I get a huge kick out of Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood blog, a movie site basically devoted to uncovering liberal bias in Hollywood. Most days I’m impressed with their ability to transform something that I perceive as benign into something that the conservatives over on that blog see as evil or destructive. They’re capable manage to find seven or eight stories a day that either highlight the good deeds of one of the few conservatives in Hollywood (Kelsey Grammer, Cliff from “Cheers,” or one of the site’s champions, Greg Gutfeld) or blow some liberal soundbite way out of proportion. Anyone that defends Obama is immediately brought up for ridicule and anyone that questions, say, the Occupy Wall Street movement is considered a hero. They’re also on top of this Kardashian divorce, or course,
Yesterday, in their insane eagerness to paint liberal Hollywood as pansy pagans, they took a quote that most of us would pay little attention to and ran with it, brushing up against the edges of Godwin’s Law. Apparently, Ian Somerhalder (“Vampire Diaries,” Boone from “Lost”) is an environmentalist, and those environmentalist are prone to saying crrraaaazy things in the pages of that socialist newspaper, USA Today:,
“We humans are like cancers: We multiply and take, take, take. Now I want to give, give, give.”
Now, when I read that quote, I see a guy passionate about environmentalism, and maybe a guy given to hyperbole, but ultimately, someone who wants to use his celebrity to help clean up the Earth. The cynic in me also sees it as PR stunt, an opportunity for Somerhalder to build some goodwill by attaching his name to an environmental project.
What does Big Hollywood see?
An article that was quick to point out his TV cred, as well as the near 1 million Twitter followers he has, is highlighting his environmentalism - where he calls human beings “cancer.” Is USA Weekend aware of how dangerous this kind of talk is?
The last person to talk of human beings this way was James Lee, also an avowed environmentalist, who tried to take hostages at the Discovery building in Silver Spring, MD. Along with planting bombs on himself, and around the building, he had a list of demands for Discovery channel, which included:The Discovery Channel and it’s affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs….where solutions to save the planet would be done…. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions.
“Parasitic human infants.” “Cancers.” This is who USA Weekend wants our kids to look up to and follow on Twitter.
Woah, woah, woah. A guy that wants to “give, give, give” is suddenly dangerous and destructive, and calling humans cancers in the context of the environment is suddenly on par with a delusional f*ck-nut who believed that TLC was encouraging the birth of “parasitic human infants.”
That’s a mighty big leap to take. But I applaud you, Tony Katz, for having the chutzpah to do so without planting your tongue firmly into your cheek.
No wonder conservatives are afraid of liberals! Their pundits keep proclaiming that we’re all on the cusp of committing terrorist acts. One minute Ian Somerhalder is cleaning up trash on the beach, and the next, he’s strapping bombs to himself and taking hostages. And USA Today is pushing that terrorist agenda to our kids!
(Source: Big Hollywood)