Two items today. The far-left
views of a man cheered by his media colleagues and who does Hollywood
favor for President.
Under the headline "One of the All-Time Greats," the May 6
Newsweek reports that last week the American Society of Magazine Editors
gave Osborn Elliott its Hall of Fame Award. From 1961 to 1976 Elliott
served as Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek. Digging back in the Notable
Quotables files I found this from Elliott to a May 16, 1992 "Save Our
"We hold accountable Republicans who have
savaged our urban schools, our housing, our health care, our social
services. We hold accountable Democrats who have collaborated in this
butchery....We hold accountable those who waste our billions on a military
with no enemy to fight."
Elliott was labeling Republicans heartless
extremists before calling conservatives mean-spirited extremists was cool.
Tuesday's USA Today (page 4D) listed the entertainment industry's
political contributions. Many gave large amounts to the Democratic Party,
but nothing to the Republican Party from January 1995 through March 1996:
Miramax Films: $276,000
David Geffen, DreamWorks: $100,000
Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks: $100,000
Rob Reiner, Castle Rock: $20,000
Michael Douglas: $5,000
Sharon Stone: $5,000
Here are some of the names listed
of those who contributed $1,000 to Clinton-Gore:
Mary Stuart Masterson
Plus, Larry King (I assume the CNN Larry King),
CBS entertainment chief Leslie Moonves, and Michael Eisner, the President
of Walt Disney Company, the owner of ABC.
Giving smaller amounts: Peter Falk, Lloyd
Bridges, Tom Hanks, Paula Poundstone and Ali MacGraw.
Now, here's the complete list of
all those listed as Dole donors:
Pat Boone $250
Bob Hope: $1,000
at Sajak: $1,000
Three people. I think it's pretty
clear who Hollywood favors.