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Death Threats Flood Anti-Hollywood Celebrity Websites
CNSNews.com ^ | 4/21/03 | Marc Morano

Posted on 04/21/2003 2:48:59 AM PDT by kattracks

(CNSNews.com) - The sponsors of at least two different websites chronicling the anti-war statements and activities of Hollywood celebrities, say they're being inundated with death threats from "anti-war pacifist" supporters of the celebrities.

The sponsor of one of the sites, who would only identify himself as Tim C., said he has received nearly 100 death threats since starting www.famousidiot.com less than two months ago. Tim's mother and wife want him to stop exposing Hollywood's liberal activists out of fear for his personal safety.

"If they are anti-war pacifists, they're the most violent people I have ever met in my life. It's really unbelievable," Tim C., told CNSNews.com. The website's motto is: "They (Hollywood) don't speak for us."

The author of another anti-celebrity activist website, www.HollywoodHalfWits.com, dedicated to "exposing the ignorance, insanity and anti-Americanism of Hollywood celebrities," also claims defenders of Hollywood activists are anything but pacifist.

"I have received death threats, thousands of virus-laden emails, words of pure hatred, all this from the peace-loving, compassionate free-speech left," Mark of HollywoodHalfWits.com told CNSNews.com. Mark declined to reveal his last name as a safety precaution.

"I'm just an average American living in a small town in California. Due to the threats in the hate mail I get, that's all I can say," Mark said.

Tim C. of Famousidiot.com said the threats are relentless. "I receive on average one death threat a day ... we had no clue that these folks feel that strongly," he explained.

The war in Iraq prompted a blitz of high profile celebrity anti-war activists voicing their dissent in the media and as a result, created a host of new websites dedicated to chronicling, criticizing and ridiculing the famous activists.

Visitors to famousidiot.com rank a top ten list of celebrities they most want to boycott. Actress Janeane Garofalo is currently ranked the number one boycott target, followed by actor George Clooney and the country music band, Dixie Chicks. The site also lists the appropriate studio or production company next to each celebrity to aid people in launching a boycott.

Famousidiot.com "is dedicated to exposing the elitists among us that feel compelled to speak out against the very country that afforded them the opportunity to earn a king's fortune."

Mark, of HollywoodHalfWits.com, claims he has drawn 1.3 million visitors to his site since its launch in February. The website features a "Hall of Halfwits," which includes a who's who of liberal activists, including Garofalo, Clooney, the Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Mike Farrell, Ed Harris, Jessica Lange, Madonna, Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, Oliver Stone, and Barbra Streisand.

'Moronic, Ludicrous, Pointless Web Site'

Mark declined to provide CNSNews.com with copies of specific death threats he has received because he said he "hates to encourage these guys to do more and get themselves, published." He did, however, provide a sample of some of the hate mail he said he receives on a daily basis.

One letter writer to HollywoodHalfWits.com stated the following: "YOU ARE THE BIGGEST HALFWIT I'VE EVER SEEN!!! HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR HEAD UP YOU'RE A**? YOU MUST BE BRAINWASHED BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, WHATEVER BRAIN YOU HAVE LEFT."

Another letter writer included the phrase, "F*** you!!!" and urged Mark to, "Get a life and do something worthwhile!!!! Quit picking on those of us who tend to speak out for our right to do so!!!!"

Tim C. of Famousidiot.com, characterized most of the mail he receives as hate mail.

"We get several hundred e-mails a day, 60 percent hate mail and 40 percent supportive of our efforts. Some of the most vile things that have ever been said to me have been said through e-mail through this site," Tim C. explained.

A sampling of the hate mail on Famousidiot.com reveals anger over the purpose of the website. "I must say, your site is so aptly named," stated one email authored by "Jim." The email blasted what its author called, "A moronic, ludicrous, pointless web site in support of the most idiotic U.S. president that has ever held the office. Famous idiots, indeed."

Another letter signed by Karin, states, "I have never hared (sic) so much neo-facist (sic) crap in my life. Just the existence of your site and the futile attempt of justifying your unbelievable stupidity and ignorance through the mocking of those who speak reason is unreal."

Tim C. said he never receives mail from anti-Hollywood conservatives advocating harm to the liberal activists. "The ironic thing is, it's never 'let's go kill them' coming from the conservatives' point of view. It's always, they (the liberals) are misinformed."

However, liberal activists "are over the top," Tim C. added.

A spokesperson for the Creative Coalition, a liberal celebrity-based activist group whose founders include actors Ron Silver, Christopher Reeve and Susan Sarandon, did not respond to an interview request for this article.

'Anti-American Things'

Mark dismisses allegations that his and other similar websites are resurrecting the 1950s-era Hollywood blacklists.

"I'm just bringing to light the ignorant, insane or anti-American things some celebrities say, so that visitors can make decisions on if they should support their work," Mark said.

"Funny, Susan Sarandon thought it was just fine to help lead a boycott against Dr. Laura's TV show; well, the tables are turned now and she doesn't like it one bit," he added.

HollywoodHalfWits.com serves as a comprehensive database, including not only the offending political statements each celebrity has made, but also links to the news source that reported it, and a biography of each celebrity. The site also includes the agents or studio contact information for each of the celebrities profiled so Internet users can initiate a boycott and register their displeasure directly to the source.

HollywoodHalfWits.com does not want to silence the celebrities. In fact, it encourages celebrities to keep publicly expressing their political views.

"No one is censoring them or throwing them in jail for their views. While some do, I'm not even telling them to pipe down. I encourage them to continue to speak out. It's usually more entertaining than the movies they make," according to Mark.

Other anti-Hollywood web sites includes www.celiberal.com and www.boycott-hollywood.us. Celiberal.com's mission statement reads: "We simply stop buying or renting their movies, music albums, books and the products or services they endorse." Boycott-hollywood.us proclaims to celebrity liberal activists: "Hey Hollywood ... Listen Up!! You Don't Speak for Me!!"

Hollywood Feeling a 'Backlash'

Mark from HollywoodHalfWits.com believes the new wave of sites chronicling the celebrities is having an impact.

"Middle America is realizing that they are not alone in their feelings of outrage. They are speaking up and contacting agents, publicists, studios and others in the industry," Mark said.

And the effects are stunning, according to Mark.

"For the first time in their professional lives, there is a backlash, and they are in shock that everyone does not honor everything they speak. Studios are canceling projects with controversial celebrities," he added.

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To: kattracks
Speaking of boycotts, I wonder if anyone watched Susan Sarodin's movie last night on T.V.?

I think Susan really blundered. She has really stepped into it, just when her looks are really losing it. I say this because she has bank-rolled on her looks.

Her timing couldn't be any worse.
101 posted on 04/21/2003 12:56:31 PM PDT by rodeo-mamma
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To: SpookBrat
And also I notice I don't hear Dixie Chicks songs that much on the radio anymore.

It's kind of sad. But then I guess celebrities are being reminded what it is like to live with consequences.

Consequences are a daily dose of everyday life. Something the celebrities don't have to deal with much.
102 posted on 04/21/2003 1:00:12 PM PDT by rodeo-mamma
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To: rodeo-mamma
I agree it's sad. We've been big fans for years and years.
103 posted on 04/21/2003 1:04:10 PM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: whipitgood
If anyone remembers the Newsmax forum, then you will know what the guy is experiencing.

The forum was a conservative site, but it attracted more then it's fair share of radical "peace-loving" leftists.

It was very educational to find out how vile and hateful peace lovers could be. Not only were they hateful and vile, but extreamly maniupulative on top of everything else. Very calculating.

It is an experience I will never forget and it confirmed everything that some prominent conservative spokespeople have to say about the radical left.

It is nothing short of amazing.
104 posted on 04/21/2003 1:05:53 PM PDT by rodeo-mamma
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To: rodeo-mamma
Nobody in my house watched. We watched the Bob Hope tribute and cried AGAIN over the clips from his GI tours. I could watch an all-night special on him. I bet if Bob could move, he'd be slapping these hollywood idiots silly. I'm sure it makes him sick.
105 posted on 04/21/2003 3:23:40 PM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: Credo
I have a scar on my head from where a "pacifist" punched me because I supported Barry Goldwater for President in 1964. We were in college at the time.
106 posted on 04/21/2003 3:43:34 PM PDT by reg45
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To: meyer
I am assuming the death threats come from the anti-war 'peace' crowd. They need to know that many (or better yet, MOST) in America think their activities and the anti-American, anti-capitalism message is BS. Hence my 'right people, right message".
107 posted on 04/21/2003 3:57:01 PM PDT by whipitgood (ARE YOU READY TO ACT?)
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To: familyofman
I have received death threats before. Hand guns are wonderful!
108 posted on 04/21/2003 3:58:40 PM PDT by whipitgood (ARE YOU READY TO ACT?)
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To: weegee
You have the idea!
109 posted on 04/21/2003 4:00:42 PM PDT by whipitgood (ARE YOU READY TO ACT?)
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To: ppaul
No. The site doesn't do much to illuminate any issues and appears to be a reboot of an older site (with many pages not yet posted).
110 posted on 04/21/2003 4:13:16 PM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
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To: kattracks
I read that article earlier today. It reminded me of the kind of inconsistency and hypocrisy which is so pervasive here on the left coast.
111 posted on 04/21/2003 5:20:10 PM PDT by StarfireIV
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To: Illbay
Do have documented proof of these statements, allegedly made by Freepers? Surely these posts have usernames and times!

If I was going to claim victim status, I would reveal the names and the exact times of the posts.

IllBay writes : The following excerpts: "YOU ARE THE BIGGEST HALFWIT I'VE EVER SEEN!!! HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR HEAD UP --- edited blah blah blah "---- you!!! Get a blah blah blah!!!!" could have been right off an FR thread
112 posted on 04/21/2003 6:04:45 PM PDT by scubadave (to secure peace is to prepare for war...)
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To: scubadave
Who's "claiming victim status?" I've seen what I've seen. Yet I'm still here, and I even pay for the privilege.
113 posted on 04/21/2003 6:30:06 PM PDT by Illbay
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To: MeeknMing; All
FYI: Ron Silver is not a liberal. He's been interviewed and he's definitely not a lefty.
114 posted on 04/21/2003 8:23:20 PM PDT by floriduh voter (President Backbone in 2004... You can help!)
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To: SpookBrat
bttt and I wanted to change my tag line.
115 posted on 04/21/2003 8:25:32 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Seriesly. This is hugh.)
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To: MeeknMing
bttt.
116 posted on 04/21/2003 8:27:06 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Seriesly. This is hugh.)
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks for the heads up!
117 posted on 04/21/2003 11:04:12 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: SauronOfMordor; Alouette
Hollywood's cash flow needs to be damaged from all the mindless crap they put out for our "entertainment."

I hardly watch tv anymore or rent videos.

118 posted on 04/22/2003 12:25:14 AM PDT by DBtoo
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To: summer
We talk and you shut-up

I see this attitude more and more lately, even here on FR. No one group has the market cornered on this one.

119 posted on 04/22/2003 12:44:30 AM PDT by DBtoo
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To: floriduh voter
FYI: Ron Silver is not a liberal. He's been interviewed and he's definitely not a lefty.

I wonder why he would help found a Liberal Activist Group, or is it not Liberal? Or is this a false statement? From the article:

A spokesperson for the Creative Coalition, a liberal celebrity-based activist group whose founders include actors Ron Silver, Christopher Reeve and Susan Sarandon, did not respond to an interview request for this article.


120 posted on 04/22/2003 4:55:35 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: kattracks
I saw this story...I've not had anyone really threaten me nor any true hate mail. some libbies email me occasionally calling me a Nazi or McCarthyite, that's it...

I think this means the message is out there and the left, as we've witnessed in the "peace' rallies, is willing to resort to violence to get their point across...
121 posted on 04/22/2003 7:11:07 AM PDT by jonalvy44
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To: hobblemaster
Hobble,

We reach brother. What is ours, is ours again!

122 posted on 04/22/2003 8:21:17 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Jenna will win Survivor)
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To: Van Jenerette
...for class.
123 posted on 04/22/2003 9:00:27 AM PDT by Van Jenerette (Our Republic...If We Can Keep It!)
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To: MeeknMing
**FYI: Ron Silver is not a liberal. He's been interviewed and he's definitely not a lefty.**

I wonder why he would help found a Liberal Activist Group, or is it not Liberal? Or is this a false statement? From the article:

A spokesperson for the Creative Coalition, a liberal celebrity-based activist group whose founders include actors Ron Silver, Christopher Reeve and Susan Sarandon, did not respond to an interview request for this article.

Ron Silver is a former lefty. He is in the process of recovering his sanity even as we speak. We need to cut the guy some slack.

124 posted on 04/22/2003 9:24:08 AM PDT by Scothia (If you pray for rain, prepare to deal with some mud.)
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To: kattracks
You know I'm probably grasping at straws but I'm gonna do some checking around at DU to see if they aren't behind this.
125 posted on 04/22/2003 10:56:31 AM PDT by Live free or die
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To: Scothia; floriduh voter
Ron Silver is a former lefty. He is in the process of recovering
his sanity even as we speak. We need to cut the guy some slack.

Hey, that's great ! Good to hear it.

126 posted on 04/22/2003 11:22:43 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: kattracks
Jeez, violence coming from the emotion driven liberal left?

Who would have thunk' it?

127 posted on 04/22/2003 3:14:36 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: kattracks
"Middle America is realizing that they are not alone in their feelings of outrage. They are speaking up and contacting agents, publicists, studios and others in the industry,"

In the famous words of ol' Satchmo..."What a Wonderful World."

128 posted on 04/22/2003 4:01:56 PM PDT by semaj
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To: Illbay
"Actually, all these sound like comments I've received from fellow-FReepers."

You're a special. We've made an exception just for you. LOL!

129 posted on 04/22/2003 4:05:08 PM PDT by semaj
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To: kattracks
I read some of the hate mail in question, and it doesn't seem any more rabid that what I get from my own site. These guy just got the willies, that's all.

As far as the content of the mail, I noticed a lot of whining about "censorship" and "freedom of speech". What the hell is that crap???

The guys running those sites are not censoring the Hollywood fiends at all, nor could they if they wanted to. And as far as free speech, the - ahem - "peace" activists seem to believe that theirs are the only views protected by the First Amendment.

130 posted on 04/22/2003 5:24:10 PM PDT by FierceDraka ("I am not a number - I am a FREE MAN!")
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To: Reagan Man
["W. is not stupid. In the real world, where actions count, W. is a genius. Get used to it." Ben Stein . . .

"If you're in a peace march and the guy next to you has a sign that says 'Bush is Hitler,' forget the peace thing for a second and beat his [expletive]," Dennis Miller]

How totally refreshing. . .Thanks!

131 posted on 04/23/2003 6:34:53 AM PDT by cricket
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To: jonalvy44
some libbies email me occasionally calling me a Nazi or McCarthyite, that's it...

Really?
I wonder if I get any...

I never read email here. If someone doesn't have the b***s to speak their piece in the normal thread they're not worth my time.
Poor babies...

132 posted on 04/23/2003 6:52:46 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Californians are as dumm as a sack of rocks)
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To: kattracks
I guess some people just take the "fan as a shortened version of fanatic" too seriously. Are they so simple and ignorant of the world around them that the vacant utterings of a bunch of stage monkeys are their guiding light? (yes, that is a rhetorical question!)

This is why I beleive that the people that don't want us to have guns, the so called "pacifists" are the people you least want to have access to guns. They are our own littl Islamofaschists, ready to stone the infidels that do not subscrive to the "one true way." I guess this is simply another failure of our public school system.

133 posted on 04/23/2003 6:54:02 AM PDT by SpinyNorman
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To: Chancellor Palpatine

134 posted on 04/23/2003 7:32:56 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: cricket
Here's another good one!

"Have these people (protesters) forgotten what happen on Sept. 11?" Franz wondered. "Don't they remember all those people - the women, the children - on those planes who were non-deserving of having their lives taken from them?

"Freedom - the same freedom that allows them to protest - doesn't come easy. There are times when you have to stand up and prove yourself to the rest of the world, that we will defend our way of life.

"I back our president all the way. Let's face it - there are just some evil people in the world and they have to be dealt with."

Dennis Franz
VietNam Vet and star of "NYPD Blue"

135 posted on 04/23/2003 8:58:31 AM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: kattracks
This is nothing more than an effort to get laws to limit press coverage of the hollyweird stars. Its the same as the actors and actresses who were shocked, shocked I say, that they are followed by reporters with cameras. Look from the starlets to try and limit speech against them.
136 posted on 04/23/2003 9:02:42 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: kattracks; All
Silver defended the Bush administration's approach to Iraq.
137 posted on 04/23/2003 9:36:19 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay (occupied)
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To: Interesting Times
Ping!

TS

138 posted on 04/23/2003 11:15:36 AM PDT by The Shrew
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To: kattracks
Communism = Death

So what else would you expect?

139 posted on 04/23/2003 11:50:11 AM PDT by TexasRepublic
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To: MarMema

Lovitt!

140 posted on 04/23/2003 12:21:17 PM PDT by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: Timesink
Silver has supported conservative ideals for years.
141 posted on 04/23/2003 2:22:25 PM PDT by Publicus
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To: Illbay
Actually, all these sound like comments I've received from fellow-FReepers.

LOL

142 posted on 04/23/2003 3:12:51 PM PDT by stanz
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To: Reagan Man
I've been wondering how Dennis Franz felt about the war. Thanks for posting this. Now I don't have to stop watching NYPD Blue.
143 posted on 04/23/2003 3:14:50 PM PDT by stanz
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To: Illbay
Don't include all of us in your description "fellow" Freepers. I would not want to be put in ANY group that you consider a fellowship, 'K??
144 posted on 04/23/2003 5:02:05 PM PDT by lilmsdangrus
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To: kattracks
I encourage them to continue to speak out. It's usually more entertaining than the movies they make," according to Mark.
Ain't that the truth!
145 posted on 04/24/2003 4:23:06 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: Anamensis
done!
146 posted on 04/24/2003 7:52:36 AM PDT by glory
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To: rodeo-mamma
A local country station here in Columbus, OH plays the Dixie Chicks, but as divine retrobution(and I think a little joke on their part) every one of their songs seem to be followed by Darryl Worley's Have you Forgotten!
147 posted on 04/24/2003 8:16:20 AM PDT by glory
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To: glory
retrobution=retribution

I really wish I could read and post at FR without distraction sometime;-)
148 posted on 04/24/2003 8:19:00 AM PDT by glory
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