There was big news at the Sundance Film Festival, formerly the haunt of Harvey Weinstein, a new documentary smearing Justice Kavanaugh, once again, as a high school sex predator.
The folks at Sundance know all about sexual predators. Don’t take my word for it. Take it from this Washington Post op-ed, “Everyone at Sundance knew what Harvey Weinstein was.” But after the requisite political pieties, Hollywood is back to doing what it does best.
Changing the subject and smearing Republicans with projections of their own filth.
The Hollywood Reporter, splashily announced that Doug Liman, “the sought-after features director behind titles like Swingers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity — spent all of 2022 making his documentary debut about the government investigation into now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.” The documentary will be, ironically, titled, “Justice”.
The publication understandably neglects to mention that Harvey Weinstein gave Liman his big break by snapping up “Swingers” for $5.5 million in a mafia style event. “A Weinstein underling showed up at Liman’s house, tapped on the window, handed Liman his cell phone. Weinstein was on the line.” Liman got rich while Vince Vaughn, who actually starred in it, got paid scale.
Now Liman has thoughts about what Justice Kavanaugh was doing in high school. His partners, Story Syndicate, coming off big hits, “Harry & Meghan”, “Fauci” and “Mayor Pete”, plus a doc touting Stacey Abrams, have some more leftist agitprop nonsense here. The Syndicate’s Dan Cogan would like everyone to forget about “The Hunting Ground”: the Weinstein Company’s documentary, which used fake statistics and a scene from a prank video as proof that there was an epidemic of campus rapes. The actual rape epidemic involved Harvey Weinstein.
But it’s 2023 and Liman would like to talk about what happened in 2018, not 2017.
“I can’t stress enough how personally significant the Supreme Court is and how important it is that we vet the people who sit on it,” Liman whines. “We were promised an investigation that never happened.”
Weeks of desperate media efforts to dig up increasingly implausible smears weren’t enough.
“It shouldn’t be this hard to have an open and honest conversation about whether or not a Justice on the Supreme Court assaulted numerous women as a young man,” Liman whines.
Before Liman began conducting an investigation of Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court, perhaps he should have had “an open and honest conversation” about the co-star of his other fictional movie, “The Instigators,” which co-stars Casey Affleck. Ben Affleck’s even less talented brother was sued for sexual harassment by two women. One of them claims that he crawled into bed with her while she was asleep, the other that he “violently” grabbed her to force her to stay in his hotel room. He settled out of court.
Doug Liman’s two projects involve partnering with an alleged sexual harasser to make a movie and making a documentary accusing a Supreme Court justice of sexual misconduct.
This is the height of hypocrisy even for the planet’s most hypocritical industry.
“I don’t have a political ax to grind,” Liman claims of the cinematic smear campaign.
Liman’s political axe is almost as hidden as Harvey Weinstein’s habit of attacking anything in a skirt. He shot MoveOn ads and his dad was leftist activist Arthur Liman who served as the chief counsel for the Democrat effort to take down the Reagan administration with the Iran Contra affair. And Doug Liman has suggested that a character in his Bourne anti-American movie series was modeled on Oliver North. His brother, Judge Lewis J. Liman, is a federal judge.
The director decided to self-finance a hit film on a Supreme Court justice. And if Kavanaugh were to be forced to step down, Doug’s brother could be nominated for the position.
How did Doug’s brother end up as a federal judge? Lewis J. Liman’s nomination was pitched to the Trump administration by Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Doug Liman has hosted a number of fundraisers for Schumer. You don’t need to be Jason Bourne to figure out this one.
Someone should make a documentary.
But never mind, Doug Liman wants to talk about how Justice Kavanaugh’s high school days in 1982 were not sufficiently investigated by a crack team of experts like Amy Herdy, an “investigative veteran” whose “credits include the college campus sexual assault doc The Hunting Ground”. It’s all over folks. The crack team who didn’t notice that the head of the production company behind the documentary was the one raping everyone is on the case.
“Thanks to this fantastic investigative team and the brave souls who trusted us with their stories, Justice picks up where the FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh fell woefully short,” Liman claims. Not to mention the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN and a billion dollars worth of media talent who couldn’t come up with anything more than Christine Blasey Ford who claimed that she can’t fly on planes except for all the times she flies on planes.
“Justice“, Liman’s documentary, claims that it has interviews with “friends of Ford’s” which is a lot like those UFO documentaries which, having completely plumbed the well of that 2-minute clip of the drunken mental patient explaining where the Little Green Men probed him, bring on his friends to testify that he sat kind of funny at the bar for a week afterward.
“What Doug and Amy were getting to was a lot of new information, and also a stunning look at the absence of diligence for one of the most important jobs in our country,” Liz Garbus, the other half of Story Syndicate, claims.
Speaking of a lack of due diligence, Garbus had interned at Miramax.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Liman kept the agitprop smear movie secret “for the safety of those working on the film”. Was the production terrified that Justice Kavanaugh would show up in Brooklyn and hit someone with a brogan?
It was Kavanaugh who faced an actual assassination attempt by a leftist nutjob last year. That attack happened because the media colluded with a court insider to leak the Dobbs decision. The Biden administration refused to enforce the law against harassing justices in their homes.
Perhaps someone should make a documentary about that.
But this isn’t the first time that Liman has played this same dishonest game.
When dramatizing the story of discredited antisemitic activist Valerie Plame, Liman’s movie, “Fair Game”, threw in fake scenes of them in danger because they were exposed for what they were by the Bush administration. American audiences were not told that the movie was being produced by a Muslim government that at the time was aligned with Islamic terrorists.
“It was important for me to create a film that lets people come to their own conclusions about the truth and to hear voices that were silenced in 2018 that should not have been silenced in 2018,” Liman claims of his latest effort into the sub-basement of leftist agitprop.
Is there anyone who would doubt that he had spent all this money to make a movie about Justice Kavanaugh whose goal is to let “people come to their own conclusions”?
“Justice” will, according to Liman, let people “hear voices that were silenced in 2018 that should not have been silenced in 2018.” The new definition of “silenced” is being platformed by every media outlet and site in the country, by Senate hearings and by Hollywood. Finally, the director of episodes of the TV series, “I Just Want My Pants Back’ will tell the real truth about what happened in Georgetown Prep in 1982. Then maybe Liman can tackle the question of what happened when the co-star of his new movie allegedly crawled into a woman’s bed in 2010.