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Fox & Friends Attack Liberal Celeb “Whacky Theories?” Oh, the irony!

Reported by Priscilla - March 27, 2010 -

Along with Barack Obama, libruls, gays, minorities, and “Islamo-fascists,” today’s right wing teabagging Fox fans hate Hollywood. It’s not surprising, given that today’s paranoid conservative “base” (!) are the philosophical descendants of “Tailgunner Joe” – a Republican whose denunciations of government and Hollywood Communists are echoed in substance and intensity by today’s teabaggers. Not for nothing is the sordid legacy of the McCarthy era being rehabilitated by the Texas School Board. So it came as no surprise that yesterday’s Fox & Friends attacked the liberal views of various Hollywood personalities who are just exercising their First Amendment rights. But in considering the views of Fox approved right wing celebs and Fox News celebs, this segment was rich in irony. “Clustered gays,” anybody?!

Brain (whoops Brian) Kilmeade began by saying that "while some celebrities use their fame to produce worthy causes, others go a little too far, perhaps, using their fame to publicize their views or off the wall theories.” He tossed to former Maxim bikini gal Courtney Friel (whose hot shots were removed from her website when she joined Fox). The chyron read “Kooky Celebrity Theories – The Top Off The Wall Ideas From Hollywood.” Friel, whose day job is based (as far as I can see) on being another Fox “bubble headed bleached blonde” said that “maybe they should stick to their day jobs.” Former weather guy, Steve Doocy giggled and said “maybe they should stick to the script.” (Wise advice, Doocy, because when you stray off your RNC approved script you look even more idiotic!) Kilmeade opined that it must be “tempting” to speak out, when you are a powerful person, on things you think you know the answers to.” Friel shook her luscious locks and said “they’re just liberals…and they have millions and millions of dollars.” (Free Enterprise Baby!). She referenced how, after Tom Hanks said that World War II was about racism, his “Pacific” ratings were down. Hanks was attacked by conservative for making the valid point that "['The Pacific'] represents a war that was of racism and terror," He explained that the American view of the Japanese was “yellow, slant eyed dogs that believed in different gods.” (Views on ethnic minorities, on Fox Nation, aren’t any different!) He later said that both sides were guilty of dehumanizing the other. She then said that Hanks “attacked” Mormons. His “attack” consisted of criticism of the Mormon Church for their huge financial contributions to California’s Prop 8 which Hanks (and many others) feel is “codified discrimination.” The chyron read “Hanks Controversial Comments.” The next target was Sean Penn, whom Friel described as “BFF with Hugo Chavez.” He’s a bad boy because he was “down there when Chavez described George Bush as evil.” (Um, Courtney, the teabaggers call Obama far, far worse names). She referenced a quote, from Penn, about how his critics should die. (no worse than the messages that Democratic congress members are now getting about their health care vote.) She then went on to famous and successful Spike Lee’s comment that having troops in Iraq slowed down Katrina rescue efforts. (Right Courtney, 40% of Louisiana’s Guard was in Iraq at the time. A CBS poll showed 57% of Americans agreed with Lee) She alluded to Lee having said that Charleston Heston should be assassinated. Lee said that he was being ironic in showing how violence begets violence and that his remark was a response to a question about Hollywood being responsible for school shootings.

And what right wing Hollywood bashing would be complete with bashing Rosie O’Donnell who, on the “View,” would “shout out all these little gems.” (Like Doocy saying that Christians don’t have First Amendment rights?) Naturally, the chyron referenced O’Donnell’s 9-11 conspiracy theories. Kilmeade said that “she started it with her attack on Tom Selleck” about gun control, on her show. Courney flashed her perfect ivories and said that there are “more of these” at the Fox “entertainment” site Fox 411.com. (where you can read Lucy Lawless’s dish on her nude scenes.)

Comment: What a bunch of self righteous hypocrites. Ann Coulter can make the most outrageous and offensive comments ("joking?") and that’s just dandy. But because these “celebs” are liberal, they’re smeared. And who cares about the political views of Rosie O’Donnell et al. They’re not given a national TV platform, like Coulter, to promote their views. “Celebs” Hannity, O’Reilly, and Beck say far worse than what any of these Hollywood folks have opined about. But let’s talk about conservative, Fox fave “celebs”

Steven Baldwin: Barack Obama is a “liar” and the “greatest gangster to ever have come out of Chicago.”

Jon Voight: “The Democratic Party, in its quest for power, has managed a propaganda campaign with subliminal messages, creating a God-like figure in a man who falls short in every way. It seems to me that if Mr. Obama wins the presidential election, then Messrs. Farrakhan, Wright, Ayers and Pfleger will gain power for their need to demoralize this country and help create a socialist America.”

Kirk Cameron: "Atheism has been on the rise for years now, and the Bible of the atheists is The Origin of Species,"

"You can see where [Hitler] clearly takes Darwin's ideas to some of their logical conclusions"

Patricia Heaton: “I think pro-choice is a ridiculous -- you know...”

“Kooky” Celebrities? But they’re conservatives so it’s all good!