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Sheen Makes Surprise Appearance on Piers Morgan (Piers: Charlie is the Che Guevara of TV)
Newser ^ | February 28, 2011 | Rob Quinn

Posted on 03/01/2011 2:14:05 AM PST by maggief

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Sheen—while maintaining that he was on "a quest to claim absolute victory"—said he plans to go back and finish the season of Two and a Half Men and he can "sort of understand why" CBS felt the need to intervene after some high-profile incident. Morgan touched on the domestic abuse issue but for the most part went pretty easy on Sheen, offering compliments including "TV needs you" and "You're kind of the Che Guevara of Hollywood at the moment."

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1 posted on 03/01/2011 2:14:09 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Frankly, I’m wondering what the real story is here. The media is spending a huge amount of time with a guy who has done rehab a half-dozen times and acts dopey whenever he’s being interviewed. The show had maybe another year or two before it would have run its full course. Don’t we have anything better to get worried about?


2 posted on 03/01/2011 2:22:10 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: maggief; pepsionice

Of course there are better things to be talking about but we humans don’t always want to think about the big important stuff all the time. Otherwise, would Paris Hilton even exist?

That said the most disgusting thing I’ve seen on TV about this issue was watching Bill Maher gush about Charlie Sheen last night on Jimmy Kimmel. He just couldn’t express his admiration enough. And why not? They’re both egotistical, narcissistic, utterly selfish and they both nurse a serious hatred of women. Although Sheen has actually married a few times and professes to love his kids.


3 posted on 03/01/2011 2:27:40 AM PST by sinanju
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To: maggief
"Why are you here?"

"Drugs."

4 posted on 03/01/2011 2:33:13 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: maggief
Two losers talking to each other.
How many watched?
Anybody care?
5 posted on 03/01/2011 2:35:11 AM PST by DeaconRed (The Older I get, The more Everybody can Kiss My Fat BUTT)
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To: maggief

Show Business - Feeding Egomania For More Than A Century.


6 posted on 03/01/2011 2:36:01 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: pepsionice

Charlie has an impressive stable of handlers and publicists who are all out working feverishly to schedule these interviews and give him the platform for making an even bigger fool out of himself on a daily basis.


7 posted on 03/01/2011 2:37:07 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: maggief

Only in Hollywood would they turn their back on the fact that this man is a serial abuser of women and a drug addict spiraling toward destruction. Let him criticize CBS though and they finally do something. Crazy!


8 posted on 03/01/2011 2:46:13 AM PST by txlurker
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To: maggief

Is he the Sheen that called Bush a “white-knuckled drunk?”


9 posted on 03/01/2011 3:05:32 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=0044CL

no,I see it was his wise papa.


10 posted on 03/01/2011 3:09:58 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: maggief

Sheen appears to be in a bipolar manic phase with delusions of grandeur. The press is seizing the opportunity to document Sheen’s self destruction. A perfectly matched union.


11 posted on 03/01/2011 3:45:55 AM PST by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: maggief
..."TV needs you" and "You're kind of the Che Guevara of Hollywood at the moment."

One, TV doesn't need anyone; and, two, being called the Che Guevara of Hollywood, even by a twit like Morgan, is no compliment.

12 posted on 03/01/2011 3:51:20 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: maggief

“Charlie Sheen demands Obama investigate 9/11; says attack was masterminded by Bush admin.”

NY Daily News headline 9/11/2009

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2009-09-11/gossip/17932447_1_charlie-sheen-fatal-day-great-timing


13 posted on 03/01/2011 3:55:32 AM PST by BilLies (no)
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To: maggief
Piers: Charlie is the Che Guevara of TV

Che Guevara died young.

14 posted on 03/01/2011 4:03:47 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: maggief
"You're kind of the Che Guevara of Hollywood at the moment."

Sheen is a ruthless Communist murderer?
15 posted on 03/01/2011 4:19:07 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: Rummyfan

> being called the Che Guevara of Hollywood, even by a twit like Morgan, is no compliment.

Being called the “Che Guevara” of anything ought to be viewed as a mortal insult. A dirty, grubby, unkempt, disorganized, grabasstical scroat that once-upon-a-time accidentally had a good photograph taken.

I wonder if that was Morgan’s intent...


16 posted on 03/01/2011 4:23:55 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: pepsionice
Frankly, I’m wondering what the real story is here. The media is spending a huge amount of time with a guy who has done rehab a half-dozen times and acts dopey whenever he’s being interviewed. The show had maybe another year or two before it would have run its full course. Don’t we have anything better to get worried about?

I think it's the "no such thing as bad publicity" thing. Sheen's a train wreck, but now EVERYONE knows about his show. They'll get higher ratings than ever if it ever comes on again just out of morbid curiosity. Sheen may be right... he may deserve a raise.

Not...

17 posted on 03/01/2011 4:34:02 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: maggief
As usual the truth is more complicated than most think. Like Jean Francois Kerry and Albert "Arm and Hammer" Gore, Sheen is a shallow, leftist, morally depraved moron BUT he is also an idiot savant. Gore, the penultimate American con man, more successful than P. T. Barnum, Kerry the greatest gigolo in American history, and Sheen are laughing all the way to the bank.
18 posted on 03/01/2011 4:36:54 AM PST by Blado (Pres. Stupey Dogg - A tight Wookie, a loose pair of shoes and a warm place to crap on the Tea Party)
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To: maggief

The conclusion the press is trying to avoid...

Charlie Sheen is a drunk, drugged-out, whacko idiot.

Charlie Sheen is a truther that believes George Bush was the master mind behind 9-11.

Ergo.... “Truthers” are drunk, drugged-out, whacko idiots.


19 posted on 03/01/2011 4:39:17 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: maggief

The Che? Really?

You mean Charlie Sheen murdered people in cold blood?
He liked to sit on the balcony and defecate on people demonstrating in support of him?
He claimed to be a big brave soldier who vowed to go down fighting but who in turn, when his opponents were closing in, threw up his hands and surrendered with a loaded gun?

Denounce Che the commie murderer every chance you get. These idiots who hold him up as some sort of folk hero are about as dumb as you can get.


20 posted on 03/01/2011 4:39:23 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: maggief

When I watched his interview on cbs, all I seen was a panicking crack addict. Flailing arms, jerky motions and wild eyed.


21 posted on 03/01/2011 4:50:18 AM PST by RetSignman ("It's about saving our Republic, STUPID")
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To: sinanju
That said the most disgusting thing I’ve seen on TV about this issue was watching Bill Maher gush about Charlie Sheen last night on Jimmy Kimmel.

I'm sure that the existance of Charlie Sheen comforts Bill Maher when he is confronting his inner demons. It always helps to know that somewhere there is somebody more Effed Up than you are.

22 posted on 03/01/2011 5:04:24 AM PST by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: maggief

Wow! This really IS the absolute asinine extreme of arrogant Hollywierd, conceited, idiocy!!

This guy makes Tom Cruise look self-effacing, stable and sane.

Where’s the Gong Show guy with the hook????


23 posted on 03/01/2011 5:05:09 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: RetSignman

When I watched his interview on cbs, all I seen was a panicking crack addict. Flailing arms, jerky motions and wild eyed.
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I confess - I watched a bit of the CNN interview last night and you have given a perfect description of Sheen: all flailing arms, jerky motions and wild eyed.


24 posted on 03/01/2011 5:10:15 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: SMARTY
Where’s the Gong Show guy with the hook????

Charlie's already hooked.

25 posted on 03/01/2011 5:10:47 AM PST by Bronzewound
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To: SMARTY

26 posted on 03/01/2011 5:15:05 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief
"TV needs you" and "You're kind of the Che Guevara of Hollywood at the moment."

Gag.

I hope the cleaning crew mopped up the drool after Morgan was finished. Wouldn't want anybody slipping and getting hurt.


27 posted on 03/01/2011 5:15:19 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Bronzewound

Ha!!!


28 posted on 03/01/2011 5:17:54 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: maggief

Y U P !!!!!!


29 posted on 03/01/2011 5:20:12 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: maggief

che guevera? piers might be a prophet: che was butchered to death, so perhaps piers was giving sheen a heads up.


30 posted on 03/01/2011 5:21:04 AM PST by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: maggief
Hey Charlie.....


31 posted on 03/01/2011 5:22:06 AM PST by Lazamataz (Scott Walker: Please FIRE.... then APPOINT... then VOTE.)
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To: maggief
Chuck's very first vanity card seems to sum up what is happening today with Charlie and make me realize old Chuck had a pretty good view of the world and life back in 1997 when he wrote it. The bold & underlining is mine:

CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS
Thank you for videotaping "Dharma & Greg" and freeze-framing on my vanity card. I'd like to take this opportunity to share with you some of my personal beliefs. I believe that everyone thinks they can write. This is not true. It is true, however, that everyone can direct. I believe that the Laws of Karma do not apply to show business, where good things happen to bad people on a fairly regular basis. I believe that what doesn't kill us makes us bitter. I believe that the obsessive worship of movie, TV and sports figures is less likely to produce spiritual gain than praying to Thor. I believe that Larry was a vastly underrated Stooge, without whom Moe and Curly could not conform to the comedy law of three (thanks, Lee). I believe my kids are secretly proud of me. I believe that if you can't find anything nice to say about people whom you've helped to make wildly successful and then they stabbed you in the back, then don't say anything at all. I believe I have a great dog, maybe the greatest dog in the whole wide world, yes, he is! I believe that beer is a gateway drug that leads, inevitably, to vodka and somebody oughta do something about it. I believe that when ABC reads this, I'm gonna be in biiiig trouble. I believe that Tina Turner's "River Deep, Mountain High", is the greatest rock song ever recorded. Once again, thanks for watching "Dharma & Greg". Please be sure to tune in again to this vanity card for more of my personal beliefs.

BTW Gadzooks, Dharma was hot... wasn't she?

And I so.... wanted to be Greg!

And still... do!

If there is a Red X above go to http://www.engagements.ca/jenna.jpg or http://www.tvshowcentral.net/tvshows/dharmagreg/dharmagreg_show_2.jpg

32 posted on 03/01/2011 5:41:44 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sheen is a ruthless Communist murderer?

No, but he is a Hero of the left. Facts and Details are over the heads of the left. Ideology and Beliefs- far more important!


33 posted on 03/01/2011 5:48:06 AM PST by All Blue State
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To: NautiNurse

Sheen appears to be in a bipolar manic phase with delusions of grandeur.
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I wouldn’t be surprized at all by your analysis. In manic phases of bipolar it is possible for the individual to break with reality. Clearly Sheen’s done this and the fact that he self medicates with drugs and alcohol has only added fuel to his sickness.

You know there seems to be a correlation with talented, creative people who suffer from bipolar. The sad part is that those who choose not to get help instead elect to self destruct in a very public arena. I think Sheen’s chosen this path and that’s sad, especially for his children.


34 posted on 03/01/2011 6:02:29 AM PST by navymom1
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To: reagan_fanatic
"TV needs you" and "You're kind of the Che Guevara of Hollywood at the moment."

It's important interviews and cogent comments like this are the reason that piers morgan is the leading ratings show in the 9:00 PM time slot on cable news shows.

cnn uber alles.

35 posted on 03/01/2011 6:12:11 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: pepsionice
"Frankly, I’m wondering what the real story is here."

Ratings. Sheen is going to be passed around from talk-show host to talk-show host light a bad joint, with each of them hoping his inevitable final meltdown will occur on his/her show.

36 posted on 03/01/2011 6:17:39 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: maggief

After seeing a recent interview, I’ll be surprised if he’s still alive in 6 months.


37 posted on 03/01/2011 6:21:03 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: maggief
"(Piers: Charlie is the Che Guevara of TV)"

What does that mean? When killing people, Charlie likes to shoot them in the neck?

38 posted on 03/01/2011 6:23:12 AM PST by cookcounty (STOP Obama's War Against Children!)
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To: The Wizard; maggief
REGULAR COCAINE USE IS A SIGN YOU'RE MAKING TOO MUCH MONEY!
39 posted on 03/01/2011 6:51:16 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: NautiNurse; maggief; pepsionice; Hatteras; RetSignman; Ghost of Philip Marlowe; SMARTY; ...

I concur that bipolar may be the most logical explanation. Manic-depressives often self-medicate with booze and drugs. If he really did voluntarily take and pass a piss test before doing these interviews then a manic phase makes the most sense. The disjointed thinking, grandiosity and wild gesticulations would certainly point in that direction.

As for the Che Guevera reference, libs admire those sexy, bearded terrorists because they too would be killing people and blowing things up if they weren’t so addicted to the Good Life... I personally believe Charlie’s claim that some of his fans are emailing him to praise him as the Che of Hollywood. Undoubtedly there are many people out there who consider a life of money, booze, drugs, hookers and all-around bad behavior the Acme of human existence.

As long as Charlie can afford people to cater to him and clean up after him he will never bottom out. I’m sure the MSM has his obit all written out and ready to post.


40 posted on 03/01/2011 12:23:25 PM PST by sinanju
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To: sinanju
I guess if you live in a sewer, floating to the top and managing to stay there is better than sinking to the muck at the bottom, and staying THERE!!

But, I wouldn't want either... I am just funny like that. Sewers turn me off.

41 posted on 03/01/2011 12:43:14 PM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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