OOPSIE: Bannon Was Harvey Weinstein’s Business Partner On Failed Home Video Distribution Company

The Associated Press reports:

Steve Bannon, the former Trump White House strategist and current head of Breitbart News, is the latest politico touched by the scandal. Bannon, whose website has hammered Democrats for accepting Weinstein’s political donations, himself profited off a relationship with the movie mogul, in an ill-fated joint venture more than a decade ago.

Bannon served as chairman of a small company that distributed DVDs and home videos, and went into business in 2005 with The Weinstein Co., led by Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob. The Weinsteins became 70 percent owners of the now defunct venture, Genius Products.

The ties to Weinstein open Bannon up to charges of hypocrisy given Breitbart’s intense focus on the scandal and its political fallout. In recent days the site has featured a blog with live updates on the story; headlines calling out Obama, Clinton and top Democrats for their ties to the producer; and stories attacking other news outlets for failing to cover the scandal with the same ferocity as Breitbart.

  • another_steve

    First!

    (Oh…sorry. Wrong blog.)

  • Lazycrockett

    Why would this be surprising, they are basically the same white male privilege person.

    • hoover2001

      They were also carved from the same block of rotten cheese.

  • JAKvirginia

    Oh! So he fucked Bannon, too? What a whore!

    • another_steve

      No one is that desperate, honey.

      No one.

      • AJ Drew

        Ever visited WeHo, Steve?

        • Prost Seattle

          Well, if you’re counting bag whores…

        • another_steve

          Are they desperate there?

          If so, why?

      • JAKvirginia

        You’d be surprised……

  • MonochromeMouse

    Posted this before but it’s relevant here too https://youtu.be/5qyygcMX8S0

  • Joe in PA

    I wonder if Hollywood producer Mnuchin will have ties as well?

  • Tomcat

    I am so glad to see the media is FINALLY doing their homework.
    Too bad they did not do more of it before the election.

    • Todd20036

      I think they got caught up in the hunt for ratings so much they forgot what their basic purpose was supposed to be (hint, not make money for investors)

  • Tomcat

    Please tell me we will NOT be stuck with that Mug all night.

  • bkmn

    Birds of a feather…..

  • Blake J Butler
    • MBear

      Is there anyone under the age of 60 in Boca?

      • Todd20036

        Me. When I visit my mother in the hospital.

        • liondon#iamnotatraitor

          Sorry!

  • another_steve

    Breitbart: The intellectual center of the blogosphere.

    One can only imagine the average Breitbart reader’s reaction as Hollywood beauty after Hollywood beauty steps forward to recount Weinstein’s sexual advances toward them.

    Ooooh, that’s a hot mama. My favorite so far. Wonder whether he saw her tits. Boy, I’d like to get that chick on the casting couch. Yessiree.

  • Steverino

    Yew mean it isn’t all Joo librul degradence, after all?

    • Joe in PA

      O/T…you must be in a safe place…what’s happening?

      • Steverino

        We are fine so far, still at least several miles from any nearby fires, and the wind is with us, but the relative humidity has dropped down below 20%, which isn’t good. Still, everybody in our neighborhood is on tenterhooks until the fires are contained (only 2% to 3% containment so far). And new eruptions keep emerging.

        • AJ Drew

          Ack! Glad you’re safe and your sense of humor/snark is intact!

        • TuuxKabin

          Just added a notice that Calistoga is under mandatory evacuation. The entire town. South on 29 or Silverado to an evacuation center/site. Good to read your words.

          • Steverino

            Yes, the entire town of over 5,000 people. Stunning.

            Santa Rosa now has several thousand houses destroyed, almost 5,000 people in shelters (i.e., homeless), around 20 confirmed dead, and over 600 people missing. About one-quarter of the city has been destroyed.

            Wildfires have clearly superseded earthquakes as the #1 menace to California.

          • JCF

            Welcome to the New Normal. [Good thing there’s no such thing as climate change, huh?]

          • TuuxKabin

            I hope you’re still out of harms way.
            I had to contact cousins re: our aunt in Calistoga, house of many a Russian Orthodox celebration, just half a block in from that small air strip to find out if she was safe. She was evacuated Tuesday to San Francisco. I saw a video of the hills the other side of the air strip engulfed. Put a lump in my throat. Many a summer swim, look at the geysers, and enjoying the dry heat and geyser spring fed pool were spent there. Then the pool went private/membership only. Such a burn to the elders who retired three for just that spot. Can’t remember the name of it. Huge complex. No other word and I can’t bring myself around to going to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. It’s just inconceivable. I went to JHS at Herbert Slater.

          • Steverino

            Yes, we are fine. At the ready to evacuate to the cabin up at the river at a moment’s notice, but the fires (for now, anyway) seem to be petering out, at least around Santa Rosa- not so much around Calistoga, Glen Ellen and Napa yet, though. But the fires are still at least two or three miles away from us and aren’t advancing in our direction. We live right next to a staging area for emergency personnel (part of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds property), so that is comforting to have them there in our neighborhood.

            The City of Santa Rosa has been sending out daily email alerts and updates, one sent out at 2:55am this morning has a link to an infrared Map Box satellite photo taken at noon yesterday which shows all the devastation in the area. Turns out the house hubby and I almost bought in the Fountaingrove district last December was spared after all, but the devastation came within two blocks north of there. Also, great news: Fountaingrove Lodge, the LGBT retirement community looks to be completely undamaged, but houses right next door were destroyed.

  • The_Wretched

    Small world and hahahahahahahhaahahhahaahhahha.

    Given that Bannon owed a meth / whore house in Florida, color me unsurprised.

    • Snarkaholic

      It’s a world of vodka
      A world of jeers
      It’s a world of hating blacks, girls, and queers
      Criticize, I don’t care
      ‘cuz I’m a millionaire
      It’s a perv’s world after all…

  • AJ Drew

    Imagine, if you will, being invited to a nefarious casting couch, and your greatest acting challenge is having to ignore the sound of Steve Bannon’s thighs separating from the leather as he repeatedly tries to stand up…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f6231d24aaee2ebcba98c83efc6c03e717fb9cb5dc262efb04f7e4bb791a9234.jpg

    • alguien

      i can smell the stale bourbon right through my monitor.

      • Todd20036

        Did Anesthesia Beaverhausen crash at your place again?

        • alguien

          karen walker did

          • liondon#iamnotatraitor

            you mean Johnny Walker

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        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          Hey. I resemble that.

    • Joe in PA

      Eeeewww….it is almost my supper time. Stop. 🙁

    • UrsusArctos

      Poor Naugas that sacrificed their lives only to have his ass plopped down on them.

    • Blake J Butler

      Not for all the booze and money in the world would make me get on a couch with bannon. Besides he probably has half of columbia in his body from the pollutants he has in his system.

      mr. brian sims, matt bomer, and Matt Bellassai, and baby huey and the republicans gone away from power, than yeah i might do it for a good cause and then some under those circumstances.

    • Henry Auvil

      You mean there’s a male human being more repulsive than Donald Trump? Yes!

    • Thanks for assisting me in my diet. I won’t feel the urge eat for a week after this, at least.

      • Lars Littlefield

        I have a sudden craving for pizza.

        • AJ Drew

          Duuude… eww.

    • Todd20036

      And remember boys and girls, that’s superior genetic material you are looking at.

      Because his skin is white.

      Impressed?

      • Karl Dubhe

        So impressed that my sex drive’s totally gone out the window. 🙁

        • Todd20036

          Like a flying monkey??!!??

    • Karl Dubhe

      Do you have any idea how much turkey leftovers I have since Monday?

      I’m going to have to freeze it, aren’t I?

    • Talcum X

      Because you like most Dems will blow anyone for money? I can see it.

      • olandp

        Oh honey, just because you have to pay for it doesn’t mean we do, or that we sell it.

        • Talcum X

          Unless you count divorce as paying for it, I never have.

          Sure sounds like you are defensive about something in your past.

          Why don’t you go deal with it.
          ON YOUR OWN TIME, instead of your employer’s.

          • olandp

            A day to think about it, and that is the best you can come up with? You are out of your depth. By the way, it is all my time, I am the employer.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Thanks for the visual. /s

    • JCF

      {shudder}

  • UrsusArctos
  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Ninja0980

    What did Bannon know and when did he know it?

    • Tawreos

      He knows nothink!

    • Steverino

      He knows not to water down a good vodka cocktail with vermouth, and has known it since age 12.

  • Plain truth is there’s almost nothing media-related that Weinstein hasn’t had his pervy-rapey hands in. Hence we’re also gonna see a non-stop parade of friendly, grinning photos with Harvey posing with Dems and GOPers alike, from liberals to hard-right conservatives to Nazi white nationalists like Bannon.

    • kaydenpat

      Already seen some of those. Weinstein got around. Unlike Conservatives who have defended O’Reilly and Ailes, I don’t see anyone on our side defending Weinstein.

      • popebuck1

        Let alone, we didn’t find out about it and then still elect him President or anything, hello.

        • kaydenpat

          A million times this!!

        • Talcum X

          Except Trump talked sex, not groped (all debunked).

          Of course you could have elected a whore who sold her office to the Saudis (AND to THE RUSSIANS) for hundreds of millions in “donations” to her “Foundation”, who empowered her rapist husband Bill, AND who laughed about getting a guy off for time served who raped a 12 year old girl, who she eviscerated on the witness stand.

          Yeah, “feminists”.

          • popebuck1

            You live in a bizarre science fiction world.

      • John30013

        I love the hypocrisy of Fox News’ headlines on Tucker Carlson’s show tonight, asking why Hollywood kept Weinstein’s secret for so long.

        Of course, I’m sure neither Carlson nor his viewers will acknowledge that hypocrisy. (Carlson, I assume, is aware of it; many of his brain-dead viewers probably are not.)

      • Talcum X

        Aside from Hillary taking five days to TRIANGULATE it, no, you’re right. Any comments from her rapist husband Bill Clinton?

        • kaydenpat

          Blocked. Idiot.

    • AJ Drew

      True, because his bs has gone on so long, so yeah, of course a lot of NOT like-minded folks have entered his circle. OTOH, there is Rose McGowan and she’s going after folks…

      https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/movies/rose-mcgowan-ben-affleck-matt-damon-weinstein.html

      https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/10/rose-mcgowan-harvey-weinstein

    • Cuberly Deux

      Yep, heck…Mnunchin has produced how many movies? How is he not tied to Weinstein in some way.

      • Good point. He almost certainly is.

        • Cuberly Deux

          …..that and, I can’t imagine Bannon giving much of a damn if he heard rumors or whatever about Weinstein’s pervy shit. If anything I bet he’d be jealous. Ewww…..

      • kaydenpat

        Someone in the media needs to figure this out.

  • Tawreos

    The “readers” over at Breitbart will probably not hear about it, and those that do will either dismiss as fake news or just figure that Bannon made a mistake. AFter they have dismissed Bannon of any wrongdoing they will gut any Dem that happened to be at a cocktail party in the same city that Weinstein was in at the time.

  • HoratioCaine

    Steve will end up living with Harvey in a van, down by the river.

  • m_lp_ql_m

    So what exactly is the legal outcome for “charges of hypocrisy”?

    • licuado de platano

      Getting mocked on Twitter

  • billbear1961

    Hahahahaha!

    Vile HYPOCRITE!!

    (Like we didn’t already know they’re ALL hypocrites on the right!)

  • billbear1961
    • whollyfool

      The Granada Sherlock Holmes was the best ever, IMHO.

  • kaydenpat

    Those are some creepy eyes!!

  • UrsusArctos

    Testosterone, it’s one hell of a drug.

  • fastlanestranger

    Whadda turd.

  • Henry Auvil

    If that creep grabbed me by the pussy I’d poke his eyes out and castrate him. And send the scrotum to Milo.

  • popebuck1

    That’s impossible! I have it on good authority that Harvey Weinstein is Hillary Clinton’s BESTEST FRIEND and that he PERSONALLY asked her for permission every time he wanted to sexually assault someone! And she would always say “Whatever you want, Harv! Just keep that DELICIOUS MONEY flowing!” And then they would both roar with laughter while kicking puppies.

    So I refuse to believe this.

  • JWC

    What was that little ditty about stone throwers and glass houses

  • SoCalGal20

    I’ve been busy all day. Has Trump challenged Eminem to a rap battle yet?

    • Tomcat

      No but he called M&M gay.

      • JAKvirginia

        There are gay M&M’s?

        • Lazycrockett

          the green ones.

          • Lars Littlefield

            LOL!

        • Lars Littlefield

          The green ones.

          • Tomcat

            I knew some were NUTS but did not realize some were gay.

          • JAKvirginia

            Well, I’ve been told if you hold them in your mouth long enough they melt, so…..

    • AJ Drew

      Friday 3am, wait for it.

      • UrsusArctos

        Sunset’s 1832 in DC, so anytime after that on Friday.

        • Tomcat

          Is that the year or hour. The year would fit also.

      • liondon#iamnotatraitor

        when the donepezil wears off.

  • Lars Littlefield

    OT: Rep. Eric Swalwell sure is a retro-looking cutie. He’s got that white beta boy look of the mid 60s; Ivy League Corbin khaki trousers, broad cloth button-down shirt, navy blazer and saddle oxfords. Very Kingston Trio cool. Hmmmmm . . . .

  • pch1013
  • Ken M

    Bannon will write the book, collect well from the sales, and disappear, for a few years. When Weinstein has cooled, he’ll be back, drunker, richer, and uglier than ever. Welcome to America.

  • greenmanTN
    • Treant

      Is that Melanoma and Backdoor Slut #9?

    • Tomcat

      Alright, where is his other hand?

      • gaycuckhubby

        Too small to see

        • Tomcat

          Only her OBGYN knows for sure.

    • Tomcat

      Donald did all the same things Weinstein did.

    • ultragreen

      So there is Trump is schmoozing with Weinstein. Trump has a history of being on friendly terms with rapists and child molesters, it seems.

  • grada3784

    What did Bannon know and when did he know it?

  • KnownDonorDad

    Way too much power and influence for someone neither elected nor appointed to political office.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Did they touch each other?

  • j.martindale

    Hillary Clinton is going to return all the money Weinstein gave her. Will tRump return all his contributions since he is an ass grabbing serial molester?

  • j.martindale

    I have never been raped. I know women who have. It is unimaginably horrible. It is criminal.

    I have been groped. I turned around and threw a drink on the groper and it stopped. There is a difference between the two.

  • ultragreen

    Republicans have more than a few child molesters of their own:

    Goldie Taylor, GOP Donor was a child molester:
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/goldie-taylorgop-power-playerand-accused-child-molester.

    Chair of the Providence, Rhode Island, GOP arrested for child molestation:
    http://www.golocalprov.com/news/breaking-chair-of-the-providence-gop-is-arrested-for-child-molestation

    Carey Cramer, GOP Consultant, convicted for child molestation:
    http://politicalskullduggery.blogspot.com/2006_06_01_archive.html

    Mark Foley (Rep-FL), GOP congressman from Florida, was forced to resign for sexual harassment of Congressional pages:
    http://politicalskullduggery.blogspot.com/2006_06_01_archive.html

    Dennis Hastert (Rep-IL, Speaker of the House for the GOP, sentenced to 15 months in prison for child molestation:
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/04/27/ex-speaker-dennis-hastert-faces-sentencing-chicago/83584440/

    Here is a very long list of dozens of Republicans who have engaged in child molestation:
    http://www.constantinereport.com/a-very-long-list-of-republican-sex-offenders/

  • M Jackson

    Gross and Grosser.

  • justme
  • JCF
  • -M-

    I don’t think being hypocrites is going to bother Bannon or Breitbart.

  • SDG

    I am finding it interesting that all of Hollywood is righteously indignant over Harvey Weinstein. And I believe that if he is guilty, he should be tried, and pay they price that needs to be paid.

    However… that being said, this is no NEWS for Hollywood. Anyone ever hear the phrase “casting couch”. And as a side note, would they be THAT indignant if his name was Harvey Smith.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “Genius Products”

    These people sure do think highly of themselves.

    Because no one had really tackled the home video problem circa 2005.

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