Accuracy in Media

Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, Ted Danson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oliver Stone, Dustin Hoffman, Danny DeVito, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Kevin Costner were among those who recently showed up at a John Kerry fundraiser in California.  Meanwhile, George Butler is producing a Hollywood-type film about Kerry to be released this fall.  It is supposed to be based on Tour of Duty, the biography of Kerry written by Douglas Brinkley.

Butler, who served as Kerry’s press secretary when he ran for Congress on an anti-war platform in 1969, also worked with Kerry on the book, The New Soldier.  This book is so controversial that a used copy now sells for almost $500 on  The cover features a photo of hippies mocking the famous World War II Iwo Jima American flag-raising done by the Marines.

Jon Alvarez doesn’t want people to forget about Michael Moore, the leftist filmmaker who is coming out with a film called Fahrenheit 911.  Alvarez runs the website, Patriotic Americans Boycotting Anti-American Hollywood.  He predicts that Moore’s Fahrenheit 911 “will be a political assassination piece which uses lies, exaggerations, twisted facts and unsubstantiated reports in an attempt to discredit President George W. Bush.  It also will be a vile insult to the memories of the victims of 9/11.”

Before that, on May 28, Hollywood releases The Day After Tomorrow, a film with dramatic special effects that the Guardian says will turn up the heat on Bush by portraying global climate change as the cause of Armageddon.  A movie review site,, says that actor Dennis Quaid “plays a climatologist who tries to figure out a way to save the world from abrupt global warming.”  Bush has resisted ratification of the global warming treaty because scientific evidence fails to establish a man-made cause behind it.  What’s more, implementing the treaty would cripple the U.S. economy with higher energy prices and higher taxes.  A liberal writer for the British newspaper, the Sunday Herald, claims that the U.S. government “has demanded silence” from government agencies over the film “amid fears it will ignite anger at the Bush administration’s inattention to climate change?”  That’s a laugh.  The government should be pointing out that the popular global warming theory is a fraud.

On another front against Bush, an April 2 story in the New York Times by Jim Rutenberg noted that characters in prime-time programs are also speaking out against the President or questioning his policies.  The paper cites episodes of NBC shows Whoopi and Law & Order, which have characters delivering anti-Bush statements.  In the Law & Order episode, a character denounces Bush as the “dude who lied to us” on Iraq.

Hollywood celebrities and producers do this because they think of themselves as smarter than the rest of us.  They want us to think like them.  But writer Cindy Osborne looked into the academic backgrounds of various actors and actresses and discovered that some dropped out of college while others were fortunate to finish high school.  Look up her article, entitled, “Who’s Smarter,” through Google or any other search engine.

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