Hollywood types love to wrinkle their collective brow over the 1940s-era Blacklist.Okay, people feel guilty. So what?
Witness the gaggle of stars (Joan Allen, Michael Douglas, Liam Neeson) who participated in the 2007 documentary "Trumbo," the tale of gifted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who got entangled in the House Un-American Activities Committee blacklist.
Now, the industry trade publication The Hollywood Reporter is apologizing for its own role in the blacklist. The magazine "named names" back in the 1940s, and the son of the magazine's then-publisher penned an op-ed apologizing for those actions.
Left unsaid, once more, is the lack of concern about a less official but still pernicious blacklist going on in 2012. Conservatives in Hollywood face varying degrees of punishment for their beliefs, from angry whispers to outright job discrimination.Ah! There is still discrimination! Give us an example.
Witness the reaction to Clint Eastwood's pro-Romney declaration at the RNC a few weeks ago. A prominent entertainment site openly wondered how it might affect the acting legend's career. If Eastwood isn't immune to the industry's animosity toward conservatives, what chance does an unknown actor have if he or she speaks up on behalf of the GOP?Case closed. Someone wondered what might happen to the career of 82-year-old Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood. Will he make another film four years from now? Or will liberal Hollywood producer Clint Eastwood even hire him?
Hold that pee in, Christian, the toilet is over there and you can make it.
Personally, I don't think Fonda regrets sitting on that anti-aircraft gun. I think she regrets being caught sitting on that anti-aircraft gun. Nothing in Fonda's statements or subsequent actions has ever shown me that she understands just how evil that act was.
And why she hasn't been tried and deported for treason is beyond me.