“When I watch a guy ( on screen ) I know is a REPUBLICAN , part of me thinks I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him or we would have different opinions. That shit fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion.”
( BEN AFFLECK in a recent Playboy interview )
“Apparently, he’s TOO DUMB TO REALIZE THE IRONY of his own statements. Doesn’t it also fog the minds of the audience when AN OVERTLY LEFTIST ACTOR is on screen? Doesn’t that fog the minds of 50% of your audience, making it difficult for them to pay attention or to be swept into the illusion as well?? HYPOCRITE.”
( Glorious Cause, http://www.breitbart.com )
BEN AFFLECK IS A TRUE HOLLYWOOD HYPOCRITE.
He basically states that he could not enjoy a film or see a movie with a Republican actor. So be it. Welcome to the world of HYPOCRISY. The same hypocrisy that you and your Liberal friends constantly try to blame on Conservatives. Or should I use another word that Liberals constantly try to tag on Conservatives – INTOLERANT.
Yes, Mr. Affleck. THIS IS INTOLERANCE AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL. You, a Democrat, who believes that all should be equal, that all should be treated fairly, have taken THE POSITION THAT A CONSERVATIVE’S THINKING “FOGS THE MIND”.
I should not have to remind you that more than 50% of the people in this country identify themselves as Conservatives. How would you feel if those 50% decided to boycott your movies? I am sure that Warner Brothers wouldn’t be too happy if the new “BATMAN” were boycotted by 50% of the country, especially if that same 50% of the country felt your own thinking “fogs the mind”.
What then, Mr. Affleck, would happen to your multi-million dollar paydays?
AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS NOT THE RIGHT THAT IS INTOLERANT IN THIS COUNTRY. IT IS THE LEFT. AND YOU ARE A PRIME EXAMPLE.
The Right does not believe in taking free speech away as The Left attempts whenever anyone disagrees with them. The Right does not believe in ignoring the Constitution if it seems to disagree with one’s position as the current president does every time he ignores his own laws and changes them at his will. The Right does not believe as JULIA ROBERTS has been quoted as saying : “Republicans come in the dictionary just after Reptile and just above Repugnant.”
These are ALL EXAMPLES OF INTOLERANCE. And now let me give you another one, Mr. Affleck. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso was just fired from the play “The Vagina Monologues” because she had the audacity to promote a Tea Party candidate. Immediately, there were threats of protests in San Francisco where the play was about to be performed. When asked why she was fired, the producer actually had the gall to say this is “AGAINST WHAT WE BELIEVE”. Who is the “WE” in that comment? Obviously, NOT the more than 50 % who disagree with that position.
SO, MR. AFFLECK, IT IS TIME YOU STARTED TO LEARN SOME TOLERANCE. LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE HAVE TO SAY. YOU DON’T HAVE TO AGREE WITH THEM. YOU CAN DISAGREE ALL YOU WANT.
HOWEVER, THEY ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO THEIR OPINIONS JUST AS MUCH AS YOU DO WITHOUT THE FEAR THAT THEY WOULD “CLOG YOUR MIND”.
AND IF ONE OF THEM INVITES YOU OUT TO DINNER, GO. YOU MAY LEARN TO LIKE THEM.
After all, studies show that Republicans give more money to charity than Liberals at all income levels. People who are Intolerant Bastards wouldn’t be that generous.
THINK ABOUT IT. MAYBE YOUR SIDE IS NOT 100 % RIGHT ALL THE TIME. MAYBE THERE IS SOME GREY IN THE MIDDLE. IF YOU BECOME TOLERANT ENOUGH OF THE OTHER SIDE TO LISTEN TO IT, YOU MIGHT FIND THAT YOU AGREE MORE THAN YOU THINK.
IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE GO AND SEE A CONSERVATIVE ACTOR. PLEASE GO AND SEE A CONSERVATIVE MOVIE.
THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THOSE FILMS AND THE ACTORS IN THEM WORK JUST AS HARD AS YOU DO AND ARE DOING NOTHING MORE THAN SEARCHING FOR AN AUDIENCE AND A PAYCHECK.
IN FACT, IT REALLY IS THE SAME AUDIENCE YOU WANT.
BESIDES, YOU JUST MIGHT LEARN HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES.
( “Ben Affleck – Hollywood Hypocrite” by Frank DeMartini, http://www.hollywoodrepublican.net : February 16, 2014 )
Hollywood megastar BEN AFFLECK, also known for his support of liberal causes, asked documentary makers to censor their discovery that one of his ancestors owned slaves, according to a leaked e-mail.
The message published by WikiLeaks is part of a trove of embarrassing e-mails, film scripts and other internal communications that were accessed during a massive hack attack of Sony in 2014.
In one e-mail exchange, Sony chief executive Michael Lynton and his friend Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates discuss a request made by Affleck that his slave-owning ancestor not be included in an upcoming show called “Finding Your Roots” produced by the publicly funded PBS broadcaster.
“Here’s my dilemma,” Gates wrote. “Confidentially, for the first time, one of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors – the fact that he owned slaves. Now, four or five of our guests this season descend from slave owners including Ken Burns and Anderson Cooper. We’ve never had anyone ever try to censor or edit what we found. He’s a megastar. What do we do?” Gates asked.
( “Affleck Asked For Slave-Owning Ancestor Story To Be Cut – WikiLeaks” , AFP )
The North Korean e-mail hack of Sony continues to haunt Hollywood. The leftist group WikiLeaks recently posted a searchable set of the documents and the London Daily Mail found a new scandal subject : BEN AFFLECK and PBS.
Harvard black studies professor Henry Louis Gates produces a show for New York PBS superstation WNET called “Finding Your Roots”. Gates tells celebrities about their ancestors.
A few years back, NBC also had a show just like this called “Who Do You Think You Are?”. It’s now on cable TLC. Why PBS believes it’s right to use taxpayer money to copycat commercial television is a mystery.
Ben Affleck was one of the celebrities ( again: using taxpayer funds to study him? ) and his family tree had a slave-holding ancestor. He asked for that information to be scrubbed out of the broadcast.
Gates asked Sony chairman Michael Lynton for advice.
“Confidentially, FOR THE FIRST TIME, ONE OF OUR GUESTS HAS ASKED US TO EDIT OUT SOMETHING ABOUT ONE OF HIS ANCESTORS – THE FACT THAT HE OWNED SLAVES. Now, four or five of our guests this season descend from slave owners, including ( liberal PBS legend ) Ken Burns. WE’VE NEVER HAD ANYONE EVER TRY TO CENSOR OR EDIT WHAT WE FOUND. He’s a megastar. What do we do?”
Lynton replied: “I would definitely take it out”, demonstrating that Ben Affleck demands greater sensitivity than, say, Thomas Jefferson. But Lynton warned that IF THAT WENT PUBLIC, THEN “IT GETS TRICKY”. And so it did.
The show aired in November, censored for Affleck ( and not for other celebrities ). Then came WikiLeaks.
With Ben Affleck in the headlines of this scandal, the TV news networks picked it up and Affleck was forced to apologize for pressuring Gates.
“I lobbied him the same way I lobby directors about what takes of mine I think they should use. This is the collaborative creative process.”
WHEN “FREE SPEECH” LIBERALS DEMAND CENSORSHIP, THEY CALL IT A “COLLABORATIVE CREATIVE PROCESS”.
WHAT MAKES THE SCANDAL MORE BLATANT IS THE SHOW THAT ACTUALLY AIRED. While Gates omitted the slave-owning ancestor, he played up Affleck’s mother who was a Freedom Rider in the sixties for black civil rights. Affleck was shown proclaiming : “She definitely imbued us with a very strong sense of social justice and social equality and kind of things that I’ve carried with me but always using other people as examples, never herself.”
PBS ombudsman Michael Getler openly mocked PBS as “NOT CREDIBLE” for trying to skate past this fiasco by putting out a statement about how “it is clear from the ( email ) exchange how seriously Professor Gates takes editorial integrity” and that his censoring at Affleck’s request was “an independent editorial judgment to choose the most compelling narrative”.
But that’s nonsense. GATES AGREED TO CENSOR THE TRUTH.
Getler defended the network by making the usual slippery claim that PBS isn’t really a network. Instead it is “basically a distribution system for films and programs produced by independent ( translation : LIBERAL ) filmmakers or by a handful of big member stations”. He added this odd defense : “I think one reason many people don’t realize PBS is nothing like a broadcast or cable network is that PBS rarely, if ever, explains itself publicly other than to ask for money.” Even so, he blamed PBS for being “ASLEEP AT THE SWITCH” and insisted EVERYONE INVOLVED DESERVES THE SCANDAL.
It’s quite rare that the major media pay this much attention to THE SHADY SELF-DEALING OF THE LEFT INSIDE “PUBLIC” BROADCASTING.
Ben Affleck unintentionally demonstrates what passes for “editorial integrity” at our taxpayer-subsidized liberal sandbox.
( “Ben Affleck Makes A Scandal For PBS” by L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, cnsnews.com : April 24, 2015 )
“HIDING INCONVENIENT FACTS IS INTEGRAL TO EFFECTIVE PROGRESSIVISM.”
– NICK SEARCY ( April 18, 2015 )