Hollywood harmlessly mocked

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AFP reports:

US President George W. Bush ripped into “Hollywood values” on Monday, in a surprise attack at the entertainment industry that overwhelmingly backs his Democratic foes.

Sane leftist Steve Benen responds:

This is wildly unfair. Bush neither “ripped into” nor “attacked” Hollywood at all …

It was a harmless joke. People laughed. There was no further mention of Hollywood, the entertainment industry, or popular culture. Why on earth did the AFP write a stand-alone story on this?

I know the hair-trigger is pretty sensitive, but this whole thing reminds me a bit of the recent “Mandela is dead” flap. Can we stick to actual dumb comments the president makes?

Click for further from Steve. Meanwhile, girly-voiced rage-rocker Henry Rollins joins the Mandela gullibles:

Rollins put in his 2 cents’ worth about President Bush’s embarrassing utterings (for example, saying former South African President Nelson Mandela is dead) …

Hooway, Henwy. And there’s this guy:

Even I wouldn’t believe Bush could be this stupid if I hadn’t heard it for myself.

Here’s Dubya in his own words:

“I heard somebody say, Where’s Mandela?’ Well, Mandela’s dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas.”

It goes on and on and on

Bush claims Saddam Hussein killed the still living Nelson Mandela! -There is no fucking way you can tell me that Bush isn’t doing drugs again.

Best of the recent batch is The Real Dude (“Keepin’ It Real”), who posted this before quickly deleting it:

Somebody hurry and tell Mandela he’s dead because I think I just saw him on TV and he didn’t act like he had the latest intel related to his demise.

Sadly for The Real Dude, Google not only keeps it real – it keeps cached copy. Previous posts on this here and here.

Posted by Tim B. on 10/03/2007 at 11:39 AM