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2018-01-16 Home Front: Culture Wars
Why Have We Let Actors Become Our Moral Guides?
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Posted by g(r)omgoru 2018-01-16 04:15|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10801 views ]  Top

#1 Remember the vapors so many had when the world-renowned scientist Meryl Streep testified before Congress about Alar?

That started the dog and pony show, imo.
Posted by Vast Right Wing Conspiracy 2018-01-16 08:06||   2018-01-16 08:06|| Front Page Top

#2 A lot of this would disappear if we went back to the original copyright periods not to exceed 28 years. Suddenly a lot of money in entertainment would disappear as well.
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-01-16 09:15||   2018-01-16 09:15|| Front Page Top

#3 I have never considered actors to be a moral guide. Richer, yes. Better looking, yes. But more moral? Ha! Look at the marital history of almost everyone in Hollywood. You almost never see someone who is married to one person for Life. And that doesn't count all the affairs, shack-ups etc.

Face it, actors are only famous because they are good at reading words somebody else wrote, and pretending to be someone else.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2018-01-16 09:29||   2018-01-16 09:29|| Front Page Top

#4 Waddya mean 'we', kemosabe?
Posted by Raj 2018-01-16 09:32||   2018-01-16 09:32|| Front Page Top

#5 Remember the vapors so many had when the world-renowned scientist Meryl Streep testified before Congress about Alar?

I remember... going out and buying Red Delicious apples. I knew even before then that the number one job of the media is to scare the shit out of its readership.
Posted by Raj 2018-01-16 09:34||   2018-01-16 09:34|| Front Page Top

#6 Actors are just high priced prostitutes
Posted by Silentbrick 2018-01-16 12:32||   2018-01-16 12:32|| Front Page Top

#7 Actors are just high priced prostitutes

No entirely certain of that, but the reverse is certainly true.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-01-16 13:18||   2018-01-16 13:18|| Front Page Top

#8 Venn Diagram overlap?
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-01-16 14:23||   2018-01-16 14:23|| Front Page Top

#9 Well at one time actors modeled good citizenship and high morals and ethics as well as "strong manly" behavior and a respect for women, the elderly, children and dogs.

All of this new wave cinema thing in which they idolize the "antihero" is the problem.

Our movie industry wants to portray the nuclear family in the most dysfunctional terms, men as louts and evil, capitalism as bad, the military as evil, and law enforcement as corrupt.

So when Bogie, the Duke, Randolph Scott, and Clark Gable left the scene we were left with these wannabes who would get a sniff in the golden age of film.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2018-01-16 14:28||   2018-01-16 14:28|| Front Page Top

#10 "This is not a pipe"
Posted by Skidmark 2018-01-16 16:49||   2018-01-16 16:49|| Front Page Top

#11 
Posted by swksvolFF 2018-01-16 19:09||   2018-01-16 19:09|| Front Page Top

#12 Its the left - they push appearance over substance, feelings over facts. Uneducated morons, which most actors are, are convenient vehicles for this, and the media aids it by promoting and publicizing them uncritically. For example Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey on Vaccines, or Gwenneth Poltroon Paltrow on just about anything.
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2018-01-16 20:03||   2018-01-16 20:03|| Front Page Top

#13 I can't wait til a CGI character gets accused of sexual assault
Posted by Frank G 2018-01-16 21:08||   2018-01-16 21:08|| Front Page Top

#14 ^ Or vice versa?

A presser: "The crew made a habit,"
Sniffed plaintiff Ms. Jessica Rabbit,
"Of watching the spot
Where my body was not,
So I knew that they wanted to grab it!"
Posted by Zenobia Floger6220 2018-01-16 22:50||   2018-01-16 22:50|| Front Page Top

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