Upon winning an award for her “astounding contributions to the world of entertainment” at the Golden Globes this January, Meryl Streep delivered a heart-stopping speech in which there were many truths, and one potent premonition.
In it, she lamented the newly elected President of the United States and his habit of ridiculing those who are less privileged – she used President Donald Trump’s imitation of a disabled reporter to make her audience understand.
She also predicted something she likely had no idea would come into fruition so forcefully:
“[We need to] protect journalists because we are going to need them going forward. And they will need us to safeguard the truth.”
Oh, she couldn’t imagine that actresses such as Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek, Olivia Munn and Rose McGowan would be the ones safeguarding the truth and tearing down, via journalists, the towers of sexual abuse and harassment that have controlled Hollywood and politics and media for decades.
The next Golden Globes on January 7 will be different for a number of reasons.