Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hiding Versus Standing Up

Via Memeorandum

The last couple of days the blogsphere has been all aflutter about an anonymous blogger being “outed.” Out of nowhere leftist bloggers suddenly developed a conscientious and were shocked, SHOCKED(!) that Publius’ actual name had been put out there, effectively destroying his family and laying his career to waste, except, it turned out to be much ado about nothing. Nobody’s career was jeopardized; the family is just fine. WHEW!

There are people whose careers can be destroyed if they espouse the ‘wrong’ world view-they are called Conservatives. The quickest way to get to Nowhere in Hollywood is to be (outwardly) conservative. The acceptable Hollywood model is personified by skankfest Megan Fox:

The "Transformers" bombshell-cum-uninhibited philosophizer also contemplates — reluctantly -- what she would say to Megatron to keep him from destroying the world. "I'd barter with him," she muses to the July issue Total Film UK, "and say instead of the entire planet, can you just take out all of the white trash, hillbilly, anti-gay, super bible-beating people in Middle America?"

Knowing that he would effectively label himself as untouchable, how brave did Jon Voight have to be to speak out at the NRSC-NRCC fund-raiser last night? Judging from the comments at CNN.Com (I intentionally didn’t link), damn brave.

Reaction at Discussion: Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, theblogprof

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