Bill Maher teamed with Ronan Farrow – the man who wrote the Harvey Weinstein Expose for the New Yorker in October – and asked if the #Metoo movement had "gone too far."
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However, the discussion came to a turning point when Maher told a lot the "big fish" are being torn down, but others are being chastised.
"Do you think there is a surplus in the movement that causes a backlash? It hurts, I think of people like Al Franken, Aziz Ansari, Garrison Keillor," commented Maher.
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"Once he made a fancy limerick," Maher recalls one of the allegations against Keillor. "And I thought we might have gone too far."
Farrow, 30, argued and thought that our culture had been "pretty self-regulating" pretty well.
"This blog about Aziz Ansari came out, it was clearly a single-source narrative about a wrong date and there was a debate about how far wrong it was, but I do not think anyone saw that and said he's Harvey Weinstein, he's a serial rapist. " Maher intervened and said," But he has lost a lot. "
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Farrow concluded by saying that people had a debate on reporting from Babe.net the story that was published on Ansari's date went awry.
"These cautionary stories have been received very well by other journalists," said Farrow.
"This separate discussion of the gray areas and how far they should go," he added. "I think we sort it out just the way we should."
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Asked whether Sen. Al Franks should or should not resign, Farrow has not responded directly, but explains that this inappropriate behavior which has been under lock and key for decades, has gone up in the air.
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"There is so much pent up anger and heartache and lack of accountability that I think it's understandable that it's now pouring in," Farrow added.
Maher ended the conversation by praising Farrow for doing "amazing work" and said he had the passion of his mother, Mia Farrow, and joked that he had his father's "steel ambition" – "who, too that may always be. "
Farrow's dad is filmmaker Woody Allen, but there was speculation that Frank Sinatra might be due to an interview from Mia in 2013 to Vanity Fair wh before she said her ex-husband could "possibly be" Ronan's dad.
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