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  • The New Hollywood Blacklist

    12/05/2008 7:29:22 AM PST · by dbz77 · 27 replies · 1,173+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 5, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    Hollywood can still mount a soapbox and recall the dark days when people lost their jobs in show business for daring to take an unpopular political position that was outside the mainstream. Whenever they're criticized, they proclaim, "McCarthyism," accuse their critics of "blacklisting," and condemn the deplorable "intolerance." Hollywood has yet to accept, perhaps even to understand, that it is the entertainment industry that excels at this slanderous behavior. After California voters narrowly approved Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, it was revealed that Scott Eckern, the artistic director...
  • Anti-Prop 8 Forces Push Tolerance-->Except For Pro-Prop 8 People

    12/04/2008 9:42:51 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 18 replies · 462+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 12/5/08 | Yidwithlid
    Then Prop 8 argument, was settled by the voters almost three weeks ago and in that time the argument has shifted from "should there be gay marriage" to "should people/institutions be punished for their political views? Two weeks ago a theater director was forced to resign because he gave money to the pro-Prop 8 forces, then the head of the LA Film Festival has been forced to resign for the same reason. There are regular and sometimes vicious protests in front of the Mormon Church in California. The Argument has shifted. This no longer has to do with the definition...
  • Michelle Malkin: Anti-Prop. 8 Mob Watch: A new blacklist published

    11/30/2008 11:21:52 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 33 replies · 1,539+ views ^ | 11/29/08 | Michelle Malkin
    Anti-Prop. 8 Mob Watch: A new blacklist published By Michelle Malkin • November 29, 2008 10:40 AM Angry gay activists in Austin, Texas, have published their own blacklist to punish supporters of California’s Proposition 8. The anti-Prop. 8 mob in Texas is targeting entire businesses over private individual donations. The insane rage rages on: Gay marriage activists who lost at the ballot box in California are now lashing out at businesses that supported the ban — and their anger reaches way beyond the borders of Golden State. In Austin, a gay community Web site has published an “Austin Anti-Gay Blacklist”...

    11/26/2008 2:52:16 PM PST · by Amityschild · 27 replies · 996+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 26, 2008 | Pamela Geller
    How does Atlas grow? Google search is one critically important way. People find Atlas when they do a word search in google ie "Obama birth certificate", "Obama odinga", "honor killings", "Obama campaign finance fraud" - stories that I broke or did groundbreaking work on and Atlas is usually in the top five of the search results. That's how folks find my work and generally I keep 15-20% of them as return readers. Regular Atlas readers know the media refuses to cover these stories - building readership is the only way to boost awareness in this increasingly dangerous world. A couple...
  • L.A. Film Festival Director Richard Raddon Resigns (Over Prop. 8 Donation)

    11/25/2008 5:32:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 634+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 25, 2008 | Rachel Abramowitz
    Richard Raddon, the director of the Los Angeles Film Festival who has been at the center of controversy ever since it was revealed almost two weeks ago that he had contributed $1,500 to the campaign to ban gay marriage in California, resigned from his post over the weekend. The nonprofit arts organization Film Independent sponsors both the Los Angeles Film Festival, held in May, and the popular Independent Spirit awards. Raddon is a member of the Mormon Church, which actively called on its congregants to work for the passage of Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between...
  • L.A. Film Festival's Raddon resigns (Gaystapo's Prop. 8 Blacklist is Growing)

    11/25/2008 4:03:39 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 632+ views
    Under mounting pressure, LA Film Festival director Richard Raddon has ankled his post. Raddon and Film Independent (FIND), the festival's parent org, have faced a barrage of protests over Raddon's contribution to the successful Yes on Prop 8 campaign that banned same-sex marriage in California. After bloggers published his name, culled from public records of donors, Raddon tendered his first resignation on Nov. 13 to Film Independent’s board of directors, which was not accepted. Film Independent then released a statement saying, in part, "Our organization does not police the personal, religious, or political choices of any employee, member, or filmmaker."...
  • Mormon aid to Prop. 8 investigated (Gestapo)

    11/24/2008 6:48:48 PM PST · by Drango · 156 replies · 2,603+ views
    SFGate ^ | 11/24/08 | na
    California officials are planning to investigate whether the Mormon church gave an accurate accounting of its role in the campaign that succeeded in getting a same-sex marriage ban approved in the state. The action by the California Fair Political Practices Commission came in response to a complaint filed two weeks ago by a gay rights activist. Fred Karger, founder of Californians Against Hate, accuses the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of failing to report the value of the work it did to support Proposition 8. Roman Porter, the agency's executive director, said Monday that the decision to open...

    11/20/2008 10:35:10 AM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 858+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    BEFORE Election Day, national media hand wringers forged a wildly popular narrative: The right was, in the words of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, gripped by "insane rage." Outbreaks of incivility (some real, but mostly imagined) were proof positive of the extremist takeover of the Republican Party. The cluck-cluckers and tut-tutters shook with fear. But when the GOP took a beating on Nov. 4, no mass protests ensued; no nationwide boycotts erupted. Conservatives took their lumps and began the peaceful post-defeat process of self-flagellation, self-analysis and self-autopsy. In fact, in the wake of campaign 2008 there's only one angry...
  • Gay rights boycott urged at rally

    11/16/2008 11:04:54 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 48 replies · 1,723+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | November 16, 2008 | Eddie Jimenez
    Hundreds of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered at Fresno City Hall on Saturday, vowing not to back down in their fight against Proposition 8 and urging a boycott of businesses that helped fund the initiative. They weren't alone. Coast-to-coast, crowds gathered near public buildings in small communities and major cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago to vent their frustrations, celebrate gay relationships and renew calls for change. In Fresno, protesters turned their attention to what comes next. Matthew Payne of Fresno compared the same-sex marriage ban to former laws against biracial marriages and women's right to...
  • Conservative's Suit Over Denial of Tenure Allowed to Proceed

    11/17/2008 11:28:46 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 1,544+ views
    New York Law Journal ^ | October 30, 2008 | Joel Stashenko
    A former New York college instructor may proceed with a claim that he was denied tenure because school administrators disapproved of his conservative politics and support for President George W. Bush, not for deficiencies as an educator, a federal judge has ruled. Michael Filozof has presented sufficient evidence of a possible First Amendment violation ... on his free speech claim, Western District Court Judge David G. Larimer has determined. Filozof contends the tenure track he was on as a political science instructor at the Rochester, N.Y., community college was suddenly derailed in 2003, during a period of hot debate among...
  • The lavender blacklist? (CA Prop 8 backlash)

    11/14/2008 10:42:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 2,528+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | November 13, 2008 | Rod Dreher
    A prominent theatrical director in California, a Mormon, has resigned under pressure because of his support for Prop 8. Excerpt: Marc Shaiman, the Tony Award-winning composer ("Hairspray"), called Mr. Eckern last week and said that he would not let his work be performed in the theater. "I was uncomfortable with money made off my work being used to put discrimination in the Constitution," Mr. Shaiman said. He added, however, that the entire episode left him "deeply troubled" because of the potential for backlash against gays who protested Mr. Eckern's donation. "It will not help our cause because we will be...
  • Remarks against Obama probed

    11/14/2008 8:37:49 AM PST · by silverleaf · 124 replies · 4,419+ views
    Durham County News Observer ^ | 13 November 2998 | Stanley B. Chambers Jr
    Remarks against Obama probed Durham police conducting internal investigation; chief says it wasn't a slur Stanley B. Chambers Jr., Staff Writer DURHAM - Derogatory remarks toward President-elect Barack Obama made on a social networking Web site are now the subject of an internal police investigation. A police department employee claims the statements were made on the MySpace pages of two Durham officers. "There's no exact words that were said," said Police Chief Jose L. Lopez Sr. in a telephone interview Wednesday from San Diego, where he is attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference. "It wasn't a racial...
  • California Musical Theatre director steps down

    11/13/2008 5:00:38 AM PST · by lightinthedarkness · 10 replies · 438+ views
    November | Scott Anderson
    Scott Eckern, artistic director of the California Musical Theatre, is resigning his post and leaving the organization. A boycott of the theater was called Tuesday by some in the national arts community when news broke that Eckern contributed $1,000 to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign, which supported the ban on gay marriage. The measure passed last week. Scott Eckern said in a prepared release that he chose to express his view through the democratic process, and he was deeply sorry for any harm or injury he caused by doing so. “I am leaving California Musical Theatre after prayerful consideration...

    10/28/2008 9:13:20 AM PDT · by thethird · 249+ views
    10/28/2008 | thethird
    Obama Facts The mortgage meltdown, defaults, foreclosures and the subsequent credit freeze were cause by: The CRA under Carter, and the CRA expansion under Clinton. When Obama says he is going to raise your taxes to give money to people to give them 'opportunity', he is talking about giving money to the same people defaulted on about a trillion dollars in risky mortgages over the past 30 years. Obama has close ties to: ACORN, William Ayers, Rev. Wright, Khalidi (the PLO) Obama has openly stated: "Re-distrobute the wealth", the EXACT stance taken my Karl...
  • Some Hollywood Conservatives keep their politics a secret

    10/07/2008 10:30:19 AM PDT · by Gator_that_eats_Dems · 19 replies · 1,244+ views
    Yahoo! via The Spartan Truth ^ | Gator_that_eats_dems
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  • Wine Drinkers Balk at a Chilean Wine With Hints of Alaska

    09/24/2008 9:30:46 AM PDT · by cups · 44 replies · 1,131+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jennifer Lawinski
    An organic wine from Chile has oenophiles in San Francisco turning up their noses. But there’s nothing wrong with the wine. It’s the name that bothers them: Palin Syrah. The wine from a boutique vineyard in Chile was once a strong seller, but now it’s an outcast in the City by the Bay because its name comes way too close to a certain governor from the state of Alaska, says Celine Guillou, co-owner of the Yield Wine Bar. Palin Syrah — pronounced Pay-LEEN — takes its name from a ball used in a Chilean-style hockey game, and it has been...
  • Gay Activists Target Businesses

    08/28/2008 8:50:05 AM PDT · by djsherin · 19 replies · 293+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 28, 2008 | TAMARA AUDI
    When William Bolthouse, a California philanthropist, donated $100,000 in March to support a proposition to ban gay marriage in California, calls and emails poured in -- not to Mr. Bolthouse, but to the corporate offices of a company that bears his name -- even though he sold it three years earlier. "It wasn't us, it's not our fault," says Jeffrey Dunn, now the chief executive of Bolthouse Farms, whose juice bottles are sold at upscale markets such as Whole Foods. Bolthouse Farms is the latest target in what has become an increasingly bitter political fight in California. As gay-rights activists...
  • Video: Nice movie career you’ve got there, wingnut; it’d be a shame if something happened to it

    08/09/2008 12:37:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 138+ views ^ | August 9, 2008 | Allahpundit
    One ominous comment from an entertainment writer does not a blacklist make, but then it’s more than just one comment that has people like Voight and Breitbart concerned. Consider this a bookend to Ed’s post this morning about Tom Matzzie’s strongarm tactics; given the media attention to that story and to this one, I’d say we’re already well into backfire territory on each. As for Voight’s allusion near the end to hearing more from Hollywood conservatives in the next few months, I assume he means David Zucker’s upcoming movie. The negative reviews are doubtless already being written, but read Stephen...
  • Voight ignites a blog storm in Hollywood (big lib backlash)

    08/06/2008 11:41:10 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 154 replies · 921+ views
    Politico ^ | 8-6-08 | Jeffrey Ressner
    Jon Voight intended to turn heads with the “very strong points” in his Washington Times op-ed last week (titled: Voight: My Concerns For America ~ Obama sowing socialist seeds in young people). But he probably didn’t expect so many of them to reside in Hollywood. In a sign of the growing interest in politics this election year, bloggers who normally focus on the entertainment industry are expanding their presence in one of the Internet’s other spheres of influence. Voight’s piece slammed Democratic candidate Barack Obama, praised GOP contender John McCain, and even repudiated his own Vietnam War protests as the...
  • Midnight Conservative

    07/31/2008 9:34:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies · 155+ views
    Power Line ^ | July 31, 2008 | Scott Johnson
    Early in his career, Jon Voight must have been stationed somewhere on the far left of the Hollywood crowd. When he came up to Dartmouth in the spring of 1970 for a showing of "The Revolutionary," he clearly identified with the film's hero. In the question-and-answer session following the showing of the film, Voight explained in all seriousness that we should know "the revolution" was going to begin in Washington on November 15. Voight's radicalism was obviously no impediment to his livelihood. Indeed, it may well have facilitated a career of great prominence and distinction, including an Academy Award for...