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Actors Guild Warns Against Blacklisting
Topic by: Eoliano
Posted: March 4, 2003 - 7:14 PM PST
Last Reply: March 7, 2003 - 7:13 AM PST

author topic: Actors Guild Warns Against Blacklisting
Eoliano
post #1  on March 4, 2003 - 7:14 PM PST  
New Hollywood Blacklist
Signalstation
post #2  on March 5, 2003 - 1:13 PM PST  
> On March 4, 2003 - 7:14 PM PST Eoliano wrote:
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> New Hollywood Blacklist
> ---------------------------------

Oh sure, they'll blacklist people for being against the war but not for coming out with films like Freddie Got Fingered.

When, oh Lord, when will they learn?

Eoliano
post #3  on March 5, 2003 - 5:22 PM PST  
> Oh sure, they'll blacklist people for being against the war but not for coming out with films like Freddie Got Fingered.

Hey, that's one of my all-time favorites! [g]
msilenus
post #4  on March 6, 2003 - 11:40 AM PST  
Id sure like to know what you guys are talking about but Im not signing up to the NY Times lol.
msilenus
post #5  on March 6, 2003 - 11:50 AM PST  
> On March 6, 2003 - 11:40 AM PST msilenus wrote:
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> Id sure like to know what you guys are talking about but Im not signing up to the NY Times lol.
> ---------------------------------

LOL only kidding. This is truly a disturbing thing. What the hell is going on in this country? Have we evolved at all as a nation? People should be able to think whatever they want. Isnt that what this country was founded on? Very scary indeed. Next thing you know Kenneth Anger will be writing another Hollywood Babylon except this time it will be about how we have failed to move forward at all!-MS
Eoliano
post #6  on March 6, 2003 - 1:07 PM PST  
Nope. We are currently back to a '60s sort of mentality. That's 40 years worth of back stepping! Hope and optimism are on the decline. Racism is back big time and so is religious discrimination. A borderline police state has developed and the Blacklist is making a comeback. If you are against war, then keep it to yourself, and don't wear your peace button or give peace a chance t-shirt in any shopping malls near Albany, NY and you'll be fine.
dwhudson
post #7  on March 6, 2003 - 1:41 PM PST  
I think one of the most insidious aspects of all this is that if some of the actors, directors and so on who've been outspoken in their beliefs that spilling the innocent blood of people who are already suffering enough, that inciting a whole new generation of terrorists for the sake of disarming a nation that has as yet to be proven a genuine threat, and so on and so on, if they start suffering career-wise, it won't be above-board. It won't be an official "blacklist". There'll be no outright Senate hearings and so on. It'd all take place behind closed doors.

"George Clooney's shown an interest in this script. But do we want to piss off Bill O'Reilly's fan base?" That sort of thing.

At the moment, with the majority of US public opinion against the war, that danger isn't particularly acute. But once the go-ahead is given and once the lives of 'our boys' are on the line, things could shift rather dramatically.
Eoliano
post #8  on March 6, 2003 - 5:50 PM PST  
> things could shift rather dramatically.

All of which is teetering at the brink, and yes, there most certainly could be an unfortunate dramatic shift in public opinion, that ultimately will be divisive.
bacchus68
post #9  on March 7, 2003 - 7:13 AM PST  
This is a scary trend and I can't believe some conservatives like bill o'reily are even suggesting this sort of thing. the george clooney deal.

I remember the flack when bill maar from politically incorrect was getting the flack and subsequently cancelled frm ABC from his coward comment. Rush limbaugh the most conservative guy I know actually came to his defense because he believed in Bill's free speech right and said the show shoudn't be cancelled.

what is the differnce here. That was a show that had hollywood celebrities speaking their minds. I have liberal opinions an in fact enjoy talking to my conservitive friends about subjects but well the rational for celebrities not to take is they are not politicians and don't "know as much as them" so they should just be quiet and do their job. Boy so I guess the only people who are allowed to actually "think and express their opinions" and not blindly follow the heard are our politians. Us regular citizens are just too stupid to really question our omipotent leaders because we don't know enough.

It is a really scary time in this coutry I live in now and getting scarier by the minute. I think every person in america should watch the denero file "guilt by suspicion" if you think a boycott of stars is a good thing. FREE SPEECH IS THE FIRST THING TO GO WHEN LOSING A FREE COUNTRY.

Bac.

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