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Danny Ocean Defends The Rather Network (Ann Coulter)
Yahoo.com ^ | 11-09-05 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 11/09/2005 4:28:47 PM PST by smoothsailing

DANNY OCEAN DEFENDS THE RATHER NETWORK

By Ann Coulter 33 minutes ago

The most cosseted, self-indulgent, worthless people in the universe are worried their suffering has been downgraded. For 50 years Hollywood drama queens have churned out plays, movies, TV shows, books, poems, allegories, museum exhibits, personal testimonials, dioramas, interpretive dances, wood carvings, cave paintings, needlepoint wall hangings and scatological limericks about their victimization at the hands of a brute named Joe McCarthy. Schoolchildren who will learn nothing about George Washington, Thomas Edison or Paul Revere are forced to read chapter and verse about the black night of fascism (BNOF) under McCarthy.

But half a century of myth-making later, one little book comes out and gives the contrary view -- and Hollywood thinks it's Treblinka.

George Clooney, writer and director of the rebuttal, claims he was driven to make the movie "Good Night, and Good Luck" because "a book came out about how great McCarthy was."

Q: Ann Coulter's "Treason"?

GC: Yes.

Needless to say I was shocked to learn that George Clooney can read. Liberals haven't been so shocked by a book since "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

So, apparently, we must revisit the BNOF under McCarthy one more time. (Ethical dilemma: Would you write a book to set the record straight on Joseph McCarthy knowing that it might give rise to yet another lame George Clooney movie?)

Clooney said of his small contribution to the "McCarthyism" industry: "I realized that we had to be incredibly careful with the facts, because if we got any of them wrong, they could say it's all horse****. So I had to double-source every scene."

I don't intend to see his movie because -- except for the McCarthy parts -- it sounds like a snoozefest. (Half the reviewers so far have said "good night" to Clooney, and the other half have said "good luck.") And despite all those "double-sources," in addition to getting the big facts wrong (about America and about the Soviet Union), Clooney got all the little facts wrong, too. I guess he borrowed some of Al Franken's "fact-checkers."

As even liberal reviewers have noted, it was hardly an act of bravery for Edward R. Murrow to attack McCarthy. The New York Times was attacking McCarthy, The New York Post was attacking McCarthy and The Washington Post was attacking McCarthy. Every known news outlet was attacking McCarthy. McCarthy was in a pitched battle for his life, his career and the fate of the nation. Murrow merely jumped on the liberal bandwagon -- and rather late in the game. (You want bravery? Try sitting all the way through "Solaris.")

I gather the movie's two examples of McCarthy's perfidy are the cases of Annie Lee Moss and Milo Radulovich. As described in detail on Pages 62-64 of "Treason," Moss was a proved Communist Party member -- who happened to be working in the Code Room of the Pentagon. It was an act of sheer madness, like, say, putting a member of al-Qaida at the Pentagon today or putting Pat Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Oh wait ...

Moss put on a big Amos 'n' Andy show for a Senate committee, delighting racist liberals who happily proclaimed Moss too simpleminded to be a communist. Only thanks to McCarthy, who ignored the barrage of calumnies from liberals, Moss was moved to a less sensitive position at the Pentagon.

As for Milo Radulovich, he had absolutely nothing to do with McCarthy. McCarthy never mentioned his name. So maybe liberals have finally found the one liberal in the '50s who was not on the payroll of the Soviet Union. I don't know and I don't care.

Amusingly, Clooney said in an interview that Alger Hiss was "probably" a communist spy. By now, I believe even the Nation magazine has been forced to admit Hiss was more than that. But, Clooney says, the point is McCarthy "was wrong about 99 percent of them."

If McCarthy was "wrong about 99 percent of them," when are we going to get a movie about one of the 99 percent? I might go see that movie.

Clooney reverts to the standard Hollywood talking point, saying: "(M)ore important than that, (McCarthy) was wrong every time he denied people their civil liberties."

Ah yes, the old civil liberties canard. Apparently, the only period worse than the BNOF under McCarthy is the current BNOF under President George Bush. This was followed by the usual number of specific examples of civil liberties that had been denied: zero. Liberals churn out hysterical slander daily, but insist on acting like they are the ones under attack.

The only people being tortured are those of us forced to endure the egos of Hollywood fantasists who profess left-wing views to prove they are deep thinkers. Come to think of it, the current BNOF is a lot like the original BNOF under McCarthy.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; communism; coulter; edwardrmurrow; georgeclooney; goodnightandgoodluck; joemccarthy; josephmccarthy; mccarthy; mccarthyism; treason
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1 posted on 11/09/2005 4:28:47 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Rules you know...


2 posted on 11/09/2005 4:31:28 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Incorrigible
If You Insist! ;o)


3 posted on 11/09/2005 4:40:51 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Once again George cLooney has a boxoffice hit on his hands.

/sarcasm (as if it was needed)

4 posted on 11/09/2005 4:41:06 PM PST by 11Bush
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To: smoothsailing

Now that we actually get the news, we now know we have been misinformed and uninformed as a result of dirt ball MSM for the past 50 years.

Most of the news is left out and they are very selective in what is reported, and most of that is not very factual. The average member of the pajamahadeen knows as much about the news and world events as most of the talking heads on the TV news shows. In fact I often hear them with missing facts or inaccurate references.


5 posted on 11/09/2005 4:41:10 PM PST by putupjob
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To: Incorrigible
Black Night Of Fascism... Let's see - the Soviets weren't evil and neither is Al Qaeda. I'm thankful Hollywood cleared it up for us. The real fascists are Republicans.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie.Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

6 posted on 11/09/2005 4:41:31 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Incorrigible

Ann Coulter has to tie knots in her legs to make knees.

Fire away, Coulter Culture.


7 posted on 11/09/2005 4:42:40 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: smoothsailing

Reportedly, some of the moonbat reviewers have been taking
Clooney to task because the hearing scenes of McCarthy
portray ol' Joe too favorably - said moonbats not realizing
that Clooney elected to insert actual archival footage of
the real hearings for those scenes.

And I'm sure he carefully selected footage to portray
Joe in the least favorable light.


8 posted on 11/09/2005 4:44:21 PM PST by Boundless
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To: smoothsailing


This woman never fails to make me laugh.


9 posted on 11/09/2005 4:44:54 PM PST by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: Incorrigible; AZ_Cowboy; Rummyfan
What's BNOF?


10 posted on 11/09/2005 4:46:40 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: This Just In
This woman never fails to make me laugh.

I had gotten tired of her SCOTUS obsessions, so I'm glad she's gotten back to ridiculing liberals.That's when she's at her best,IMO.

11 posted on 11/09/2005 4:51:51 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: goldstategop; RonDog; veronica; Sam Hill

ping


12 posted on 11/09/2005 4:52:09 PM PST by EveningStar
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marking


13 posted on 11/09/2005 5:06:39 PM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties: Only 3 and 1/4 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: smoothsailing

If Georgie was shocked by what he learned in Coulter's book, he'd have a heart attack if he read ours: "A Patriot's History of the United States." http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1595230017/qid=1129831754/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-5136594-7782239?v=glance&s=books&n=507846


14 posted on 11/09/2005 5:07:38 PM PST by LS
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To: perfect stranger
Image hosted by TinyPic.com

How do you convert the leaders to Christianity after you've killed them?

15 posted on 11/09/2005 5:11:28 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: billhilly
"Ann Coulter has to tie knots in her legs to make knees"

From your homepage --"Billhilly is a composite word made from the first names of Bill and Hillary Clinton. It also suggests, and is often mistaken for, another perjorative (sic), the word hillbilly. The name was chosen exactly for those reasons. "

It's "pejorative."

Tell us what you know about hillbillies.

I come from a long line of Tennessee hillbillies, so I would appreciate your stating your credentials.

16 posted on 11/09/2005 5:13:15 PM PST by gatex (NRA, JPFO and Gun Owners of America)
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To: LS
The Editorial Review got me interested.Thanks for posting.
17 posted on 11/09/2005 5:15:03 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

So, it may be about time to revive the HUAC. I am very sick of treason, disrespect and disloyalty


18 posted on 11/09/2005 5:21:21 PM PST by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: perfect stranger
What's BNOF?

BNOF is the acronym for

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19 posted on 11/09/2005 5:23:42 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ClaireSolt
I could not agree with you more.
20 posted on 11/09/2005 5:27:35 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: 11Bush
Once again George cLooney has a boxoffice hit on his hands.

George Clooney picks up where Kevin Costner left off (making self-indulgent movies no one wants to watch.)

21 posted on 11/09/2005 5:28:07 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Palestine is the cancer; Israel is the cure!)
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To: smoothsailing

She forgot 'Kabuki Theatre' *grin*

This woman is a hoot!


22 posted on 11/09/2005 5:34:34 PM PST by SueRae
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To: gatex

I've been called a hillbilly many times, simply because I grew up in Kentucky. I might add, I lived on the Tennessee state line, all the way to the westernmost county in Kentucky and along the Mississippi River, far from the hills of Eastern Kentucky. After living almost fifty years in the East, I am returning to the mid-south, in Mississippi, just south of Memphis. Some of my earliest and most fond memories are of Reelfoot Lake in Western Tennessee.

Do you think this qualifies me to conclude that the term hillbilly is and was used as a perjoritive?


23 posted on 11/09/2005 5:39:24 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: billhilly
Well, I am consistant if nothing else. Once again I mispelled perjorative
24 posted on 11/09/2005 5:43:02 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: Old Seadog

I think she was referring to the countries, I don't think it will happen.


25 posted on 11/09/2005 5:44:39 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: perfect stranger

Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 11/09/2005 5:45:24 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for your halp.


27 posted on 11/09/2005 5:46:26 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: smoothsailing

bump


28 posted on 11/09/2005 5:48:08 PM PST by VOA
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To: smoothsailing
Needless to say I was shocked to learn that George Clooney can read. Liberals haven't been so shocked by a book since "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

Dead on Ann! Fire for effect!

29 posted on 11/09/2005 5:49:44 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

There have been some columns before by Ann Coulter where it sounds like she's writing in the same mode as when she's talking on TV shows. This one is definitely one of them.


30 posted on 11/09/2005 5:50:20 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: smoothsailing
"I realized that we had to be incredibly careful with the facts, because if we got any of them wrong, they could say it's all horse****. So I had to double-source every scene."

I call horse**** on your double-sourcing of every scene, Professor Clooney.

31 posted on 11/09/2005 5:55:21 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: perfect stranger
Black Night Of Fascism.
32 posted on 11/09/2005 5:57:05 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: billhilly

The thought of Ann Coulter tying knots with her legs ... around ... oh, my I need a cold shower ...


33 posted on 11/09/2005 6:02:02 PM PST by manwiththehands
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To: perfect stranger
LOL! My pleasure! ;)
34 posted on 11/09/2005 6:02:50 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Rummyfan
She's at her best when she's exposing the fantasy world of liberalism.
35 posted on 11/09/2005 6:06:10 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ClaireSolt
So, it may be about time to revive the HUAC. I am very sick of treason, disrespect and disloyalty

What kind of behavior would you propose they go after? 'Disrespectful' content of movies?
36 posted on 11/09/2005 6:07:24 PM PST by Borges
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To: manwiththehands

She's pretty neat, intellectually. Her tongue is as sharp as her elbows.


37 posted on 11/09/2005 6:09:58 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: Rummyfan

I've never heard that before.


38 posted on 11/09/2005 6:10:40 PM PST by perfect stranger
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To: gatex

Well?


39 posted on 11/09/2005 6:11:28 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: smoothsailing
Liberals churn out hysterical slander daily, but insist on acting like they are the ones under attack.

Definition of genius with words: Being able to state something we all knew, but were never able to say this clearly! You gotta love this woman.

40 posted on 11/09/2005 6:17:22 PM PST by irv
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To: billhilly
"Do you think this qualifies me to conclude that the term hillbilly is and was used as a perjoritive? "

Hillbilly is and was used by ignorant people as a pejorative.

And you said hillbilly was "...another perjorative (sic)...."

41 posted on 11/09/2005 6:19:40 PM PST by gatex (NRA, JPFO and Gun Owners of America)
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To: gatex

Well, I can spell Albuquerque.


42 posted on 11/09/2005 6:29:47 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: billhilly
"Well, I can spell Albuquerque. "

At least you got that one correct.

43 posted on 11/09/2005 6:34:07 PM PST by gatex (NRA, JPFO and Gun Owners of America)
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To: billhilly
REELFOOT LAKE sounds like a great place to visit!
44 posted on 11/09/2005 6:37:56 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, it is a great place. There are Eagles to watch even if you don't fish or duck hunt. I both hunted and fished there from the mid forties until the mid fifties.


45 posted on 11/09/2005 7:17:58 PM PST by billhilly (If you're lurking here from DU (Democrats unglued), I trust this post will make you sick.)
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To: billhilly

She should eat a cheeseburge...and repeat as needed.


46 posted on 11/09/2005 7:40:49 PM PST by steve8714
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To: billhilly
I was reading about the eagles at the link I posted to you.

I was aware of their protected status, but I was surprised to learn that even to pick up and keep an eagle feather that has fallen to the ground is against the law.

While I admire and respect that most noble bird, I found that to be just a bit extreme.

Growing up in Virginia as a boy, I still remember an eagle's nest at the top of a tall tree at Lake Smith.It was such a treat to see an eagle land there or take off.They are so magnificent in flight.

47 posted on 11/09/2005 8:14:37 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: perfect stranger

Thanks for the ping, good FRiend. I see that BNOF has already been answered for you a bit further up.

Black Night of Fascism, of course.


48 posted on 11/09/2005 8:37:50 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: smoothsailing
...George Clooney, writer and director of the rebuttal, claims he was driven to make the movie "Good Night, and Good Luck" because "a book came out about how great McCarthy was."

Q: Ann Coulter's "Treason"?

GC: Yes.

That would, of course, be THIS book:


from
www.booksamillion.com

49 posted on 11/09/2005 8:38:05 PM PST by RonDog
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To: All
And despite all those "double-sources," in addition to getting the big facts wrong (about America and about the Soviet Union), Clooney got all the little facts wrong, too. I guess he borrowed some of Al Franken's "fact-checkers."

This must be her David Brock moment. She'll be going Arianna's route any moment now.

/sarc

50 posted on 11/09/2005 8:50:48 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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