August 1, 2008 1 Comment
You know your shit stinks when every damn reporter calls you out, even the entertainment ones:
McCain’s latest attempt at discrediting his handsome, photogenic young rival particularly galls stars and executives with a memory, because only eight years ago, McCain was a fixture in Hollywood fundraising circles when he tried to raise money from the very people his ad now ridicules.
At the time, dozens of people in Hollywood — including Lear, Harrison Ford, Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy and Michael Douglas — gave to McCain because they thought he was a Republican celebrity ƒè with a great personal story. And, dare we say, some celebrities, namely Warren Beatty, even became friends with the Arizona senator.
But the truth is most of Hollywood won’t return McCain’s calls nowadays because many of the stars and executives he initially impressed now believe the maverick stance they found so attractive was just a pose. Hollywood doesn’t object to a good pose — unless, of course, it doesn’t work.
… The fact of the matter is that for all his popularity in the entertainment industry, Obama has kept Hollywood at a friendly but slight distance. He’s hardly waded into the scene with the sort of relish that Bill Clinton did in the 1990s.
The press kicking the crap out of McCain is not going unnoticed… the recent tirade from the Wall Street Journal is definitely special – as I read it, I found myself worrying that the writer was going to accidentally choke on his tie because of how upset he seemed while writing it.
However, in “Dick Move of the Week,” Jon Stewart is our new Secretary of Awesome.