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TV's 'Trapper John' Whacks the Media: They're 'Constipated by Their Own Ideology'
newsbusters.org ^ | 4/21/2014 | Rich Noyes

Posted on 04/22/2014 5:47:16 AM PDT by rktman

It's no secret that most Hollywood celebrities are enthusiastic supporters of President Obama and his liberal policies, but on Fox's Cashin' In on Saturday, 1970s M*A*S*H star Wayne ("Trapper John") Rogers, now a successful businessman and investor, tore into the news media for shielding the President.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: conservative; truth
Seems like Wayne made a good choice to become an investor and get away from hollyweird before they ruined his brain. Any idea of the conservative to lib ratio of the mash'rs? I'd be willing to say the majority are or were obie sycophants.
1 posted on 04/22/2014 5:47:16 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

I could be wrong, but I believe he was doing the investing long before he became an actor. I understand he was a pretty outspoken conservative even during his time on Television.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 5:49:43 AM PDT by verga (Poor spiritual health is often manifested with poor physical health.)
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To: rktman

MASH sucked after he left. They put that @$$#@+ Mike Farrell on in his place.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 5:53:20 AM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: rktman

Always thought Trapper John was a lot better than that Liberal BJ Hunnicutt (Mike Farrell)on MASH.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 5:53:50 AM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: EricT.

Agreed. It went full libtard.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 5:55:28 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: EricT.

I can’t believe you wasted capital letters on mf’s name. :>}


6 posted on 04/22/2014 5:56:30 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: EricT.

It became truly craptacular when Alan (”the crybaby”) Alda started directing it.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 5:59:45 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: rktman

I actually think there are more conservatives and moderates than anybody realizes; but they have to say certain things in order to keep getting work, getting invited to the right parties etc.


8 posted on 04/22/2014 6:06:12 AM PDT by Homer1
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To: verga
I understand he was a pretty outspoken conservative even during his time on Television

He and Alan Alda must have had some interesting conversations off camera.
9 posted on 04/22/2014 6:09:28 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: EricT.

Mike farrell was way too left wing even for liberal alan alda. One day alda was doing an interview for tv guide on the set of mash when farrell happened to walk by. Alda called out to him, “hey, I hear you’re running for the politburo!”


10 posted on 04/22/2014 6:13:09 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Cyber Liberty
It became truly craptacular when Alan (”the crybaby”) Alda started directing it.

“Tonight, a VERY special episode....”

11 posted on 04/22/2014 6:19:43 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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12 posted on 04/22/2014 6:33:01 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles

About the time Alda became more involved in the production and the show became insufferably preachy.


13 posted on 04/22/2014 6:38:11 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: rktman

I thought that Wayne was B-HO supporter in 2008. Guess my memory is failing...


14 posted on 04/22/2014 6:45:10 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: chrisser

Jamie Farr (Klinger) wrote about his feelings, some quotes exist on IMDB. Also, Larry Linville (Frank Burns) admitted he quit the show when his contract expired because “it got too preachy.”


15 posted on 04/22/2014 6:45:14 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: rktman

I’ve watched Wayne on Cashin’ In for quite a while now, and judging by the whole of his appearances, is still quite liberal.


16 posted on 04/22/2014 6:47:57 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

I have a hard time keepin’ up sometimes. There was plenty of “white guilt” during the first mistake causing otherwise “smart” people to vote for the first halfricanAmerican resident in cheat. Sadly, not enough people were able to see right through the lyin’ king and voted for him so they could be part of the “historic event”. Lucky for me I won’t have to tell the grandkids I had any part of electing the “won” either time. (Did he really get elected twice??????) :>{


17 posted on 04/22/2014 6:49:34 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

Loved him in MASH and I enjoy him on that Fox business panel show (I don’t know names sorry folks).

He has always shown the common sense of the average American


18 posted on 04/22/2014 7:14:27 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: EricT.
MASH sucked after he left.

Did he 'leave' or was he forced out because of his views ?

19 posted on 04/22/2014 7:35:19 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yep, it became the “Alan Alda Show” after Trapper left.


20 posted on 04/22/2014 7:37:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: UCANSEE2

He left because he had business interests in New York but also saw his role secondary which originally it was supposed to be on the same level as Alda’s character. From how I interpreted his comments, he would rather do private business than travel across country to be a bit character. The actor who played Radar had a family in Connecticut and left because he wanted to be closer to his family members.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 7:47:45 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: rktman

After Stevenson, Lynnville and Rogers left the show immediately got half as funny and dribbled off from there.

The oldest episodes are still funny and witty to watch today. The newer ones are mostly unbearable.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 7:53:40 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: rktman

Wayne Rogers is unbelievably 81.


23 posted on 04/22/2014 7:57:23 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: rktman
Liked him as "Adam Cartwright" (the older, more-intellectual Cartwright) on "Bonanza."

Regards,

24 posted on 04/22/2014 8:31:05 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: alexander_busek

That’s not right ...

From yahoo answers:

Adam was the oldest....Parnell Roberts
Hoss was the Middle.....Dan Blocker
Joe( Li’l Joe) youngest....Micheal Landon


25 posted on 04/22/2014 10:28:34 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: ConservativeStatement

Thank you for the response and information.

All I remember is that MASH wasn’t the same after he left.


26 posted on 04/22/2014 12:46:57 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Love this ... he was my favorite M*A*S*H star!!


27 posted on 04/22/2014 12:50:47 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: UCANSEE2

You are welcome.

M*A*S*H had some well-written scripts in my opinion but the series didn’t age too well. I watched as a child in the 70s because my dad fought in Korea but never discussed it. I knew of his war wound but that was it. There weren’t too many books on the Korean War and encyclopedias were limited in a sense. What I enjoyed (for the lack of a better word) was the paintings of how brutally cold the winters or how people back home considered it a “police action.” I didn’t fall for the gimmicks of the writers in select episodes, then or now.


28 posted on 04/22/2014 4:49:39 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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