41 thoughts on “A dim bulb in Hollywood

  1. Okay, so Mr. Price disagrees with Mr. Penn’s assessment of President Bush and Mr. Penn’s belief that corruption in government has grown worse since the days of Nixon. If you took a poll of Americans I think you would find that a majority beleives that corruption in government has grown since the days of Nixon so Mr. Penn is not to far a field from mainstream America in that opinion. As for his assessment of President Bush, well 49% of America agrees with him on that point as well, which, while placing Mr. Penn in the minority, hardly places him on the fringe.

    Mr. Price on the other hand ommitted part of Mr. Penn’s response to he second question. He also mischaracterizes Mr. Penn’s comments. Specifically, he writes Mr. Penn was making a comparison between Watergate and 9/11. Mr. Penn did not even mention 9/11. In response to a question, Mr. Penn stated that the feelings of “dismay …over revelations of government deceit” were relevant today amid allegations that Bush misled America by fanning fears of future terrorism to gain support for the Iraq war. Bush did mislead America at least that is what soem Americans think and some of them no doubt feel dismayed by this. Personally, I thought Bush was full of baloney all along so I did not feel betrayed. But I digress. This is the same feeling as that experienced by the character in the movie, thus providing the relevance. Mr. Price chooses to overlook the obvious though and chases off on a tangent of his own making invoking 9/11 of course. 9/11 has become the mantra for anyone wanting to justify an unjustifiable position. He actually attempts to mislead his readers by linking 9/11 to Iraq even though all ties between them have been thoroughly refuted!

    Honestly I don’t understand why some people get so excited because a movie star expresses an opinion. Actually I don’t understand why in many instances reporters feel the need to ask for their opinion in the first place but I guess they figure it sells the story. Sean Penn is a great actor; however, I am unlikely to vote for him to run for govenor or president or any other elected office. But I guess Republicans have a problem distinguishing between movie stars and the personas projected by the characters they play, as evidenced by their propensity to elect movie stars!

  2. Yes, but don’t take it personal. Carol and I have not agreed on much of anything when it comes to politics since 9/11. She even enjoyed Michael Moore’s propoganda. So, this blog has served a useful purpose in that we can argue in writing without raising our voices. Not that I even bother arguing much anymore. She has other qualities so I guess I can forgive her for her misquided liberal viewpoints…..:smile:

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  5. I just realized that the whole point of doing interviews was to promote this movie, so see it three times.

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