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Hollywood Blacklist? Intolerant liberals? Hollywood's conservative underground
The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2008 | Amy Fagan

Posted on 07/24/2008 8:41:18 AM PDT by Publius804

Hollywood's conservative underground

'Friends of Abe' group meets quietly

EXCLUSIVE:

A group of politically conservative and centrist Hollywood figures organized by actor Gary Sinise and others has been meeting quietly in restaurants and private homes, forming a loose-knit network of entertainers who share common beliefs like supporting U.S. troops and traditional American values.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: achillwind; blacklist; conservative; culture; film; hollywood; hollywoodblacklist; hollywoodright; politics; sinise; starkravingsocialism
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1 posted on 07/24/2008 8:41:19 AM PDT by Publius804
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To: Publius804

Gary Sinise is probably one of my favorite actors, and I’m glad he’s doing this.


2 posted on 07/24/2008 8:42:37 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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To: Publius804

bttt


3 posted on 07/24/2008 8:42:51 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: windcliff; onedoug; raven92876

ping


4 posted on 07/24/2008 8:43:34 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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To: Publius804
Hollywood is nearly uniformly hard Left. The number of conservatives in Tinseltown you can count on the fingers of one hand.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

5 posted on 07/24/2008 8:45:02 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Publius804

To me, Sinise has always played a great bad guy. I am glad to know he is a real-life good guy.


6 posted on 07/24/2008 8:45:22 AM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Pyro7480

My brother met him in Iraq on more than one occasion and says that he’s the real deal as far as patriotism and support for the US military are concerned - not just there for photo ops.


7 posted on 07/24/2008 8:45:39 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Publius804

So much for the meetings being “underground,” hey, Pat Einstein Boone?


8 posted on 07/24/2008 8:46:33 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (McCain calls it "radical islamic terrorism," the dems don't refer to it at all)
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To: wideawake

Good! His character on CSI: NY served in the Marines, so I wonder if the writers had that in mind.


9 posted on 07/24/2008 8:47:12 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If the angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion." -M. Kolbe)
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To: Publius804

Something a bit similar, The Wednesday Morning Club, has been around since 1992.

http://cspc.org/AboutWMC.html


10 posted on 07/24/2008 8:49:17 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Publius804

Lt. Dan is a conservative!?! Wow.


11 posted on 07/24/2008 8:49:32 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: Tex Pete
Sure wish I was there.

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12 posted on 07/24/2008 8:49:58 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Publius804

Gary Sinise is THE man!


13 posted on 07/24/2008 8:50:13 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: Publius804

Gary Sinise, Kelsey Grammer and Jon Voight are great guys. They are a few in Hollyweird that aren’t LIBRALS - Patrica Heaton and Drew Carey are good people, too.


14 posted on 07/24/2008 8:50:25 AM PDT by MaineConservative (Charlie Summers -- an Iraqi Vet and businessman for Maine's CD-1)
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To: Tex Pete

Lieutenant Dan wasn’t a bad guy


15 posted on 07/24/2008 8:51:08 AM PDT by frankiep (Every socialist is a disguised dictator - Ludwig von Mises)
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To: autumnraine

Haha, I’d forgotten about that role.


16 posted on 07/24/2008 8:52:08 AM PDT by TheZMan (Bitter backwoods east Texan Christian gun clinger with the AC at 72 degrees.)
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To: Publius804

Looks like we need a law prohibiting political discrimination in this country.


17 posted on 07/24/2008 8:54:09 AM PDT by PeterFinn ("I will stand with the Muslims" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Tex Pete
M-O-O-N, that spells conservative

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18 posted on 07/24/2008 8:55:22 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Publius804

Is it possible to bring back McCarthy???????????


19 posted on 07/24/2008 8:56:43 AM PDT by RC2
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To: goldstategop

It’s amazing the amount of closet conservatives I met when I was in the business. Many of the below the line are conservative and great to talk with. Of course, the grips, transportation, etc. are the ones who can’t afford to live in LA and drive to/from Palmdale or Lancaster.


20 posted on 07/24/2008 8:59:56 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Publius804

Kudos to Gary and his fellow America-lovers out there in the wilderness!


21 posted on 07/24/2008 9:03:11 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Get rid of the horror that is Scary Reid & Bela Pelosi.)
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To: Publius804
Once everybody gets out of rehab with their $200,000 addictions and see why everybody has left them and their new lifestyle choices, then and only then will their narcissistic “LUV me FU” ways change for the better. But many won't even think about it if they are running with the devil. They'll still be singing “the world will be a better place for me, for you, for me, can't you see...” while killing themselves gently, and not so gently.
22 posted on 07/24/2008 9:03:37 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: peggybac

I continue to be amazed by the quiet strength of many conservatives. And I am optimistic that McCain will win.


23 posted on 07/24/2008 9:07:34 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Publius804

Robin Williams once joked:

Yes, there are conservatives in Hollywood....

And We’re not going to stop until they have all been found and rounded up!!


24 posted on 07/24/2008 9:08:07 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Publius804
Heck yeah I want to get Impostor starring Sinise. The ending will blow you away.
I hope I didn't give it away...

25 posted on 07/24/2008 9:09:02 AM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: RC2

McCarthy had nothing to do with the Hollywood Blacklist. Why spread that old canard?


26 posted on 07/24/2008 9:09:59 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Publius804

mark


27 posted on 07/24/2008 9:10:52 AM PDT by Christian4Bush ("Attention stattions: the heavenly edition of the Tony Snow Show is now on the air. Woof.")
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To: Publius804

I heard something about this from that actor who is on Fox and Friends once in awhile. Ugh, can’t remember his name. Former lib, not Dennis Miller. They need to be more vocal. I love Gary Sinise. Always catch his CSI show.

I caught the Gene Simmons, from Kiss, roast a few weeks ago and at the end they had a military colonel present Gene with a flag that was flown in Iraq. Seems Gene supports the wounded warriors. They showed some clips of Gene and his daughter visiting the troops. It was a funny show. Love Lisa Lampanelli.

http://www.realitybug.com/genesimmonsfamilyjewels/update/138/Gene-Simmons-Roast-Special


28 posted on 07/24/2008 9:12:27 AM PDT by bluerose (When all is said and done,McCain has not spent decades aiding and abetting people who hate.T Sowell)
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To: mware
Pardon my blanking out but who is that beside Fred in the glasses?
29 posted on 07/24/2008 9:13:01 AM PDT by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair!)
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To: wally_bert

James Woods.


30 posted on 07/24/2008 9:13:32 AM PDT by Borges
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To: wastedyears

It didn’t space my comment correctly.

I think I should visit the FReeper HTML page.


31 posted on 07/24/2008 9:14:55 AM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
It is about to go street level. Keep it under your hat...

'Airplane!' Director Eyes Michael Moore - (new conservative comedy blasting Michael Moore) (politico.com July 23, 2008)

David Zucker, the director and writer who helped create “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun” franchise has called on Hollywood’s tiny but tightly knit Republican A-list crowd to help him make a broad yet unusually right-leaning political satire titled “An American Carol.” The low-budget indie co-stars Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer with Oscar-winner Jon Voight, cinema icon Dennis Hopper, model-heiress Paris Hilton and frequent Zucker stooge Leslie Nielsen in minor roles. Release is planned sometime by year’s end; the director suggested Friday, Sept. 12, to coincide with the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

I don't know Paris Hilton to be a conservative (Zucker has been known to put topical "real life figures" in his comedies) but the others are and Voight and Grammer were mentioned in the "Blacklist" article...

32 posted on 07/24/2008 9:17:02 AM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: RC2
Is it possible to bring back McCarthy???????????

The Left is trying to in Denver this year...

Recreate 1968 and all that...

33 posted on 07/24/2008 9:20:07 AM PDT by weegee (Obama loves America like Bill loves Hillary.)
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To: Borges
I was hoping it was. Shark was one of my favorite shows!
34 posted on 07/24/2008 9:21:49 AM PDT by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair!)
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To: Publius804
>>>>>A group of politically conservative and centrist Hollywood figures ...

A very small group. Conservatives and centrists have little in common. While there maybe some Republicans in Hollywood, most are liberal Republicans, like Robert Duvall. Pat Boone is a big time social conservative. But folks like Drew Carey, Bruce Willis and Clint Eastwood, are libertarians.

The days of hardcore conservatives like John Wayne, Ward Bond and Robert Taylor are long gone.

35 posted on 07/24/2008 9:23:12 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Publius804
Loved Gary Sinise in “Of Mice and Men.” He played the role of George very well.
36 posted on 07/24/2008 9:23:22 AM PDT by 4yearlurker
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To: mware

Only one of those guys that I know, is a conservative — that would be Fred.

Whose the guy in the upper right hand corner?


37 posted on 07/24/2008 9:27:32 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Publius804

I always forget Sinese is pretty cool.


38 posted on 07/24/2008 9:28:33 AM PDT by wardaddy (Myself and my ancestors take full responsibility for all racial discrimination here since 1607)
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To: Publius804
It's pretty sad when half of the people in this country of two parties have been forced underground in fear of reprisals...just for exercising their right to think and vote the way the founding fathers st rived to assure that they could do. Actually, I feel that way as well, when I am around co workers and relatives... Very little latitude is permitted anyone who does not share the most liberal and even extremely radical left leaning views. The MSM has succeeded in marginalizing people in this country who opt for any but the most Liberal politics, ideas and lifestyle.
39 posted on 07/24/2008 9:33:54 AM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: Publius804

This is a Washington Times story. I’m shocked it wasn’t in the Washington Post. /s


40 posted on 07/24/2008 9:41:18 AM PDT by no dems (99% of the Politicians give all the others a bad name.)
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To: Reagan Man
That's Jesus.

At least he played Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ". Jim Caviezal

41 posted on 07/24/2008 9:51:28 AM PDT by Bigoleelephant (Lawyers are to America what lead was to Rome.)
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To: Bigoleelephant

Thought it was Christian Bale for a minute. Doesn’t look like Jim Caviezel.

Thanks


42 posted on 07/24/2008 9:57:07 AM PDT by Reagan Man ( McCain Wants My Conservative Vote in November --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Publius804
What is it about liberals that they aren't tolerant of the views of others?

What friggin hypocrisy.

43 posted on 07/24/2008 10:03:18 AM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: Publius804

Gary Sinise is cool.


44 posted on 07/24/2008 10:13:17 AM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: Reagan Man

That’s what I was thinking-they’re probably Republican like “Ah-nold” was a Republican, and just look how that has turned out.


45 posted on 07/24/2008 10:15:26 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: bluerose

I caught that too when watching “Family Jewels” once. I was so impressed that he would do that! Although I did know he supported the Pres. on going into Iraq. He is a somewhat liberal Dem., but a friendly one! He’s kind of like Ron Silver and Mayor Koch from New York, James Woods, etc..

I’m surprised that I hadn’t read more about him on FR before now! You’re the first one that had seen that, and now mentions that! Oh, Toby Keith is another musical star that supports the troops, and is Dem. Of course there is our Ted Nugent. I knew he was a conservative, and Gary Oldman, the British actor.


46 posted on 07/24/2008 10:24:17 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: bluerose

Seen that show it was very touching!


47 posted on 07/24/2008 10:28:10 AM PDT by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Publius804

bump for later


48 posted on 07/24/2008 10:32:41 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: sarasota

thanks for your positive post.

We’ve got a few whiners on this thread.


49 posted on 07/24/2008 10:36:55 AM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: Publius804

Great article and videos!


50 posted on 07/24/2008 10:44:52 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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