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The Little People: On Oscar night, Hollywood thanks everyone but the troops. (Michael Medved)
Opinion Journal ^ | March 26, 2003 | Michael Medved

Posted on 03/26/2003 6:46:33 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner

Edited on 04/23/2004 12:05:26 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The most prominent personalities in the antiwar movement resist all efforts to classify their angry activism as anti-American. But Sunday night's Oscar extravaganza obliterated such defensive distinctions. For 3 1/2 hours, the entertainment elite indulged in the usual orgy of self-congratulation with only hostile or dismissive reference to epic Iraqi battles involving thousands of U.S. troops. They offered no hint of gratitude, affection, loyalty or connection to the superpower that sustains them.


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The good news about the Oscars was the low ratings.

Leno got off a good line about Michael Moore last night. He said he mad about being booed. He hadn't been that mad since being charged for two seats on Southwest Airlines.

1 posted on 03/26/2003 6:46:34 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Mr. Mulliner
Message to the architects who designed the Kodak Theater: the doors are too narrow to allow passage of the swelled heads of Hollywood.
2 posted on 03/26/2003 6:53:27 AM PST by rrstar96 (Remember the Constitution!)
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To: DoughtyOne; RonDog; AnnaZ; diotima
Impassioned demonstrators outside the Oscar ceremony waved American flags and carried signs declaring "Support Our Troops" and "Impeach Sheen."

ping

3 posted on 03/26/2003 6:57:28 AM PST by MrConfettiMan
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To: Mr. Mulliner
"the mounting backlash to celebrity leftists raises the possibility of permanent damage to Hollywood's standing."

One can hope.

4 posted on 03/26/2003 7:02:02 AM PST by Sam Cree
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To: Mr. Mulliner
Well, I'm one of those folks who always watch, but I sure didn't this time. My only regret is that while visiting my Mom I managed (unfortunately) to catch the part with Sarandon, Streisand, & Brody. Gag, gag, & gag!
5 posted on 03/26/2003 7:03:44 AM PST by Amore (T)
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To: Mr. Mulliner
I think Steve Martin's remarks were for the Troops....

And Brody did mention his friened in the military...

Bring back Bob Hope!

6 posted on 03/26/2003 7:04:30 AM PST by Portnoy (No complaints here....as long as I'm fly fishing.)
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To: Sam Cree
And the problem with that is ???????????
7 posted on 03/26/2003 7:14:44 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Mr. Mulliner
I was happy to hear the host of American Idol on Fox last night open the show by pointing out that our troops are the real American Idols. Excellent point. Could it be that Hollywood "stars" are jealous of the troops, the real American stars?
8 posted on 03/26/2003 7:28:20 AM PST by Sabatier
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To: MrConfettiMan; DoughtyOne; Lily4Jesus; Cinnamon Girl
Impassioned demonstrators outside the Oscar ceremony waved American flags and carried signs declaring "Support Our Troops" and "Impeach [Martin] Sheen."
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Los Angeles Chapter FRN (HRF) - Rallys for America at the Oscars
FrnLa | 03/23/2003 | DoughtyOne
Posted on 03/23/2003 10:26 PM PST by DoughtyOne

The Hollywood Resistance Force was out in strength today Sunday, March 23, 2003...

-- snip --

To: Bob J

Sourced: 456 posted on 03/23/2003 7:20 PM PST by Lily4Jesus

26 posted on 03/23/2003 11:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne

CLICK HERE for the rest of the thread

9 posted on 03/26/2003 7:33:51 AM PST by RonDog
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To: Mr. Mulliner
On Oscar night, the contrast between our struggling troops in Iraq and the stars who wouldn't support their efforts proved too glaring to ignore--or forget.

I know I won't!
10 posted on 03/26/2003 7:45:18 AM PST by NewsFlash
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To: Portnoy
I agree. Steve Martin's comments were for the troops, but Steve's a class act. Most of the Hollyweird ingrates shamed the nation with their self absorbed display of narcissism.

"They offered no hint of gratitude, affection, loyalty or connection to the superpower that sustains them."

11 posted on 03/26/2003 7:46:00 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: RonDog; Bob J; diotima; Tony in Hawaii; Outraged; AnnaZ; Mercuria
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you RonDog for all the work you did getting out the info. and organizing this! I had a blast meeting all of you fabulous LA Freepers last year! I miss you guys!

"Impassioned demonstrators outside the Oscar ceremony waved American flags and carried signs declaring "Support Our Troops" and "Impeach Sheen."

Sure is a huge difference between the two Michaels, Medved and Moore!
12 posted on 03/26/2003 7:46:19 AM PST by buffyt (The anti-war celebrities are just like the French, they actually think their opinions matter! ~MikeT)
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To: chiefqc
"the mounting backlash to celebrity leftists raises the possibility of permanent damage to Hollywood's standing."

One can hope.

"And the problem with that is ???????????"

I am hoping that celebrity leftists are actually causing themselves damage. Not sure what you may have thought I meant. Perhaps you hope everyone will continue to be happy with them?

13 posted on 03/26/2003 7:49:48 AM PST by Sam Cree
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To: GOPJ
I agree. Steve Martin's comments were for the troops, but Steve's a class act...
You got THAT right!

See also, from http://www.house.gov/hobson/uso60.htm:

WEEKLY COLUMN -- February 20, 2001

The USO Celebrates 60 Years of Service

In February 1941, just as the United States suddenly found itself at war after the attack on Pearl Harbor and formulating plans to fight the war, the United Service Organization (USO) was established to provide morale, welfare, and recreation-type services to uniformed military personnel.

The USO followed the troops everywhere they went in World War II to extend a "touch of home" to servicemen and women and help them forget the horrors of combat, if only for a few hours. Cultural icons like Bob Hope, Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, the Andrews Sisters, and the brightest stars in wartime Hollywood were enlisted by the USO to accomplish their wartime morale boosting mission.

On the homefront, the USO organized dances, established canteens, community centers and travel support offices and continued providing quality entertainment from cultural landmarks like the Hollywood Canteen and Radio City Music Hall to hand-rigged recreation centers on remote military bases from Maine to Alaska.

After World War II, the USO built upon its previous successes and continued to provide entertainment and support to troops around the world. When new conflicts arose in Korea and Vietnam, the USO again provided top quality entertainers like Judy Garland, Ann-Margaret, and John Wayne.

Operation Desert Storm saw the USO once again follow our troops to set up shows in the desert with the indomitable Bob Hope, along with Steve Martin, Dolly Parton, Jay Leno, and many other popular entertainers...


14 posted on 03/26/2003 8:04:27 AM PST by RonDog
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To: Mr. Mulliner
If you remember post September 11th the Oscars held a moment of silence for the victims of the World Trade Center attacks but left out the Pentagon, Pennsylvania, and the men and women fighting in Afghanistan. Their ceremony was par for the course.
15 posted on 03/26/2003 9:08:56 AM PST by Crusader_062002
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To: MrConfettiMan
Thank you. That was a good read. At least Peter O'Toole gets it. Without the nation these people loathe, they'd be nothing.
16 posted on 03/26/2003 9:42:51 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: MrConfettiMan
Thank you. That was a good read. At least Peter O'Toole gets it. Without the nation these people loathe, they'd be nothing.

Check that, they're still nothing!

17 posted on 03/26/2003 9:43:11 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: buffyt
Sure is a huge difference between the two Michaels, Medved and Moore!

Yeah, and probably about 200 pounds, too ;-)

18 posted on 03/26/2003 10:11:05 AM PST by Inspectorette
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The new line from some of the "anti-war" protesters is "we support our troops, that's why we want to bring them home now!" Most of what could be construed as supportive sentiments at the Oscars sounded like this.

I was actually surprised at how many of the limo riders flashed the "peace" sign. They really believe we'll still love them.

19 posted on 03/26/2003 10:29:47 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl
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To: nutmeg
read later BUMP
20 posted on 03/26/2003 10:31:36 AM PST by nutmeg (Liberate Iraq - Support Our Troops!)
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