Archive for February, 2005

>A Razzie for Hollywood

Monday, February 28th, 2005

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Hollywood once again has clearly demonstrated its ingrained political prejudice in awarding a “Razzie” to President Bush as the year’s “worst actor” for his “performance” in the anti-Republican campaign polemic Fahrenheit 9/11.

The Golden Raspberries or Razzies are awarded by Hollywood’s Golden Raspberry Award Foundation for the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing and films offered each year as a counterpart to the Oscars awarded for the so-called best stuff.

In Bush-hater Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 Bush is cast (with adroit editing) as a moronic, uncaring President who continues to read nursery stories to kiddies at a Florida school after first learning about the 9/11 Islamic attack.

According to the reviews by delighted liberal leftists, Bush “played the part” brilliantly. But now Hollywood says he was the worst actor of the year. Does that mean that he failed to come off as an uncaring dunce despite all of Spinmeister Moore’s efforts?

The crazed, illogical Hollywood left, of course, wants to spin it both ways: He’s a dunce and, what’s more, he’s a lousy actor.

As for the best stuff, Zogby provides some input about the audience and suggests that the country is giving Hollywood a Razzie. The Zogby Poll forecast for the 2005 Oscars presentations on TV:

  • Only 4 in 10 Democrats would watch
  • Only 1 in 8 Republicans would watch
  • As Musician/Wit Oscar Levant once said: Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you’ll find the real tinsel underneath.

    >It’s Feelings, Stupid!

    Friday, February 25th, 2005

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    The fuel for the busy engines generating the left-wing spin that corrupts public discourse today is ably described in a column by LA Talk Show Host/Writer Dennis Prager.

    “With the ascendancy of leftist values that has followed the decline of Judeo-Christian religion, personal feelings have supplanted universal standards. In fact, feelings are the major unifying characteristic among contemporary liberal positions…The entire edifice of moral relativism, a foundation of leftist ideology, is built on the notion of feelings deciding right and wrong.”

    Once you buy into this you see nothing irrational, as Prager points out, in spinning “terrorists” into “freedom fighters.”

    Forget about logic, right and wrong and absolute evil. Do whatever makes you feel good. It’s OK to open the downward path to Thomas Hobbes’ war of all against all. Just make sure you use plenty of spinspeak to describe it. That way everyone will feel comfy along the way.

    >Spinning Death at the UN

    Monday, February 21st, 2005

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    Don’t think just because the Sudanese government is conducting what some spoilsport observers are calling mass murder of the population in Darfur that it comes under the heading of genocide around the UN.

    Call it a plain old vanilla massacre if you like. That’s OK with the UN spindocs. Just don’t use the “G” word. It turns out to be a trigger. Under the UN’s arcane rules, it can ignore mass murder. It can ignore massacres. But call it genocide and the UN is supposed to do something about it rather than just make compassionate noises.