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A Political Look at Hollywood Left Coast Report (Freepers Mentioned)
Newsmax Left Coast Report ^ | March 25, 2003 | James L. Hirsen

Posted on 03/25/2003 5:37:00 PM PST by RobFromGa

THE LEFT COAST REPORT: A Political Look at Hollywood
By James Hirsen
March 25, 2003

A NewsMax Report

Headlines (Scroll down for complete stories):
1. The Academy Awards During Wartime
2. The Acceptance Speech From Hell
3. The Most Beautiful Sound of the Night
4. Downsize Moore
5. Stuck in the Sixties
6. Star-Sized Epiphanies
7. Stellar Salute
 

1. The Academy Awards During Wartime

The nerve of the president to start a war just as Hollywood was about to host its most self-absorbed event of the year.

Oh well. Despite the heavy military distractions that were taking place, the 75th annual Academy Awards show went on as scheduled. Things did have to be adjusted, though.

Peter Jennings had the job of interrupting the festivities with regular "Operation Iraqi Freedom" updates. The anchor was careful to include a bit of the old French blasé for "balance."

Oscar organizers were concerned about celebs engaging in excessive Bush-bashing, because plenty of it had occurred the day before at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Dubious "documentary" filmmaker Michael Moore sported a badge that read, "Shoot movies, not Iraqis."

The Left Coast Report believes Moore may have been going through a dress rehearsal for what could easily have been called ...

2. ...The Acceptance Speech From Hell

Even though the academy had let it be known political speeches were verboten, Michael Moore's massively inflated ego seemed to have gotten the better of him.

Maybe the guy had a little too much French wine on his way over. Or maybe the tuxedo just threw him off his game. Whatever the case, the "fictitious"-obsessed filmmaker apparently thought his mindless rant would be accepted by the Hollywood glitterati. He was wrong.

Upon cinching the award for best documentary, Moore walked confidently up to the podium and said: "I've invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage with us. They're here in solidarity with me because we like nonfiction. We like nonfiction, and we live in fictitious [sic] times."

Moore continued: "We live in a time where we have fictitious [sic] election results that elect a fictitious [sic] president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious [sic] reasons...We are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, Mr. Bush. Shame on you, and any time you've got the pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up."

Although the word "shame" is obviously part of Moore's lexicon, one has to wonder whether it's ever been part of his own emotional repertoire. If it hasn't been, that condition may change after he watches the replay.

On a peripheral note, there's an unconfirmed story that Hollywood has a new fad called the "Michael Moore Diet" and that Catherine Zeta-Jones has been on the plan.

Back to the Oscar coverage, the Left Coast Report chronicles that an odd noise began during the awards ceremony, which eventually led to ...

3. ...The Most Beautiful Sound of the Night

Almost immediately after the words "fictitious president" dribbled off Michael Moore's lips, the Oscar winner was hit with something that he most likely never expected to hear from a Tinseltown crowd.

The "NO!" "BOO!" and "HISS" shouts that came at him were so loud that the cacophony nearly drowned out any applause. What the cries of disapproval didn't take care of, the music summarily did. Graciously, the orchestra spared the public any Moore pap and cut off the juvenile outburst.

Judging by the look on his face, Moore was surprised by the response. As he was shuffled off backstage, he undoubtedly was trying to figure out how things had gone so awry.

The Left Coast Report notes that Steve Martin then proceeded to ...

4. ...Downsize Moore

Steve Martin was able to spotlight Moore's hyper-hypocrisy with a devastating one-liner.

The lightning-quick host said, "Oh, it was so sweet backstage ... you should see it. The Teamsters are helping Michael Moore into the trunk of his limo."

As the audience let loose with a burst of laughter and applauded with approval, it was the hope of many that some Teamsters would act on the first-rate idea.

In a separate sound-related story, gutter-mouthed, hate-spewing rapper Eminem came in handy at the Oscar ceremony. In a surprise win for best song, Eminem and co-writers took the Oscar.

Legendary singer and lefty activist Barbra Streisand was apparently willing to ignore all the vile, anti-woman lyrics that Eminem has spouted. She took on the task of handing Eminem's rep the award.

But thanks to Eminem's win, the world was spared what no doubt would have been a long, sanctimonious speech by Bono.

The Left Coast Report observes that unfortunately many of the stars continue to be hopelessly ...

5. ...Stuck in the Sixties

Many of the celebrities were so baffled by the missing red carpet and absent bleachers they had to pull out their 1960s pacifiers.

Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek, Colin Firth and others flashed peace signs to the cameras of the world.

Andy Serkis, one of the cast members of "The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers," carried a conspicuous sign of stupidity that read, "No War for Oil."

Kathy Bates wore a white dove pin that looked like a U.N. badge.

It was hard to find an actor who wasn't wearing some sort of a peace ornament on his or her body.

But one article did stand out from all the others. Matthew McConaughey, a presenter in the telecast, wore a highly visible red, white and blue pin on his lapel. McConaughey hails from Texas. Guess now we can say "don't mess with McConaughey" either.

An Internet-sized "thank you" has to go out to an enthusiastic group of demonstrators that displayed support for the U.S. military. They gathered on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, about a half block away from the Kodak Theatre. Many of the demonstrators involved were "Freepers" from the Web site Free Republic. These folks forced the news media to report the truth - that there are a whole lot of people who believe in this mission, back the president, thank the troops, pray for peace and love this great nation of ours.

The Left Coast Report points out that not all stars that adhere to the leftist Hollywood handbook. In fact, it looks as if some celebs have actually undergone ...

6. ...Star-Sized Epiphanies

In the past, Brad Pitt has had doubts about the war. But now he apparently understands what is happening.

Pitt told the New York Daily News that "we can't go back now. We're in this together as Americans. We're going to have to go in and get the job done as soon as possible."

Pitt had a pearl of wisdom for the anti-war folks. He said: "We have to be productive instead of concentrating on what we should have done. Where do we go from this day forward?"

Ralph of "The Sopranos," also known as Joe Pantoliano, showed the ability to change his mind, too.

"I didn't vote for [Bush]," he acknowledged. "But now that the war is on, there's something compelling about a photo of hundreds of Iraqis kissing U.S. Marines."

The best thoughts came from a young actress who just may be the Betty Grable of this present-day war.

Brittany Murphy focused on those who are now defending freedom. "Thank you to the troops and to their families, USMC - Semper fi!" she exclaimed.

The Left Coast Report happily notes that the show ended with a ...

7. ...Stellar Salute

As the Academy Awards show came to an end, Steve Martin spoke to the troops overseas. He said, "We're thinking of you. We hope you enjoyed the show. It was for you."

Too bad Martin's theme wasn't strung throughout the whole Oscar telecast. If it had been, maybe the show wouldn't have been the lowest rated in history.

The Left Coast Report says at least Martin managed to prove one thing - Hollywood has some classy folks in it after all.
 

The Left Coast Report is put together by James L. Hirsen and the staff of NewsMax.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Free Republic; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: academyawards; celebrities; hollywood; moore; oscars
Here is the latest Left Coast Report e-mail.

FREEPERS of the Academy Awards mentioned and thanked prominently!!!


1 posted on 03/25/2003 5:37:01 PM PST by RobFromGa
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To: DoughtyOne; RonDog
Please ping the Hollywood Freepers and interested parties!!!
2 posted on 03/25/2003 5:39:49 PM PST by RobFromGa (Real Americans Support our Troops 100%)
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To: RobFromGa; Cinnamon Girl; DoughtyOne; Bob J; diotima; HangFire; Lady Jenn; FIT-AIM-ACT-1; texxie; ..
LOL!
Thanks!
See also Cinnamon Girl's post-Oscar FReep report thread:
WE FREEPED THE OSCARS!
Posted on 03/23/2003 6:28 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl

Outside the Kodak theater, as close as the police would allow: thousands of patriots rallied in support of the troops, the President, and America. Flags waving, signs, and chants: "IMPEACH MARTIN SHEEN," "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS," "WE LOVE BUSH," "LIBERATE IRAQ."

NOW FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO KNOW: Yes, we were in plain sight of plenty of media cameras and the LIMOUSINE LIBERAL HOLLYWOOD LEFTIES! Several women in limos held up the "peace" sign, one actress unfurled a "no blood for oil" sign out her limo window. I only saw her sleeve so I'll have to wait until I see the inside pictures to know who it was. Another actress with a platinum blonde short shag held a "war is not the answer" sign out her tinted window as her limo turned the corner to the Kodak entrance.

Because of these Hollywood ingrates, streets were blocked off by police all around the area and we had to walk about two miles around the vicinity of Hollywood and Highland to get to our protest site.

Several people in our crowd had bullhorns and we chanted "Back to Berkeley," "USA" "G-d Bless America," "LAPD," "Smoke Saddam, not crack." Often, the chants were directed toward the ANTI-BUSH, ANTI-FREEDOM nuts who were situated on the opposite corner with their "BUSH IS STUPID" and "BUSH IS HITLER" signs. Most of their ILK were down on Sunset with their drums and their peace signs, gettin' busy bein' stupid...

CLICK HERE for the rest of the thread

3 posted on 03/25/2003 5:57:47 PM PST by RonDog
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To: RobFromGa; Jim Robinson; Bob J; diotima; DoughtyOne; Interesting Times; Skeet; MinuteGal; abner; ...
From www.newsmax.com:
Academy Awards During Wartime
James Hirsen
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
THE LEFT COAST REPORT
A Political Look at Hollywood

The nerve of the president to start a war just as Hollywood was about to host its most self-absorbed event of the year.

Oh well. Despite the heavy military distractions that were taking place, the 75th annual Academy Awards show went on as scheduled...

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"...An Internet-sized "thank you" has to go out to an enthusiastic group of demonstrators that displayed support for the U.S. military. They gathered on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, about a half block away from the Kodak Theater.

Many of the demonstrators involved were "Freepers" from the Web site Free Republic.

These folks forced the news media to report the truth - that there are a whole lot of people who believe in this mission, back the president, thank the troops, pray for peace and love this great nation of ours..."


4 posted on 03/25/2003 6:01:00 PM PST by RonDog
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To: RonDog
bump for Freepers, wherever you are...
5 posted on 03/25/2003 6:12:18 PM PST by RobFromGa (Real Americans Support our Troops 100%)
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To: All

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6 posted on 03/25/2003 6:12:39 PM PST by Bob J
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To: RonDog; Jim Robinson
JimRob-

Another great Free Republic item for the virtual scrapbook!!!

FReegards,
RobFromGa
7 posted on 03/25/2003 6:13:24 PM PST by RobFromGa (Real Americans Support our Troops 100%)
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To: RonDog
...See Ya at the OSCARS Photos =

http://www.tripflicks.com/pro/
8 posted on 03/25/2003 6:15:54 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LZXRAY.com ..)
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To: RonDog
Good read!
9 posted on 03/25/2003 6:27:26 PM PST by Guenevere (...Taglines are our friend :))
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To: RobFromGa


10 posted on 03/25/2003 6:52:39 PM PST by Knuckle Sandwich Combo
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To: RobFromGa


11 posted on 03/25/2003 6:53:11 PM PST by Knuckle Sandwich Combo
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To: RonDog
who all made this freep?
12 posted on 03/25/2003 7:32:48 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (The "Anti-War Leaders" Have Blood On Their Hands, look and you'll find, they are NOT anti-war)
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To: Doctor Raoul
who all made this freep?
We are still working on the exact "honor roll" - but there were LOTS of veteran FReepers, and MANY relatively new FReepers - and BUNCHES of "soon-to-be FReepers" - plus QUITE A FEW new FRiends who first discovered us at the rally...
...a cast of HUNDREDS...
...PARTIAL list soon. :o)
13 posted on 03/25/2003 7:48:23 PM PST by RonDog
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To: RobFromGa; Mr.B.goes.to.Washington
Dr. Hirsen is something of a rarity here in So. California.


He is conservative professor of Constitutional Law and friend of the Second Amendment!
14 posted on 03/25/2003 8:14:22 PM PST by gc4nra
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To: RobFromGa
thx Rob we had a blast and made all our voices heard!! My hat's off (literally) to RonDog, BobJ, Diotima, D1, Ted Hayes and all the other freepers gathered at the Oscar Freep! I just wish everyone could have been there:)
15 posted on 03/25/2003 8:57:49 PM PST by texxie (Don't Mess with Texas or Our President or Our Troops!!!)
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To: Doctor Raoul
hey Raoul - long time no chat:) I haven't talked to you since the old MSNBC days there I was TexasRepublican:) Wish you were at the Oscar Freep with us:)
16 posted on 03/25/2003 8:59:53 PM PST by texxie (Don't Mess with Texas or Our President or Our Troops!!!)
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To: RobFromGa
That's in your face, Hollywood!
17 posted on 03/25/2003 9:46:27 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Way to go, CG. Those pictures are awesome, you guys did a very good thing. You were also in the USA Today this morning, with photo. Did anyone catch that???
18 posted on 03/25/2003 9:48:19 PM PST by RobFromGa (Real Americans Support our Troops 100%)
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To: texxie
way to go to you and everyone else who made it to support our troops and show these Hollywood types that many Americans get it even if they don't.

FR- Proud Home of "Citizens, not spectators".


19 posted on 03/25/2003 9:50:41 PM PST by RobFromGa (Real Americans Support our Troops 100%)
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To: Knuckle Sandwich Combo

20 posted on 03/26/2003 1:34:36 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: All
Los Angeles Chapter FRN (HRF) - Rallys for America at the Oscars - Thread Two - Multi-Media

LINK

21 posted on 03/26/2003 1:45:27 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: All

So, you ask...

22 posted on 03/26/2003 1:54:10 AM PST by sonofatpatcher2 (Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: RobFromGa
As the Academy Awards show came to an end, Steve Martin spoke to the troops overseas. He said, "We're thinking of you. We hope you enjoyed the show. It was for you."

Nice sentiments, to be sure, but I wager most of our troops had no inkling the show was even on.

23 posted on 03/26/2003 8:52:11 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: RobFromGa
Salute to the Hollywood FReepers!
24 posted on 03/26/2003 4:09:05 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: RobFromGa
Laura Ingraham referred to the action outside of the Oscars but didnt mention that it was from freerepublic. You know you are effective when Laura talks about you.

Maybe next time she will mention the web site unless she deems that to detract from her point that it is a grass roots movement.

Freepers are becoming famous because we seem to be the single group that is actually active. How come Lucianne is not active like that?
25 posted on 03/27/2003 1:23:10 AM PST by Samurai_Jack (Im just asking)
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