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  • Anderson Cooper Gently Explains to Alec Baldwin Why a Certain Slur Is Anti-Gay

    03/31/2014 5:41:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/31/2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    To hear Alec Baldwin tell it (in this very magazine), he was "labeled a homophobic bigot" by Anderson Cooper, "the self-appointed Jack Valenti of gay media culture," after his use of terms "toxic little queen" and [Deleted} But on the radio with Howard Stern today, Cooper insisted, "I didn't really speak out against him. I sent maybe two tweets." After stressing that he has "nothing against the guy," the CNN host then carefully, somewhat nervously explained where he was coming from. And yes, he said the word. "When he called the person a ... a ... [Deleted]," Anderson stammered, "and...
  • Alec Baldwin: Good-bye, Public Life

    02/23/2014 8:43:55 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 66 replies
    Vulture.com ^ | 2/23/2014 | Alec Baldwin
    As told to Joe Hagan. I flew to Hawaii recently to shoot a film, fresh on the heels of being labeled a homophobic bigot by Andrew Sullivan, Anderson Cooper, and others in the Gay Department of Justice. I wanted to speak with a gay-rights group that I had researched and admired, so I called its local Honolulu branch. The office number turned out to be some guy’s cell phone. I left him a message—I said, “I’m from out of town, I’m visiting Hawaii on business, I’d like to get some information on your group.” After two or three more calls,...
  • An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow (Alleged Victim of Woody Allen)

    02/01/2014 2:52:12 PM PST · by RummyChick · 192 replies
    Kristoff Blog of NY Times ^ | 2/1/2014 | Dylan Farrow
    What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house.
  • Ben Affleck: I can't watch 'big Republican' actors

    01/30/2014 6:14:38 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/30/2014 | Larry Elder
    Democratic fundraiser/actor Ben Affleck – and the next big-screen “Batman” – recently gave an interview to Playboy. His own bias against Republicans, he admits, prevents him from fully enjoying a Republican actor’s performance. “It’s … hard,” said Affleck, “to get people to suspend disbelief.” Affleck said: “When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That (bleep) fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion.”
  • Baldwin On Firing By MSNBC : 'Martin Bashir's On The Air'

    11/26/2013 10:28:42 PM PST · by chessplayer · 43 replies
    The New York Post reported Tuesday that MSNBC's Up Late with Alec Baldwin has been cancelled in the wake of the host's most recent gay slur. Yet eleven days after Martin Bashir said someone should defecate and urinate in former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's mouth, the vile host with some of the lowest ratings on cable television still hasn't been punished in any way.
  • Matt Damon… Just when you thought you knew him!

    Check out the video at the link...it speaks for itself and it'll amaze you.
  • MSNBC suspends Alec Baldwin's show for 2 episodes

    11/16/2013 9:48:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 16, 2013 | By Lynn Elber
    Alec Baldwin's new weekly MSNBC talk show was suspended for two episodes after the actor was videotaped using an anti-gay epithet against a photographer during a New York street encounter. The cable channel didn't specify the reason it yanked Friday night's "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" from its schedule this week and next, but the decision came the day after the Thursday run-in.
  • (Baldwin) Trots Out Gay Hairdresser AM I A HOMOPHOBE???

    11/15/2013 7:47:23 PM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Alec Baldwin just played the, "I have a gay friend" card ... putting his male hairdresser on the spot in front of reporters to vouch for his non-homophobia. It's shameless, it's desperate ... and quite frankly, it's sad. It reeks of "dance monkey, dance" ... with Alec asking him straight up -- "Am I a homophobe?" The guy replied, "Yes, bigtime" ... but it's clear he's joking. Afterward, we spoke with the hairdresser, who's openly gay, and he told us, "I don’t think he’s homophobic. I don’t at all. Whenever he is in here, we are always talking and cutting...
  • MSNBC suspends Alec Baldwin for anti-gay slur

    11/15/2013 7:15:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/15/13 | Lorena Mongelli and Jeane MacIntosh
    MSNBC isn’t standing by its homophobic man. After eternally angry Alec Baldwin let loose his latest anti-gay rant — calling a Post photographer a “c–ks–king f-g” — the cable network yanked its flailing “Up Late” chat-show host off the air for two episodes starting Friday night. Baldwin contritely announced his own suspension in a statement on the MSNBC web site.
  • VIPs join T-shirt protest of Russia's anti-gay law

    11/04/2013 9:57:30 AM PST · by klpt · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 4, 2013 | ABC News
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda."</p> <p>It's part of an initiative launched Monday by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest U.S. gay-rights group.</p>
  • Sean Penn: 'Good Idea' to Have Ted Cruz Committed for Mental Health Problems

    10/29/2013 6:35:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 64 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/29/2013 | Susan Jones
    "There's a mental health problem in Congress," says actor and liberal activist Sean Penn. The president could solve the problem "by committing them by executive order," Penn told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday night.Asked if Penn would have "people like Ted Cruz" committed, Penn said, "He is my American brother. I won't -- I think we should take care of him, he is in, he's the trouble.""Well, actually have him committed," Morgan followed up."Yeah, I think it's a good idea," Penn said.
  • 14 Principled Anti-War Celebrities We Fear May Have Been Kidnapped

    09/06/2013 3:44:05 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | 09/06/13 | JohnEkdahl
    Our government is yet again marching us towards a war of choice in the Middle East and our non-partisan, peace-loving celebrities have gone missing since late 2008. We fear the worst. 1. Sheryl Crow LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: “I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.” — Sheryl Crow 2. Bruce Springsteen LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: “War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” — Bruce Springsteen
  • Photos: Alec Baldwin Pinned a Paparazzo Against the Hood of a Car This Afternoon

    08/27/2013 1:44:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/26/2013 | Jesse David Fox
    Alec Baldwin has never been a fan of paparazzi, but they sure love hanging out around him, despite his behavior toward them. For example, this afternoon, Baldwin reportedly pinned a photographer against the hood of a car. Baldwin was angry that the photographer was trying to take pictures of his wife Hilaria, days after she gave birth to their daughter. The police were called. It was a mess. See photos of the incident below. You'd think instead of fighting, the two could've just chatted about wearing long socks with shorts.
  • Matt Damon: Obama 'broke up with me'

    08/09/2013 7:29:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Matt Damon: Obama 'broke up with me' By Cameron Joseph - 08/09/13 09:50 AM ET Actor and former Obama fan Matt Damon isn't happy with the president. "He broke up with me," Damon tells BET. "There are a lot of things that I really question, the legality of the drone strikes, and these NSA revelations. Jimmy Carter came out and said 'we don't live in a democracy,' that's a little intense when an ex-president says that, so he's got some explaining to do, particularly for a constitutional law professor." Damon was a big supporter of Obama during his 2008 campaign,...
  • REPORT: MSNBC TO HIRE CONTROVERSIAL FAR-LEFT ACTOR TO HOST PRIMETIME SHOW

    08/08/2013 7:55:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/8/13 | Jason Howerton
    Alec Baldwin, known for his profanity-laced rants and explosive temper, is getting his own weekly primetime show on MSNBC, Mediaite reports, citing a “senior source in the cable news industry.
  • OOPS: MATT DAMON'S 'ELYSIUM' ATTACKS EVERYTHING MATT DAMON STANDS FOR

    08/03/2013 9:05:47 AM PDT · by rhema · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/13 | John Nolte
    The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy shouldn't be surprised that director Neil Blokamp's "latest politically tinged sci-fi feature" falls apart during the third act. So did Blokamp's first politically tinged sci-fi feature, the overrated but promising "District 9." According to McCarthy's astute review, though, "Elysium" goes a step further into the arena of wild left-wing, Hollywood hypocrisy. Here is how McCarthy describes the world and plot of what is likely another box-office bomb from star Matt Damon: Blomkamp sets the dystopian juices flowing with images of future sprawling slums and urban ruin that one might initially take to be Mexico City...
  • Celebs react to George Zimmerman verdict

    07/13/2013 11:35:37 PM PDT · by South40 · 100 replies
    USAToday | 7/14/2013 | Andrea Mandell
    USA Today (link only) http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/07/13/celebs-react-to-george-zimmerman-verdit/2515113/
  • Fracking Fiction - Promised Land pulls a fast one on moviegoers.

    01/01/2013 10:25:00 AM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 1, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A word of warning: It’s impossible to review Promised Land, the new movie written by Matt Damon and John Krasinski and directed by Gus Van Sant, without giving away its twist ending. Though the plot turn is fumbling in its execution, it is the slyest tactic in the movie’s clumsy crusade against fracking, the process of injecting high-pressure chemicals, water, and sand into the ground to access vast quantities of otherwise inaccessible natural gas.Here’s the premise: Steve Butler (Damon) is a corporate salesman who draws on his rural roots to persuade farmers to sell their land to a fracking...
  • Matt Damon's Anti-Fracking Movie Financed by Oil-Rich Arab Nation

    10/01/2012 7:43:55 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 32 replies
    THe Foundry (Heritage Blog) ^ | Sept. 28, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates....(Excerpt)
  • Obama Celebrity Fundraiser Barrage Worries Some in Hollywood

    06/22/2012 6:31:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    Hollyod Reporter ^ | Jun e21, 2012 | Tina Daunt
    Some of the president's most ardent entertainment industry supporters quietly tell The Hollywood Reporter that while they realize he needs to deploy all of his weapons to compete with deep-pocketed Republican super PACs, they fear the increasing reliance on stars and celebrity contests could backfire with swing voters and mobilize the right. Reaction was particularly strong to the $40,000-a-plate dinner co-hosted June 14 by Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour with guests including Meryl Streep, Aretha Franklin and Bravo's Andy Cohen. Critics say the tony, heavily promoted event­ -- Parker sent an e-mail to supporters promising the evening...
  • Caption These Photos of Insane Alec Baldwin Punching Photographer

    06/19/2012 3:19:30 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Self | June 19, 2012 | PJ-Comix
  • Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador

    01/17/2012 1:49:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    defend.ht ^ | Monday, 16 January 2012 | defend.ht
    Sean Penn Appointed Haitian Ambassador LOS ANGELES, USA (defend.ht) - Sean Penn has accepted the job of Ambassador for Haiti, where he has spent the last two years managing a tent camp for displaced Haitians after the earthquake. Sean Penn will now be the "ambassador at large" for the Caribbean nation. Penn was offered the position by Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Lamothe, while at the Cinema for Peace benefit in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Picking up a humanitarian award for his work in Haiti, he told the crowd: "I do accept [the job]," before adding it would...
  • Michael Moore is touting Matt Damon for President (Seriously disturbed!)

    08/10/2011 6:07:52 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 48 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 7:36PM EDT | None given
    Best bet for the American left? Matt Damon. A suggestion by outspoken liberal filmmaker Michael Moore became an Internet sensation on Wednesday. Since he urged the 41-year-old actor to run for president of the United States on the weekend, the idea has gained traction on both political blogs and Hollywood websites. A big name like Mr. Damon might help secure electoral victory, the director of Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 said while taking part in a virtual town-hall discussion hosted by the blog FireDogLake over the weekend. “I think that he has been very courageous in not caring about...
  • Screen Actors Guild Encourages Members to Join Oct. 2nd DC March

    10/01/2010 8:09:53 AM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 15 replies
    email | Sept. 30, 2010
    ONE NATION WORKING TOGETHER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 Screen Actors Guild is proud to support the One Nation Working Together March in Washington D.C., and in cities across the country, this Saturday, October 2. We represent the most diverse membership of any labor union on earth. We have members who are months-old, others in their nineties and every age in between. We are conservatives, moderates, progressives and liberals, non-believers and people of every faith, members of every ethnic group and national heritage, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability. In short, we are a microcosm of the rich diversity of the...
  • Michael Moore praises suspected WikiLeaks source

    08/20/2010 9:53:08 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies
    hosted ^ | Aug 20
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Filmmaker Michael Moore is praising an Army private suspected of releasing classified war records to WikiLeaks and said he would contribute to his defense. Moore tells The Associated Press in an interview that he considers Pfc. Bradley Manning a courageous patriot for exposing what Moore called "war crimes."
  • Video: Michael Moore Responds to Robert Gibbs Comments!

    08/11/2010 9:12:06 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 14 replies
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 8-11-10 | James
    This delusional liberal infighting speaks for itself: "I think that what's bothering them is that liberals and the left have been right from the beginning. From the beginning of this administration, what did people on our side of the fence say? You should take over these banks temporarily and fire all the thieves who stole our money. But instead, what did they do? They enabled them. They called for more offshore oil drilling. They expanded the war in Afghanistan. The stimulus package -- they caved in to the Republicans. Everything that we've been trying to push them to do has...
  • Michael Moore Caught Stealing Other’s Work

    07/13/2010 12:21:12 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 11 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 13 July 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    Filmmaker Michael Moore, famed for his propagandistic left-slanted portrayals of America in such films as Roger and Me, Bowling for Columbine, and Sicko, is under fire for lifting the work of a writer from the Knoxville News Sentinel and reposting it on his own site in total despite that copyright laws disallow such a practice. On his site Random Mumblings the News Director of Innovation for the Knoxville News Sentinel, Jack Lail, reported that Michael Moore lifted an entire story and its accompanying video production from his newspaper’s website and reposted it all on MichaelMoore.com. Not only did he lift...
  • The Eight Most Irritating Liberal Celebrities

    06/27/2010 5:58:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 27, 2010 | Jason Rantz
    On screen, many of these celebrities entertain us—they make us laugh and make us cry. But when they turn political, what was once a fun, entertaining, and dare I say quasi-intelligent celebrity, turns into the most annoying, irritating dullards we’ve ever come across. Normally, their silly political beliefs would be cast aside—we wouldn’t even hear about them! But due to their celebrity, we’re forced to endure their stupidity. Here are eight celebrities, in descending order, whose fat mouths we can certainly do without. 8. Robert Redford Actor/director/eco-nutjob Robert Redford won’t admit it, but he’s happy with the BP oil leak...
  • Media Matters: Why Is Cadet Applause Missing in Fox News Video of Obama Speech?

    05/25/2010 10:44:19 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 33 replies · 2,390+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5/25/2010 | Breitbart
    Media Matters: Did Fox News edit video of President Obama’s commencement speech at West Point to remove audience applause? Filmmaker Michael Moore thinks so...
  • Why We Fight: (James) Cameron, (Tom) Hanks and (Matt) Damon Drew First Blood

    03/25/2010 1:22:11 PM PDT · by Falcon28 · 17 replies · 984+ views
    BigHollywood ^ | March 25 2010 | Kurt Schlicter
    Why do we at Big Hollywood and elsewhere in the conservative blogosphere even care about James Cameron and his stupid eco-dreck cartoon? Or about Tom Hanks’ insights into the nature of American-Japanese relations World War II? Or about the conclusions Matt Damon has drawn about the Iraq war that he’s derived as a result of his years of intense work at being a movie star? Well, at one level, we don’t care. James Cameron is another overpaid Hollywood petty tyrant with twin talents for shooting exciting action set pieces and for overtly and covertly serving up sophomoric lefty clichés. Tom...
  • Michael Moore gets Michael Morred

    03/23/2010 9:08:04 PM PDT · by Robwin · 5 replies · 604+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 03/23/2010 | Christian Toto
    Michael Moore gets the Michael Moore treatment in a new documentary created by a fellow Michigan resident. Accountant turned filmmaker Kevin Leffler isn’t a dyed in the wool Republican trying to score cheap shots off the liberal gadfly. He’s just a regular Midwesterner who knew the guy being trumped up in the press as the straight talking Everyman wasn’t the real deal. Leffler grew up in the same part of Michigan as Moore, attending the same Catholic Church and even working together on a local youth hotline. So when Leffler calls out Moore, it means something. “Shooting Michael Moore” lets...
  • Box Office: Alice Turns Damon a Sickly Green (Green Zone Bombs)

    03/15/2010 9:44:32 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 91 replies · 3,360+ views
    Time ^ | 3/15/10 | Richard Corliss
    In Team America: World Police, the first Hollywood-financed movie inspired by the U.S. invasion of Iraq and its attendant political controversy, South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone dispatched a squad of U.S. guerrillas — all in marionette form — to take down an Axis of Evil dictator and, in the process, slaughter the real villains of the piece: a bunch of self-important celebrities who had publicly opposed the U.S. policy. One of these stars is Matt Damon, who is portrayed as such an idiot that all his dialogue consists of is his grinning stupidly while saying, "Matt Damon!" The...
  • "Green Zone" Advances Liberal Narrative of Iraq War

    03/12/2010 10:30:24 AM PST · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 537+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 12 | Christian Toto
    The late Howard Zinn would be very proud of his protégé, Matt Damon. The actor has long admired the lefty historian, a man whose anti-American impulses were so profound he could cast the United States’ participation in World War II and its aftermath in an unflattering light. Damon’s latest film, Green Zone, rewrites history regarding the Iraq War in a way Zinn’s acolytes will cheer. Never mind the facts. Green Zone keeps the “Bush lied, people died” narrative front and center while creating an alternative reality as warped as that of Inglourious Basterds. But at least Quentin Tarantino fashioned his...
  • Moore: Democrats are 'going to get an ass-whoopin' of biblical proportions'

    03/07/2010 8:52:23 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies · 2,028+ views
    Moore: Democrats are 'going to get an ass-whoopin' of biblical proportions' By Tony Romm - 03/07/10 09:08 AM ET Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Sunday railed on Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, predicting, "Democrats on Election Day 2010 are going to get an ass-whoopin' of biblical proportions if things don't change right now." In an open letter to the White House, Moore placed the blame for Democrats' dismal electoral prospects in 2010 squarely on the shoulders of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, recently a popular target for liberals dissatisfied with the White House's handling of healthcare. While Moore praised the...
  • OMG! Even Michael Moore Sees it!?!

    03/03/2010 8:03:26 AM PST · by Starman417 · 26 replies · 1,512+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-03-10 | Scott Malensek
    There's going to be another crash. The commercial real estate bubble hasn't burst yet. That's going to burst. The credit card debt is so huge right now, it will never be repaid. That's a house of cards waiting to fall. So the crash of '08 is going to look like coming attractions. And we're in for a much, much worse time. When even Michael Moore sees that the Dems are fubarin', that the economy has NOT BEEN ADDRESSED by The One, and that we're likely headed for another, bigger recession/depression, ya gotta at least ask, WHY? Why has this fatass/walking...
  • 'Green Zone' star Matt Damon is disappointed in President Barack Obama; Passes on 'Bourne' torch

    03/01/2010 7:53:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 42 replies · 1,752+ views
    Daily News ^ | Saturday, February 27th 2010, 9:44 PM | Rush & Molloy
    It's hard to think of a movie that'd play better in the Obama White House screening room than Matt Damon's new Iraq War thriller, "Green Zone," in which the Oscar-winner adroitly portrays a soldier fighting to expose the Bush administration's weapons of mass destruction deception. Yet for all the ammo his movie may give Democrats, Damon admits he's "disappointed" in the man who replaced George W. Bush.
  • (Smart) Alec Baldwin Rushed to hospital, blames ex-wife, Kim, for making it a "media circus"

    02/11/2010 11:24:05 AM PST · by meandog · 53 replies · 1,878+ views
    N/.Y. Daily News ^ | 2.11.10 | By Jonathan Lemire, George Rush and Corky Siemaszko
    Emmy-winning actor Alec Baldwin's defenders blamed his ex, Kim Basinger, for ramping up the drama after an early morning 911 call by his daughter resulted in the "30 Rock" star being rushed to a Manhattan hospital. "This is another example of Kim's sickness," a buddy of Baldwin's told The Daily News. "Alec came back from the hospital and there were cameras outside his house at 2 a.m. Gee, I wonder how they found out?" Basinger, the buddy said, is jealous that Baldwin is co-hosting the Academy Awards next month and is using their daughter, Ireland, to rain on his parade....
  • Alec Baldwin Examined At Hospital After 911 Call

    02/11/2010 9:26:11 AM PST · by Steelfish · 34 replies · 904+ views
    APReport ^ | February 11, 2010
    Alec Baldwin Examined At Hospital After 911 Call Official: Actor, daughter argued and she said he threatened to take pills Feb. 11, 2010 NEW YORK - Alec Baldwin, a star of NBC’s “30 Rock,” was examined Thursday at a hospital after his daughter called 911 saying he had threatened to take pills after they argued, a law enforcement official said. Baldwin’s daughter called 911 at around 12:10 a.m. from his Central Park West apartment, according to the official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. “This was a misunderstanding...
  • Rosie O'Donnell, Broadway Star Spread 9/11 Truther Talk on Radio

    02/09/2010 7:40:10 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 602+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | Tim Graham
    Rosie O’Donnell is still spreading 9-11 conspiracy theories on her new Sirius/XM radio show. On Friday, she welcomed Broadway star (and one-season Saturday Night Live cast member) Christine Ebersole. The two entertainers agreed that something was fishy in Washington (just as they did on ABC's The View in 2007: EBERSOLE: I don't need to know what happened [on 9/11], because I don't, and that's why we need another investigation...I do know that the official government story is a complete and total lie. O'DONNELL: Yes, and that's what I've been saying, too. EBERSOLE: When you're a truth-seeker...you're called a conspiracy theorist...What...
  • Michael Moore To Receive Taxpayer Subsidy He Criticized In 2008

    Michael Moore's schlockumentary "Capitalism: A Love Story" has been approved for a taxpayer-funded subsidy he once criticized. "So, as Moore was making a film about evil capitalists taking money from regular folk, he was actually applying for a taxpayer subsidy from a state with huge fiscal problems and staggeringly high unemployment:"
  • Howard Zinn (1922–2010)

    01/28/2010 2:05:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 677+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | Jan 28, 2010 | Jeffrey Greggs
    From the archives: A brief look at the author of A People's History of the United States and the pernicious popularity of his fractured fairy tales. Notes & Comments February 2008 Howard Zinn's fairy tale On the upcoming television adaptation of "A People's History of the United States." Some projects are born fatuous, some achieve fatuousness, some have fatuousness thrust upon them. Which melancholy comedy best fits the news that A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn’s anti-American fantasy masquerading as history, is—finally, at last, after so many failed attempts—going to be turned into a television show? Somehow...
  • Michael Moore basks in Dodd's retirement

    01/07/2010 8:50:16 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies · 491+ views
    Michael Moore basks in Dodd's retirement By Jordan Fabian - 01/07/10 09:51 AM ET Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Thursday basked in Sen. Chris Dodd's (D-Conn.) decision to retire. After targeting him in his latest documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story," Moore has called on Dodd — who officially announced his retirement Wednesday — to step down. Splashed across Moore's website is a banner that reads, "There Was No Other Decision to Make: Four months after our request for him to retire, Senator Christopher Dodd agrees." Moore claimed that, in order for Democrats to keep the longtime senator's seat, Dodd had...
  • Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins Split

    12/23/2009 12:02:21 PM PST · by Justaham · 121 replies · 9,224+ views
    People ^ | 12-23-09 | Charlotte Triggs
    One of Hollywood's most enduring relationships has ended – Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins have broken up after more than two decades together, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. "Actress Susan Sarandon and her partner of 23 years, actor Tim Robbins have announced that they separated over the summer," her rep Teal Cannaday tells PEOPLE in a statement. "No further comments will be made."
  • Zinn’s Ahistorical Anti-American Movie Cheers on Community Organizers

    12/14/2009 6:55:34 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies · 931+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | 14 December, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Howard Zinn (left) with the very serious-looking actor Viggo Mortensen The small-screen version of Marxist historian Howard Zinn’s leftward-slanted history of America, The People Speak, aired Sunday night on the History Channel. The film, based on Zinn’s influential book, A People’s History of the United States, is chock full of useful idiot celebrities including Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei, Morgan Freeman, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Penn, Bruce Springsteen, and its executive producer Josh Brolin, all parroting the radical platitudes written for them. One scene in the shlockumentary tells the story of an organizer-agitator who rallied tenants against landlords during the Great Depression....
  • Confronting Howard Zinn’s Anti-American Matrix

    12/14/2009 3:45:48 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies · 640+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealblog ^ | 14 December, 2009 | Michael van der Galien
    This is my latest post for NewsReal. I thought I'd post it here, because I'm pretty sure you guys will enjoy it. You would think that someone who writes a book called A People’s History of the United States would at the very least believe there is such an entity as the “United States,” wouldn’t you? Well, you’d be mistaken in historian and radical leftist Howard Zinn’s case. In his most famous work, he writes: The pretense is that there really is such a thing as “the United States,” subject to occasional conflicts and quarrels, but fundamentally a community of...
  • Howard Zinn, Intellectual Moron

    12/11/2009 7:14:18 PM PST · by Stultis · 18 replies · 1,223+ views
    Big Hollywood (breitbart) ^ | December 11, 2009 | Daniel J. Flynn
    History serving “a social aim,” rather than chronicling the past in a detached manner, is what readers get in A People’s History of the United States. With any luck, “The People Speak,” the History Channel documentary based on the book that premieres this Sunday, will be, like so many Hollywood productions, unfaithful to the original. Given A People’s History of the United States’ infidelity to facts, this might be the only chance viewers have of seeing anything resembling an accurate retelling of history.Through Zinn’s looking-glass, Maoist China, site of history’s bloodiest state-sponsored killings, transforms into “the closest thing, in the...
  • An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore (Don't send more troops)

    11/30/2009 6:04:48 AM PST · by tlb · 49 replies · 2,063+ views
    Michael Moore ^ | Nov 30, 2009 | Michael Moore
    Dear President Obama, Do you really want to be the new "war president"? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple. And with that you will do the worst possible thing you could do -- destroy the hopes and dreams so many millions have placed in you. With just one speech tomorrow night you will turn a multitude of young people who were the backbone of your campaign into disillusioned cynics. You will teach them what...
  • Sean Penn Heading to Cuba to Interview Castro for Vanity Fair

    10/26/2009 9:21:31 AM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies · 450+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 10-26-09 | Noel Sheppard
    If Fidel Castro and Sean Penn are in the same room, which one do you think hates America more? Such a question doesn't seem to concern Vanity Fair who according to the website TMZ has hired Penn to write an article about how Barack Obama and his administration have impacted Cuba.
  • Capitalism? Alive and Well. Michael Moore’s Reviewers? Hopelessly Biased

    10/06/2009 9:43:33 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 14 replies · 954+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Oct. 6 | Chrisitan Toto
    “Love” means never having to get your facts straight. Oscar winner Michael Moore, the far-left documentarian behind Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, and Fahrenheit 9/11, is back with Capitalism: A Love Story. This time he’s telling us our capitalistic system is evil and needs to be put down, and naturally, most film critics are looking past his dubious techniques, wildly partisan potshots, and other gimmicks they wouldn’t swallow from any other documentary director. But cracks are beginning to show in Moore’s media fan club. Some critics are actually holding Moore accountable for his shrewd cutting and splicing. Capitalism scored a 73...
  • Hollywood Self-Implodes Over Polanski [Link to Signatories of Petition]

    10/01/2009 7:38:37 AM PDT · by d-back · 166 replies · 6,097+ views
    Pajamas Media via Instapundit ^ | Sept. 30, 2009 | Roger L. Simon
    . . . While waiting I have been reading over the growing list of entertainment industry personalities who have risen to the defense of the director. The list is stomach-turning. Many of the names I know. Some were once personal friends. Some of those ex-friends even have children, who I also knew. [Link to Free Polanski Petition with signatories.]