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Wednesday, March 08, 2006
 Ben Stein rips Hollywood a new (old) one    [L]

Ben Stein (of Win Ben Stein's Money and Ferris Bueller fame) puts the Oscars in its proper light:
"The idea that it is brave to stand up for gays in Hollywood, to stand up against Joe McCarthy in Hollywood (fifty years after his death), to say that rich white people are bad, that oil companies are evil -- this is nonsense. All of these are mainstream ideas in Hollywood, always have been, always will be. For the people who made movies denouncing Big Oil, worshiping gays, mocking the rich to think of themselves as brave -- this is pathetic, childish narcissism.

The brave guy in Hollywood will be the one who says that this is a fabulously great country where we treat gays, blacks, and everyone else as equal. The courageous writer in Hollywood will be the one who says the oil companies do their best in a very hostile world to bring us energy cheaply and efficiently and with a minimum of corruption. The producer who really has guts will be the one who says that Wall Street, despite its flaws, has done the best job of democratizing wealth ever in the history of mankind...They would be heroes if they said that Moslem extremists are the worst threat to human decency since Hitler and Stalin. But someone might yell at them or even attack them with a knife if they said that, so they never will." -- Ben Stein
Blatantly stolen from Right Wing News

Good words...

By Blogger Joel, at 3/08/2006 01:17:00 PM      

i concur.

um, phil, your comment to me was ugly and uncalled for. i thought we wuz friends.

By Blogger lauren, at 3/08/2006 03:06:00 PM      

Sorry Lauren, I blame it all on Mike. The Suit made me do it.

By Blogger Chu, at 3/08/2006 03:10:00 PM      

^^^ speak up ^^^