Monday, March 06, 2006

Bravo, George

"And finally, I would say that, you know, we are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while. I think it's probably a good thing. We're the ones who talked about AIDS when it was just being whispered, and we talked about civil rights when it wasn't really popular. And we, you know, we bring up subjects. This Academy, this group of people, gave Hattie McDaniel an Oscar in 1939 when blacks were still sitting in the backs of theaters. I'm proud to be a part of this Academy, proud to be part of this community, and proud to be out of touch."

-George Clooney, accepting the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Syriana"
Since I readily admit my faults, I'll admit a special charge when Clooney won, because I knew somewhere, Bill O'Reilly's head was exploding.


Anonymous said...

Yes, God bless George Clooney and the other millionaires and corporations that finance these courageous films. Without them the little ignorant folks in flyover country wouldn't have a clue about AIDS or civil rights. So brave of him to make a movie about those evil oil empires. When it gets tough being called a traitor he can climb in his private jet and fly off to his villa in Italy. I think he houses orphans there. Gosh, he's swell.

Thomas More said...

Exactly! Well put.

Anonymous said...

Now here's a brave soul.

Anonymous said...

I read the transcript of the woman from the MEMRI site and now I've watched the video. It really hits home how ridiculous and shallow we all are.