Spielberg Slams Hollywood For Failing Kerry

Legendary movie maker STEVEN SPIELBERG has hit out at Hollywood for not rallying round for Democrat JOHN KERRY's election campaign last year (NOV04).

The SCHINDLER'S LIST director supported Kerry in his unsuccessful battle for US Presidency against GEORGE W BUSH, but he was outraged that the influential film industry weren't more vociferous in their support of the Democrats in comparison to the backing they gave to charismatic former leader BILL CLINTON in the 1990s.

In an interview on Australian chat show ENOUGH ROPE, he fumed, "I was disappointed that Hollywood didn't do enough for John Kerry's campaign, compared to what Hollywood did for Bill Clinton's campaign.

"The democratic Hollywood base, power base and money base, really didn't come out this year, and I was surprised about that.

"It might have been that Hollywood is very interested in charisma and I do not think that Hollywood felt that John Kerry had the kind of charisma that Bill Clinton had and that they didn't come out in force.

"I thought John Kerry would have been a wonderful world leader and an American president."

09/06/2005 17:46

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Tags: Steven Spielberg - John Kerry - Schindler's List - George W Bush - Bill Clinton


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Memo to Mr. Spielburg:1) You don't own us2) marketing a President is not like, unfortunately for you, marketing a movie.3) Are you suggesting that your colleagues are shallow fickle reactionaries? Well, we already knew that.4) Get over it and get a life
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who cares
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Just one more reason for me to hate Spielberg. The Hollywood left constantly demanding that theirvoices be heard in the political arena, like the spoiled children they are.For Spielberg to express his own oppinion on anissue is fine and dandy. But for him to whinethat his industry isn't in lock-step with hispolitcal views is tantamaount to Spielbergself-appointing the title of 'biggest liberal'because he "cares" more about politics thanthe rest of his industry.
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And that`s the reason you guys keep on losing,the arrogance you display is if you had all that power.And by the way YOU DON`T!signed........Fly over country
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hollywood can't figure out why people aren't going to the movies and why box office receipts are off. idiotic statements from left-wingers like spielberg are the reason. after being preached to by the likes of spielberg, hanks, pitt, roberts, clooney, et al., do they really think that i'm going to plunk down my dollar to be "entertained" by them? no thanks.
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Could Kerry's weak following be due to the "untruths" he professed many years ago and during his campaign?
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Actually, John Kerry, Mr. Spielberg, and Hollywood have failed America.Hollywood and the Democrat party long ago stopped understanding what the heart and soul of America was all about. We weren’t attacked on 9/11 by Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon, or your average everyday Judeo-Christian Americans. We were attacked by radical Muslim extremists who were out to kill as many Americans as they could, and to wreak as much damage on the American economy as they could. The radical Muslim countries that fostered the 9/11 attacks and have also supported the Palestinian campaign against Israel, have absolutely zero tolerance for any non Muslim religious activity in their countries.The Democratic party hasn’t had an original idea since the fall of Saigon, and most of the Hollywood elite still think that the Cheech and Chong movies were both great art and intellectual masterpieces. If either the Democrat party or the Hollyweird elite would actually get out and talk with the folks in the Red states(not preach to them) they might get a clue.
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This is all very interesting.
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Interesting, I think what Steve meant to say was he blames Kerry for failing Hollywood. To say that Kerry was uncharismatic is a significant understatement. His campaign undid much work of the DNC for the past few years, adding only despair to the winging nature of the post-Gore angerfest.No, I definitely think Kerry let Spielberg down on this one.
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The fantasy world Steven Spielberg lives in perpetuates the fantasy John Kerry could be an acceptable leader of even a Boy Scout Troop, much less a U.S. President or even an acceptable Senator. John Kerry is a complete fraud. This country needs moral leaders. John Kerry appears to be much less moral than even George Bush - so he was as rejected as the current immoral movies from hollywood are!
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