Monday, April 14, 2003


"Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins ... vocal antiwar stance has prompted organizers at the [Baseball Hall of Fame] to cancel a 15th anniversary celebration of Bull Durham that was to have included the movie's costars and director."

Hall of Fame Obergruppenfuehrer Dale Petroskey, a former White House assistant press secretary under Ronald Reagan, wrote to Sarandon and Robbins:

"In a free country such as ours, every American has the right to his or her own opinions and to express them. Public figures, such as you, have platforms much larger than the average American's, which provides you an extraordinary opportunity to have your views heard--and an equally large obligation to act and speak responsibly."

Yes, that's fine, they spoke (though Sarandon kept quiet at the Oscars) from the heart and with great responsibility. But...

"We believe your very public criticism of President Bush at this important--and sensitive--time in our nation's history helps undermine the U.S. position, which ultimately could put our troops in even more danger."

How, exactly? And what the f@ck has this got to do with Baseball Hall of Fame? I wish now that I never stepped foot in that place.

From that great political organ E!Online.

:: Posted by pete @ 12:55