Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The 20 Dumbest Hollywood Hatemongers - The Top Five (written with David Horowitz)

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“He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, he’s a bullshit artist, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes. He’s an embarrassment to this country.”

5. Jim Carrey

Rubber-faced comedic actor Jim Carrey, 60, has been a star ever since the early ‘90s, going from the sketch comedy TV series In Living Color to starring roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. But as his career peaked and waned, he remained relevant, as many other actors have, by becoming a virtuoso of self-righteous venom aimed at Republicans who disagree with him.

In November 2017 he tweeted, “The GOP and WH have become sinister conclaves of souless traitors, liars and thieves – a gangrene we must remove so democracy can live.”[1] A few months later he tweeted about President Trump, “If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination.”[2]

In a November 2018 interview he declared about the Trump administration, “These are not people you can deal with. You cannot be bipartisan with a criminal. A rapist needs to be removed, not negotiated with. These people are raping our system, they’re destroying it right in front of us. These people have to be removed from our system because they’re bad for us.”[3] Bye-bye, two-party democracy. Hello, one-party state.

Carrey took his anti-GOP derangement to a whole other level by painting garish, crude images demonizing Trump and other conservative figures, and posting them to Twitter. He painted Melania Trump as a brainwashed robot,[4] Senator Ted Cruz as a vampire,[5] Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh forcing himself on a woman,[6] Trump sons Eric and Donald Jr. gruesomely gored by elephant tusks,[7] and psychotic portraits of Vice President Mike Pence[8] and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.[9]

But Trump, of course, was the primary target of Carrey’s demented visions. In 2017 he scrawled a lewd drawing of Trump kissing Putin’s bare butt.[10] He tweeted another infantile cartoon drawing of Trump with bloodied fangs, writing that the President would “EAT A BABY” onstage at an upcoming rally “to the delight of his zombie base.”[11]

In June 2018 he depicted Trump as an angry Roman soldier crucifying Jesus Christ.[12] In August he painted Trump being burned at the stake as a witch.[13] He also painted Trump dangling from a flagpole over a bustling cityscape, trussed in a straightjacket, his ankles tied to the pole with an American flag. Caption: “Can the Great Spewdini spew enough lies to escape the straight-jacket of his un-Presidented criminality?”[14] Funny you should mention a straightjacket, Jim.


4. Rosie O’Donnell

Former comedienne Rosie O’Donnell, 60, actress in films such as A League of Their Own (1992) and host of her own daytime talk show, is a longtime political activist with a long-running feud with Trump.

In 2015, in response to what she called a war on women being waged by Trump and others, Rosie went on SirusXM radio to announce, “I’d like to take my period blood that I no longer have and write, ‘You’re all a–holes,’” before saying, “I’d like to smear it all over some people’s faces.”[15] As Donald Trump might say: “Sad.”

In January 2017, O’Donnell called for martial law to delay Trump’s inauguration. When the military didn’t take her up on that, she fretted in a subsequent interview with W Magazine, “I seriously worry whether I personally will be able to live through [his presidency] and whether the nation will be able to live through it and survive.”[16] Actually Rosie, the nation did pretty well under Trump, and a damn sight better than your guy.

During an October 2017 appearance on MSNBC, O’Donnell called Trump “evil” and claimed that on election night 2016, “I actually got physically sick.”[17] Onstage at the Beacon Theatre in New York City prior to the election, she told the audience that she was “depressed because I fucking hate that orange piece of shit.” She referred to him as “a shit-stain with a tinge of orange,” and at one point grabbed her crotch before exclaiming, “Eat me, Donald.” She also told the audience that, after being advised not to focus on Trump, she told her therapist, “I would rather give birth to a flaming iguana while taking a shit. “I hate him. I hate him.”[18] We have a problem Houston, a psychological problem. But the same could be said about everybody else on this list.

In 2017, she attacked members of Trump’s administration as – that’s right – Nazis, tweeting that “if u stand next 2 and work with adolf trump – yes u fucking are a nazi.”[19] She added in August 2018 that Trump is “a horrible, horrible human with no soul. He has a very serious mental disorder.”[20] In 2020, as the pandemic raged, O’Donnell predictably blamed Trump, tweeting that had he become “the leading cause of death in the United States.”[21]

In 2018 she began selling anti-Trump artwork on the crafts website Etsy as a means of expressing her “sadness, rage, and disappointment” with the president. Her first piece featured a cartoon caricature of Trump’s head alongside the words, “Rapist,” “Cheat,” “Liar,” “Racist,” “Conman,” and “Asshole.”[22]

In a July 2019 interview, O’Donnell said she believed Trump had an incestuous relationship with his daughter Ivanka and possibly with his sons. “I think he’s been doing bad things with her for a very long time,” she said. “There’s a creepy incest feel that is very prevalent amongst Donald Trump and his children, at least his daughter. Very creepy.”[23] Not so creepy as the person who thought up these malicious attacks.

3. Rob Reiner

After starring as Michael “Meathead” Stivic on All in the Family from 1971-78, Reiner turned his attention to producing and directing such films as This is Spinal Tap, A Few Good Men, and The American President.

A major donor to left-wing candidates and causes, Reiner explained once that “Hollywood has always been way out in front [politically], and that’s why we [entertainers] do what we do”[24] – i.e., rant about political subjects frequently and hysterically.

As early as 2016, when Trump was still a candidate, Reiner told CNN that “it’s no secret there are a lot of white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups that support him. Those people have a violent nature, and a violent streak, and they want to redress things with violence.”[25] Curiously, Reiner had nothing to say about the violent nature of Antifa thugs and Black Lives Matter rioters who “sought to redress things” during the Trump presidency by burning, looting and spreading mayhem across the nation.

“How much longer do we have to put up with a mentally ill sociopath?”[26] Reiner cried about Trump in December 2018. Later that month he added, “The President of the United States is a sick criminal. New Year’s resolution: Get him the fuck out of the White House.”[27] Two days later, he tweeted: “[W]hen the dust settles, we will be rid of this lying malignant narcissistic cancer. Happy New Year.”[28]

During the 2020 election campaign, Reiner ranted that Trump was “Jefferson Davis” in America’s “modern-day civil war,”[29] repeating the slander in January 2021 by labeling Trump as “the new leader of the Confederacy.”[30] He added that “the Republican Party is out of its collective fucking mind. And an accomplice to murder,”[31] referring to Joe Biden’s evil claim that Trump had murdered every COVID-19 victim.

In April 2022, still spooked by the popularity and influence of the ex-president, Reiner said on the racist MSNBC network, “[Trump] controls every aspect of what he would now call the Republican Party. I don’t know what it is. This is an autocratic movement. So, if you’re voting for Republicans, you’re not voting for Republicans. You’re voting for autocracy. You’re voting for the man who tried to overthrow the government.”[32] Spying on a presidential candidate and framing him as a traitor, impeaching a president twice on a partisan basis, inventing an “insurrection” to smear a political opponent, conducting massive election fraud in a presidential election – that’s trying to overthrow the government Rob, and you supported all of that.

2. Cher

A former singer, actress, and widow of performing partner and late Republican congressman Sonny Bono, the 76-year-old Cher is now known mostly for her creatively illiterate, emoji-stuffed, ALL-CAPS social media outbursts like this one, in the wake of Republican Glenn Youngkin’s 2021 defeat of radical Terry McAuliffe for Virginia Governor: “IF GOP TAKE POWER IT’LL “TOTAL POWER”.ITS “WHITE’S”ONLY CLUB,& BLM,LGBT,JEWS,ASIANS,MINORITIES,R IN [German flag] STYLE PERIL”[33]

A longtime Democrat supporter who names Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and the late Malcolm X among her heroes,[34] Cher joins the chorus of Hollywood shrews smearing Republicans as racist, sexist, heartless Nazis: “If you’re black in this country, if you’re a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?” she once asked.[35] On another occasion she reiterated her befuddlement: “I just don’t understand how anyone would want to be a Republican. If you’re poor, if you’re any kind of minority — gay, black, Latino, anything…. If you’re not a rich born-again-Christian, I don’t get it.”[36] For starters, try comparing the respect Republicans afford Democrat First Ladies with the disgusting attacks your Hollywood comrades have leveled against Melania Trump.

At a 2016 fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Cape Cod, Cher compared GOP nominee Trump to mass-murdering Joseph Stalin and Hitler, saying, “Do you remember ‘Fun With Dick and Jane’? It’s like racist Fun With Dick and Jane! ‘We’re going to build walls!’ He doesn’t mean: ‘We’re going to make America great again.’ He means: ‘We’re going to make America straight and white.'”[37] Sure, that’s why Trump appointed a gay man to be Director of National Intelligence. And why he appointed a black man to be his Surgeon General, not only the nation’s physician but his White House physician to protect his health in the midst of a pandemic.

By 2018 Cher was describing Trump as a “a Cancer Ravaging Our Nation” and “a Malignant Tumor Eating Its Way Through Our Constitution,Our Honor,& Our Standing In The [world].”[38] She also slammed the president as a “Lying Con Man,Criminal,Conspirator, Collusionist,Traitor,Imbecile, Adulterer,Hypocritical Narcissist,Lecher,Coward, Charlatan,Bully,Decaying, Sociopath,Draft Dodger, Despot,& Loathsome RACIST RAT WHO EVEN STOLE AN ELECTION,WITH PUTINS HELP.”[39] Apparently she missed the results of the $35 million Mueller investigation which found no evidence to support this fraudulent and treasonous claim.

Nothing could deter Cher from her self-appointed crusade to libel, smear and assassinate the character of the presidential choice of 74 million Americans. She tweeted that she hoped there is a special hell for a “LIAR, WHITE NATIONALIST, RACIST,TRAITOR,WHO’D HAVE PHOTO OP WITH HITLER,IF HE THOUGHT IT WOULD RALLY HIS BASE.”[40]

Cher relentlessly complained that Trump would bring death and destruction to minority communities. In June 2019, she tweeted to the LGBT community, “IF trump WINS 2020,HE’LL BE 1ST 2 STRIP U OF’ALL’PROTECTIONS,& PUT U IN INTERNMENT CAMPS‼️HE’LL PUT HISON UR SHOULDER & STICK HISIN UR BACK.WAKE UP & SMELL PAIN,HIS BASE WANTS U GONE.”[41]


1. Robert De Niro

And the Number One Dumbest Hollywood Hatemonger Award goes to (drum roll) one of our most highly-regarded actors, Robert De Niro, 78. The star of Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, and scores more films, longtime Democrat Party supporter De Niro is finishing his career less well-known for his performances than for his uncontrollable public outbursts of Trump-deranged profanity – once again displaying the occupational hazard of making your fame and fortune by inhabiting other people minds and depending on other people’s words.

Just prior to Trump’s 2016 election victory stunner over Hillary Clinton, the inarticulate De Niro dismissed the Republican presidential nominee as “blatantly stupid. He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con, he’s a bullshit artist, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes. He’s an embarrassment to this country.”[43] It was like a perfect script for one of the mafia goons he has so successfully played. And to punctuate it, De Niro concluded: “I’d like to punch him in the face.”

“I feel like I did after 9/11,” DeNiro said when Trump won.[44] And as if it was one of his prized cinema roles, he couldn’t let it go. While presenting actress Meryl Streep with a Best Actress award at the National Board of Review’s annual Awards Gala on January 9, 2018, De Niro seemed, like Will Smith, less interested in paying tribute to a fellow actor than in ranting about the villain Trump, whom he called a “fucking fool,” a “fucking idiot,” the “baby-in-chief,” and the “jerkoff-in-chief,”[45] while eclipsing Streep on her day in the sun.

Presenting an award onstage at the Tonys ceremony five months later, De Niro’s frustration and hatred boiled over again and he raved “Fuck Trump” multiple times, as though the repetition made him articulate. “I’m going to say one thing,” he declared to a credulous audience of entertainment professionals who cheered in response: “Fuck Trump! It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump.’ It’s ‘Fuck Trump!’”[46] It was the Fonda fantasy: DeNiro was no longer just an actor reading other people’s lines. He was an activist, a revolutionary leading a movement to save the country.

That same month he attended a New York ceremony for high-school student recipients of the Rosemary Breslin “American Writer Award.” As though he were the Surgeon General and the attendees were member of Congress, he told them that Trump was “psychologically incapable of discharging duties of the President of the United States.” And he was just getting started. De Niro went on to tell the high schooler winners, their parents, and the assembled supporters of the Breslin “American Writer Award” that Trump was “a congenital liar, a mean-spirited, soulless, amoral, abusive con-artist son-of-a-bitch.” And to top it off, he told them “Fuck Donald Trump.”[47]

Throughout Trump’s White House tenure, De Niro made untold numbers of appearances on leftist media outlets such as MSNBC where he was given a platform to hurl smears and profanities at the president like “white supremacist,”[48] “nasty little bitch” and “petulant little punk,”[49] “lowlife,”[50] “criminal,”[51] “dangerous buffoon-in-chief,”[52] and, of course, a “dictator” and American Hitler.[53] On a 2019 episode of Michael Moore’s podcast, De Niro exclaimed, “I’d like to see a bag of shit right in his face. Hit him right in the face like that, and let the picture go all over the world.”[54]

As repellent as this parade of profanity is, it is also revealing about America’s showbiz elites. For all their calls for “tolerance” and “inclusion,” they are foul-mouthed bullies, seething with irrational hatred for those who disagree with them. They are filled with self-loathing anti-white racism, insulated from reality, desperate to be validated by their celebrity peers, and devoid of anything substantial to say about the issues they claim to be concerned about.

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Many of the figures above are profiled at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s online encyclopedia of the Left, Some of the information above is drawn from that source. Find out more about their political positions and activities there.

David Horowitz is the founder of the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the bestselling author of I Can't Breathe: How a Racial Hoax is Killing America.

Mark Tapson is the Shillman Fellow on Popular Culture for the David Horowitz Freedom Center.























































From FrontPage Mag, 6/1/22