Is Hollywood Starting to See The Light?

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    It was a shocker to me, but some 80 plus Hollywood celebs signed a letter supporting the war on terror

    What did not surprise me was the liberal MSM ignored the story.

    Again if you do not watch Fox News, you have not heard about this


    http://newsbusters.org/node/7063#comment
    Media Ignore Celebs Against Terrorism
    Posted by Matthew Sheffield on August 18, 2006 - 14:53.
    Have you heard the news of the latest celebrity political pronouncement?

    For those living in a cave, Bernie Mac, Nicole Kidman, Michael Douglas, Danny De Vito, Bruce Willis, and a host of other celebs recently signed an issue ad taking a stand…against terrorism.

    Didn't hear about it? That's no surprise. According to Nexis, not a single American news organization other than Fox News Channel has covered it.

    Say what you will about celebs "shutting up and singing," but the fact that this isn't getting nearly the coverage given to anti-Bush and anti-American rants of lesser lights like the Dixie Chicks or Michael Moore is a yet another nail in the coffin that the media in this country is sorely lacking in political diversity. (Full text and signers here.)

    HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD:


    NICOLE Kidman has made a public stand against terrorism.

    The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today's Los Angeles Times newspaper.

    It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine.

    "We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas," the ad reads.

    "If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die.

    "We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs."
     
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    Not to disagree, but I haved to take the same stance on Hollywood stars that support the war that I take on those that don't. In a proper forum, no problem.

    But, when celebrities abuse their access to the media, and or abuse being center-stage at a show to force their political views on others when they were paid for their entertainment abilities not their political opinions, I have to cry foul.

    Naturally, I agree with those who support the war on terror, and it damned sure reflects in my purchasing power. However, when I go to a concert, I want to be entertained. I can hear political ranting at home on the tube. Or better yet, log on here and participate. THIS is a proper forum!;)
     
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    Being pro-WOT and pro-Bush isn't controversial.

    The MSM doesn't care about non-controversial subjects.
     
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    Nicole Kidman is ALL kinds of hot. :)
     
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    What was Tom Cruise thinking when he let her go?

    But I was surprised to see liberal celebs siding with Pres Bush on this issue
     
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    It was really the other way around. Most people think they split because she did not believe at all in Scientology (and they couldn't agree on how much involvement in their family it should be). Called it "crap," etc.
     
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    Cmon now that's an easy one to answer.

    Dennis Hopper surprised me, a long way from his "Easy Rider "Days..........Some do grow up eventually:thup:
     
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    OR....
    Maybe their starting to see their careers washing down the drain..

    Call me Miss, suspicious..?

    :dunno:
     
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    Like the Dixe Chicks, i.e. Saddam's Angels?
     
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    Only a very small percentage of today’s Hollywood crowd will ever “see the light”, as you put it. The goal of the Hollywood crowd is to draw the rest of us into their non-reality, rather than their dealing with the reality of actual life.

    But, like you, my hat’s off to these few people who were willing to voice a different opinion than that sounded by Hollywood’s ruling elite.
     
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