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Clooney Slams the Media
Hollywood.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2006 | Wenn

Posted on 09/22/2006 2:01:31 PM PDT by melt

HOLLYWOOD - Hollywood activist George Clooney has launched a scathing attack on the media, accusing journalists and producers of neglecting their responsibilities to their country. The Ocean's Eleven star is a vocal opponent of President George W. Bush--and he believes the media has betrayed the public by not reporting the truth about the Bush administration.

And Clooney, who joined Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel last week to address the United Nations Security Council about the problems in Darfur, blames the American public for focusing on reality TV shows instead of real news.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywood.com ...


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KEYWORDS: clooney; iraqwar; jerk; lovedclintonswars; lyingliars; makingitup; mediabias; mediawar; proterrorist; saddamite; unitednations
On the world stage, George Clooney is the mental giant behind "Ocean's Tw'Elves'"...
1 posted on 09/22/2006 2:01:31 PM PDT by melt
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To: melt
Clooney, please take the sock out of your pants.
2 posted on 09/22/2006 2:03:28 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: melt

Why, it sounds like a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy!


3 posted on 09/22/2006 2:03:40 PM PDT by gridlock (The 'Pubbies will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: melt

"...he believes the media has betrayed the public by not reporting the truth about the Bush administration. "


Somehow I agree with that statement but not in the same way whats his face does.


4 posted on 09/22/2006 2:03:40 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Seeking the Truth in Folks.)
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To: melt

Actors act!!!! That is all the a-wipe is doing. Only one of them had real cajones and his name was Reagan.


5 posted on 09/22/2006 2:04:10 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: melt

Run your mouth George....and piss off those in the red states.


6 posted on 09/22/2006 2:04:21 PM PDT by Dog
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To: melt

Clooney. . . blames the American public for focusing on reality TV shows instead of real news.

This comment from one who makes his living by making movies which are directed at focusing the publics attention on him and not the real problems in the world. What a hypocrite.


7 posted on 09/22/2006 2:04:28 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: melt

George who????


8 posted on 09/22/2006 2:04:36 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers - Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason)
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To: melt
..blames the American public for focusing on reality TV shows instead of real news.

Well I'll agree with that part.

Everything else is Barbara Streisand.

9 posted on 09/22/2006 2:04:44 PM PDT by evad (sarcasm may be introduced at any moment of any post)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Oh really...how so?


10 posted on 09/22/2006 2:04:54 PM PDT by Dog
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To: melt
blames the American public

Yeah, George, your fans are screwy.

Sure, THAT will sell.

11 posted on 09/22/2006 2:05:40 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: melt

>>he believes the media has betrayed the public by not reporting the truth about the Bush administration.<<

Either he is a self absorbed idiot, or he knows something.

I vote for the former.


12 posted on 09/22/2006 2:05:48 PM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is more dangerous to the world now that Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: melt
When the Congress allows these mental midgets from Hollywood to take up their time espousing their view of the world, and on issues which they have NO expertise in, it shows where this country has gone.

The legacy of the Bent One is that Hollywood is now a political force purchased with donations to the DNC, and they are "entitled" now to a forum for espousing their bent views in front of the American public, as if they have the eutopian answers to all the world's problems in their pin heads..........

13 posted on 09/22/2006 2:05:59 PM PDT by traditional1
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To: melt

cLOONEY you idiot. The media's done all it can. Where shall we start? Plamegate? Rathergate? Gitmogate? 9-11 history cover-up-gate? Katrinagate? Iraqgate?

LIES LIES AND MORE LIES. LEAVE THEM ALONE LOONEY. THEY'VE DONE EVERYTHING THE COULD DO AND MORE FOR YOUR SORRY ASS POLITICAL VIEWS.


14 posted on 09/22/2006 2:06:34 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: SoldierDad

"This comment from one who makes his living by making movies which are directed at focusing the publics attention on him and not the real problems in the world. What a hypocrite."

You beat me to it.


15 posted on 09/22/2006 2:06:53 PM PDT by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: evad

That reminds me . Did you see the picture of Babs sagging braless boobs today.. EEEEUUUUUUUwww!


16 posted on 09/22/2006 2:07:06 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (look at a map)
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To: shankbear

How dare you insult President Clooney.


17 posted on 09/22/2006 2:07:40 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: melt

I'm grateful Rosemary didn't live to see this.


18 posted on 09/22/2006 2:07:50 PM PDT by CWOJackson
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To: melt
Clooney's idea of TV is the same as Edward R. Murrow whom Clooney depicted in "Good Night and Good Luck".

In this movie, Murrow bewailed the big media too as giving too much entertainment to Joe Six Pack. This is elititism to the extreme.

Joe Six Pack liked Milton Berle then and he loves American Idol today. Murrow and Clooney would like to manage the media like Communist China does.

19 posted on 09/22/2006 2:08:22 PM PDT by what's up
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To: melt

Typical liberal rant. No specifics, just generic whining.


20 posted on 09/22/2006 2:09:05 PM PDT by avacado
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To: GOP Poet
Clooney, please take the sock out of your pants.

Poor George... he was born with a sliver in his pants.

21 posted on 09/22/2006 2:09:17 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt

It's scary to think what the moonbat's idea of balance would be.


22 posted on 09/22/2006 2:09:21 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: golfisnr1
Babs Boobs..

Yikes.

Thank the stars I read this BEFORE dinner.

23 posted on 09/22/2006 2:09:37 PM PDT by evad (sarcasm may be introduced at any moment of any post)
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To: Dog
What does this mean?

"The media's failings reflect on the rest of us too. It took, what, three months after September 11 before reality shows became big again? There's a responsibility to be upheld."

24 posted on 09/22/2006 2:09:51 PM PDT by Howlin (Declassify the Joe Wilson "Report!")
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To: scottdeus12

Sorry. The hypocrasy of this loon just made my blood boil faster.


25 posted on 09/22/2006 2:11:03 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: CWOJackson
I'm grateful Rosemary didn't live to see this.

"Rosemary's Baby" nephew is on the loose again.

26 posted on 09/22/2006 2:15:11 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt
Clooney...blames the American public

Keep it up Klooney. Help bring us victory in November...

27 posted on 09/22/2006 2:15:32 PM PDT by NewLand (Always Remember September 11, 2001)
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To: melt

This from a guy who collects "Victoria's Secret "catalogues? Or was it "TV Guides"?


28 posted on 09/22/2006 2:16:42 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: melt
George Clooney has launched a scathing attack on the media, accusing journalists and producers of neglecting their responsibilities to their country

someone send Clooney the Clinton Body Count newsletter subcription

29 posted on 09/22/2006 2:18:33 PM PDT by alrea
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To: melt
Hollywood activist George Clooney has launched a scathing attack on the media, accusing journalists and producers of neglecting their responsibilities to their country.

BUT BUT BUT, Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace said that they have to allegiance to America when it comes to reporting.

Oh wait, Looney Clooney is urging for journalists to speak out against this administration, not warn troops of an impending ambush.

30 posted on 09/22/2006 2:21:06 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: PzLdr

[George's parents' house]

(Frank and Ricky are going through Frank's TV Guide collection. The coffee table is covered in boxes of the magazine.)

RICKY: I like the special fall preview issues the best.

FRANK: Those. I've been saving those from the beginning.

(The doorbell rings.)

RICKY: These are worth like, a lot of money.

(Estelle opens the door, to find Elaine.)

ESTELLE: Oh, hello Elaine!

ELAINE: Hello. (she enters)

RICKY: (jumping to his feet) Elaine! Hello! You look scrumptious.

(Elaine looks nervous and surprised.)

FRANK: Why'd you take my TV Guide?

ELAINE: (placatory) I'm so sorry about that Mr Costanza, but look. Look, I brought you another one. (hands it over)

RICKY: I made this for you.

ELAINE: (accepts reluctantly) Oh, thank you.

FRANK: (examining magazine) What is this? You got stains all over it! What the hell'd you do?

RICKY: Hey, you can't talk to her like that.

FRANK: (yelling) I'll talk to her any way I want!

RICKY: Come on Elaine, let's go.

(As Ricky strides over to Elaine, he catches the coffee table with his leg. It tips up with the weight of the TV Guide collection and falls over with a crash.)

ESTELLE: My coffee table!


31 posted on 09/22/2006 2:23:47 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: melt
and he believes the media has betrayed the public by not reporting the truth about the Bush administration.

He is correct! The media hasn't given a very good accounting of our president. The MSM is about stirring up bias, misinformation and suspicion about the Bush administration. I'd like to see Clooney lean over and start grilling Katie Couric with those questions. She would punch him dead in the face.

32 posted on 09/22/2006 2:24:14 PM PDT by oyez ( The older I get, the better I was.)
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To: CommieCutter

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33 posted on 09/22/2006 2:25:23 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: melt
Just because you are a movie star, Looney, what makes you feel the rest of us should give you the time of day concerning world affairs. The same goes to the rest of you jack ass movie and TV stars. You all make me sick.

Most of you have never worked and honest day in your miserable lives and somehow you feel you have the right to tell the rest of us average Americans how bad we have it and if we only listen you you weirdos all our problems will be solved. Give us all a break and stick to what you do best, and leave the job of saving us all to the likes of President Bush and our military.
34 posted on 09/22/2006 2:28:03 PM PDT by Duke Wayne
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To: melt
blames the American public for focusing on reality TV shows instead of real news left wing actors and their two-bit movies.

There, fixed it.
35 posted on 09/22/2006 2:44:04 PM PDT by kenth (There are three kinds of people in the world. Those who can count, and those who can't.)
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To: Duke Wayne

Why can't more movie and TV stars be like 24's Mary Lynn Rajskub? (CHLOE!!). These is a direct quote:

"I got into acting to avoid politics of any sort. And so I could remain in a fantasy world."

and at a TCA event "She called herself a blank slate politically" (this came from a Washington Post blog)





36 posted on 09/22/2006 7:25:45 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: shankbear

I remember hearing some good things about a guy named John Wayne too.


37 posted on 09/22/2006 7:26:49 PM PDT by frankiep (I respect Islamofacists more than the American left - at least they ADMIT that they hate the US.)
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To: kenth
blames the American public for focusing on reality TV shows instead of real news left wing actors and their two-bit movies reel loooosers.

There, fixed it. : )

38 posted on 09/22/2006 9:44:23 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: melt

What next George, are you going to start bottling your own farts and selling them as divine wisdom aroma therapy?


39 posted on 09/23/2006 5:22:08 AM PDT by poobear (Political Left, continually accusing their foes of what THEY themselves do every day.)
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