This is bigger than left versus right but one does wonder how it would have played if Affleck had been a right-wing rara avis in Hollywood and pulled this on Burton instead of a liberal bien-pensant. The incident's on camera; Burton has discussed it before. Not until now, when Hollywood is melting down from the heat generated by Weinstein, did anyone pay much attention. Hard to believe it wouldn't have been seen as evidence of a problematic Larger Truth
about the right's "culture of misogyny" if his politics were different. As it is, it's evidence of a Larger Truth
about Hollywood's culture of misogyny, which Weinstein's orbit of enablers proves is much worse than anyone had suspected. How much of an enabler was Ben Affleck? Maybe McGowan, and others, will have more to say. Worth remembering, though: He may not even be the most "problematic" member of his own A-list family .