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Monday, July 04, 2005

I'm Not A Journalist but I Played One in A Movie Once.

According to a report found here, another Hollywood idiot has it in for George W. Bush. Today’s village idiot in the spotlight is Robert Redford. Redford, in his infinite wisdom, is calling on all journalists to start investigating President Bush. Why? Because, when Mr. Redford thinks of the Bush Administration, why it reminds him of the Nixon Administration prior to the Watergate scandal.


Here’s some of Redford’s brilliant reasoning recorded in the report:

And Redford wasn't surprised when the identity of the mysterious 'Deep Throat' character who sparked the Watergate scandal was recently revealed to be former deputy FBI chief Mark Felt.

But the shock revelation has reminded the actor of the power of the media and the similarities between Bush's secret cover-ups and the Watergate affair.

He says, "There are deep similarities going on but where is the press? where is the press?"

"There is stone-walling, not telling the truth, getting people under wiretaps. The US public continues to be told things that are not true and what worries me is that we have these brave young American guys risking their lives everyday."

Well that certainly clears things up. Now that you put it that way, Mr. Redford, why it’s as clear as mud. [Psst. Mr. Redford don’t forget about the secret extra-terrestrial project cover up out there in Roswell, New Mexico that Bush is an accomplice to. And, what about Bush’s illuminati connections?]

What do you suppose inspired such an outburst of lunacy from Mr. Redford?

Here’s one possible clue. In 1976, Redford starred in the film "All The President’s Men". He and his co-star, Dustin Hoffman played the roles of Washington Post journalists, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein who along with a source, they named Deep Throat, brought the Watergate scandal out into the public’s attention, leading eventually to President Nixon’s investigation and impeachment.

You see, this is the problem with Hollywood actors. They put themselves heart and soul into a role to deliver the best performance that they can. They make their living playing at being people that they aren’t. A lot of these actors are really, really good at what they do. Robert Redford is one of them. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, they forget to pull themselves out of the role that they’ve poured themselves into and return to reality. Robert Redford appears to be one of them.

This is how I would try to explain the idiotic things that these Hollywood idiots say and do. Another factor that tends to contribute to this behavior is that many of them have an extremely exaggerated view of their importance to society.

Here’s a quote by Redford from the article that exemplifies really well the point I am trying to make:

"When Deep Throat was revealed, the press came to me and wanted to know what I thought. I said, 'Well, it's interesting that his name came out but is that the point?'

"My contribution was to come at a time when journalism was at its high point and the role I played was to save a testimony to the freedom of speech. The media have changed, we see the ethics have changed. The press is more, I am sorry to say, celebrity oriented."

Mr. Redford, you’re just an actor, an entertainer. Your opinion doesn’t necessarily carry the weight that you think it does, just because you’ve played certain movie roles. However, if you’re going to concoct a conspiracy theory at least try to flesh it out a little more. You know, connect the dots better. Add more details. You might study the urban legend genre. carries a lot of stories that sound almost believable enough to be true.


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