Monthly Archives: March 2011

Obama’s War and Hollywood’s Silence

Now that the Obama administration has decided to launch a “kinetic military action,” thereby intervening in what appears to be a struggle between Islamic jihadists and a murderous dictator, almost no one in Hollywood is voicing any opposition.

Aside from Michael Moore, outspoken celebrities who very publicly castigated the war effort that was engaged in by the Bush administration are now strangely silent over Obama’s flexing of U.S. military muscles.

This is in stark contrast to a few years back when gobs of celebrities picked up their anti-war megaphones.

Here’s a sampling:

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Hollywood Caves to China: Hirsen on Fox

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Hollywood’s China Accommodation

The government of China routinely stifles dissent, imposes censorship and engages in human rights violations.

But despite the oppressive environment and hardship that the Chinese government has created, the Chinese people have somehow managed to develop a healthy appetite for Western cinema, and the Chinese market is a huge one.

Hollywood, being the big biz that it is, must always be concerned with the bottom line, and that means getting the most profits it can for its products.

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Donald Trump Promotes Presidential Campaign with a Comedy Central Roast

Donald Trump has been showing some serious interest in running for president.

In a rather unorthodox move for a presidential contender, though, Trump recently agreed to be roasted by some Comedy Central comedic pros and celebrity guests.

The “roast-master of ceremonies” for the event was “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane. Roast regulars on the network included comics Jeffrey Ross and Lisa Lampanelli. Celebrities Larry King, Snoop Dogg, Marlee Matlin and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino were also on hand to ding The Donald.

MacFarlane dubbed Trump “the second worst tragedy ever to hit New York City.”

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