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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by FilmCritic3000, Aug 21, 2007.
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I don't dispute your point, but I just want to point out that Alan Alda's character wasn't a "conservative" so much as a centrist's fantasy of a conservative.
???? Naked Mandy isn't dead.
Actual talent is probably the least important factor when it comes to success in the entertainment industry.
I am not sure what a conservative is these days. Fiscal, Social, and so many others have taken over the party.
I used to think it meant "Keep the government out of your life" but thats not true either.
So I guess Alan had to just pick something.
that will be interesting to see
In her old standup, Janeane talked a lot about why she didn't get more work in Hollywood. Mostly, her crappy attitude, her sharp tongue, her dour demeanor, and the fact she wasn't thin enough. It was pretty funny.
But ultimately, I agree with most of the previous posters here -- 24 needs to simply suck less! Last season was a real disappointment to me.
That's insinutating that Ann Coulter is funny-which she is not. Playing to the least common denominator doesn't take much effort.
Okay, so you'd refuse to hire a plumber who was also active in your local town council, because he's broadcasting his politics for all the world to see. And you've decided to come to a thread on an international forum and proclaim this political statement of yours, for all the world to see. So if I'm following this, by your own reasoning, I should refuse to be a customer of whatever you do for a living. Boy, watching suspense TV shows sure is complicated these days!
Ewwww!! You say that like it's a good thing...
With all due respect, people choose not to watch actors for far stupider reasons than the way they present their political arguments (looks, whether or not they believe in psychiatry, etc). I am very much aware that those in Hollywood are predominately liberal in their political views. I don't stop going to movies because I don't agree with them politically. However, if I find something they do or say offensive or annoying enough that I no longer enjoy watching them perform, then I won't continue to watch them. It's no different than those who choose not to watch Tom Cruise because he made an idiot out of himself on Oprah's couch or those who hated Halle Barry's performance in Catwoman so much they just can't stand watching her in anything anymore.
Would you hire that plumber if he walked around expressing views you didn't agree with? Suppose, for example, he's known around town as a racist homophobe. Are you fine with him doing the plumbing around your house? I wouldn't be.
What exactly has she said that has everyone so outraged, anyway?
Well, I'm not black or gay so I guess it depends on whether or not he's a good plumber.
Here's one thing she said back in 2003... you tell me if it's outrageous or not:
"Yes, I think lots of people are eager to obtain weapons of mass destruction. But there's no evidence that (Saddam Hussein) has weapons of mass destruction. There's been no evidence of him testing nuclear weapons. We have people that are in our face with nuclear weapons. We've got Iran and North Korea. We've got a problem with Pakistan. You know, I don't know what to say about that. There's a whole lot of people that are going nuclear. And I think that Saddam Hussein is actually, with the evidence, the least able to use nuclear weapons and the least obvious offender in that area at this moment."
How polarized we become!!!
At least she is not a Scientologist (or is she?)
She isn't, but apparently doesn't seem to have a problem with them either.
Sounds pretty spot on to me!
The more Janeane, the better.
Nothing to do with her politics - I don't care one whit about them.
I just enjoy her work, both comedic and dramatic.
But can they keep partisan politics out of the show?
He asks rhetorically.