You liberals have the right to dissent against the war.
I have the right to hold you and them accountable...thru my nonpurchase of their products/services or entertainment access to my personal media receptors; AND THIS IS PROFOUNDLY THE AMERICAN WAY! Celebrities are ONLY ACTORS, no longer are they opinion-makers! For that matter, they NEVER DID INFLUENCE ME.
These liberals don't have a right to my dollars unless I willingly decide to permit them access through my purchase of their work. I will continue to pass on those who denigrate our Country and our President.
I have only one recourse since I don't have the public media to speak out to...afterall they don't want to hear it. My recourse is NOT TO BUY THEIR WORK PRODUCT OR TO SUPPORT ADVERTISERS WHO INSIST ON BACKING THEM ALL THE WAY.
If you are talking about a blacklist...look to your own brothers and sisters! How many Hollywood conservatives are now and previously denied work because of their political views?
I would lay odds that this is a factor in more than 80% of such cases...AND YOU KNOW IT!!! Why don't you fess up to this dirty little secret?
You wrote: http://www.suntimes.com/output/answ-man/sho-sunday-ebert20.html
Celebrities who speak out politically are made into targets as a way of discouraging dissent. I have not heard a single thing Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, the stars of "Bull Durham," have said about the war, but I have heard countless attacks on them for saying it. When you attack the messenger instead of the message, you are essentially saying, "Since you disagree with me, shut up." This is profoundly anti-American.
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