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Morgan Freeman narrates Lawson ad [NC-04]
Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Rob Christensen

Posted on 11/01/2010 10:00:08 AM PDT by MitchellC

Actor Morgan Freeman is the voice that narrates GOP congressional candidate B.J. Lawson's latest TV and radio ads.

It is Freeman who says: “What is David Price afraid of?” He was referring to the Democratic congressman.

Lawson said he was inspired by Freeman explaining the importance of the founding documents in his narration of a video about the Declaration of Independence.

“Barbara Streisand wouldn't do this, but Morgan Freeman doesn't have a problem cutting ads against Washington insiders or he wouldn't do it,” said Martin Avila, Lawson's campaign manager.

[See article for video]


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bjlawson; davidprice; lawson; morganfreeman

1 posted on 11/01/2010 10:00:13 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: Crichton; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican

Whoa.


2 posted on 11/01/2010 10:02:55 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: MitchellC

Morgan Freeman is certainly a big liberal and I’m sure he was paid well for doing this. He does have a great and distinctive voice though and the ad will probably help Lawson’s campaign.


3 posted on 11/01/2010 10:02:55 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: MitchellC

I see. Everybody is a Washington Insider.

Say, is it true that Mr. Freeman is going to wed his step granddaughter?

If true, that really creeps me out.


4 posted on 11/01/2010 10:02:55 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: MitchellC

Freeman has always been one of my favorite actors and his voice is extremely pleasant (for lack of a better word) to listen to. He’s ‘narrated’ a couple of his movies such as Shaw Shank Redemption and The Bucket List. I bet the ad will be a good one.

I’m impressed that he would agree to do this.


5 posted on 11/01/2010 10:05:26 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (My 1911 is bigger than your baton)
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To: MitchellC

I love Morgan Freeman’s voice..so happy to read this!


6 posted on 11/01/2010 10:07:53 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MitchellC

Looks like Republicans aren’t racist after all.


7 posted on 11/01/2010 10:09:28 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; a4drvr; Adder; Aegedius; Afronaut; alethia; ...

NC *Ping*

Please FRmail MitchellC if you want to be added to or removed from this North Carolina ping list.
8 posted on 11/01/2010 10:10:55 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: Recovering_Democrat

If I ever run for President, I am going to have Angelina Jolie do the voice over for my ads. ;)


9 posted on 11/01/2010 10:13:36 AM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Perdogg
I always thought Angie's voice was common sounding.

I always thought John Facenda had the best broadcasting voice of all time.

10 posted on 11/01/2010 10:16:46 AM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: MitchellC

Easy Reader reads for the G.O.P.?


11 posted on 11/01/2010 10:19:28 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: RexBeach

Isn’t James Earl Jones a Republican?


12 posted on 11/01/2010 10:19:35 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: MitchellC

I’m still waiting to buy a Morgan Freeman talking GPS.

“Go down the road, just past Ms. Burke’s house, you know, the small white house with so many petunias and azaleas springin’ up like fire from the hearth. Then you take a left towards the old oak tree than Bing and Joe use to swing from ‘til Bing got drafted and shipped to Vietnam and Joe got married. Then proceed 2 miles to the Kroger’s, and don’t forget to greet Donna if she’s smoking a cigarette outside.”


13 posted on 11/01/2010 10:20:24 AM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: VanDeKoik

*Easy Reader reads for the G.O.P.?*

Didn’t he also say:
“My mellow fellow turned out yellow?”

;-)


14 posted on 11/01/2010 10:24:23 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Outlaw Woman

One of ‘The Best’ narration jobs that Morgan Freeman has ever done was a National Geographic documentary called, “March Of The Penguins”.

(I Think that was it National Geographic who did it)


15 posted on 11/01/2010 10:25:23 AM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: MitchellC
“Barbara Streisand wouldn't do this ( Thank God)"


16 posted on 11/01/2010 10:25:26 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: MitchellC

My initial reaction to this was to think that here, in Morgan Freeman, at least one black actor has left the Hollywood plantation and is thinking for himself. I’m hoping that not all black actors are commie libs like Danny Glover, et al, running down to Venezuela to hug Chavez.

I hope Freeman did this for patriotic reasons, and NOT just for the money. As successful as he’s been at his craft, I cannot imagine him needing money that bad that he would sell his voice for a cause he dislikes.

Also, isn’t FREEMAN a great name for someone who’s left the plantation and is living his own life?!


17 posted on 11/01/2010 10:27:51 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: MitchellC

Whatever Morgan Freeman’s political or ideological leanings may be, he has always been a gentleman. I have no problem with him at all.


18 posted on 11/01/2010 10:29:07 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: UCANSEE2

Helen Thomas’ little sister?


19 posted on 11/01/2010 10:30:23 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: UCANSEE2

Whoa!!!! Please put a curtain over an image like THAT, and give the viewer the option of choosing whether to open the curtain, and a chance to squint his eyes and steel himself BEFORE he does!!! Whew!! Dang near lost my lunch!!


20 posted on 11/01/2010 10:32:13 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: Tucker39

A lot of freed slaves took the surname Freeman.


21 posted on 11/01/2010 10:32:33 AM PDT by Borges
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To: MitchellC

In somewhat related news, if the emails I’m getting from MoveOn.org in the Triangle area (yes, I’m on their list, for intelligence gathering purposes....oddly enough, I’ve found no intelligence there yet), the lefties are having a SERIOUS problem finding enough volunteers in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Durham area to fill out their relatively modest request for volunteers to hand out material at polling places tomorrow.

To give you a hint, the latest email from this morning had the subject line “please please please.”

The desperation is palpable.


22 posted on 11/01/2010 10:34:50 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: Frantzie

Yes, he is. So is Ernie Banks and Hank Aaron.


23 posted on 11/01/2010 10:47:44 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I’m signed up for a lot of Dem campaign e-mails too, and you’re right about their desperation.

The DCCC is also lying their asses off to their base, telling them they’ve got some mysterious polling data that just came in and with a few more bucks they’ll be able to turn things around. They’ve been running this same line over and over for the last week.


24 posted on 11/01/2010 10:56:45 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: plinyelder

He’s got another series, ‘Through the Wormhole’, Science Channel.
terrific.


25 posted on 11/01/2010 11:00:08 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Vinnie
He’s got another series, ‘Through the Wormhole’, Science Channel.
terrific.

I will check it out!

26 posted on 11/01/2010 11:06:04 AM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: RexBeach

I always liked him. He served in the military as an officer. I thought he was terrific at a young age in Dr. Stranglove. His nervous voice kept upping the tension. I saw a web interview where they asked him about Darth Vader. He said he needed the work and did not get paid that much. I think he had a little bit of the profits so that helped. I could tell he was a Repub because he was modest and self deprecating. Most lib Dems are ego maniacs.

He was very good in the Tom Clancy films too.

I get sick thinking how steroid cheaters stole Hank Aaron’s record.


27 posted on 11/01/2010 11:06:46 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
Really? I hope so. If the Dems retain control of this state. I am leaving. I can't live anywhere were they are in control. It makes things so backward.

That said, gooooo BJ!

28 posted on 11/01/2010 11:09:53 AM PDT by riri
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To: Frantzie

Yeah, hank Aaron was the real deal. And a gentleman. God bless him.


29 posted on 11/01/2010 11:15:21 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: MitchellC

I got 3 extra votes for Lawson, beside myself and wife.
Two of them have never voted.

It’s ashamed candidates can get away with outright lies and omissions in their ads, by law.
Price and Etheridge ads are pounding the idea their repub opponents want to raise the sales tax to 21%.
No mention they also want to get rid of income taxes.


30 posted on 11/01/2010 11:15:55 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Vinnie

Great! I was so worried that my family wouldn’t get off their butts to go vote on Tuesday that I talked them into voting absentee weeks ago. There’s 6 votes right there, and I’m trying to talk 2 friends into voting tomorrow.

Re: the ads, the Dems have been running the same line of attack across the country, the lie-by-omission about the “23% tax raise.” And, the other lie-by-omission about privatizing social security. Price, Etheridge, McIntyre, Kissell and Shuler have all been running ads with those themes.


31 posted on 11/01/2010 11:27:04 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: UCANSEE2
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32 posted on 11/01/2010 11:30:00 AM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: MitchellC

Yeah, a dim talking point nationwide.

I’ll use Sarah Palin’s description “Corrupt B_______”


33 posted on 11/01/2010 11:43:40 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: MitchellC

I have heard conservative things about him in the past.

I have always liked him.
Now I have another reason.


34 posted on 11/01/2010 11:52:20 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Freeman at least thinks that the dead Presidents on GOP money aren’t racist. ;d


35 posted on 11/01/2010 12:04:56 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: RexBeach
Yeah, hank Aaron was the real deal. And a gentleman. God bless him.

Hank Aaron is still the Home Run King!

36 posted on 11/01/2010 12:07:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: struggle
I’m still waiting to buy a Morgan Freeman talking GPS. “Go down the road, just past Ms. Burke’s house, you know, the small white house with so many petunias and azaleas springin’ up like fire from the hearth. Then you take a left towards the old oak tree than Bing and Joe use to swing from ‘til Bing got drafted and shipped to Vietnam and Joe got married. Then proceed 2 miles to the Kroger’s, and don’t forget to greet Donna if she’s smoking a cigarette outside.”

LOL! Post of the Week! (and it's only Monday). That's a keeper, great post!

37 posted on 11/01/2010 12:09:42 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: RexBeach; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA
Say, is it true that Mr. Freeman is going to wed his step granddaughter?

I don't know but he is sleeping with her.

38 posted on 11/01/2010 12:09:49 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Yikers!

Now THAT’S creepy.


39 posted on 11/01/2010 12:11:00 PM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: RexBeach; Frantzie; fieldmarshaldj

Aaron was a huge supporter of the Clintons.

I don’t know about Jones and Banks.


40 posted on 11/01/2010 12:12:09 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: MitchellC

Perhaps being around Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon has turned Morgan Freeman away from Marxist ideologies.


41 posted on 11/01/2010 12:13:56 PM PDT by AaronInCarolina
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To: plinyelder
One of ‘The Best’ narration jobs that Morgan Freeman has ever done was a National Geographic documentary called, “March Of The Penguins”.


42 posted on 11/01/2010 4:45:28 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Riley

LOL

That Was a Fun Documentary!


43 posted on 11/01/2010 4:57:35 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I think he does the voiceovers for the Visa credit cards. And to think it all started on The Electric Co.


44 posted on 11/01/2010 5:01:02 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

It’s a hoax; he didn’t do it...they used a voice-double:

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/freeman-denies-working-gop-candidates-ad-22180


45 posted on 11/02/2010 2:56:17 AM PDT by traccan
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