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ABC's Peter Jennings Sympathy for Hollywood Hypocrites
Media Research Center ^ | 4/17/03

Posted on 04/20/2003 2:36:31 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!

ABC Covers Anti-War Actors By Playing Up Their “Punishment,” Not Their Errors or Radicalism

Peter’s Sympathy for Hollywood

      The war against Saddam Hussein may be over, but if you watch ABC, you might worry about the alleged oppressors still on the loose: President Bush and his supporters. On ABC last night, World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings heavily promoted their final segment on how the successful Iraq war would end badly – at least for Hollywood radicals. Jennings promised: “When we come back this evening, being against the war and in show business. And the people who want to punish you for that.”

     Jennings avoided tackling the issue that America’s vast pro-war majority might find interesting – how anti-war Hollywood actors were obviously incorrect in predicting doom, gloom, and repression “loosed by the Bush administration” – and instead reliably implied President Bush and his supporters were craven censors of courageous dissidents.

     Reporter Jim Wooten reported on how anti-war entertainers like the Dixie Chicks have been boycotted by war supporters and how actor Tim Robbins and his wife Susan Sarandon have been cancelled from an appearance at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

     He highlighted a Robbins speech at the National Press Club: “In Washington this week, Robbins criticized the political climate in which his right to express his views has come under attack.” Robbins was quoted: “Isn't what we're fighting for there, to spread democracy, to give the Iraqis the right to express their opinions in a public forum?”

     Wooten did not notice the Robbins bait-and-switch. Robbins has routinely denied the war was fought in the name of democracy, and has signed his name to hyperbolic Bush-hating rhetoric casting the White House as a center of national and international oppression. ABC didn’t give viewers the flavor of Hollywood’s harshest anti-war invective.

     For example, an ad signed by Robbins and others in the September 19, 2002 New York Times ludicrously declared the President was interested in creating an empire, not a democracy: “We are confronting a new openly imperial policy towards the world and a domestic policy that manufactures and manipulates fear to curtail rights.”

     Wooten capped off his story by dragging out the Hollywood Left’s oldest bugaboo: “All this has reminded some of the McCarthy era's blacklists that barred those even accused of communist sympathies for working in films or on television. And actor Mike Farrell believes it could happen again.”

     While ABC ached for Tim Robbins, who ached when Robbins led the boycotts? ABC found post-war boycotts a horror story of free speech under attack, but did not warn of the impending doom three years ago, when it was Robbins and other leftists organizing boycotts and blacklists. ABC gave Hollywood hypocrites a free ride.

     In 2000, the Screen Actors Guild went on a long strike against advertisers, demanding higher residual payments for actors appearing in commercials. Not only did Robbins and his colleagues demand that everyone punish Procter & Gamble workers with a boycott, they were highly interested in punishing any actor who crossed the picket line.

     When model-actress Elizabeth Hurley made an Estee Lauder ad, and then claimed she was unaware of the strike, Robbins was in a punitive mood, calling for Hurley to be punished, even banned from Hollywood. Hurley was eventually fined $100,000, not banned, but if she’d lost her SAG card, her acting career would have been ruined. Wooten didn’t have any time in his report last night for Tim Robbins’ attempt at Hollywood blacklisting. -- Tim Graham



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1 posted on 04/20/2003 2:36:32 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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More Media Bias Blame America Not the Looters.
2 posted on 04/20/2003 2:39:03 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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3 posted on 04/20/2003 2:44:16 PM PDT by gcruse (Saddam's last words. "I can see them. I can see 72.................VIRGILS???!!!?!?!")
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Compilation of the latest outrageous, sometimes humorous, quotes in the liberal media.

4 posted on 04/20/2003 2:44:52 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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ABC's Peter Jennings Sympathy for Hollywood Hypocrites

Yeah, like we are supposed to be surprised.

5 posted on 04/20/2003 2:46:54 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Not to forget the Hollywood left, when former Vice-President, Dan Quayle made a side remark on Murphy Brown and the ramifications of selfish,self serving conduct.

The Hollywood crowd beat up on Quayle with a concentrated bust of invective. It virtually succeeded in tainting Quayle. It shattered his image (wrongly and unfairly). All the man did was to give an opinion.

What goes around, comes around. Do not forget this man Jennings.

6 posted on 04/20/2003 2:49:54 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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“In Washington this week, Robbins criticized the political climate in which his right to express his views has come under attack.”

The stupid clymer STILL doesn't have it straight..

He spoke freely.... The public responded...

It appears he doesns't approve of the response! Duh!!!!


Semper Fi

7 posted on 04/20/2003 2:53:43 PM PDT by river rat (War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Tough choice! Tim Robbins vs. Liz Hurley? Tim Robbins vs. Liz Hurley? Tim Robbins vs. Liz Hurley? I think I'd choose Liz!!!
8 posted on 04/20/2003 2:56:36 PM PDT by reg45
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It is intersting to note that the Hollywood elite are as vocal against the war in Iraq as they were silent against the incursion into Serbia. In fact, the Not In Our Name crowd omitted any mention of Serbia in its nationwide advertisement. Susan Sarandon is a major supporter of NION. Their ad did highlight Panama City (remember capturing Norega) a favorite subject of Sarandon.

The real intent of these elitists is political: to put a "Clinton clone" in the White House. Speaking of Clinton, during the bombing of Serbia, which was specifically intended to destroy civilian infrastructure and necessarily resulted in extensive civilian deaths, when asked about these occurrances Clinton responded that it was the Serbians' fault because they let Milosevich come to, and remain in, power. I don't remember any criticism from any so-called anti-war groups of his policy. Nor do I recall any senior Clinton administration people resigning. But, just look at the Clinton appointees resigning now with the looting of artifacts in Baghdad. One positive thing to come out of this is that if President Bush keeps up the good work maybe even more Clinton hold overs will resign.

Finally, i'm waiting for some liberal law maker to propose that the federal government subsidize those in Hollywood who might be economically hurt by the public backlash to their political stand.
9 posted on 04/20/2003 2:58:07 PM PDT by Pharlap
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McCarthy was after communists that were there, that was a fact. Getting caught is what angered the America hating Hollywood people, then and now.
10 posted on 04/20/2003 3:00:49 PM PDT by cynicom
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Man, there's some really outrageous stuff at that site.
The things I don't know 'cause I never watch network TV...
11 posted on 04/20/2003 3:01:46 PM PDT by gcruse (Saddam's last words. "I can see them. I can see 72.................VIRGILS???!!!?!?!")
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Isn't ABC next to nothing in it's ratings? Wonder why?
12 posted on 04/20/2003 3:01:56 PM PDT by shiva
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Isn't ABC next to nothing in it's ratings? Wonder why?
13 posted on 04/20/2003 3:02:40 PM PDT by shiva
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To: cynicom
Celebrities on Politics and War

ABC’s New McCarthyism
ABC News has ignored the vicious anti-war rants of left-wing celebrities. But when actor Tim Robbins complained about being "punished" for his unpopular views, Peter Jennings and company dedicated an entire segment to it and even compared a few “disinvites” to McCarthy-era “blacklists.”

Robbins Whines About Hall of Fame Dis-Invite
The Baseball Hall of Fame told Tim Robbins he was un-invited to a special event celebrating the movie “Bull Durham.” Robbins was unhappy and said during a Today appearance that claimed people were being silenced. One thing’s for sure, Robbins hasn’t been. In addition to a lengthy interview on Today, the actor appeared at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

Newsweek and FNC Note Garofalo’s Promise
The MRC made note of actress Janeane Garofalo’s promise to apologize to the White House “on my knees on cut glass” if Iraqis celebrated liberation and weapons of mass destruction were found. Now Newsweek and Fox News are wondering when the apology will occur.

Huffington Compares Statue Toppling to American Idol
We’re not kidding. Besides the senseless analogy – there was even more to it than the headline describes -- Huffington also berated host Bill Maher for suggesting that those opposed to the war now “enjoy” moment of Iraqi freedom.

90210 Star Supports Bush
Shannon Doherty extolled her love for Donald Rumsfeld, said she’s “a big supporter of George Bush” and admitted that she keeps a picture of herself and Ari Fleischer on her fridge.

Dennis Miller Backs the President on Today
Comedian Dennis Miller appeared on Today and told viewers he was a big fan of President Bush. Miller also made several French jokes and said he was like Bush in that he “saw the world more like checkers than chess.”

That’s Really Gonna Hurt!
On FNC's The O'Reilly Factor in early March, actress Janeane Garofalo said she would "go to the White House on my knees on cut glass" if Iraqis welcomed U.S. forces and weapons of mass destruction were found. Well...

Miller Slams Protesters, Arnett and the Dixie Chicks
After voicing his pride in the American military, comedian Dennis Miller slammed anti-war protesters, journalists and celebrities during his appearance on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “Surprisingly,” Miller said in reference to the Dixie Chicks, “making fun of the President on foreign land in a time of war doesn't seem to play with the NASCAR crowd.”

Dennis Franz Backs The Troops
Vietnam veteran and NYPD Blue star Dennis Franz told the syndicated program Extra that he supports the war. “I think we’re doing the right thing,” he said. Franz also urged Americans to get behind the troops. “They are defending our country. Thank God we have people in this world that are willing to do it.”

Fans Walk Out on Pearl Jam’s Anti-Bush Rant
The Rocky Mountain News reported that dozens of incensed fans walked out of a Pearl Jam concert after the group’s lead singer impaled a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand and slammed it to the stage.

Garofalo Denounces War, Claims Radio Hosts Make Stuff Up
Appearing with Janeane Garofalo on an HBO show, radio host Michael Graham mentioned an anti-war sign that proclaimed “We Support Our Troops When They Shoot Their Officers.” This set Garofalo off. She flew into a rage and claimed “right wing” radio hosts “make s*** up all the time.” Garofalo also added that attacks on the Dixie Chicks were a good way “for really stupid people to hook up.”

CBS Corrects Moore’s Post-Academy Awards Rant
Filmmaker Michael Moore obnoxiously and falsely claimed “a majority of Americans oppose what Bush stands for.” “Not according to the latest CBS News/New York Times poll,” Sandra Hughes reported.

Fund: Moore's Movie Full of Inaccuracies and Distortions
Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore's documentary Bowling for Columbine is up for an Academy Award. According to's John Fund, the movie has so many misrepresentations, distortions and inaccuracies that it should be considered a work of fiction.

Paltrow Questions Motives Behind War
Gwyneth Paltrow told ABC’s Richard Gizbert that anti-Americanism was rife in Britain and that some were calling British Prime Minister the “Vice President.” She also questioned “the war and the motives behind it.”

Hollywood Stars Aren’t Anti-War, Just Anti-Bush
The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund wrote a piece for that documented how Hollywood liberals were silent when President Clinton, without U.N. approval, bombed Kosovo, Afghanistan and Sudan.

Glover: Patriotism and Nationalism Are “Barriers” to “Detain” and “Quiet”
Danny Glover accepted an NAACP award and asserted: “How we assume our responsibility as concerned, informed citizens, to question, [to] dissent, to speak truth in times when fear and the call to nationalism and patriotism are used as barriers to quiet us and detain us will determine how we [are] remembered.”

A New Blacklist?
Here's more proof that celebrities and the so-called "journalists" that cover them are out of touch with reality. Access Hollywood's Pat O'Brien ran a story suggesting anti-war celebrities might be "blacklisted" in Hollywood because of their views. The segment included a comment from actor Peter Boyle, who claimed he wasn't making any anti-war statements because he was "afraid of Bush."

Lange Resents Being Labeled Anti-American
Jessica Lange got a sympathetic ear from guest Late Show host Whoopi Goldberg as she complained some more. “The thing I resent most,” said the woman who claimed last fall to be embarrassed and humiliated to be an American, “is…some kind of equation between being anti-war and anti-American.”

Grammer and Vaugh Support Iraq Policy
Not all Hollywood celebrities are embarrassed by the U.S. policy toward Iraq. Kelsey Grammer professed support and Vince Vaughn asked British critics of America what they thought of the Marshall Plan.

O’Reilly to Garofalo: People Are Going to Think You’re a Loon
On The Pulse, Bill O’Reilly confronted actress Janeane Garofalo about her remarks that George Bush is a bigger threat to world peace than Saddam Hussein. “Equal in a different way,” she said.

Maher Claims Rather Was Too Soft on Hussein
Anti-Bush comedian Bill Maher even thought Dan Rather was too easy on Saddam Hussein, wondering if it was proper “to be throwing softball questions to the guy who the President says is a liar.”

Thompson Versus Sheen
U.S. Senator-turned-actor Fred Thompson appeared in Citizens United ads last week in support of President Bush’s Iraq policies and opposite “peace” activist Mike Farrell on Meet the Press. Meanwhile, Sheen, an actor who plays the President on a TV show, was hitting softballs from CNN and garnering more free publicity for his anti-war advertisement.

Miller Offers His Thoughts on Protesters and Saddam
Comedian Dennis Miller appeared on the NBC Tonight Show and provided this unique look at “peace” protesters: “If you’re in a peace march and the guy next to you has a sign saying that ‘Bush is Hitler,’ forget the peace thing for a second and beat his ass.”

Garofalo, on TV Again, Has Running Argument With Fox Anchor
Anti-liberation of Iraq activist Jeneane Garofalo appeared on Fox & Friends and got a surprise; a combative, eight-minute interview from co-anchor Brian Kilmeade.

Kid Rock Has A Different Take
Kid Rock, the hip-hop/country/Southern Rock singer, differs with most musicians on Iraq. “We ought to kill that mother [bleeper], Saddam,” the Kid told the New York Daily News, although he does think musicians should stay out of politics.

Garofalo Gets on Fox News Sunday
A few weeks ago, actress and “peace” activist Janeane Garofalo was complaining about not being taken seriously. Then she started popping up every time a TV set was turned on. On February 24, she was on Fox News Sunday with Tony Snow.

Maher Stands Up for the French
Finally somebody came to the defense of the French. “No more whining about the French,” comedian Bill Maher said. “At least they’re standing up to the Bush administration, which is more than I can say for the Democrats!”

The Voice of CNN Is For “Finishing” Iraq
Actor James Earl Jones, the voice of both CNN and Darth Vader, is not a typical anti-war celebrity. Jones told a group of North Carolina college students “that we should have finished that war the first time.”

Actress: Hussein and Bush Threaten Peace
To a Hollywood celebrity, President Bush is as big a threat to peace as Iraq's dictator. Actress Janeane Garofalo claimed both men were “very threatening to world peace” and added that anyone who didn't believe her was “incredibly naive.”

Jamie Lee Curtis Rages Against Bush 
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis launched an anti-Bush tirade during an appearance on The View. When host Meredith Vieira passed along President Bush’s statement that he would not make policy based on “focus groups,” Curtis exploded. “That was millions of people!…That was millions of the people he’s supposed to serve!”

That’s a Question?
Actress Susan Sarandon appeared on CNN’s American Morning and got this tough question: “Why, as an American citizen, do you think it’s important to stand out and step up now?”

Turner Claims New Civil War Movie is “Anti-War”
Ted Turner claimed Gods and Generals was an anti-war movie with a message: good guys get killed in wars. Turner also suggested that because there is the power “to destroy the human race…we’re gonna have to learn to negotiate.”

Queen Latifah Claims “Cold War Thing” Was a Ruse
Actress Queen Latifah told the ladies on The View that she didn’t know what to believe. I remember when I was a kid, you know, this whole Cold War thing. They had us scared of the Russians. 'The Russians, the Russians, the Russians.' So it’s almost like what’s real and what’s not?”

Too Much Miller Time for Donahue
Pro-Bush comedian Dennis Miller slammed several of Phil Donahue's liberal claims and wondered why the talk show host insisted on claiming the U.S. would kill innocents in a war with Iraq. "Do you think that's our intention, to go over and seek out the innocent people?" Miller asked.

Danny Glover Calls Bush Racist
Actor Danny Glover told a Brazilian magazine that President Bush was trying to “eliminate everything Americans had accomplished so far in matters of race and equality.”

Ron Silver Takes Up for Bush, Slams Europeans
Ron Silver recently took the head of the European Parliament to task for the continent’s anti-American attitude and discussed the episode with FNC’s Beltway Boys. European criticisms, Silver said, are “logically incoherent.”

Ted Turner Talks About War and Lectures Us All on Sharing
AOL Time Warner Vice Chairman Ted Turner claimed an Iraq war would be like dropping a nuke to get a sniper. The billionaire founder of CNN also claimed poverty was the problem behind terrorism and trying to “build a better world” was his number one priority.

Gere Goes to Berlin, Claims Bush Is Hiding Something
Actor Richard Gere told reporters in Germany that he was having “feelings” about the attempt to get rid of Saddam Hussein. “I have a feeling something is at work here that will someday see the light of day,” he said.

Dustin Hoffman Slams Bush
In keeping with recent tradition, Dustin Hoffman went abroad and slammed the Bush administration, claiming it was “manipulating the grief of the country.” Hoffman also showed he had paid attention in political science class, claiming the Iraq war was about “hegemony” as well as oil, power and money.

Dennis Miller on Hardball
The comedian appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball and defended his beliefs for Chris Matthews. The comedian stands behind Bush’s Iraq policy and started moving away from the Democratic Party because of their stand on school vouchers.

Dennis Miller Slams The French…and Others
Comedian Dennis Miller took shots at the French, the ACLU and Sean Penn in an appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show.

Not Being Taken Seriously...No Kidding!
Actress and "peace" activist Janeane Garofalo complained that she was not being taken seriously by the news media. She then went on to claim that George W. Bush's pro-life stance was "glaringly hypocritical" because of his Iraq policy. 

Ed Harris Claims Bush is not “A Man”
In a sanctimonious, childish display at a NARAL Pro Choice America banquet, actor Ed Harris denigrated Bush’s manhood. “He knows how to shoot a gun and drive to drive a pickup truck, etcetera like that. That’s not the definition of a man, God [expletive],” the actor shouted.

Clooney Claims the Government “Is Running Exactly Like the Sopranos”
More deep thoughts from Hollywood. George Clooney appeared on Charlie Rose – isn’t that supposed to be a “serious” show – and claimed “We’re picking on people we can beat, you know, and we’re saying, okay, we’ll go get them.”

Sheryl Crow Says War Disturbs Karma, Is Not The Answer
Sheryl Crow provided some incoherent opinions on war and peace at the American Music Awards. War is never the answer and there are "huge karmic retributions" Crow told AP. "The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies," she added.

Lange & Hopkins Drool Over Carter
Jessica Lange and Anthony Hopkins gave fawning tributes to former President Jimmy Carter during the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize Concert from Oslo, Norway. The filmed event was shown on A&E on January 10.

Clooney Calls Bush "Dim," Thinks Cuomo Should be President
According to the New York Post's Page Six feature, actor George Clooney put his political views on full display in a recent interview with GQ. The country needs a leader, not a manager, and President Bush doesn't fit the bill, Clooney claimed.

Asner Claims U.S. Has No "Moral Authority"
Left-wing actor Ed Asner disparaged President Bush and suggested Iraq posed no nuclear threat. "They'd have to borrow atomic bombs from Israel," Asner bellowed. The U.S. policy also lacked moral authority and contained "a strong streak of racism," he added.

George Clooney's Short Memory
A recent MSNBC web story picked up comments George Clooney made to a British newspaper last January. The former star of NBC's ER compared America's post 9-11 actions to WWII and told London's Observer "it was a lot clearer then. We were attacked."

New Primetime Show Will Feature Liberal Senator
New NBC drama about a liberal U.S. Senator and his staff promises to follow in the steps of The West Wing. The "models" for the two stars of the series are Paul Wellstone and Nancy Pelosi.
The actor who will be playing the senator is Barbra Streisand's stepson, Josh Brolin.

Bill Maher is Depressed by How Little Bush is Doing to Fight Terrorism
The former host of ABC's Politically Incorrect told CNN's Larry King that he found President Bush's popularity to be depressing. "He has really done so little to fight terrorism," Maher whined.

Dennis Miller Praises Bush
Comedian/actor Dennis Miller told Jay Leno that President Bush was "a decent guy" who made him "proud to be an American again." Miller praised Bush's anti-terrorism efforts and favored attacking Iraq.

Country Performer Needles Peter Jennings
Country singer Vince Gill introduced Peter Jennings nemesis Toby Keith at the November 7 Country Music Association awards cermony. Gill claimed he had asked Jennings to come to Nashville and introduce Keith. "He didn't come. He's afraid he's gonna get one of them boots up the ass is what happened," Gill said.

Jessica Lange Campaigns for Mondale
Fresh from her anti-American rant in Spain, actress Jessica Lange campaigned for Walter Mondale in Minnesota and shared the stage with the liberal Democrat on at least one occasion.

Babs Claims Wellstone Crash Was "No Accident"
Singer and Democratic activist Barbra Streisand "is privately saying that Senator Paul Wellstone's plane crash was 'no accident.'" According to a story in the Nov. 4 New York Post, the singer also claimed Republican victory in the Nov. 5 election would be "devastating" for reproductive choice, the environment and civil liberties.
Streisand Denies "No Accident" Comment

Maher Condemns U.S. and Praises Smaller Cars
In an appearance on Larry King Live, the former host of ABC's Politically Incorrect rejected the notion that the United States is basically good. "Not for the rest of the world," the comic said. Maher also suggested that President Bush is focusing on Iraq to avoid the economy and said Americans can fight terrorism by buying hyrid cars.

Business and al-Qaeda Are Just Alike!
Actress Susan Saradon shared her wisdom with some left-wing friends at the October 26 anti-Bush/Iraq war protest on the National Mall. She first claimed "terrrorism has never successfully been fought this way" and later asserted that Bush had "hijacked our pain, our loss, our fear."

Right Back At Ya: McCain Slams Babs on SNL
Saturday Night Live's studio audience broke into applause when Sen. John McCain zinged Barbra Streisand . "Do I know how to sing?" the Arizona Republican asked. "About as well as she knows how to govern America." McCain then sang part of a Streisand song and took another swipe. "Pretty annoying, huh? Now you know how I feel."

Kevin Spacey: Dems Believe "They Can Truly Help People"
CNN's Lou Dobbs interviewed actor Kevin Spacey on the October 18 Moneyline. Spacey, a contributor to Barbra Streisand's late September fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, claimed Democrats want to help people and "govern through evidence." Republicans, according to Spacey, "govern through ideology and power." 

Sean Penn Pays to Criticize Bush
Actor Sean Penn spent $56,000 last week to proclaim his displeasure with President Bush. In an ad that covered three-quarters of page A8 in the October 18 Washington Post, Penn accused Bush of violating the country's defining principles and "deconstructing" civil liberties. The actor also urged the President "to listen to Gershwin, read chapters of Stegner, of Saroyan, the speeches of Martin Luther King."

Woody Harrelson Claims Iraq Policy is Racist
Saddam Hussein bears no responsibility for Iraq's people, according to the former "Cheers" star. Harrelson also claimed President Bush stole the White House and that the Bush administration is eager to make "perpetual war" on non-white countries. The actor also took former President Clinton to task for "allowing the deaths of thousands of innocent people."

Jessica Lange, America-Hater!
Lange told an audience at Spain’s San Sebastian Film Festival that “I hate George W. Bush” and “I despise” his administration. She also said it was an “embarrassing” time to be from the United States. Also includes comments from ABC’s Barbara Walters, who took Lange to task for her comments. “This is still the greatest country in the world, whether you like the President and agree with him or you don't. It's the wrong place to do it.” 

Not in Our Name!
Ed Asner, Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda, Ossie Davis, Oliver Stone, Danny Glover, Marisa Tomei and a few leftist playwrights, authors and singers ran a full-page ad in the New York Times to promote “Not in Our Name,” a petition that begged President Bush to stop the war on terrorism, calling it “unjust, immoral, and illegitimate.”

Asner Claims Bush is “Desecrating” America
Ed Asner, the left-wing actor who became famous for playing the role of Lou Grant on the 1970s comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show, appeared on FNC’s The O’Reilly Factor and claimed “George Bush’s actions are desecrating the America I grew up in. He is making us an imperialist government.”

Barbra Streisand Helps Dems Raise $6 Million 
Surrounded by Hollywood stars and Democratic politicians, Streisand sang a semi-clever parody of “The Way We Were,” called Bush, Cheney and Ashcroft crazy, and said she would do “practically anything” to help the Democrats win the House of Representatives in the upcoming election. 

Good Thing She Can Sing Because She Sure Can’t Spell! 
Streisand sent an urgent memo to House Minority Leader Dick “Gebhardt” that encouraged Democrats to “go on the offensive” against President Bush and his Iraq policy.

Deep Thoughts from the Shawshank Redemption Guy
Actor Tim Robbins asserted that President Bush wants to attack Iraq to “change the subject from Cheney and Halliburton” and to keep control of the House. 

The West Wing: Democratic Propaganda in Prime Time
Martin Sheen told PBS interviewer Charlie Rose that President Bartlet – the part Sheen plays on The West Wing – was a combination of Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and John F. Kennedy.

The West Wing launched its season with a liberal rant as President Bartlet begins his fictional reelection campaign. His opponent is a Republican governor from the South who’s in cahoots with Big Oil.

Steve Earle (Who?) Sings About John Walker Lindh and Gets on TV! 
Alternative country singer Steve Earle – a sales-challenged singer for the last decade – has recorded a tribute to American Taliban John Walker Lindh and it has led to his appearance on network news shows. Twice!

Richard Dreyfuss Fears for the Constitution
Actor Richard Dreyfuss appeared on Fox News Channel and criticized conservatives for “giving Bush power that simply doesn’t exist in the Constitution.” Dreyfuss also praised Barbra Streisand and Al Gore and found fault with Democrats for not speaking out against the Iraq policy more often and earlier.

Harry Belafonte Blasts Colin Powell
Singer Harry Belafonte called Secretary of State Colin Powell a “house slave” in a San Diego radio interview. The singer also accused Attorney General John Ashcroft of using McCarthy-era tactics.

Hollywood Heresy: Barbra’s Not God!
Everybody Loves Raymond co-star Patricia Heaton talks about being pro-life and conservative in Hollywood on FNC’s The O’Reilly Factor. The Emmy-award winning actress defended both her faith and her beliefs, telling host Bill O’Reilly: “As a Christian, it will not be Barbra Streisand I'm standing in front of when I have to make an accounting of my life.”

The Rest of Us Think It’s Ridiculous!
James Woods blasted liberal critics of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and criticized feminists and Hillary Clinton.

14 posted on 04/20/2003 3:06:08 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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... Mike Farrell ...

Mikey, Mikey, Mikey. What can I say?

Is it blacklisting to stop to patronizing an establishment that routinely spits in your food or in your face?

I was surfing yesterday and caught something on Court TV, I think. Mikey's leading the charge against holding
artistes accountable to the hoi polloi.

It's not blacklisting, Mikey. It's result of any business disdaining the customer.

[Real] voters do it all the time (although, not in enough number, IMO) to politicians at election time.

Restaurants fail for reasons that include: snotty help, bad food, poor service.

Hollywood is feeling the heat from snotty [and talent-challenged] performers, and producing bad and over priced products.

15 posted on 04/20/2003 3:11:43 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke
Jennings Blames U.S. for Leaving Deadly Germs “Unguarded.”

16 posted on 04/20/2003 3:13:34 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Future segment ideas for Peter Jennings to cover:

When we come back, being a Christian pastor and being invited to the White House for a Resurrection Sunday Service. And the people who want to punish you for that.

When we come back, being a black conservative Supreme Court Justice and being invited to speak at a college commencement ceremony. And the people who want to punish you for that.

When we come back, being a conservative female radio talk show hosts and wanting to have a TV show. And the people who want to punish you for that.

When we come back, being a black Christian ex-football player and ordained minister who is invited to be an analyst for an NFL pre-game show. And the people who want to punish you for that.

Need I go on?

17 posted on 04/20/2003 3:16:15 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Notice how Jennings personalizes the story? He starts out by saying "being against the war and in show business"....and then he follows that up with, "and the people who want to punish YOU for that." YOU...they want to punish YOU dear viewer. Dear 89 year old confined to a wheelchair in a nursing home viewer. They want to punish YOU for that.

Just stick to the facts you Canucklehead.

18 posted on 04/20/2003 3:21:26 PM PDT by Texas Eagle
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To: Texas Eagle
He does personalize it and then tries to slickly push with scare tactics his views on who ever is listening to him. He is anti-American.

I saw Brokaw on Leno or one of those late night shows use the term " you know those right wingers."

19 posted on 04/20/2003 3:25:45 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: river rat
It's True: 'Liberals' Wanted Saddam to Beat U.S.

20 posted on 04/20/2003 3:32:08 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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