When entertainment is political and politics try to be entertaining

 

I guess the line between politics and entertainment has been obliterated — along with any pretext of showing respect for people.

An actor can become president. A reality TV performer can become president. An actress can use an award acceptance speech to play politics.

At least Meryl Streep delivered her own speech instead of like Marlon Brando, who four decades ago sent an American Indian to turn down his Oscar statue and deliver a tirade about the treatment of American Indians.

“It sank its hooks in my heart,” Streep said at the Golden Globes ceremony Sunday. “Not because it was good; there was nothing good about it. But it was effective, and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back.”

The sad part is that the target of this criticism is so thin-skinned he had to launch a fusillade of Twitter rejoinders in the middle of the night.

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Trump now claims he does not know what the reporter in question looks like and was simply imitating someone groveling. Videos have been posted online showing him mocking others for so-called groveling.

“Donald and I were on a first-name basis for years,” says the reporter in question, Serge Kovaleski. “I’ve interviewed him in his office,” he added. “I’ve talked to him at press conferences. All in all, I would say around a dozen times, I’ve interacted with him as a reporter while I was at The Daily News.”

“Trump 2016” posted a video claiming to prove his point. You be the judge:

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Serge Kovaleski

 

Of course, Trump could not resist calling Streep an over-rated actress. That’s just his way.

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15 comments on “When entertainment is political and politics try to be entertaining

  1. Just because Streep has played some roles as a smart person, does not mean she is. Why should we give a damn about her thoughts on politics. She was a huge supporter of Hillary and that’s fine, it also tells you what her values are in reality. So blow the bitch off, she does not deserve the attention the media is giving her. Did she care about any of the children of Aleppo that have been killed in the war, if so she did not speak out. Streep just dissed 50% of the American population. What Trump did was crude, get over it Meryl.

  2. Vernon Clayson says:

    Where does the line between her acting and real self exist, was she emoting or was that quake in her voice real? It doesn’t matter, she was talking to the audience in front of her, not the tuned in television audience, she doesn’t care a whit about the latter and has lost whatever acquaintance she has with the general public. I don’t watch those awards shows so I found out about this on the Internet and what little of it was shown on the news. Nuts to her and her celbrity friends,not that any are tried and true friends of her royal highness.

  3. This is an extended explanation of Trumps gestures… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aYFC_7ZIn4

  4. Personally I like Denzel Washington’s more down to earth take on making movies…and not Ms. Streep’s inflated progressive ego, impersonation of Keith Olbermann…

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/12227/denzel-washington-blasts-difficulty-filmmaking-frank-camp#.WHPP2mxjVV8.facebook

  5. And just for the record…I’ll take the College National Championship game with No. 1 Alabams vs No. 2 Clemson tonight…and fights like the UFC 196 match of Nate Diaz kicking Conor McGregor’s butt any old day over the hoyty toyty self absorbed Golden Globe Awards!

  6. Bill says:

    Well, at the risk of angering all sides, I found both Ms. Streep and President Elect Trump to be boorish. Actors and politicians pissing on each others legs raises banal mendacity to new levels. Streep was wrong for what she said but more importantly for using the forum that she did. Trump unnecessarily responded and did so in a petulant manner reminiscent of a kindergarten playground.

  7. Steve says:

    I second Bills post and add to it a quote from Alice Cooper, which easily applies to celebrity actors as well as rock stars.

    “I absolutely hate it. It’s the worst idea ever. First of all, why do people think rock stars know more than they do? That is the biggest fallacy in the world – if anything, we’re dumber. We’re not smarter than anybody else. I mean, why do you think we’re rock stars?”

    Read More: Alice Cooper Calls Rock Stars in Politics ‘The Worst Idea Ever’
    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/alice-cooper-politics/?trackback=tsmclip

  8. deleted says:

    Another attempt at a false equivalence by the right.

    Just in case anyone hear cares the president elect just acted the fool again. Demeaning yet another group of Americans and displaying his contempt in such an odd way it can only make you shake your head, unless that is, your head is too firmly planted somewhere which makes shaking it impossible.

    The dumbness displayed by those on the right, trying to make this out to be about someone, anyone, other than Donald is just amazing.

    You are who you voted for, remember that.

  9. Steve says:

    Well then, Patrick.
    what about those of us who didn’t vote Trump or Clinton and are of the opinion Streep and Trump are being equally idiotic?

    Though, by your own statement, you are a loser!

  10. Barbara says:

    I agree with Bill. These awards have always had an element of politics attached even in choosing who will be the recipient. I don’t watch them, but find it rather amusing to hear the acceptance speeches predictable pablum. Likewise I could have guessed Trump’s juvenile response.

  11. Award winning actress Nicole Kidman’s take on President Elect Trump. (She’s not just another pretty face…she had the incite to escape entanglement in the evil web of Scientology, and she chooses not to pontificate publicly on politics).

  12. “insight”….oh, if only we had an edit button.

  13. Rincon says:

    Time Magazine said Streep’s comments were to Trump’s advantage because the media and public are distracted by the cat fight so that they examine less the serious issues surrounding Trump’s coming Administration. I have to agree.

  14. Steve says:

    And that goes to an idea about Trump’s public persona.

    Behind the scenes, apparently, he makes his advisers and employees maintain a low profile, preferring results over publicity.

    Publicly, Trump is the lightning rod attracting the ire and angst while hiding the real activity taking place among his inner circle.

    If true, this is one hell of a tactic. Until the competition figures it out.

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