I love how we look to performers to talk about politics. Odd that we assume they know something or are relevant. Of course TALKING politics has no bottom line. We don’t ask Neil Patrick Harris to perform heart surgery because he did such a good job playing Doogie Howser…because then the curtain would be pulled back.
Have a watch of this video of Morgan Freeman calling the tea-party racist.
Of course his argument is exactly the same as all people who call the tea party “racist”. “They’re only doing this because Obama is black!” Generally the wiser of these morons does it to a friendly or a captive audience so they get nothing but smiles and nods. If they play the room correctly, applause, and racist whoops. (I mean because they hate white people, right?)
Morgan has all of that but still feels the need to double-down by saying that the right would have tried to oust Bill Clinton if we WEREN’T Racist.
Of course he’s an idiot. Only two Presidents impeached in the history of this country. And both of them Democrats…and one of them deserved it…the other was a political stunt that went wrong. (And Vice-Presidency of Andrew Johnson would have been a wise move it Lincoln had lived)
Bonus points for any idiots reason wondering why I didn’t mention Nixon.
Morgan Freeman is one of the great American actors. He steals just about every scene he’s in, and keeps landing action roles that he’s obviously too old and frail for us to believe…yet we buy them. And Keeps getting roles of brilliant scientists and leaders dispute being too dumb to come out of the rain.
That’s what acting is, its pretending to be something you’re not in the most convincing way.
BTW on a side note there’s a cast-and-crew commentary track on Seven (if you haven’t seen this film you NEED to!) On the track is Director David Fincher and Brad Pitt in a screening booth talking about making the movie and what went into each scene. I belive Fincher and Pitt are close friends and it really shows. This brilliant track is intercut with Morgan Freeman, obviously not in the same room, and possibly not watching the movie. He spends all the time presented on the DVD talking about himself, and how awesome he is.
You’re a great actor, but you appear to fall short everywhere else.
**UPDATE** DAMN I forgot about this video.
How could somebody be so frank and unbiased about race here, and such a blind-finger-pointer now?
I’d have to assume it isn’t about race, or politics, but about Narcissisticly re-writing history to suit how he feels today.
Back then we can’t look at Morgan Freeman as a “Black Actor”…he’s an actor. (I agree)
But today we can’t look at Barack Obama as a shitty president (which he is), instead he’s now a “Black President” where any question of his actions (or inaction) are obvious signs that we hate his skin color.
If idiots talked less they’d do less damage. They have free speech, but we also have free speech not to ask them for their opinions.