Posted: May 21, 2020 4:13 pm
by arugula2
So, within a few days of first running into that JRE interview, after several more interviews, I had listened to enough Weinstein to suspect that he... might be full of shit? (generally, not on any specific point) but has a kind of sophisticated delivery system. That he’s a much more interesting thinker, in other words, than the content of his thoughts... And if that’s true (I’m now reacting this way anytime I listen to him for more than 5 minutes) I find myself wading through a lot of intriguing setup and waiting for a payoff that never comes. Actually, a more fair way to describe it is, my first encounter was the most interesting (plus an interview in which he riffs on the Epstein case to a clueless reporter). (Weirdly, his brother is exactly the same way.) Ideally, he needs someone else to distill and deliver his best thoughts, minus all the eel-like maneuvering. But it’d be hard to find a spokesperson with the same storytelling potential.