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Conservatives Mobilize against Anti-War Hollywood Liberals
By Michael L. Betsch
CNSNews.com Staff Writer
February 21, 2003


(CNSNews.com) - Conservatives in the Pacific Northwest are fed up with the increasing number of Hollywood celebrities using the media to promote their pacifist sentiments and opposition to the Bush administration's handling of Iraq.

In response to the recent outpouring of the outspoken Hollywood liberals, one Seattle, Wash., radio station began encouraging its conservative listeners to show their support for the president and America's armed forces.

The predominantly conservative listeners of KVI radio showed their support by pledging almost $80,000 to initiate a television advertising campaign aimed at countering the anti-war rhetoric of the Hollywood Left.

"The idea really started when we saw the 'Daisy' spot that had been put out," said KVI Program Director Paul Duckworth. "Then, of course, Susan Sarandon and Janeane Garofalo kind of got involved in this. Martin [Sheen] was kind of a last-minute addition, but he made the contest a little more exciting for us."

The Daisy television commercial to which Duckworth referred was a recent remake of the original ad featuring a little girl plucking the petals off a daisy, juxtaposed with a countdown for the launch of a nuclear bomb. The ad ran only once in protest of Republican Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential campaign, but it has always been viewed as a devastating blow to the GOP candidate, who ended up losing to President Lyndon Johnson in a landslide.

Last month, an online anti-war activist group with ties to Hollywood launched its own Daisy campaign in hopes of preventing Bush from rushing to war against Iraq.

"We would like to think the focus of the message is really about the president supporting the troops; giving real peace an opportunity," said Duckworth. "Quite frankly, there is no mystery that it is time for Saddam to go. He is a troublemaker. That's the general tone."

Duckworth said KVI's ad campaign is meant to express the voice of Seattle's conservative listeners while also keeping at a distance the tactics used by Hollywood anti-war protesters.

"I think one of the most powerful messages behind this project is that it is being driven by our audience," said Rob Dunlop, KVI's general manager. "These spots will be paid for by the listeners of KVI. That's really the spirit behind the radio-thon and generating the dollars for it is really to put the voice of the people out there in this commercial."

Both Dunlop and Duckworth said they couldn't reveal the script for their television message that will initially air in the Seattle area. They described the ad, however, as being "very, very powerful."

"The spot itself is written in such a way that you're going to hear a variety of voices in the beginning saying things like, 'He's a war-monger. All he wants is oil. He spends too much on the military. He's not letting the U.N. do it's job,'" Duckworth said. "The twist on the spot comes when the announcer comes in and says, 'This is what the Iraqi people think about their leader, Saddam Hussein. This is what they'd like to say if they could.'"

Duckworth said most television viewers at first will believe the KVI listener-supported commercial is "just another anti-administration spot" when it's really meant to portray what KVI believes are the true sentiments of the Iraqi people.

'Pretend' President Leads Campaign against Bush

Martin Sheen, who plays Democratic President Jed Bartlet on NBC's, The West Wing, has been tapped by the online anti-war coalition, Win Without War, to promote its Monday cyber-march on Capitol Hill and the White House.

Win Without War is led by former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Maine) and claims to be America's largest "mainstream coalition of organizations opposed to pre-emptive war with Iraq."

At a recent press conference for Win Without War's "Virtual March on Washington," Sheen encouraged all Americans to e-mail, fax and phone lawmakers the following message: "Don't invade Iraq! We can contain Saddam Hussein without killing innocent people, diverting us from the war on terrorism and putting us all at risk."

Sheen was joined by fellow actors Mike Farrell of M*A*S*H fame, Anjelica Huston, James Cromwell and Garofolo, who urged Americans to "join together and lead Washington back to its senses."

Organizers of the Virtual March, including MoveOn.org; Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH coalition; the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People); the National Organization for Women (NOW) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said their goal is to "overwhelm the White House and every member of the U.S. Senate with calls, faxes and e-mails on February 26th."

SendThemPacking.com, a website originally launched as a protest to actor Alec Baldwin and other celebrities who warned they would leave the country if Bush was elected president in 2000, is once again trying to counter liberal celebrities.

Brian Keahl, who owns and operates the conservative website, wants Republicans to once again stand up to Hollywood by taking a page from Hollywood's own playbook. Keahl is currently promoting his own virtual protest rally called "Give War a Chance."

Keahl said his online effort is "providing a means of e-mailing the protestors to protest their effort to have protesters e-mail legislators, the White House and others. Turnabout is fair play!"
 

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An Open Letter To The Hollywood Bunch from Charlie Daniels
February 24, 2003

An Open Letter To The Hollywood Bunch

Ok let's just say for a moment you bunch of pampered, overpaid,
unrealistic children had your way and the U.S.A. didn't go into Iraq.

Let's say that you really get your way and we destroy all our nuclear
weapons and stick daisies in our gun barrels and sit around with some
white wine and cheese and pat ourselves on the back, so proud of what
we've done for world peace.

Let's say that we cut the military budget to just enough to keep the
National Guard on hand to help out with floods and fires.

Let's say that we close down our military bases all over the world and
bring the troops home, increase our foreign aid and drop all the trade
sanctions against everybody.

I suppose that in your fantasy world this would create a utopian world
where everybody would live in peace. After all, the great monster, the
United States of America, the cause of all the world's trouble would
have disbanded it's horrible military and certainly all the other
countries of the world would follow suit.

After all, they only arm themselves to defend their countries from the
mean old U.S.A.

Why you bunch of pitiful, hypocritical, idiotic, spoiled mugwumps.
get your head out of the sand and smell the Trade Towers burning.
Do you think that a trip to Iraq by Sean Penn did anything but encourage
a wanton murderer to think that the people of the U.S.A. didn't have the
nerve or the guts to fight him?

Barbra Streisand's fanatical and hateful rankings about George Bush
makes about as much sense as Michael Jackson hanging a baby over a
railing.

You people need to get out of Hollywood once in a while and get out into
the real world. You'd be surprised at the hostility you would find out
here.
Stop in at a truck stop and tell an overworked, long distance truck
driver that you don't think Saddam Hussein is doing anything wrong.

Tell a farmer with a couple of sons in the military that you think the
United States has no right to defend itself.

Go down to Baxley, Georgia and hold an anti-war rally and see what the
folks down there think about you.

You people are some of the most disgusting examples of a waste of
protoplasm I've ever had the displeasure to hear about.

Sean Penn, you're a traitor to the United States of America. You gave
aid and comfort to the enemy. How many American lives will your
little, "fact finding trip" to Iraq cost? You encouraged Saddam to
think that we didn't have the stomach for war.

You people protect one of the most evil men on the face of this earth
and won't lift a finger to save the life of an unborn baby. Freedom of
choice you say?

Well I'm going to exercise some freedom of choice of my own. If I see
any of your names on a marquee, I'm going to boycott the movie. I will
completely stop going to movies if I have to. In most cases it
certainly wouldn't be much of a loss.

You scoff at our military who's boots you're not even worthy to shine.
They go to battle and risk their lives so ingrates like you can live in
luxury.
The day of reckoning is coming when you will be faced with the
undeniable truth that the war against Saddam Hussein is the war on
terrorism.

America is in imminent danger. You're either for her or against her.
There is no middle ground.

I think we all know where you stand.

What do you think?

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

http://charliedaniels.com/soapbox/soapbox.html

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Kinda gives me goosebumps just knowing there are Americans that feel that way. You da man, Charlie!
 

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Mr. Jeffries- Thanks, I think, for sharing the above link. It makes me feel like sending all the movies I own (made after 1970, anyway) back to their Hollywood studios of origin, after a prolonged visit with Mr. Sledgehammer.

Traditionally, back in the day, actors were looked on as second-class citizens. I sure wish they could be put back in that place. It amazes me that people listen to this group when they have made their lifes work out of shifting reality. "You are what you do" really rings true here. Obviously, these people have no grasp of what actually goes in in the world- how caqn anyone take them seriously?

Poor people who have this level of disassociation from reality are generally remanded to psychiatric hospitals. Yet these are venerated. How did we, as a society, screw this one up so badly?
 

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Anti-War Hollywood is getting mad...

Union Warns Movie Execs Not To Pick On Antiwar Actors
POSTED: 7:56 a.m. EST March 4, 2003


LOS ANGELES -- The specter of the Hollywood Blacklist era came to light again Monday when the Screen Actors Guild warned the entertainment industry that it better not punish people who speak out against war with Iraq.

"It is the fundamental right of citizens to express their support or their fears and concerns," the SAG statement read. "While passionate disagreement is to be expected in such a debate, a disturbing trend has arisen in the dialogue."
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