinstein -- AKA "Emperor Miraamaximus" -- may or may not have threatened the goddam Speaker of the House of Representatives! Even for Weinstein, a choleric little uncreative shit who has made a career leeching off the artistic energies of the genuinely talented, that's moxie. Since when does a studio executive dictate to one of the leaders of the legislative branch of government? From CNN via Drudgie-Poo:

"In a heated phone call with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late last month, Hillary Clinton supporter Harvey Weinstein threatened to cut off campaign money to congressional Democrats unless Pelosi embraced a new plan by the movie mogul to finance a revote of the Democratic presidential primaries in Florida and Michigan, according to three officials who were briefed on the contents of the conversation.

"The three officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly about the private phone conversation, said Weinstein, a top supporter of Clinton’s presidential campaign, appeared determined to buy Clinton more time in her battle against Sen. Barack Obama by pushing for the revote and pressing Pelosi to back off her previous comments that superdelegates should support the candidate who’s leading in pledged delegates in early June.

"Weinstein, a co-founder of Miramax Films who now runs the Weinstein Company, called CNN Thursday to vehemently deny that he issued any threats. 'Never, ever was the thought about denying funding to Democrats,' he said."

Legion are the stories of "Big Harv's" sausage fingers involved where they shouldn't be. Message to Weinstein: Please, with all due respect, shut the fuck up, Sir.

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