Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Next time somebody starts whining about the Hollywood blacklist,

tell them to worry about the blacklist going on now:
But it's only natural that industry-based Obama supporters will henceforth regard him askance. Honestly? If I were a producer and I had to make a casting decision about hiring Voight or some older actor who hadn't pissed me off with an idiotic Washington Times op-ed piece, I might very well say to myself, "Voight? Let him eat cake."
And for a bit of other information,
The problem occurs when the 50-to-1 ratio is flipped and Mr. Clooney and his allegedly egalitarian allies are doing most of the hiring. Remember his pal Julia Roberts' slurs against Republicans? "Repugnant" Reaganites and "reptilian" Bushies planning to work on the "Ocean's 14" set have mastered a code of conduct: silence.

And when like minds aren't meeting each other at work, and they aren't schmoozing Monday morning at Hugo's, and they aren't talking about what they care about, then they aren't making projects they believe in.

That's hardly a free and creative environment. But maybe Hollywood stopped being that a while ago.Sorry, George.

When a big star like Bruce Willis sees his New York bar protested for his being a Republican, and his Hollywood pals don't rally to his defense, it's no wonder Mr. Willis doesn't talk openly about politics anymore.
"When the blacklist hit, I saw actors walk across the street to avoid me. The doorman at 485 Madison Avenue (former CBS headquarters) turned his back as I walked by. But I never felt hated by the ring-wing blacklisters. They just felt we were terribly wrong," he said.

"These days, the left doesn't just disagree with right-wingers - they hate them. People actually shudder when I tell them I'm a Republican. I should have to carry a bell and yell, 'unclean.' It doesn't bother me, though. I've been on both ends. Being hated is like voodoo. It only works if you feel hated. And I just won't. I know it will pass."
I damn sure hope so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No, the socialist/communists have always hated us. The difference is they feel free to express that hatred openly because now their allies -the libs and the media - are out in the open leading the charge.