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Friday, March 21, 2003

Hollywood looniness par excellence..

You have GOT to read this article from the LA Weekly by Nikki Finke (strangely appropriate last name). The Hollywood Left is whining and crying because the security measures for this Sunday's Academy Awards won't let them whine and cry about President Bush and the war.

[T]he powers that be rolled up the red carpet so everyone creeps in the way of the Kodak Theater. This decision...effectively muzzles any impromptu soapbox speeches by the anti-war celebrities.

Proof positive that Hollywood lefties want to turn the Awards into a poltical charade and not merely honoring achievement by it's own. I suppose a special soapbox will be set up for PRO-war celebs?

Big Media ? because its moguls promote the war agenda of the Bush administration (whose FCC just happens to be deciding the fate of further media consolidation) while its on-air talking heads ridicule those actors who oppose the hawks. Corporate America ? because Oscar sponsors like American Express, Anheuser-Busch, Charles Schwab, General Motors, J.C. Penney, MasterCard and PepsiCo exercise too much power over the kind of content going out to the public.

Excuse me while I laugh. I have yet to see Rather, Brokaw or Jennings ridicule anyone except pro-war celebs. If "Big Media" and "Corporate America" were that powerful and conservative (of which they are neither), Clinton would have been thrown out on his ear and the Enron scandal never would have seen the light of day.

Besides, once the fighting starts, all will be decried as unpatriotic Americans, morale blowers for the troops, traitors to the country, by the Limbaugh-Hannity-O'Reilly-Elder-Prager-Coulter-Ingraham-Savage-Scarborough cabal of conservatives who control the airwaves.

Hey, they just call 'em as they see 'em. Besides, what about the Rather-Brokaw-Jennings-Gibson-Couric-Lauer-Stephanopolous-Zahn-Brown-King-Chung-Wallace-Bradley-Kroft-Stahl-Pauley-Phillips-Donahue-Amanpour-Arnett cabal who have been bashing conservatives for years, and are collectively seen by roughly ten times as many people in America? Pardon me, I'm about to have another fit of hysterical laughing.

Imagine an Academy Awards stripped of all glitz and glibness, that is nameless and faceless, that is muted and mute. Moviemakers could make their biggest statement by shocking everyone and not showing up, or stopping by and not saying anything at all.

HALLELUJAH!!! Please, be my guest!! America is tired of your conceited, arrogant, self-serving, whiny, crying liberalism. The First Amendment gives you the right to speak your mind - it doesn't guarantee you an audience.

"Today's report confirms that, despite White House scare tactics, Social Security remains sound for decades to come.."

-? Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV) upon hearing reports that the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds will go bankrupt even earlier than predicted.

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