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Now and Then: Susan Sarandon on Boycotts and Free Speech
USA Today / StopDrLaura.com ^ | 4/14/2003 / April 2000 | various

Posted on 04/14/2003 1:24:45 PM PDT by dirtboy

NOW: (from USA Today): Says Sarandon, "It's so ironic that we should be quote unquote liberating another country and giving them a democracy when we're telling people here if they open their mouths, they're not allowed to participate."

THEN (from StopDrLaura.com): Academy-Award-winning-actress Susan Sarandon offered her comments and a photo for the StopDrLaura.com web site. "Dr. Laura has a right to her opinion, but I think it's irresponsible of Paramount to not give equal time, at the very least, to a person with a more enlightened and contemporary perspective," Sarandon's statement said. "I'm totally against wasting the airwaves giving visibility to a person who is clearly in dire need of compassion, education, and a good shrink herself."


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: hypocrisy; sarandon
Thus quoth Sarandon: "Freedom of speech for me, but not for thee."

"I can boycott but YOU cannot."

1 posted on 04/14/2003 1:24:46 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
Bump!
2 posted on 04/14/2003 1:26:21 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: dirtboy
Liberals are for free speech only when they agree with what is said.
3 posted on 04/14/2003 1:27:04 PM PDT by socal_parrot (France, Germany and Dems are relevant only as obstructionists.)
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To: dirtboy
Nice work, dirtboy. Nice work indeed.
4 posted on 04/14/2003 1:27:13 PM PDT by The G Man (Hey CNN ... "NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS!!!")
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To: dirtboy
Her high point was probably Rocky Horror
5 posted on 04/14/2003 1:27:13 PM PDT by pikachu (The REAL script)
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To: dirtboy
Sarandon is a typical liberal hypocrite....those who demand tolerance for themselves but display complete intolerance for those who don't share their views.
Good find!
6 posted on 04/14/2003 1:27:58 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: dirtboy; Matt Drudge
Good job, dirtboy.
7 posted on 04/14/2003 1:28:07 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: pikachu
Her high point was probably Rocky Horror

Yeah, but just couldn't have left her as statuary, could they?

8 posted on 04/14/2003 1:29:26 PM PDT by dirtboy (United States 2, Terror-sponsoring regimes 0, waiting to see who's next in the bracket)
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9 posted on 04/14/2003 1:29:58 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: dirtboy
Susan 'Bug Eyed' Sarandon is a hypocrite. At least her Mom's a Republican! :-)
10 posted on 04/14/2003 1:31:20 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: pikachu
Her high point was probably Rocky Horror

"Thelma and Louise" would have been a great film had they kept the happy ending without destroying the T-Bird.

11 posted on 04/14/2003 1:31:54 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Why does she always play a washed up old whore?
12 posted on 04/14/2003 1:33:29 PM PDT by marlon
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To: dirtboy
Obviously, it all comes down to money, you can't stop me from making mine, but I can stop you from making yours.

Of course she and her butt boy, don't pay taxes, like the little people.

13 posted on 04/14/2003 1:37:55 PM PDT by dts32041 (US EPWs clothed and Fed, Iraqi EPWs bullet to the head.)
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To: Drew68
"Thelma and Louise" would have been a great film had they kept the happy ending without destroying the T-Bird.

The happy ending being: they park the T-Bird, hand off the keys to the marshall, and then jump head-first into the Grand Canyon? Sounds good to me... Let's send that suggestion to Sarandon when they're approaching the 15th Anniversary celebration-showing of "T&L."

14 posted on 04/14/2003 1:38:08 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: dirtboy
Gee Suzy. I hear you have a made-for-TV movie coming out. I can guarantee it won't be on my TV.
15 posted on 04/14/2003 1:39:17 PM PDT by theDentist (So..... This is Virginia..... where are all the virgins?)
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To: marlon
Why does she always play a washed up old whore?

Umm, because she doesn't have enough talent to play anything but herself?

16 posted on 04/14/2003 1:46:10 PM PDT by clintonh8r (You can have no better friend and no worse enemy than a U.S. Marine.)
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To: clintonh8r
Bingo! You're today's winner.
17 posted on 04/14/2003 1:47:46 PM PDT by marlon
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To: dirtboy
How does someone so immature get quoted so often? Perhaps she has not heard... we have freedom of speech ...not freedom to be heard. Frankly, I think it is a waste of time anything about this woman.
18 posted on 04/14/2003 1:47:58 PM PDT by Luke
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To: dirtboy
Susan, baby, let me tell you something. When you broadcast your political statements, you ought to be prepared to defend them, knowing that somebody is going to try and verbally sucker punch ya. That is just the way the game is played. If you are going to get your feelings hurt, then maybe you ought to just keep it lipped and save it for the ballot box.

The right to free political speech doesn't come with an accompanying right to cram your opinion down other peoples throats without others also excersizing their right to free political speech.

19 posted on 04/14/2003 1:49:40 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: dirtboy
not allowed to participate

Of course, of course: Susan probably bemoans that her cabbage-patch dolls & tickle-me Elmo toys "cannot participate" in the Christmas toy market. Something to do w/"market mentality" or something or other.

Could it be? You mean ideas, like products, either have a market or they don't have one? You don't say?

20 posted on 04/14/2003 1:52:25 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: dirtboy
And, according to Sarandon, boycotting her equates with the stifling of free speech.
21 posted on 04/14/2003 1:54:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: dirtboy
Like I said on another thread...the hollywood leftists think they and only they can speak out. Speaking of shrinks...I think timmy and suzie are both in dire need of a shrink.
22 posted on 04/14/2003 1:55:38 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: theDentist
made-for-TV movie...won't be on my TV

How dare your TV victimizes this poor, voiceless, platformless, locked-out-of-the-media RED{as in Russia}head. Why surely you have umpteen TVs simultaneously airing every major network & cable TV all the time like the rest of do. After all, we don't want to be accused by the liberal left that we're boycotting the 99 other stations by actually watching only one. Not very diversity-driven, ya know.

23 posted on 04/14/2003 1:59:19 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Drew68
It has always saddened me that the T-Bird had to demolished for a Sappy Saranwrap flick.
24 posted on 04/14/2003 1:59:44 PM PDT by exit82
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To: dirtboy
Stupid beeatch...
25 posted on 04/14/2003 2:01:04 PM PDT by Bob J
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To: BunnySlippers
boycotting equates with the stifling of free speech.

Liberal Commandment No. 2: Thou Shalt Not Closetize Thy Liberal Neighbors' Free Speech.

(Liberal Commandment No. 1: The Only Absolutes are that There Are None * Except the 100 or so Liberal Commandments...read the "fine print" of our two-faced rhetoric)

26 posted on 04/14/2003 2:04:06 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: dirtboy
The next time the Liberals whine about "Freedom of Speech" please tell them it only means they are free from their Government's interference, but not their public's judgement- so shut the H*ll up! :-)

And, as I never tire of repeating, Sarandon's liberal "enlightment" was detailed in an old "Personality Parade" Q&A back in the 80's. After losing the "Witches of Eastwick" role she coveted to that other genius, Cher, Susan was able to identify with the oppressed peoples of Nicaragua, El Salvadore, or whatever.

Typical Whollyweird fluffheadedness.

27 posted on 04/14/2003 2:05:14 PM PDT by pollwatcher
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To: dirtboy
Hollywood Freak Bump.
28 posted on 04/14/2003 2:12:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (Peace through Strength)
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To: dirtboy
She just never shuts up, does she? I feel sorry for her poor trapped kids. Imagine her as your mother.
29 posted on 04/14/2003 2:14:58 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: dirtboy
The anti-war types also vociferously "support the troops"...

except for the ones casting absentee ballots in Florida.

30 posted on 04/14/2003 2:20:28 PM PDT by Argus
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To: vikingchick
From IMDB.com Susan Sarandon, an anti-war activist who did not speak out against the war when she appeared at the podium during this year's Oscars telecast, has come to the defense of Michael Moore, who did. Sarandon told the online edition of TV Guide: "The most interesting part of [the show] is when people go off the book and do something. That's what you remember. It's not sacrilege. It's there for entertainment. Here's a man that got an Academy Award for having an opinion [expressed in his anti-gun documentary Bowling for Columbine] -- why shouldn't he have an opinion when he's standing there [accepting it]?" Meanwhile, Ed Gernon, a 10-year veteran executive of Toronto-based Alliance Atlantis and the producer of the upcoming CBS miniseries Hitler: The Rise of Evil, has been fired for remarks he made in a recent TV Guide interview, comparing the American backing for President Bush's preemptive strike in Iraq with the German people's backing for Hitler's policies at the outset of World War II.

So, it is okay for her crowd to politicize an event but according to her insignificant other, the hall of fame can't do the same.

31 posted on 04/14/2003 2:23:13 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides
her insignificant other ha ha ha!
32 posted on 04/14/2003 2:33:19 PM PDT by vikingchick
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To: dirtboy
BUMP!!!
33 posted on 04/14/2003 3:01:38 PM PDT by SanAntoneBlue
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To: Luke
How does someone so immature get quoted so often?

The sad fact is that USAToday believes what Sarandon said about being banned from participating. In fact, the reporter & editor who wrote & edited this thought this was an outstanding ironic trump card to end the story so they could elitely look down upon us "free-speech-stifler-peons."

LA Times media reviewer Howard Rosenberg belittled George Bush's TV appearance three days after 9/11. He rec'd 950 critical e-mails out of 1,000 in less than two weeks. So he had to write another column defending himself 12 days later: Of course, he, like Susie S, resorted to ending the article w/his first amendment trump card: "It's one thing to label someone a miserable jerk, another to advocate stilling the jerk's voice just because you find it strident."

Hugh Hewitt caught him on it: "Rosenberg lacked the courage in the recent column"--wrapping "himself in the First Amendment, which demonstrates either ignorance or disingenuousness...What stinks is this pathetic attempt to have ib both ways, to claim First Amendment protection while serving up an explanation/excuse that is neither."

Rosenberg only admitted to having poor timing of his column. Hewitt: "The column's timing didn't stink. The editorial content and supervision did."

There ya have it: Liberal commentary is never wrong. It never stinks. It's just poorly timed. Obviously anyone who disagrees with a liberal commentator from LALand (Hollywood or not) is attempting to "still" their voice.

Try convincing Hollywoodites of the putridity of their rhetoric and they'd swear you were attacking them with duct tape. (See, they've convinced themselves that when their movies bomb, it wasn't their fault...their product was 100% art...therefore, the problem was with the consumer who sought to stifle such art by not forking over their entitlement of art...greenbacks).

34 posted on 04/14/2003 3:02:07 PM PDT by Colofornian
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All of the people listed above are not from Hollywood, or California for that matter.

Georgia Clooney from Lexington,Kentucky

Matt Damon Born from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Janeane Garofolo from Newton New Jersey

Ethan Hawke from Austin Texas

Susan Sarandon from Jackson Heights, New York

Martin Sheen from Dayton OHIO

Barbra Streisand from Brooklin New York

Uma Thurman. from Boston Massachusetts

Gray Davis, and Barbara Boxer, both from New York, will be returning home in the not too distant future.....

35 posted on 04/14/2003 3:12:44 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf
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To: Joe Hadenuf
BUMP!
36 posted on 04/14/2003 4:31:43 PM PDT by HighRoadToChina (Never Again!)
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To: marlon
Because she has so much experience method acting those parts
37 posted on 04/14/2003 4:37:20 PM PDT by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: dirtboy
Susan Sarandan in "Ice Bound" (2003) (TV)
A Woman's Survival At The South Pole
This project is categorized as being in production.

Susan Sarandan in "A Whale in Montana" (2004)
Status: Pre-production
Comments: Filming is scheduled to begin on May 19, 2003.
Status Updated: 7 March 2003

38 posted on 04/14/2003 4:49:42 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Colofornian; dirtboy
Susan Sarandan will probably get a part in this movie. Wouldn't it be nice if Paramount Pictures and Lions Gate Films received negative e-mail about Sarandan?



"The Prince and the Freshman" (2004)

Release Date: TBA 2004 (wide)

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Production Company: Paramount Pictures, Lions Gate Films (coproducing with Paramount; they're handling foreign distribution), Sobini Films (Julia Pastrana)

Cast: Julia Stiles (Paige), "SUSAN SARANDAN"(in talks); other cast not announced yet.

Director: Martha Coolidge (Real Genius, Out to Sea, Rambling Rose, Lost in Yonkers, Valley Girl)

Screenwriter: Katherine Fugate (she made her debut with Carolina, which also stars J. Stiles); rewrites by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler (cowriters of Raising Helen)

Premise: Paige (Stiles), a free-spirited American college student (and motorcyling enthusiast) starting her education at an Indiana university, meets and falls in love with one of her classmates, but what she doesn't know is that he's actually a British prince, Frederick, spending his "gap year" (before having to perform his princely duties) by hiding in America disguised as a regular guy (Sarandon would play his mother).

Filming: Production is scheduled to start in July, 2003 (pushed back four months from the original target start in March) in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Genre: Comedy, Female, Romance, Teen


39 posted on 04/14/2003 5:02:08 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Why isn't this thread getting more play?
40 posted on 04/14/2003 7:04:44 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Fred Mertz
I don't have a clue Fred....
41 posted on 04/14/2003 7:19:37 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf
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To: dirtboy

"Cram it, Janet!"

Has she ever consented to appear at a cast reunion for Rocky Horror Picture Show? I know that for quite awhile she refused to do so. That film had far more impact than Bull Somthing...

42 posted on 04/15/2003 11:46:14 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
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To: dirtboy
Dittoes on the nice work kudos. Do you think she has enough grey matter to spot the hypocrisy? Sorry, stupid question.
43 posted on 04/15/2003 11:49:39 AM PDT by LiberationIT
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