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Some Unsolicited Advice For Hollywood

Reported by Deborah - March 11, 2006

Mort Kondracke and Fred Barnes felt compelled to do a little Hollywood bashing today on Beltway Boys even though all those nominated films that FOX seems to think threaten the very fiber of American culture are no longer big news. Sharon Stone, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney were fingered and then Barnes gave the movie industry some advice.
3/11/06

Sharon Stone visited the Middle East on a peace mission and The Boys didn't approve. Then Barbra Streisand had several spelling errors on her website and they actually listed them for viewers. Barnes said nastily," Barbra Streisand is acting like the High School dropout that she is." George Clooney was accused of giving a "self important" speech and criticized for suggesting that at times Hollywood has been ahead of the rest of the country.
The Boys didn't bother to mention that Clooney was referring to human and civil rights issues when he made that comment in his speech.

Barnes claimed that Hollywood needs to follow a good " economic model" suggesting that they should make more cartoons. He also thought more Rambo movies were a good idea because they were so pro american.

Kondracke said that along with Syriana, the movie he disliked the most was The Constant Gardener because it was a story about an American pharmaceutical company killing Africans on purpose. ( I think it was a British Company)
Kondracke lamented, " The whole premise of Hollywood movies is that America is an evil, rotten, nasty, place."

Comment: I suppose the idea that films are an art form never entered their minds. In fact, it appears that they see movies as as a propaganda tool but it's really amazing that Barnes considered Rambo pro American. Rambo was a lonely, tortured, angry Vet forever transformed by the experience of war.
Barnes claimed that he would rather watch basketball at home and I say that's a fine idea because these guys are way too out of touch to talk about movies.

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