Oliver Has Spoken

Continuing our theme from yesterday, the ever-clear minded Oliver Stone has weighed in:

Movie-maker OLIVER STONE has blasted media groups who “slander” celebrities for their political comments – because intelligent stars have every right to question their leaders. The Vietnam veteran, who is a fierce opponent of the US leadership, is appalled every time a celebrity is rudely mocked for making his or her thoughts about PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH and the war in Iraq public, and he urges journalists to be more supportive. The NATURAL BORN KILLERS director says, “We’re Hollywood wackos and all that stuff, left-wing… (It’s) an easy and facile dismissal. “I’m still a citizen, I’ve served my country as a veteran, I’ve had many jobs before the film business. I know something of life, having lived to this age. “We have a right to speak and every time we speak: ‘You’re an actor, a showbusiness director,’ we’re making it up! “This is not a way of dealing with people. This is slander.”

And I for one am glad he has, as, moron that I am, I was not aware that the definition of “slander” is “to quote.”

5 Responses to “Oliver Has Spoken”

  1. Cullen says:

    I will say this, there seem to be a lot of people out there who literally want Hollywood to just shut up. I don’t advocate that. I mean, if you live here, you have a right to speak your mind. But, so do I 😉

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Are you kidding? I love it when they talk out! I get more enjoyment from their magazine interviews than I do from movies.

  3. Ken Summers says:

    I’m still looking for a link to Janene Garofalo complaining that the Repubs are crushing lefties by allowing them to be heard.

  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Sure, Oliver, you have a right to speak. Speak away, say what you like.
    But you’ll excuse me if I speak myself? Speaking things like, “You’re a self-centered boob, not because you don’t like the Bush administraton, but because it’s pretty clear that you don’t understand what is happening in the real world”?
    Thank you.

  5. Cullen says:

    I agree Bing. Which is why the trainwrecks that are celebrity reality TV are so interesting.

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