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  • Fifth-Columnests Inside Government in Revolt Against the Bush Administration

    01/19/2005 8:11:40 PM PST · by quidnunc · 45 replies · 1,385+ views
    ‘David Frum’s Diary in National Review ^ | January 17, 2005 | David Frum
    -snip- The story is going around Washington that Senate Foreign Relations chairman Richard Lugar handed Condoleezza Rice a list of names of “neocons” he wanted blacklisted from the Department of State — and that Rice assented. If the story is true, you can see how it might signal unscrupulous present and former CIA officials to go even further — even to the extent of jeopardizing secret missions. In the first term, administration policymakers again and again failed to agree on a coherent policy, failed to explain that policy to the public, and failed to impose it on the bureaucracy. Disunity...
  • Dems Fear DeLay Blacklist For K Street Jobs and DeLay's Sizzling Response to "The Hill" Story

    11/19/2004 8:28:38 PM PST · by gab1279 · 70 replies · 3,873+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/04 | Geoff Earle
    Scores of soon-to-be-unemployed Democrats fear that their party’s electoral defeat could hinder their ability to find work on K Street, a traditional safe haven and source of employment for Capitol Hill staff. At a time when many Democrats are anxious about their ability to earn a living, some even fear that a conspiracy to blacklist aides to certain Democrats, such as Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), could be afoot. Daschle, who is reviled by many congressional Republicans for his efforts to stop GOP initiatives and judicial nominees in the Senate, was defeated in this month’s election by former Rep....
  • Former teacher sues college for political bias

    11/01/2004 7:15:40 PM PST · by nicole_g · 28 replies · 596+ views
    WROC TV Rochester ^ | 11-01-04 | Katrina Irwin
    A former professor at Monroe Community College says he was fired because he showed his support for President Bush.  Dr. Michael Filozof says he was fired from his job as a political science professor after he was harassed by a predominantly left wing department.  Monday morning he filed suit against MCC and now he wants a pay back. "It was an American flag.  I didn't think it was too controversial but apparently at MCC it was."  Filozof says his colleagues at MCC attacked his political views.  It came as quite a shock considering many professors decorate their office doors with...
  • Hollywood Actor 'Would Pay $1 Million' For Kerry To Win Election

    10/22/2004 5:13:41 AM PDT · by Raquel · 18 replies · 953+ views
    Talon News ^ | October 20, 2004 | Jimmy Moore
    BERLIN, GERMANY (Talon News) -- While promoting his latest film overseas this week, a major Hollywood actor said that he would be willing to pay $1 million to guarantee Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry would win the election on November 2.
  • BUSH-HACKED

    10/21/2004 12:19:42 AM PDT · by kattracks · 69 replies · 3,919+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/21/04 | ANDREA PEYSER
    SUPPORTING President Bush is not just socially suicidal in this town — it can endanger your career and cost you big bucks, as one cabby discovered the hard way. Haitian-born Etzer Jerome was fined $500 and had his license suspended three weeks — a loss of some $5,000 — simply because, he says, he committed a new kind of infraction: Backing Bush While Black. "I'm a Bush man," Jerome, 49, told me while recounting a story that couldn't happen anyplace else. [snip] Elizabeth Grainger asked for a ride to 116th Street. He dropped his sandwich, and they drove off....
  • Ron Silver says his GOP activism has cost him in Hollywood

    10/20/2004 4:48:13 PM PDT · by notkerry · 36 replies · 1,325+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | Wednesday, October 20, 2004 | BETH FOUHY
    For years, Ron Silver was a partisan Democrat. But everything changed for Silver after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Now he calls himself a "9/12 Republican." A strong supporter of Israel and the war in Iraq, Silver spoke at the Republican National Convention and is featured prominently in a new documentary, "Fahrenhype 9/11," a searing indictment of Michael Moore's blockbuster film. Silver says his political change of heart and outspoken support of President Bush has exacted a high professional cost in Hollywood, where Republicans are a decidedly rare breed. "It's affected me very badly. I can't point to a...
  • Ron Silver Says His GOP Activism Has Cost Him In Hollywood

    10/17/2004 6:27:35 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 189 replies · 12,520+ views
    AP ^ | October 17, 2004 | Beth Fouhy
    For years, the actor Ron Silver was a partisan Democrat - a one-time president of the Actors' Equity union and co-founder, with colleagues like Susan Sarandon and Christopher Reeve, of the Creative Coalition, which encouraged left-leaning political activism among celebrities. His best known screen role may be that of Bruno Gianelli, the Machiavellian political consigliere to Democratic President Jed Bartlet on TV's popular series "The West Wing." Everything changed for Silver after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Now he calls himself a "9/12 Republican." A strong supporter of Israel and the war in Iraq, Silver spoke at the Republican...
  • REV. PETERSON ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF ANOTHER BLACK CELEBRITY TO THE ‘BLACK’ LIST!

    10/12/2004 10:41:43 AM PDT · by NewDestiny · 77 replies · 3,220+ views
    BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny) ^ | October 12, 2004 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Rap Mogul Russell Simmons Added To BOND’s ‘Black’ List Los Angeles- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, author of The ‘Black’ List Campaign, announced today the addition of Russell Simmons to , The ‘Black’ List. Simmons is Chairman of Def Jam Records, and founder of the nonprofit Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN)—a liberal “get out the vote” organization. Other celebrities ‘black’ listed include: Spike Lee, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, and Will Smith. The campaign seeks to “expose Hollywood’s most anti-American and destructive black celebrities.” Rev. Peterson said: “We added Russell Simmons to The ‘Black’ List...
  • SPIKE LEE, DANNY GLOVER 'BLACK' LISTED; Rev. Peterson To Expose Leftist Black Entertainers

    09/23/2004 1:11:05 PM PDT · by NewDestiny · 69 replies · 3,501+ views
    BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny) ^ | September 23, 2004 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Los Angeles- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, author of SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America, announced today the start of The 'Black' List Campaign, a campaign to expose Hollywood’s most anti-American black entertainers who are viciously criticizing the U.S. war on terror and lying to black Americans. Celebrities on the list include: Spike Lee, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Belafonte, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Will Smith among others. Rev. Peterson said, “I’m sickened by black entertainers who drive $350,000 Bentleys and still cry ‘racism.’ Americans of all colors pay to see their movies, and they have the nerve to...
  • Pat Boone Exposes Hollywood's Blacklist

    09/02/2004 12:48:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies · 5,098+ views
    NewMax ^ | September 2, 2004 | Karl Limbacher
    NEW YORK - Veteran recording and movie star Pat Boone advises politically conservative and religious young people seeking a career in show business not to hide their worldview. At the same time, the 70-year-old crooner charges that there is an unwritten Hollywood blacklist against conservatives. "Definitely, I've been a victim of it for years," he told NewsMax.com in an interview. "There have been many roles, movie roles and TV things that I was really ripe for. And if I was considered at all, I was immediately shut out because of the liberal mind-set of the guys who hire and fire."...
  • (Ron) Silver fears H'wood backlash

    09/01/2004 2:05:30 AM PDT · by kattracks · 31 replies · 2,260+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/01/04 | Rush & Molloy
    Actor Ron Silver got a much warmer welcome at the convention Monday night - but will his speech get a chilly reception in Hollywood? Even though Silver made it plain in his address that he disagrees with President Bush on domestic issues, he claims he is catching it for hailing the war on Saddam. "I've already been feeling it socially," Silver tells us. "[Democrats] don't want to engage in any real conversation about post-9/11 security. They are so blinded by their Bush hatred." After chiding Tinseltown Kerry supporters in his speech, Silver says, "The Hollywood Reporter headline read, 'Actor Silver...
  • Reverse Blacklisting (September Details Magazine 'Outs' Young GOP Hollywood Celebrities)

    08/24/2004 6:58:02 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 65 replies · 2,981+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/23/04 | James Hirsen
    Adam Sandler, Jessica Simpson, Freddie Prinze Jr, Shannen Doherty to name a few..
  • Doing the 'Right' Thing in L.A. [Magazine will out closet conservatives in Hollywood]

    08/21/2004 11:06:23 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 21 replies · 2,798+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2004
    IS there a growing cadre of closet conservatives in Hollywood? In an exposé on secret Hollywood Republicans in its upcoming September issue, Details magazine unmasks a host of stealth celebrity conservatives, including Adam Sandler, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Simpson and Shannen Doherty. According to Details, the Republican National Committee has been quietly circulating a list of GOP-supporting Hollywood celebrities in the hopes of offsetting the Democratic Party's A-list star power, which includes liberal luminaries such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and Leonardo DiCaprio. But many on the Left Coast are reluctant to come forward with their conservative convictions. Rather than...
  • Dead Stalinist honored: Joseph Farah exposes media snow job for actor John Randolph

    06/21/2004 10:43:13 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 291+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, June 22, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    Dead Stalinist honored Posted: June 22, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com When actor John Randolph died last February, I didn't write a word about the man's life or death. I didn't mention that all of the major media obituaries withheld critical information about the character actor. There are so many important issues to write about, even with a daily column, it's hard to keep up. I was tempted to expose the truth about him then. I didn't. But the tributes to this un-American symbol of Hollywood subversion just don't stop. The latest was held in New York on...
  • MSNBC: Screen Actors Guild has erased all signs of Ronald Reagan from their offices

    06/09/2004 10:16:25 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 85 replies · 482+ views
    MSNBC | June 10, 2004 | Lawrence O'Donnell
    Information you should know...... Just now on MSNBC, Lawrence O'Donnell was relating the following anecdote: A few months ago, he had to visit the offices of the Screen Actors Guild in order to fill out some paperwork. The place is covered in photos of past presidents of the union, and some even had statues of themselves. Except for Ronald Reagan. O'Donnell said he went all over the building and could find no sign that Ronald Reagan ever even existed. He was disgusted and amazed by it, especially since Reagan is the only president of a union to become President of...
  • US takes Sudan off a terror list, keeps sanctions

    05/18/2004 11:16:55 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 1 replies · 173+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/18/04
    WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - The United States plans to remove Sudan from a blacklist of nations failing to help its war on terrorism, in a sign Africa's largest nation has taken some steps to fight militants, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. But Sudan has not gone far enough to persuade the United States to remove it from a second list that bans U.S. trade in arms with the country, because it has yet to show it has stopped sponsoring terrorism organizations, they added. Acknowledging the apparent contradiction in keeping Sudan on only one blacklist, a State Department official said...
  • FREEP CBS EVENING NEWS NOW !! (Beheading video)

    05/11/2004 2:57:03 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 535 replies · 17,109+ views
    kristinn | May 11, 2004 | self
    Kristinn just called me and asked me to post this thread. He just called CBS Evening News and asked them if they were going to show the militant Islamists' video of the beheading of American Nick Berg.The woman who answered the phone said that they were going to do a story on it, but they were NOT going to show the full video.He asked them, "Why not, since you had no problem showing the pictures of the Iraqis being abused by our guys in the prison. Don't you think turnabout is fair play?"The woman got mad and said, "Thank you...
  • Blacklist of patients who sued doctors taken off Web

    03/10/2004 11:01:23 PM PST · by weegee · 3 replies · 164+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 10, 2004, 9:48PM | By POLLY ROSS HUGHES
    AUSTIN -- A Web site for doctors that blacklisted patients who file medical malpractice lawsuits has vanished from the Internet. The site's sponsors posted a farewell message posted this week, saying that DoctorsKnow.Us had drawn attention to malpractice litigation, and the sponsors hoped it resulted in "changes that are equitable to both patients and physicians." With Texans' access to medical care remaining a contentious issue, the Web site had prompted protests. "It was unethical. It was an immoral Web site that was arbitrarily blacklisting innocent patients, many in Texas," said Dan Lambe, director of Texas Watch, a statewide consumer research...
  • BACKSTORY: HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST (Hollywood radicalism explored)

    03/04/2004 4:47:12 PM PST · by Liz · 24 replies · 1,127+ views
    UNIVERISTY OF PENNSYLVANIA ^ | Circa 1992 | Dan Georgakas
    EXCERPTED: Buhle, Buhle, and Georgakas, ed., ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN LEFT, (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The investigation of Hollywood radicals by the House on Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 and 1951 was a continuation of pressures first exerted in the late 1930s and early 1940s by the Dies Committee and State Senator Jack Tenney's California Joint Fact-finding Committee on Un-American Activities. HUAC charged that Communists had established a significant base in the dominant medium of mass culture. Communists were said to be placing subversive messages into Hollywood films and discriminating against unsympathetic colleagues. A...
  • Artistic Freedom?: Threats to blacklist Gibson ring hollow

    03/03/2004 3:03:48 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 11 replies · 202+ views
    Dallas News ^ | March 3, 2004 | N/A
    The dirtiest word in Hollywood is "blacklist," which comes from the ban that McCarthy-era studio chiefs enforced on actors and others thought to be communists. To blacklist someone is to refuse him work because of his beliefs. Someone like Mel Gibson. Last week, The New York Times reported that a number of film industry figures have decided to shun Mr. Gibson over The Passion of the Christ, which some see as anti-Semitic. One studio chairman, speaking anonymously, told the newspaper, "I won't hire him. I won't support anything he's part of." Ah. It's interesting to see what a filmmaker has...
  • Remembering History at The Oscars. Hollywood's Longest Blacklist By David Horowitz

    03/01/2004 3:26:24 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 9 replies · 420+ views
    Hollywood's Longest Blacklist By David Horowitz FrontPageMagazine.com | February 10, 1997 At a time when its latest heroes are a fascist (Eva Peron) and a misogynist (Larry Flynt), it is perhaps not surprising that Hollywood is experiencing a crisis of conscience in finding a place in its heart for a patriot like Elia Kazan. Last month, the Hollywood establishment, in the form of the American Film Institute and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, denied Kazan a lifetime achievement award, thereby continuing to shun one of its most accomplished artists. Even the subsequent defenses of the filmmaker that appeared in...
  • Blacklisting of Mel Gibson Should've Outraged Me

    02/28/2004 11:21:45 AM PST · by gitmo · 63 replies · 668+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | February 27, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT 1:12 PM EST RUSH: Now, I mentioned in the last hour that there was a story in the New York Times yesterday, and I read it, and it did not -- I mean it stood out, but I didn't think enough of it to even print it to bring it to you to discuss on the radio, and I realized there's a story in the Washington Times today that references the New York Times story of yesterday and it jogged my memory, and I almost feel like I need to apologize to you all for not bringing this...
  • U.S. Threatens To Blacklist MILF

    02/27/2004 8:41:50 AM PST · by knighthawk · 51 replies · 1,029+ views
    Islam Online ^ | Februari 26 2004 | Rexcel Sorza
    ILOILO CITY, Philippines, February 26 (IslamOnline.net) - The U.S. threatened on Thursday, February 26, it might place the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on its list of terrorist organizations should it fail to ink a peace accord with the Philippine government. U.S. Charge d'affaires Joseph Mussomeli said they are continually assessing whether or not blacklist MILF alongside organizations like the Communist Party of the Philippines and the Abu Sayyaf. He pointed out that "if a genuine peace accord is reached ... then that would suggest strongly that there is very little reason to put them (MILF) on" the list for...
  • New Film May Harm Gibson's Career

    02/26/2004 5:21:38 AM PST · by PBRSTREETGANG · 224 replies · 277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 26, 2004 | SHARON WAXMAN
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 — Mel Gibson's provocative new film, "The Passion of the Christ," is making some of Hollywood's most prominent executives uncomfortable in ways that may damage Mr. Gibson's career. Hollywood is a close-knit world, and friendships and social contact are critical in the making of deals and the casting of movies. Many of Hollywood's most prominent figures are also Jewish. So with a furor arising around the film, along with Mr. Gibson's reluctance to distance himself from his father, who calls the Holocaust mostly fiction, it is no surprise that Hollywood — Jewish and non-Jewish — has...
  • Liberals Katzenberg and Geffen blacklist Gibson

    02/26/2004 6:55:35 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 98 replies · 655+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2/26/04 | N/A
    FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, the principals of DreamWorks, have privately expressed anger over the film, said an executive close to the two men. The chairmen of two other major studios said they would avoid working with Mr. Gibson because of "The Passion of the Christ" and the star's remarks surrounding its release. Neither of the chairmen would speak for attribution, but as one explained: "It doesn't matter what I say. It'll matter what I do. I will do something. I won't hire him. I won't support anything he's part of. Personally that's all I...
  • New Film May Harm Gibson's Career

    02/26/2004 4:43:00 PM PST · by siliconpatriot · 33 replies · 189+ views
    NY Times. ^ | February 26, 2004 | SHARON WAXMAN
    I didn't see anyone else post this. It seems important that many of Hollywoods Jewish leaders seem to be trying to make Mel Gibson suffer for doing this great film. Maybe Mel can start a Christian revolution in Hollywood. February 26, 2004 New Film May Harm Gibson's Career By SHARON WAXMAN OS ANGELES, Feb. 25 — Mel Gibson's provocative new film, "The Passion of the Christ," is making some of Hollywood's most prominent executives uncomfortable in ways that may damage Mr. Gibson's career. Hollywood is a close-knit world, and friendships and social contact are critical in the making of deals...
  • Hollywood to crucify Mel

    02/26/2004 7:33:43 AM PST · by dinok · 162 replies · 245+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 27, 2004 | Lynden Barber
    STUDIO chiefs in Hollywood have pledged to black-ban Mel Gibson for his film The Passion of The Christ, which earned more than $637,000 when it opened in Australia on Wednesday. The chairmen of two Hollywood studios said they would avoid working with Gibson because of the film, which he directed and financed, and his comments surrounding its release, the New York Times reported yesterday. One of the studio chairmen, who asked for anonymity, told the newspaper: "It doesn't matter what I say. It'll matter what I do. I will do something. I won't hire him. I won't support anything he's...
  • Hollywood Takes on 'Passion'(Now they're threatening Mel Gibson)

    02/23/2004 4:28:41 PM PST · by truthandlife · 143 replies · 778+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-23-04 | Neil Cavuto
    <p>Never mind "The Passion of the Christ" will likely prove a hit, Mel taking a hit from Hollywood types.</p> <p>One tells the New York Daily News he's all but a marked man. Directors will avoid him. And one goes so far as to say audiences will move on from him. No more "Lethal Weapon" sequels. No more "Signs."</p>
  • US to strike Sudan off terrorism blacklist

    09/28/2003 3:59:51 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 8 replies · 324+ views
    Daily Times (Pakistan) ^ | September 29, 2003 | AFP
    KHARTOUM: The United States has agreed to lift its sanctions on Sudan and remove the country from its list of nations sponsoring terrorism, independent Al Rai Al Aam daily reported Saturday. Reporting from New York, the newspaper quoted Foreign Minister Mustafa Ismail as saying “lifting the sanctions and taking the Sudan’s name from the list of terrorism have been agreed upon and what remains now is the timing of making those steps.” The agreement was reached after meetings Ismail held with several US officials, including Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Walter Kansteiner, the newspaper reported. On Friday, the...
  • WANING DAYS OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS STUPIDITY A shield for employers who disclose

    12/20/2003 9:37:34 AM PST · by Liz · 4 replies · 133+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | Saturday, December 20, 2003 | CAROL ANN CAMPBELL
    <p>The Charles Cullen case is spurring legislation, in both Washington and Trenton, to protect employers who give out honest, though negative, job references.</p> <p>New Jersey's two senators as well as several Assembly members in Trenton said they are moving forward with efforts to protect employers who say previous employees were fired, or performed poorly on the job.</p>
  • The Canadian Black List: Who's Discriminating Now?

    12/16/2003 2:00:25 PM PST · by quidnunc · 17 replies · 544+ views
    The Freedom Institute ^ | December 15th 2003 | J.L. Jackson
    “Bigot,” “radical,” “extremist,” “Alabama North,” and of course “homophobe,” words used regularly by the Canadian media to incite “hatred, ” against what has become the most downtrodden of all “identifiable groups” — the Canadian conservative.  Not only are the names personally hurtful they are used to marginalize Canadian conservatives, by the use of slander and lies. This full meal deal of vitriolic name-calling was published in a recent Calgary Herald column, where one writer has created a “black list” of conservatives refusing to toe the  social-Liberal party line.  So who’s discriminating now? If ever there was an “identifiable group” worthy...
  • Station Manager: Democrats Organizing Hannity Boycott

    12/03/2003 12:41:49 PM PST · by kattracks · 125 replies · 628+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12/03/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Democrats from Bill Clinton to Howard Dean have complained that conservative talk radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly have grown too powerful. Now an effort has begun to drive one of them off the air, according to the manager of a station that carries Hannity's show in New Mexico. Bob Clark, station manager of KRSN in Los Alamos, described to Hannity on Tuesday a series of threatening phone calls to his station and its advertisers that were part of a bid to get Clark to drop the top-rated talker's broadcast. Clark said it began with a call...
  • Blacklisting or Boycotting?

    11/21/2003 10:38:01 AM PST · by jonalvy44 · 4 replies · 82+ views
  • Need Some Help...Vanity

    10/29/2003 6:36:56 PM PST · by WinOne4TheGipper · 3 replies · 213+ views
    me ^ | 10/29/03 | will1776
    Does anyone have a link to the so- called NRA enemies list? I've been looking all over for it.
  • Americans flock to get on NRA blacklist

    10/29/2003 9:47:39 AM PST · by yonif · 79 replies · 735+ views
    IOL ^ | October 29 2003 | Jill Serjeant
    Los Angeles - Most blacklists are designed to intimidate. But thousands of Americans are clamouring to join one drawn up by the National Rifle Association (NRA). Actor Dustin Hoffman was so dismayed to find his name missing from the NRA's shadowy 19-page list of United States companies, celebrities, and news organisations seen as lending support to anti-gun policies that he wrote to the powerful pro-gun lobby group begging to be included. "As a supporter of comprehensive anti-gun safety measures, I was deeply disappointed when I discovered my name was not on the list," Hoffman wrote in a letter to the...
  • EU agrees to put Hamas on outlawed terror groups list

    09/11/2003 8:38:44 AM PDT · by anotherview · 15 replies · 158+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 11 September 2003 | News Agencies
    Last Update: 11/09/2003 17:57 EU agrees to put Hamas on outlawed terror groups list By News Agencies Palestinian gunmen in Gaza on Wednesday attending the funeral for two men who were killed earlier that day in an IDF attack. (AP) The European Union moved Thursday to increase pressure on Hamas by adding the entire organization to the EU terrorist list, but appeared to stop short of a U.S. crackdown on European-based charities that allegedly funnel money to the Islamic militant group. Five days after EU foreign ministers - reacting to the suicide bus bombing in Jerusalem on August 19 that...
  • Bring back Hollywood blacklist

    09/04/2003 10:37:23 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 25 replies · 892+ views
    WorldNetDaily | 4 September 2003 | Joseph Farah
    The United States is a "dumb puppy that has big teeth," according to American actor Johnny Depp. I say we should make certain this scumbucket never works in America again. That's right. I mean it's time to bring back the Hollywood blacklist. In fact, I'd very much like to start compiling the blacklist right now – and I welcome your suggestions for additions. I'm sure I'm missing some real anti-American zealots. Depp may be the latest offender, but he's such a lightweight on the intellectual scale that he hardly deserves to be first. So, let's reserve that position for...
  • Right Wrong to Join Left’s Corporate Blacklisting Campaign. [MCI]

    08/26/2003 11:03:30 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 13 replies · 279+ views
    IntellectualConservative ^ | 26 August 2003 | Brendan Steinhauser
    The Right should not be joining the Left in the blacklisting of MCI. Candidates and groups on the left have long made attacks on corporate America a staple of their populist appeals. Whether it is Jesse Jackson shaking down corporations for minority contracts, Ralph Nader blasting big business on environmental issues, or the perennial management-labor disputes, the battle between the left and business interests remains at the forefront of American politics. What is new, however, is conservatives taking up the cause. Washington Post columnist James Glassman, former U.S. Congressman and MSNBC commentator Joe Scarborough, and Citizens Against Government Waste, all...
  • (Ted) Nugent sues Muskegon officials over concert cancelation

    08/21/2003 7:48:24 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 34 replies · 5,945+ views
    AP ^ | 8-21-03
    Nugent sues Muskegon officials over concert cancelation The Associated Press 8/21/2003, 7:11 p.m. ET DETROIT (AP) — Michigan rocker Ted Nugent filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday, claiming organizers who canceled a June performance wrongly accused him of making racist comments. Nugent claims that accusations made by city officials and others, and the cancelation of the June 30 concert, damaged his reputation and career, according to a statement issued by his attorney. The lawsuit names the City of Muskegon; Mayor Stephen Warmington; City Manager Bryon Mazade; Meridian Entertainment, the concert's promoter, and others as defendants. "In a world of...
  • WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'RE BEING CENSORED (Ann Coulter)

    07/09/2003 4:22:51 PM PDT · by ChadGore · 142 replies · 3,446+ views
    Ann Coulter ^ | 7/0903 | Ann Coulter
    WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'RE BEING CENSORED By Ann Coulter Earlier this year, the Screen Actors Guild (news - web sites) issued a statement lamenting that "those in the public eye should suffer professionally for having the courage to give voice to their views. Even a hint of the blacklist must never again be tolerated in this nation." Feeling the lash of a right-wing blacklist, the Dixie Chicks (news - web sites) recently played to an adoring, sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. Ann Coulter   But earlier this week, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., denounced a radio corporation's decision...
  • MSNBC fires Savage after anti-gay remarks

    07/07/2003 1:11:21 PM PDT · by sakic · 977 replies · 1,737+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 7, 2003 01:00 PM
    <p>NEW YORK - MSNBC on Monday fired Michael Savage for anti-gay comments.</p> <p>The popular radio talk show host who did a weekend TV show for the cable channel referred to an unidentified caller to his show Saturday as a "sodomite" and said he should "get AIDS and die."</p>
  • Coulter Explodes Hollywood's Blacklist Myth

    06/30/2003 1:43:31 PM PDT · by kattracks · 201 replies · 1,066+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 6/30/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    It is one of the most enduring lies created by leftists: that all Hollywood trembled in fear over the persecution allegedly launched against Tinseltown by Sen. Joe McCarthy. Along with the infamous Hollywood 10, actors, actresses, directors, producers and even the guys who swept the studio floors were allegedly writhing in agony, fearing they’d become victims of McCarthyism, and driven into unemployment and poverty. There are just a few things wrong with this – to begin with it’s not true, Ann Coulter writes in her best-selling new book, "Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on...
  • Orwell named Chaplin and Priestley as communists

    06/23/2003 7:04:14 AM PDT · by dead · 8 replies · 148+ views
    The British left-wing writer George Orwell gave the government a list of 38 suspected or actual communist sympathisers in 1949, including the comedian Charlie Chaplin, The Guardian reported. Orwell, author of the political satires Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm, who would be 100 years old on Wednesday, sent the list to a friend, Celia Kirwan, who worked for the information research department, a section of the Foreign Office, The Guardian said. Kirwan had asked for Orwell's help in countering waves of communist bloc propaganda in the intensifying Cold War, the left-of-centre Guardian reported. Among those singled out for suspicion by...
  • Blair's Babe [Did love turn Orwell into a government stooge?]

    06/22/2003 7:55:59 AM PDT · by William McKinley · 23 replies · 354+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6/21/03 | John Ezard
    George Orwell, venerated as "the wintry conscience of a generation", gave the British government a list of 38 suspected or actual communist sympathisers, the Guardian reveals today. A carbon copy of the document - which the government still treats as secret 54 years later - is reproduced for the first time in today's Review. The find confirms evidence first raised seven years ago. Among those singled out for suspicion by the author of Animal Farm and 1984 in the late 1940s, sometimes highly tentatively, were the comedian Charlie Chaplin, the bestselling novelist JB Priestley, the actor Michael Redgrave, the Soviet...
  • Director's dud widely reviled--even by him (Roger Ebert's account of new Vincent Gallo film)

    06/03/2003 2:01:14 PM PDT · by weegee · 28 replies · 1,153+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 25, 2003 | Roger Ebert
    CANNES, France--The Affair of the Brown Bunny, one of the most astonishing episodes in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, took another turn Friday when director Vincent Gallo apologized for his film and said, "It is a disaster and a waste of time." Gallo's "Brown Bunny," which screened as one of three American entries in the official competition, was the lowest-rated film in the history of Screen International, the British trade paper that tabulates votes of a panel of critics. It was booed and laughed at during its screenings, there were countless walkouts, and its inclusion as an official...
  • Gallo: I never apologised for Brown Bunny (Conservative filmmaker facing leftist backlash?)

    06/03/2003 1:50:50 PM PDT · by weegee · 15 replies · 355+ views
    The Guardian UK ^ | Tuesday June 3, 2003 | Staff and agencies
    Actor-director Vincent Gallo has denied apologising for his derided road movie The Brown Bunny - and dismissed US film critic Roger Ebert as a "fat pig" for saying that he did. On its recent unveiling at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was a contender for the Palme d'Or, Gallo's film was greeted by hoots of derision. The Brown Bunny stars Gallo as a brooding biker on a cross-country odyssey through the US, who finds himself haunted by memories of an ex-girlfriend (Chloe Sevigny). Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw labelled it "the most hysterical event in Cannes history", and said...
  • Hollywood Goes Paranoid (Hitler TV Producer Ed Gernon and Conservatism Blacklist)

    05/22/2003 4:27:33 AM PDT · by SteveH · 64 replies · 335+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | May 18, 2003 | Joanne Ostrow
    Denver Postcommentary Hollywood goes paranoid TV's closed-mouth conservatism surfaces in firing of 'Hitler' producer By Joanne OstrowDenver Post TV/Radio Critic Sunday, May 18, 2003 - This is much more insidious than the Dixie Chicks incident: The executive producer of this week's CBS miniseries, "Hitler: The Rise of Evil," was fired for publicly likening the climate in America in advance of the invasion of Iraq to the climate in pre-war Germany that allowed the rise of the Third Reich. Ed Gernon lost his job for drawing an analogy. Imagine being axed for expressing an opinion about a period in history...
  • Tim Robbins Honored by UCLA

    04/21/2003 10:11:13 AM PDT · by new cruelty · 26 replies · 208+ views
    Actor Tim Robbins has been given some good news after weeks of being attacked for waving peace signs at the Oscars - he's to be honored by UCLA. Robbins and partner Susan Sarandon were blasted by right-wingers for their anti-war stance at the Academy Awards last month - leading to an honor at the Baseball Hall of Fame to be scrapped earlier this month. But now UCLA scholars have stepped up to recognize former student Robbins and bestow the Alumnus of the Year Award on him. UCLA theatre professor Gary Gardner says, "Tim reflects who we are and what we...
  • BLACKLISTED HOLLYWEIRD RED DIES: Maurice Rapf, 88, Screenwriter and Film Professor, is dead

    04/20/2003 3:00:00 PM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies · 333+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | 4/20/03 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    HANOVER, N.H., April 17 — Maurice Rapf, a screenwriter, a founder of the Writers Guild of America and a professor emeritus of the film studies department at Dartmouth, died on Tuesday. He was 88. Mr. Rapf was the son of Harry Rapf, a pioneering executive at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and he recalled having a brief career as a child actor, portraying orphans, street urchins and assorted brats. "Making movies was the family business, and with parental help it became mine as well," he wrote in 1990 for the Dartmouth alumni magazine. After graduating from Dartmouth in 1935 he returned to Hollywood...
  • ABC News Invokes McCarthyism, Blacklisting Re Boycott of Hollywood Leftists

    04/20/2003 3:50:04 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 60 replies · 1,700+ views
    ABC News.Com ^ | 4/20/03 | ABC News Staff
    Celebrities Targeted For Anti-War Stances Updated 4:43 PM ET April 20, 2003 - Most Americans who've opposed the war are anonymous faces in the crowd, and their protests haven't cost them all that much. But for famous faces like actor Martin Sheen, freedom of speech could be costly to his career. And he says it ought to be. "You have to pay something," he said. "It has to cost you something, otherwise you have to question what it's worth. Stars Hit Hard, Amid Controversy He and other anti-war celebrities, including Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, have been labeled "unpatriotic," or...