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After Attacking Camerawoman, Chris Rock Lawyers Up
Breitbart ^ | 3/15/12 | John Nolte

Posted on 03/15/2012 10:38:05 PM PDT by Nachum

I have to tweak, just a little bit, this Hollywood Reporter article written by Paul Bond -- one of the good guys. The repeated use of the word "allegedly" in the face of, uhm, video makes me laugh.

But not as hard as I'm laughing at Chris Rock, who is every inch the badass -- you know, as long as his bodyguards and lawyers are around.

Yes, Mr. 1% -- who, uhm, "allegedly" attacked a petite camerawoman as opposed to the actual MAN who asked him an inconvenient question, is now lawyering up instead of handling this like an adult:

Rock allegedly reacted to the man by snatching away his video camera, which was being operated by a woman, and hurling it across the room. Then he supposedly challenged the man to a fight.

What Rock didn’t know at the time was that the man, Jason Mattera, was writing a book on Hollywood hypocrisy, and Rock shouting, “Let’s throw down!” while standing behind a couple of burley bodyguards fit in perfectly with the author’s narrative of celebrities whose deeds don't match their rhetoric.

Rock probably also didn’t realize that video of the encounter would be used to market the book, and that effort began Wednesday. Mattera, in fact, has video of several “A-list” celebrities, he told The Hollywood Reporter, and he’ll be rolling clips out piecemeal over several weeks.

“I confront them on statements they have made in the past that haven’t been challenged, or on the hypocrisy that I discuss in the book,” Mattera said. ...

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attacking; camerawoman; chris; rock

1 posted on 03/15/2012 10:38:15 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Well, I don’t blame him for lawyering up, but he still is a petulant jerk.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 10:42:15 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

If Cris Rock didn’t use so much profanity and degrading remarks during his stint, he’d just be another home boy on the curb drinking 45s and bitching about the crackers.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 10:48:03 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: mylife
Well he doesn't need a lawyer he is black, rich and friends with Obama. I suspect the lawyer is for Chris to sue the camera woman and the reporter how dare they ask him a question and photograph his ordinary face the nerve.
4 posted on 03/15/2012 10:49:02 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Nachum

Okay, I’m ducking even though I’m on the fence here.. I don’t blame celebrities when they get set up by sneaky, self-interested ‘gotcha journalists’ with video cams just waiting for that ‘maximum publicity’ moment for a g-damn book. I’m tired of 0’Really pushing his ‘Killing Lincoln’ book too.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 10:54:16 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Nachum

We’ve always known Rock was just a race-quota coward. Kudos to Jason Mattera for smoking him out on video. That’s the way to deal with the stealth socialist haters. May the spirit of Breitbart live on!


6 posted on 03/15/2012 10:58:49 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
Okay, I’m ducking even though I’m on the fence here..

I bet. Welcome to FR. Maybe.
7 posted on 03/15/2012 11:06:46 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Nachum

Rock is a filthy mouth sob


8 posted on 03/15/2012 11:11:35 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: mylife

Actually there was really NO provocation. Rock just went ape-crap after being asked a question he didn’t like.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 11:29:31 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Nachum
Liberals are idiots. Liberal celebrities are worse. They love being in front of cameras as long as they can control the dialog and/or story. And they often lose control when they cannot.

http://omg.yahoo.com/news/russell-brand-gets-arrested-smashing-window-cell-phone-213801160.html

10 posted on 03/16/2012 12:16:28 AM PDT by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: South40

Russell Brand creeps me out.


11 posted on 03/16/2012 1:17:21 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

I don’t blame celebrities when they get set up by sneaky, self-interested ‘gotcha journalists’ with video cams...Sounds like he set himself up (for the confrontation).


12 posted on 03/16/2012 1:32:15 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Nachum

“When I see the Tea Party and all this stuff, it actually feels like racism’s almost over. Because this is the last — this is the act up before the sleep. They’re going crazy. They’re insane,” he told the publication.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/chris-rock-attacking-cameraperson-jason-mattera-asks-tea-party-racist-remarks-article-1.1039537#ixzz1pGfM183W


13 posted on 03/16/2012 1:50:09 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

As ABC News’ Teddy Davis reported earlier this week, Hastings told voters on Wednesday that “if Sarah Palin isn’t enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention. Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through.”

ROCK: Every time I see her with a dead moose, I’m like, why is Michael Vick in jail? Isn’t killing animals bad?

LARRY KING: You have a point.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/09/chris-rock-on-a/


14 posted on 03/16/2012 2:02:31 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Watching Sarah Palin ‘perform’ - in interviews and photo-opps - is discomfiting, he suggested, because you really just expect her to do better. “It’s like watching Kim Kardashian on Dancing With The Stars. All that ass and she can’t shake it.” 

http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/archive/2008/10/02/chris-rock-sarah-palin-s-a-hockey-mom-version-of-kim-kardashian.aspx


15 posted on 03/16/2012 2:04:20 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/images/stories/kencenobama.jpg

Oprah Winfrey is more powerful than President Obama, at least according to comedian Chris Rock.

Rock was one of several celebrities honoring Winfrey at the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night.

Halfway through his monologue about the legendary talk show host, Rock looked up to the presidential box where the honorees were sitting: “It’s amazing to look up and see the most important person in the world and — next to her — Barack Obama,” he said to much laughter from the audience.

“He didn’t get her a job. She got him a job,” he added. Then he joked about Winfrey’s reputation as a power broker: “Oprah Winfrey is so powerful she almost made Sarah Palin read a book.”

http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/in-the-know/36-news/7373-chris-rock-julia-roberts-alec-baldwin-talk-politics-at-kennedy-center-honors


16 posted on 03/16/2012 2:08:32 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

I’m sick of celebrities insulting me and never being called on it by the MSM. If it takes a guy hocking a book to expose these idiots, so be it.


17 posted on 03/16/2012 2:22:12 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Nachum

If you meet Aaron Sorkin now, and want the conversation to remain light and amusing - don’t bring up politics.

“I have a big problem with people who glamorize dumbness and demonize education and intellect,” Sorkin said. “And I’m giving a pretty good description of Sarah Palin right now.”

He seems to be having a second career these days going after Palin. In an essay for the Huffington Post he called her a “witless bully.”

“I think that we have big problems right now,” Sorkin said. “And Sarah Palin? She needs a therapist, okay? We need the smartest guys, the best Ph.D.s around to be solving these problems. I don’t have any patience for the glamorization of dumbness.”

******

And then, in Hollywood, Sorkin became a big-deal screenwriter, producer . . . and crackhead.

“You got hooked on crack?” Stahl said.

“I tried it once, and that’s all that you have to do,” he said. “I should have died several times.”

He was on crack when he wrote both “Sportsnight” and “The West Wing.”

After a stint at the Hazelden Rehab Clinic, he stayed clean for a while. But in 2001, he was caught at an airport in California with drug paraphernalia and arrested.

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-3445_162-7323272.html


18 posted on 03/16/2012 2:22:13 AM PDT by kcvl
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To promote his new movie, “The Social Network,” screenwriter and producer Aaron Sorkin appeared on the first episode of CNN’s “Parker Spitzer” Monday night. In the process, he made some pretty harsh political statements, including calling Sarah Palin an “idiot.”

Sorkin went on to say that the former Alaska governor is a “remarkably, stunningly, jaw-droppingly incompetent and mean woman.”

(Hmm. Is this the way to promote a movie?)

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/10/05/aaron-sorkin-calls-sarah-palin-jaw-droppingly-incompetent/


19 posted on 03/16/2012 2:24:33 AM PDT by kcvl
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Sorkin calling her a witless bully, comparing her to Michael Vick and saying she killed the animal for political gain, on the other hand, has her all fired up.

Sarah Palin responded to Sorkin’s statement, telling Roberts that “We eat, therefore we hunt - and I am thankful that I get to feed my kids organic food.”

“He’s got some of those high powered rifles in some of his movies and TV shows though. I think those are aimed at human beings. Mine is aimed at dinner.”

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2010/12/sarah-palin-shoots-back-at-aaron-sorkin-peta/


20 posted on 03/16/2012 2:27:44 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: shadeaud

“If Cris Rock didn’t use so much profanity and degrading remarks during his stint, he’d just be another home boy on the curb drinking 45s and bitching about the crackers.”

He got his start mimicking those very people; remember “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka”? As far as I’m concerned, he IS another homeboy drinking 45s on the curb. Money doesn’t change that; I just make sure it isn’t my money.


21 posted on 03/16/2012 2:31:50 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: autumnraine

Aaron Sorkin, the writer for “The Social Network,” thinks “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” could use some social skills.

In a blog entitled “In her defense, I’m sure the moose had it coming,” published on The Huffington Post Monday, the 49-year-old screenwriter called the ex-Alaska governor’s killing and quartering of a caribou on her show this week “heart-stoppingly disgusting.”

“Like 95% of the people I know, I don’t have a visceral (look it up) problem eating meat or wearing a belt,” he wrote. “But like absolutely everybody I know, I don’t relish the idea of torturing animals.”

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-12-09/entertainment/27083935_1_torturing-animals-sarah-palin-s-alaska-caribou

But Sorkin added that the conservative politico wasn’t just killing for fun.

“That was the first moose ever murdered for political gain,” he wrote, before alluding to PETA’s response to the episode in which they accused Palin of using “blood and guts” to improve her ratings.

“You knew there’d be a protest from PETA and you knew that would be an opportunity to hate on some people, you witless bully,” Sorkin wrote. “What a uniter you’d be — bringing the right together with the far right.”

In conclusion he wrote, “Sarah Palin is deranged and The Learning Channel should be ashamed of itself.”


22 posted on 03/16/2012 2:32:19 AM PDT by kcvl
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Aaron Sorkin: The Hardest Thing I Do Every Day Is Not Take Cocaine

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/22/aaron-sorkin-the-hardest-_n_734967.html


23 posted on 03/16/2012 2:34:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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Aw man. Aaron Sorkin didn’t just have mushrooms when he was caught at the airport last week – he also had crack.

http://freakgirl.com/blog/aw-man-aaron-sorkin-didnt-just-have-mushrooms-wh/4738

Aaron Sorkin, creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning drama “The West Wing” was charged Monday with the possession of illegal hallucinogenic mushrooms, rock cocaine and marijuana.

Sorkin, 39, was arrested by airport police on April 15 after security officers at Burbank Airport found a small bag suspected of containing drugs in his carry-on luggage.

Prosecutors charged him with two felony counts of possession for the mushrooms and cocaine. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count for marijuana.

http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-207_162-288790.html


24 posted on 03/16/2012 2:45:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Some celebrities may have soured a bit on President Barack Obama, but not Chris Rock. The comedian and actor told fellow comedian Marc Maron on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast that he’s “fine with the president,” if only because he understands that the president has to keep his most aggressive policies on the back burner until he earns a second term.

“There’s a f——— art to the first term because you’re always running for a second term the whole time. It’s like Clinton’s first term. You can’t really do your gangsta sh— until your second term. … Even Bush couldn’t really f—- up the world until his second term. That’s when he put the hammer down.”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67980.html#ixzz1pGx7y2QI


25 posted on 03/16/2012 3:01:45 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Chris Rock: “Obama’s Gonna Do Gangster Sh*t In His Second Term” (VIDEO)

http://static.globalgrind.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_images/images/2011_november/65950-barack-obama-et-chris-rock-637x0-1.jpg

http://globalgrind.com/node/819856


26 posted on 03/16/2012 3:04:20 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Just doing the job mr obamas democrat media chooses not to do


27 posted on 03/16/2012 4:49:16 AM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: Nachum

“America is a place where athletes and celebrities are mistaken for people of importance.”

Robert Heinlein.


28 posted on 03/16/2012 4:53:44 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Nachum

I just wanna know one thing.... WHAT THE HELL DOES CHRIS ROCK NEED BODYGUARDS FOR?? (There are dudes on TV selling furniture who are more famous than he is.)


29 posted on 03/16/2012 5:15:15 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: kcvl

Man, you have quite an ammo belt!


30 posted on 03/16/2012 5:33:38 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: BillyBonebrake
"WHAT THE HELL DOES CHRIS ROCK NEED BODYGUARDS FOR??"

Because the type of people likely to be his fans are also the type of people who would beat the **** out of him to steal his ****............

31 posted on 03/16/2012 5:58:21 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

>>I don’t blame celebrities when they get set up by sneaky, self-interested ‘gotcha journalists’ with video cams just waiting for that ‘maximum publicity’ moment for a g-damn book.<<

You don’t blame them for what? Going bonkers and attacking camerawomen? Destroying private property?

Seriously, that is justified in your mind?

Whatever happened to answering the question or “no comment?”


32 posted on 03/16/2012 7:45:15 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Ann Coulter isn't about conservatism. Ann Coulter is about Ann Coulter.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
I don’t blame celebrities when they get set up by sneaky, self-interested ‘gotcha journalists

I do. They work their whole lives to be in the public eye, then get upset when they are. Tough noogies. It goes with the territory.

33 posted on 03/16/2012 8:36:23 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Russell Brand creeps me out.

You're not alone. I've only seen him on Leno but I found him to be one of the creepiest people in show business.

34 posted on 03/16/2012 9:25:11 AM PDT by South40 (Mitt is full of Shtt)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

Since you’re new (ha) I’ll give you some advice.

Don’t watch Bill O’Reilly. He’s a sell-out and irritating at all times.


35 posted on 03/16/2012 9:36:00 AM PDT by altura
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To: Nachum

Yeah, I remember when we liked Chris Rock. He made some of the funniest videos ever.

I guess everyone gets corrupted in that culture and a lot of black people, even the good guys, have some deep resentment stored up which is encouraged by the people who surround them.

It is basically enormously sad.

I had a cable repairman out yesterday. He was black, very competent, terrified of my dog but eventually came in.

He wasn’t a native black so I asked about his accent. He hastened to assure me he was legal (I wasn’t even wondering about that) and told me he was from Nigeria and had been here in Texas about 15 years.

So, I’m thinking, here’s this guy who came here, probably had to learn the language, learned to do this trade of fixing tv’s and cable problems, got hired by a big company, probably making excellent salary,

so .. why are so many native-born blacks just sitting on their butts?


36 posted on 03/16/2012 9:43:28 AM PDT by altura
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To: altura
If you don't want to get an earful, don't ask non-American blacks about work,politics,racism, etc. For the most part they really can't comprehend what black Americans are bitching about. And for a real treat, if you've travelled to for instance Jamaica, the natives have no concept of NOT working.

And ironically as "conservative" as non American blacks are, they'd STILL vote for Obama.

I saw show recently where a black American "came out" to his Jamaican father. The dad started crying and said: "You know it's not right, maybe God can help you."

37 posted on 03/16/2012 5:53:28 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
I USED to like Chris Rock. He said I'm liberal on social issues, conservative on things like CRIMINALS.

"If you want to know where to find trouble, go to MLK boulevard in any city...there's some CRIME goin' on!" and: "Some dudes say: I'm a great baby daddy, I take care of my kids on the weekends. What do you want, a COOKIE? That's what you're SUPPOSED to do!"

38 posted on 03/16/2012 6:06:26 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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