I often think about how ironic it is that the mainstream media and Hollywood, and "artists" in general, for the most part are uber liberals who support socialistic candidates and policies. The irony comes into place when you look at the history of socialist or communist nations and their stranglehold on the "arts." (Socialism being an ever so slightly less malignant form of communism; it is still cancer but it just takes longer for you to die.) The first people to really be affected negatively by these types of policies are the media and the artists. They are the first ones that have to start censoring themselves, they are the first ones that start to get censored by the government, they are the first ones that have to, for example, start performing state sponsored/approved plays.
It has absolutely happened in every Sommulist (Socialist + Communist, cute, right?) nation throughout history. Even right now in Europe, in the Netherlands, politically correct "hate speech" laws are not only censoring artists, but are actually criminalizing them for speaking out on senstive issues! Have you guys ever seen the movie, "The Lives of Others?" It is about the East German Stasi monitoring people, especially the artists and playwrites, and requiring them to tow the party line. It is a really good film and really makes you think, if that happened before, there is no reason it can't happen again. Particularly when we already possess the initial symptoms of this cancer with all of our "politically correct" newspeak. (File "politically correct" under the same column as "social justice," as vocabulary versions of fingernails on a chalkboard.)
This brings me to yet another disturbing example of self censoring that the MSM is doing so as not to tarnish the image of their blessed messiah, Obama. There have been Porkulus Protests in THREE cities thus far. Has the national, mainstream news really talked about it at all? Again, imagine if Bush had been signing a controversial bill and three protests had occurred with a few days of the signing and of each other. Mark my words, it would be ALL OVER the national news. But now, barely a peep. Like I have been saying, let's Keep Media Honest! You need to be calling your local news stations as well as the national shows relentlessly, asking them why they are not covering this movement. If we don't complain, they will never, ever have a reason to think about changing their ways.
Lastly, Big Sis Libertybelle has informed me that Julia Roberts would be just tickled pink to set up a play date with her kids and the Obama's girls. This is the same woman that entertained us all with her witty reparte at a Democratic fundraiser for Al Gore in 2000 at Radio City Hall in New York City when she joked, "Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant..." and then everyone just about died sugar! She also said this, "The man's [Bush] embarrassing. He's not my president and he never will be either." There are no words to describe a nasty, stuck-up, self-righteous, ill-mannered actress whose $20 Million per picture salary is drawn from the wallets of those she mocks. Oh wait, I guess I did find some words.
And in case Julia ever looks at this: I find it embarrassing when my president (because yes, I have class and technically Obama is my president) thinks there are 57 states, and who sits in a church pew for 20 years listening to racist dogma, and who thinks everyone shops at Whole Foods, and finally, it is excruciatingly embarrassing to have a president that thinks it is his right to STEAL from one portion of the citizenry so he can give gifts to a different portion of the citizenry so that he may gain their undying love, devotion, and buckets of drool. SNAP.
All of this Hollywood talk reminds me of an article that was on Big Hollywood the other day. The author, Brett Joshpe, suggests that perhaps Hollywood starlets and starstuds should get their salaries capped by the government too. After all, it's not fair that they make so much money for such a ridiculously fun and easy job (I know, I do acting for fun on the side) while other people don't even have homes or health insurance... Plus, Hollywood's Obots are the ones that donate a lot of money to the DNC and go around stumping for Democratic candidates, so obviously they must believe in redistributing wealth via government mandate, right?