Skip to comments.Mike Farrell Takes Shot at Palin- Vanity
Posted on 09/14/2008 1:47:52 PM PDT by offduty
Mike Farrell just took a cheap shot at Sarah Palin on PBS fund-raiser NOTE TO MODS; Please edit this as you see fit. I haven't posted a "vanity" before.
Isn’t that the loser that took Trapper John’s place? I really need to know what Radar and Klinger think before I decide who to vote for, though...
‘Haven’t sent in money to lefty PBS for years.
Speaking of no credibility...
Normally, I don’t either, but I have some former students at MSU and they work at WKAR, so I try to support THEM.
after seeing this, I decided not to spend my money for PBS.
Are you sure it wasn't a shot at Obama?
I think Michelle Phillips should be much more concerned about her parenting skills than Sarah Palin’s professional skills.
Ya know, I was reeeaaaallly hoping B.J. Hunnicutt wouldn't rear his ugly head this election cycle. He should just stick with Desperate Housewives.
GA PBS is running their fund-raiser as well - probably many are doing it at the same time.
Called their number 800-222-4788 and told them that we would NOT be donating anything this year, since Mike Farrell is insulting MY religion and MY choice on THEIR TV time, HE can fund THEIR shows.
What??!!?! Mike Farrell’s a lib !?!!111??
Another washed up nobody who has to go work PBS fundraisers just to get out of the house. At least we know now what the “BJ” stands for. Think: Monica.
I think a better ploy would be to just call up once in a while and shoot the breeze with the phone operator. If a few hundred people did that, it would drive them crazy.
Doubtful. Remember, Farrell was one of the Hollyweird big shots behind Not In Our Name -- which tells you about his political leanings...
>>>What??!!?! Mike Farrells a lib !?!!111??
Flaming moonbat lib.
You should have put in a contact link to PBS on your thread, so that we don’t all have to go and find it individually to flame them. Just a suggestion. If we FRiends are going to defeat the Zero, we need to be efficient.
Here is the page to send an email to the PBS Ombudsman
Here is the page for general comments
You will run out of popcorn before you run out of celefties (yes, a new word).
I don’t support the People’s Broadcasting System.
Haven’t for many years.
Don’t watch them either.
I know. I was trying to make a point that if a person didn’t know about him, then they would assume it was about Obama.
Give us their 1-800 donation line number so we can all call in and say *why* we’re not giving.
Whats the difference between Mike Farrell and Rosie Odonell or Susan Sarandon?
Oh well, if the great actor Mike “B.J.” Farrell is against her, Gov. Palin hasn’t a chance in hell.
Who cares what Mike Farrell says? Shut up and ACT.. wait a minute Mike Farrell is a washed up actor who thinks he’s a wise man.
I think that Jamie (Klinger) Farr is a supporter of McCain and Palin. I do not know about Gary (Radar) Burghoff, though.
I quit donating to PBS and NPR a few years ago. PBS shouldn’t have trouble supporting themselves because of all the marketing and sponsorships (Elmo alone should be pure gold for them). NPR is just vile, as evidenced by two stories I recall:
In the first, they interviewed what I suppose was a “community organizer” who ran a tattoo removal / employment services center for people who couldn’t get a job because of the prominent tattoos and body piercings they chose to have done to themselves.
In the second, they were interviewing people who were having sex change operations in order to become homosexuals of the other gender.
I’m as live-and-let-live as the next guy, but I won’t support that garbage.
Well actually you have. And of course so have I since they receive taxpayer money.
I don’t normally support PBS, but since I do teach television productio, I encourage my kids to watch the DooWop and 60’s programming because of the production values. While I don’t agree with them politically, they do spend a good deal of money to put together spectacular shows with groups from the past. But the blatant politicization of this live fund-raiser was over the top.
A typical lefty trying to get his political point across in a forum that is neither political or commentary.
The actor Mike Farrell was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 6, 1939. One of four siblings, he was raised in Hollywood, where his father took a job as a studio carpenter. After graduating from high school, Farrell joined the Marines and thereafter worked for two years as a private investigator.
At that point Farrell decided to pursue his dream of becoming an actor, launching his performing career with small roles in such films as The Graduate and The Americanization of Emily. Soon thereafter he played the part of Scott Banning on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Farrell's most memorable acting role -- that of the surgeon B.J. Honeycutt on the popular television series "M*A*S*H" -- began in 1975 and ended in 1983, when the program finished its eleven-year run. Since then, Farrell has used his celebrity status as a platform from which to promote a host of leftwing causes.
Throughout the 1980s, Farrell denounced the Reagan administration's efforts to roll back Communism in Central America. Traveling to Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, Farrell condemned U.S. sponsorship of anti-Communist guerillas, though he was silent about the atrocities visited on the civilian populations of those countries by the regnant Communist regimes.
As a member of the Committee of Concern for Central America, a group founded by Farrell's friend and socialist activist Ed Asner, Farrell invited Nicaragua's Communist Sandinista junta leader, Daniel Ortega, for a nine-day publicity tour of American cities to denounce the Reagan administration's opposition to Ortega's dictatorship.
In 1985 Farrell flew to San Salvador to assist Dr. Alejandro Sanchez in performing surgery on Nidia Diaz, a guerrilla leader of the Marxist Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers -- a group that only two months earlier had claimed responsibility for the murder of four U.S. Marines, two American businessmen, and nine civilians.
During a 1996 trip to Cuba, Farrell voiced support for Fidel Castro's dictatorship, ascribing blame for the Cuban people's suffering to the policies of the United States. Wrote Farrell in his travel journal: "In the ensuing decades, as we [the U.S.] have invaded, inveighed, inveigled, threatened, boycotted, manipulated, attempted to assassinate, and nearly triggered a nuclear war in our need to rid the world of the threat of Fidel Castro and his Revolucion, the Cuban Government has gone its sometimes-not-so-merry way, and, in spite of the best efforts of the world's greatest power to squelch it, persevered in its effort to do what it deems best for its people."
Measurably less tolerant was Farrell's characterization of "the violently anti-Castro Cuban exiles" whom he derided as "dangerous proto-Fascists." Farrell also condemned the Clinton administration's refusal to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, a choice Farrell rejected as "clearly an outdated, Cold War-related, right-wing policy" that was "colonialist, imperialist, and racist."
Farrell supported, if with an uneasy conscience, the Clinton administration's military intervention in Kosovo. "I find myself in the peculiar position of being in favor of an intervention and yet unclear that what we are doing is the appropriate thing to do," he told LA Weekly in 1999. "On some level you have to say that at least somebody is doing something."
Eight days after 9/11, Farrell lent his name to a statement titled Justice not Vengeance, which declared: We foresee that a military response would not end the terror. Rather, it would spark a cycle of escalating violence, the loss of innocent lives, and new acts of terrorism. As citizens of this great nation, we support the efforts being made to find those behind the acts of terror. Bringing them to justice under the rule of law -- not military action -- is the way to end the violence. Other notable signatories included Danny Glover, Randy Hayes, Michael Klare, Michael Lerner, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Ratner, Edward Said, Martin Sheen, Gloria Steinem, Harry Belafonte, John Cavanagh, Medea Benjamin, Barbara Ehrenreich, Margaret Gage, Cora Weiss, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis.
Farrell further expressed his anti-war sentiments in the 2002 book My America: What My Country Means to Me, by 150 Americans from All Walks of Life. In his contribution to this screed, Farrell criticized the national unity that Americans displayed after 9/11. He wrote:
"Simplistic nationalism trumped thoughtful leadership and declared crusade. Six-gun justice -- wanted dead or alive -- with us or with the terrorists. Thus the din of bombs and wounded shrieks of defenseless people become white noise muted by flapping flags and blaring horns as thousands die because thousands died Muted protests rise, are stifled, rise again. Collateral damage, tiger cages, lip service to values, addiction to violence, allegiance to oil, death to the innocent. Is this what we fight to preserve? Who are you, America?"
As a U.S. invasion of Iraq seemed increasingly likely in early 2003, Farrell condemned the George W. Bush administration's rush to war as a scheme founded on the desire to establish an American empire with a foothold in the Middle East.
As co-chair of Artists United To Win Without War (AUWWW), Farrell (who also had opposed the 1991 Gulf War) raised some $300,000 for the production of anti-war ads and a website for his organization. In addition, he authored the AUWWW petition that stated, "We reject the doctrine -- a reversal of long-held American tradition -- that our country, alone, has the right to launch first-strike attacks."
In Farrell's calculus, United Nations sanctions against Iraq were an adequate means of preventing any future Iraqi attempts to commit or finance acts of terrorism. He also predicted that Saddam would eventually bend to the same international dictates he had spent fully twelve years defying.
Farrell serves as President of the California-based organization Death Penalty Focus, an anti-capital punishment group. Having penned anti-death penalty articles in The Nation, Farrell believes that the American justice system is inherently unfair to minorities -- as evidenced by "the preponderance of minorities on death row." He also impugns "the institutional racism and corruption on the part of ambitious prosecutors." "Not unlike the drug war," says Farrell," "the death penalty is a political tool that has nothing to do with justice and is not good social policy. Both are the result of ambitious politicians looking to push emotional buttons that can ensure their political power. They're certainly more interested in that than in solving social problems and ensuring the public safety."
In October 2005, Farrell embarked on a crusade to commute the death sentence of the leftist icon and convicted multiple murderer Stanley Tookie Williams, co-founder of the violent Crips street gang. I've met Stanley and found him a very impressive man, Farrell wrote in an open letter. I know of the positive influence he has become for young people all over the world through the books he has written and the letters and speaking he has done There is no value to us or to our society in killing this man.
Farrell also has expressed support for the convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, who sits on death row.
[much more info on Farrell at the Discover The Networks website]
The lie the Mainstream media likes to tell now is that they were all for the war in Afghanistan—if only Bush had stopped there and not gone into Iraq, they would have been all for him.
Eight days after 9/11, Farrell lent his name to a statement titled Justice not Vengeance, which declared: We foresee that a military response would not end the terror. Rather, it would spark a cycle of escalating violence, the loss of innocent lives, and new acts of terrorism. As citizens of this great nation, we support the efforts being made to find those behind the acts of terror. Bringing them to justice under the rule of law — not military action — is the way to end the violence. Other notable signatories included Danny Glover, Randy Hayes, Michael Klare, Michael Lerner, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Ratner, Edward Said, Martin Sheen, Gloria Steinem, Harry Belafonte, John Cavanagh, Medea Benjamin, Barbara Ehrenreich, Margaret Gage, Cora Weiss, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis.
This is what kills me about idiot liberals....as if we simply send a letter to Afghanistan demanding Osama and all his henchmen just get on the first plane to Gitmo to await trial.
Farell should never appear on FNC again.
I can’t believe cavuto ever had him on the air if he had these views. He seems more appropriate for MSNBC and not on serious networks.
one of the reasons that 911 happened is because we treated the first trade center attack as a crime, not as terror, and we treated the terrorists as common criminals...
Isn’t he the guy who hosted a “special” on flying saucers once?
I call,ask they when they balance their programing and donate a penny.
Bill Moyers journal was a screed against talk radio and the right.
Anyway... television actors with crappy one-liners... a dime a dozen.
This will probably get deleted, but I can’t wait until all these old hippie commie scumbags are dead.
You’d think the Democrats would learn after 40 years to stop trotting out these anti-war leftist losers like Farrell, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, John Smellencamp, Joan Baez etc. etc. etf’nc. I mean, if it didn’t work in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988, or 2004, why would it work now?
Just die already. Lung cancer, liver failure, choking on bong accident. Whatever.
wish he’d go back to picking fights with Scientology, rather than this stupid crap.
good for you. PBS gets federal funding I believe and is abused from a partisan perspective 90% of the time (don’t think I need to mention which side). Your actions were right on. Good for you.
Like your reply :-).
Awesome. Thank you for the links!