The headlines trumpet, “Actor Richard Dreyfuss Calls For Bush Impeachment”.
Er, isn’t the real news in fact, “Actor Richard Dreyfuss Still Alive”?
Such “brave” Bush-bashing statements are certainly effective for turning the approving gaze of the MSM towards actors whose moribund careers certainly aren’t getting them mentioned — or paid. Why anyone should care to know, or pay particular attention to, what an actor — any actor, let alone one whom most people couldn’t pick out of a lineup — has to say about foreign policy, the law, or government — that is, any more than they do what their next-door neighbor or the mailman has to say — is a perennial mystery. But neither does it reflect well on the MSM’s estimation of the intelligence of its audience that they consider such transparently self-serving, publicity-seeking pronouncements newsworthy (so long, of course, as they dutifully echo and support the agenda of the MSM).