I started off yesterday thinking I might write about the decades of sex harassment allegations against movie honcho Harvey Weinstein. As the day wore on, I thought I might write about the documentation of how much the alt-right was encouraged at Breitbart. And at the end of the day, I decided to write about both stories, and the string of sex harassment scandals at Fox News Channel that started with Roger Ailes.

What I think about is the fact that in any of the above stories, the scandal tended to be an open secret, that people beyond the victims knew something was rotten, but said nothing because of the power imbalances at work.