We've been inundated with a litany of celebrities who think
we should listen to their opinion regarding politics. The
developing situation with Iraq has brought out celebrities
both in support of and decrying against the coming war.
Such diverse political minds as Barbara Streisand, Sean
Penn and Eric Roberts have all blessed us with their infinite
wisdom on the subject. Thank whatever gods you kneel to
that we have think tanks of this variety working on the
The question is not if they have the right to speak their
minds, or even if they are correct, rather, what does the
coverage of these celebrities say about the media, and more
importantly what does it say about us? Well, Beefanatics,
look no further than your own favorite professional wrestling
powerhouse media magnate celebrity, the Beefboy, to put
this all in perspective for you. So sit back, relax, enjoy,
and let the Beefboy do, what the Beefboy does best…
and that's break it right on down for you.
Eric Roberts, an actor of unquestionably unlimited talent,
told FOX News that he considered President Bush a "fascist"
and a co-conspirator with Osama bin Laden in deliberately
"wrecking the American economy." Let's see if
the Beefboy has this right Eric… bin Laden rang George
W. on the phone and plotted with him to fly four airliners
into national icons, so that they could destroy the economy
together? Eric, I think your whole career has been a plot
with bin Laden to destroy the entertainment industry.
Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Gore Vidal and other inconsequential
rim-jobs signed a public "Statement of Conscience"
that promised "to resist the injustices done by our
government" and pledged "alliance with those who
have come under attack." Really? I seem to remember
the last time we went into Iraq, Hussein had political prisoners,
mothers and children form a "human shield" around
important outposts and equipment, to prevent the coalition
from bombing said targets. Since the patriots who signed
that statement seek an alliance with Iraq, perhaps they
would like to volunteer for human shield duty before we
start slinging fire.
Sean Penn spent $56K of his own scratch to run a full-page
ad in the Washington Post warning of the Bush "legacy
of horror." Barbara Streisand has been making news
lately due to her misspelled "talking-points"
fax to congress, her Democratic version of "People
Who Need People" and her thoughts on Bush's "arrogance
of wanting unlimited power." Isn't it amazing that
the more irrelevant these celebrities are, the more strident
their views are?
America has a free press and Gary Coleman has just as much
right to voice his views on America's policies as the Beefboy
does. But, why oh why, should we care what they say? These
people are entertainers. They get paid to act and sing.
They walk around all day in their insulated world of fame
and fortune, grumpy from following the draconian dictates
of the Akins diet, nuked from head to toe in personal radiation
chambers to appear "sun-kissed" and spend an inordinate
amount of time in doctor's offices discussing maladies like
"tiny tittie syndrome" and "chronic hairline
regression." These people have pet psychiatrists. These
people created New Kids on the Block and 10 Halloween movies!
How can anyone possibly place any importance on the words
that come out of their mouths?
I imagine that most people simply smile and disregard the
political diatribes of celebrities, but still we are fed
a steady diet of entertainer's political pap. Is it ratings
or agenda that makes mainstream media outlets pander to
the famous? There's no doubt that news is more motivated
by money than at any other time in history. If you have
a story about a celebrity and can work it into the aegis
of "newsworthyness", no matter what the story
is, there are certain channel surfing cattle that will stick
around to see the story. Hard as it is to swallow (and the
ladies understand what the Beefboy is talking about here),
we're the ones responsible for handing news shows ratings
when they feature celebrities.
To be honest, the Beefboy enjoys the quotes from these celebrities.
If you've ever seen has-been (never-was) actor Ed Begley
Jr. jump into his plastic electric car, to demonstrate his
commitment to the environment, you know how entertaining
these boneheads can be. However, there's also a level of
arrogance that you should be aware of. Barbara Streisand
(whose initials are B.S.) released a statement telling us
how we should live. In her missive, she detailed how we
should keep our air conditioning above 85 degrees and let
laundry dry on a line to conserve energy. When it was pointed
out to a spokesman that B.S. herself kept her residences
like refrigerators and sent her laundry to a professional
service, the spokesman said that her own ideas were not
meant to apply to her. That's B.S. to the highest order.
And believe the Beefboy, when he says, that B.S., stinks!