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Sarandon, other anti-war stars fear 'a piling on'
USA Today ^ | 4/14/03 | Ann Oldenburg and Karen Thomas

Posted on 04/14/2003 8:34:54 AM PDT by jimbo123

Edited on 04/13/2004 1:40:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

From the Dixie Chicks and Martin Sheen to Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, stars who speak out against President Bush and the war in Iraq are seeing repercussions.

"There's a piling on, and we're isolating people. That's just wrong," says Kevin Costner, standing up for "courageous" Bull Durham co-stars Sarandon and Robbins.


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


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KEYWORDS: antibush; appeasers; baseballhallfame; boycotthollywood; bulldurham; celebrity; dixiechicks; frenchhens; hollyweird; hollywoodhatesbush; hypocrite; janeanegarofalo; kevincostner; martinsheen; sarandon; stars; susansarandon; timrobbins; traitors
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Keep their feet to the fire.
1 posted on 04/14/2003 8:34:54 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Shock and awe in Hollywood.

It smells like....victory.

2 posted on 04/14/2003 8:35:48 AM PDT by Jim Noble
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Says Sarandon, "It's so ironic that we should be quote unquote liberating another country and giving them a democracy when we're telling people here if they open their mouths, they're not allowed to participate."

Says one of the celebrity participants of the Stop Dr. Laura movement. What an abject hypocrite.

3 posted on 04/14/2003 8:36:48 AM PDT by dirtboy (United States 2, Terror-sponsoring regimes 0, waiting to see who's next in the bracket)
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4 posted on 04/14/2003 8:36:54 AM PDT by chicagolady
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Says Sarandon, "It's so ironic that we should be quote unquote liberating another country and giving them a democracy when we're telling people here if they open their mouths, they're not allowed to participate."

You're allowed to participate. But it comes with the responsibility of knowing what you're talking about, Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Sarandon.

5 posted on 04/14/2003 8:36:58 AM PDT by TomServo
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"It's so ironic that we should be quote unquote liberating another country and giving them a democracy when we're telling people here if they open their mouths, they're not allowed to participate."

With less time spent working, she'll have more time to "participate".

6 posted on 04/14/2003 8:37:03 AM PDT by P.O.E. (God Bless and keep safe our troops.)
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"There's a piling on, and we're isolating people."

Translation: "Us lefties shot our stupid mouths off and now we're getting bitch-slapped for it."

My heart bleeds.


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8 posted on 04/14/2003 8:37:21 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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Lavigne's young, hip audience

I didn't know that "young, hip," was a synonym for tone-deaf.

9 posted on 04/14/2003 8:37:49 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: jimbo123
Susan Sarandon Playing in a fitting role "Survival at the South Pole" Well, SHE certainly has polarized herSELF!
10 posted on 04/14/2003 8:38:25 AM PDT by princess leah
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Ice Bound: A Woman's Survival at the South Pole.

How about DumbFound - Or Who Dumb It Was for Susan Sarandon to be restored from statuary in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. They shudda just let petrified dogs lie...

11 posted on 04/14/2003 8:38:53 AM PDT by dirtboy (United States 2, Terror-sponsoring regimes 0, waiting to see who's next in the bracket)
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To: jimbo123
BUMP
12 posted on 04/14/2003 8:38:54 AM PDT by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth.....)
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To: jimbo123
I fear the opposite: a lack of piling on. These bozos worked hard to come by their contempt, so we're doing a public service.
13 posted on 04/14/2003 8:39:05 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2003, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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As if they didn't gleefully pile onto Trent Lott.
14 posted on 04/14/2003 8:39:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: jimbo123
They are free to say what they want. The rest of us are free to dislike them for it and act accordingly.
15 posted on 04/14/2003 8:39:31 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: jimbo123
Says Sarandon, "It's so ironic that we should be quote unquote liberating another country and giving them a democracy when we're telling people here if they open their mouths, they're not allowed to participate."

Oh, the irony of it! Listen, Susie dear, your'e still allowed to "participate" just don't expect us to "play along" with you any more. It takes two to tango and you just lost your tango partner...the public for whom you perform. Morons.
16 posted on 04/14/2003 8:40:07 AM PDT by ConservativeConvert
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To: Jim Noble
..........V is for victory.
17 posted on 04/14/2003 8:40:49 AM PDT by Lady Eileen (The rights of the people come from God. The powers of government come from the people.)
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To: jimbo123
Do you think LaVigne knows where Iraq is?
18 posted on 04/14/2003 8:40:51 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Joe Brower
Free speech and boycotting is only available to the left..at least they seem to think so.
19 posted on 04/14/2003 8:41:03 AM PDT by MEG33
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Kevin Costner?

Didn't he used to make movies or something?

20 posted on 04/14/2003 8:41:44 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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Why don't these Hollyweird types stick with what they do best?

They should keep their yaps shut if they had an ounce of common sense.
21 posted on 04/14/2003 8:42:11 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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When these celeb idiots are thrown in an Iraqi jail and tortured within inches of their last breath, I'll feel sorry for them.
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I'm sick of all of them.
22 posted on 04/14/2003 8:42:19 AM PDT by Preachers Kid
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To: jimbo123
Says Sarandon, "It's so ironic that we should be quote unquote liberating another country and giving them a democracy when we're telling people here if they open their mouths, they're not allowed to participate."

Man, is this particular LIE becoming tedious!

23 posted on 04/14/2003 8:42:32 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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"Her views on the war are her own and have nothing to do with the movie," says CBS spokeswoman Nancy Carr.

And my views on the war are my own and I'll have nothing to do with your movie.

24 posted on 04/14/2003 8:42:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Republicam)
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To: jimbo123
It never ceases to amaze me that these people think they can say anything, but others may not criticize them. But then of course "leftist" and "hypocrite" are synonymous, aren't they?
25 posted on 04/14/2003 8:43:03 AM PDT by jimt (Support our troops !)
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I didn't notice any of these people standing up for the 1st Amendment rights of Dr Laura, John Rocker, or Senator Lott
26 posted on 04/14/2003 8:43:22 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Heavily armed, easily bored, and off my medication)
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Boycotts are a favorite liberal tactic. I don't see they have a leg to stand on complaining about them. Hollywood does not give preferential platforms to conservatives but routinely does for liberals ("The West Wing"), and in fact Hollywood beats up on sick old conservatives like Charlton Heston ("Bowling for Columbine"). They reap what they sow.

That Hollywood is getting scared of conservative reaction is Hollywood's problem - if it wants to still air shows starring actors the audience that pays their salaries no longer wants to see, they certainly have that right. They are stupid to do it, of course, but that is up to them. Whining about "fairness" and "rights" has nothing to do with it - the government is not involved, just capitalists free to spend or not spend their money as they wish.

27 posted on 04/14/2003 8:43:59 AM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: princess leah

28 posted on 04/14/2003 8:44:02 AM PDT by jimbo123
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Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!
29 posted on 04/14/2003 8:44:39 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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The actions are not piling on.

The retributive actions are individually specific ass kicking.

30 posted on 04/14/2003 8:45:25 AM PDT by bert (Don't Panic !)
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Soon to be playing on Lifetime and Oxygen.
31 posted on 04/14/2003 8:45:54 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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I didn't notice any of these people standing up for the 1st Amendment rights of Dr Laura, John Rocker, or Senator Lott

Heck, Sarandon was one of the celebrity members of Stop Dr. Laura. Payback's a bitch, I guess...

32 posted on 04/14/2003 8:45:55 AM PDT by dirtboy (United States 2, Terror-sponsoring regimes 0, waiting to see who's next in the bracket)
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This news pleases me SO much. Run 'em into the ground.
33 posted on 04/14/2003 8:46:09 AM PDT by Floratina
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The Hollyweired set can't make the connection between rights and responsibilites. Just ask them about the right to keep and bear arms if proof is needed.

5.56mm

34 posted on 04/14/2003 8:46:20 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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Good! Actions have consequences, right?
35 posted on 04/14/2003 8:46:34 AM PDT by anton
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Poor babies.

A big mouth disconnected from the brain is a terrible thing to waste!

36 posted on 04/14/2003 8:46:43 AM PDT by Publius6961 (p>)
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Just let 'em keep running off at the mouth. They're digging a hole that just gets deeper and deeper. We can only hope they'll eventually reach China...where they need to be anyway.
37 posted on 04/14/2003 8:46:55 AM PDT by dubyagee
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"Says Sarandon, "It's so ironic that we should be quote unquote liberating another country and giving them a democracy when we're telling people here if they open their mouths, they're not allowed to participate."

Sarrandon stated she is so depressed she hardly has the energy to pickett and protest Dr. Laura, John Rocker, Rush Limbaugh and Charlston Heston.


38 posted on 04/14/2003 8:47:17 AM PDT by Bluntpoint (u)
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Hollyweird.

Sheesh, got past my spell checker.

5.56mm

39 posted on 04/14/2003 8:47:40 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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WE'VE FOUND THE QUAGMIRE.

The Hollyweird are so stuck on themselves that they think they are relevant.
40 posted on 04/14/2003 8:47:42 AM PDT by TomGuy
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Who enabled the possibility of "piling on"?
41 posted on 04/14/2003 8:47:42 AM PDT by Publius6961 (p>)
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But Robbins says, "If we let people like this bully and intimidate through me millions of people who disagree with this president, we are headed into a dark area."

Quitcher whining, already, Tim. Nobody's throwing you in jail, nobody's torturing you or even confiscating all your earthly goods. You're still free to say whatever you want.

We're also free to disagree with you and refuse the product you're selling. No dark area here.

42 posted on 04/14/2003 8:47:51 AM PDT by nightdriver
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Like I said, they are free to open their mouths and insert foot. After having done so a free society has the right to reject them out of hand, why are they suprised and outraged?

If they use their bully pulpit to degrade our President and nation in a time of war, we have the right and obligation to use our bully pulpit, the wallet, to degrade their career and opinion. Seems fair to me.
43 posted on 04/14/2003 8:47:57 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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"There's a piling on, and we're isolating people. That's just wrong," says Kevin Costner

No, Mr. Postman, they're experiencing the inevitable backlash that occurs when you tell 80% of Americans that they're a bunch of ignorant, blood-thirsty rednecks.
44 posted on 04/14/2003 8:48:14 AM PDT by Welsh Rabbit
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I'll be sure to miss it!
45 posted on 04/14/2003 8:48:14 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: dirtboy
Revenge is a dish best served cold...
46 posted on 04/14/2003 8:48:30 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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A Lipton iced tea ad featuring the Dixie Chicks may be in jeopardy — creators are at work on a backup ad idea — as the public continues to react to Natalie Maines' anti-Bush comments four weeks ago. At Thursday night's Country Music Television video awards show, Brett Butler suggested "forgiving" the Dixie Chicks, and the audience booed.

You bet it is in jeopardy! Tea boycotts have had a long history in this country, dating back to before the Revolutionary War.

47 posted on 04/14/2003 8:48:33 AM PDT by CedarDave (Latest CNN acronym: "Coverup News Network")
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To: bert
These are the same people who had no problems with the political correctness movement which sought to stop people from saying the truth.
48 posted on 04/14/2003 8:48:38 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: jimbo123
These Hollywood "stars" take advantage of their celebrity status to preach to the rest of us. What they forget is that we all have free speech but we don't all get free publicity for that speech the way these actors do. That's why they get held accountable for what they say in a way that is different from the rest of us.
But they'd rather cry "victim" now that their speech turns out to cost them after all.
49 posted on 04/14/2003 8:49:05 AM PDT by Sabatier
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"There's a piling on, and we're isolating people. That's just wrong," says Kevin Costner, standing up for "courageous" Bull Durham co-stars Sarandon and Robbins.

Funny. Costner never said there was anything "wrong" with how Hussein tortured Iraqis...

50 posted on 04/14/2003 8:49:11 AM PDT by pabianice
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