Skip to comments.Morgan Freeman Admits Hollywood Has Failed Its Progressive Mission
Posted on 09/25/2011 4:38:52 AM PDT by IbJensen
Morgan Freeman, in an interview to be aired on CNN Friday evening, says that President Obama has made racism worse in America, Noel Sheppard writes at Newsbusters:
PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Has Obama helped the process of eradicating racism, or has it in a strange way made it worse.
MORGAN FREEMAN: Made it worse. Made it worse. Look at, look, the Tea Partiers, who are controlling the Republican Party, stated, and whats this guys name, Mitch OConnell. Is that his, OConnell?
MORGAN: Yeah, Mitch McConnell, yeah.
FREEMAN: Mitch McConnell. Their stated policy, publicly stated, is to do whatever it takes to see to it that Obama only serves one term. Whats, what does that, what underlines that? Screw the country. Were going to whatever we do to get this black man, we can, were going to do whatever we can to get this black man outta here.
MORGAN: But is that necessarily a racist thing?
FREEMAN: It is a racist thing.
MORGAN: Is it not Republicans, wouldnt that say that about any Democrat president?
FREEMAN: No, they would have gotten rid of Bill Clinton if they could have.
MORGAN: They tried.
FREEMAN: They did try, but still. I dont, theyre not going to get rid of Obama either. I think theyre shooting themselves in the head.
MORGAN: Does it unnerve you that the Tea Party are gaining such traction?
FREEMAN: Well, it just shows the weak, dark, underside of America. Were supposed to be better than that. We really are. Thats, thats why all those people were in tears when Obama was elected president. Ah, look at what we are. Look at how, this is America. You know? And then it just sort of started turning because these people surfaced like stirring up muddy water.
Is that what it shows, or does it show that people not just those in the Tea Party have lost faith in this President?
Obamas poll numbers continue to sink. This includes amongst reliably Democratic supporters such as Jews and African-Americans?
Have Jews and African-Americans suddenly become black haters?
The reality is that more and more people even some in the media, perish the thought are coming to the conclusion that Barack Obama was totally unqualified for the job as president, and that his performance in the past 32 months proves it.
What folks like Freeman dont get is that theres nothing racist about such feelings, and to make such an accusation is, well, racist.
Of course. But just for the sake of argument, lets assume Freeman is right that America is a racist cesspool. What role does his industry play in shaping that? Sixty years of films such as Stanley Kramers The Defiant Ones and Guess Whos Coming Dinner. Twenty years of Freeman himself alternating between playing either God or the president. All for naught. If Freeman is right, then Hollywood has failed in the role that his fellow progressives set out for it. And he has failed in his choices of film roles.
But then, as fellow Hollywood elite Nora Ephron wrote in April of 2008 at the Huffington Post:
This is an election about whether the people of Pennsylvania hate blacks more than they hate women. And when I say people, I dont mean people, I mean white men. How ironic is this? After all this time, after all these stupid articles about how powerless white men are and how they cant even get into college because of overachieving women and affirmative action and mean lady teachers who expected them to sit still in the third grade even though they were all suffering from terminal attention deficit disorder after all this, they turn out (surprise!) to have all the power. (As they always did, by the way; I hope you didnt believe any of those articles.)
To put it bluntly, the next president will be elected by them: the outcome of Tuesdays primary will depend on whether they go for Hillary or Obama, and the outcome of the general election will depend on whether enough of them vote for McCain. A lot of them will: white men cannot be relied on, as all of us know who have spent a lifetime dating them. And McCain is a compelling candidate, particularly because of the Torture Thing. As for the Democratic hope that McCains temper will be a problem, dont bet on it. A lot of white men have terrible tempers, and whats more, they think its normal.
And that was during the Pennsylvania primary. The Pennsylvania Democratic primary. So if those Democrats who supported Hillary were racists, if those Democrats (particularly those in Hollywood) who have abandoned Obama in 2011 are racists, and if the Tea Party is racist (pay no attention to the support theyve shown to Allen West and Herman Cain, not to mention the diverse nature of the Tea Party itself Morgan isnt), then essentially Freeman is saying that America has made no progress since the days of the Woodrow Wilson and the Dixiecrats.
And his industry and his ideology must share some of the blame for that.
My, how low America has sunk when Hollywood looks so far down upon it.
And in just three and a half years, too.
Fortunately for Morgan Freeman he's an actor because hes not very good when he doesnt have somebody else writing his lines for him. Whats saddest about this guy, his cluelessness, his incoherence or his racism?
So I guess according to the racists freeman, Herman Cain would still be racist and unsatisfactory. This nimrod is a communist hiding behind the ever popular tag ...RACIST plain and simple
(sigh) Oh well.
Correct - Another pompous pretender.
72 year-old having a 10 year sexual affair with his 17 year-old step grand-daughter. Check out his bios - disgusting old reprobate.
All along I thought that the “mission” of Hollywood was to entertain us.
They have not successfully done that since they decided to push an Anti-America agenda.
We should not mistake Freeman for the characters he plays in films - he is no statesman he is just an actor albeit a good one!
This Morgan Freeman?
“Last year, the scandal further exploded when we revealed that Morgan had also been carrying on a decade-long relationship with his step-granddaughter, EDena Hines, then 27.”
Say it isn’t so./s
That was all over the place. He is an example of what is lecturing conservatives and in some universe I am suppose to take them serious. He’s right on one front, They are loosing the battle, It’s down to name calling, they love the tired worn out Nazi, fascist, tea party.
First, Morgan Freeman does not know who is the minority leader in the Senate.
Second, Morgan Freeman thinks Mitch McConnell is part of the Tea Party.....he is not!
Third, Morgan Freeman thinks that the opposing political party should just sit out the next election and not try to unseat the incumbent.
Morgan Freeman only sees race....making him the racist.
Morgan should have stuck to Driving Miss Daisy Crazy and peeing alongside the road.
(never heard a word about any of that. I wonder why?)
Well the simple truth is Freeman is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He’s much like Harrison Ford, I like many of his movies, but he’s an actor with an empty head. Just listen to any interview he’s given that’s more than a few words long.
What a pathetic man. His opinion has undermined him. They can shout racism all they damn want, but it’s not going to change people confronting the complete incompetence and corruption of this joke of a “president”. The clear racism lies with the arsehats like Freeman who think they can excuse 0bama from taking any responsibility. It’s over. Freeman is a wicked man.
Not surprising. I hope this jerkoff keeps spouting this BS. Shows what a scumbag he is.
Oh, Morgan...such a great actor yet a complete political idiot. First, why should I care what you think? Are you a spokesman for black America? I don't think so. Second, those people who want to see Obozo serve only one term quite likely would also be happy to see him impeached tomorrow and taken to jail. It's got nothing to do with the color of his skin and everything to do with the fact that he's morally and politically corrupt and doesn't have a clue how to manage this economy. Third, if he's such a great guy, why has he spent a gazillion dollars sequestering his past? People only do that when they have something to hide. Finally, why don't you and the rest of your leftist do-gooders just STFU, drop the racist card (gees, he got elected in a predominately white country), and go back to acting.
Yikes, what an a$$hole! I guess it’s easier to buy into the MSM BS fabrications, than actually deduce why Obummer sucks.
I used to like that guy....
Morgan just shut up and act!
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