Newark, New Jersey’s Roman Catholic archbishop, John Myers, is upset that part of Bill Maher’s movie, Religulous (a combination of the words “religion” and “ridiculous”), was filmed at a Bergen County parish under false pretenses. Maher told the parish’s Very Reverend Charles Grandstrand that he wanted to film his Jewish mother there, because the church was such a big part of her life. His father was a Catholic. Maher told the parish folks that the movie he was making would be called A Spiritual Journey.
Recently, during his appearance on Larry King’s CNN program to promote his activities, Maher said: “This is funny. Religion accusing me of deception. Religion, the greatest scam in the history of the world…selling the invisible product for thousands of years, accusing us of deception? [he laughs] We don’t lie to people. What we didn’t tell people [i.e., when he was producing the movie] was that it was me doing the interview. They didn’t ask, and we didn’t feel an obligation to tell them.”
This is such hypocrisy that I can hardly type. Hypocrisy, for those who use it as a daily epithet towards somebody whose point of view they simply don’t like, is a behavior of espousing and living in counterpoint. He accuses religious folks of lying about the divine and about faith, while he lies to people to use and embarrass them. And this, my friends, gets you a television show, after losing another one for calling the September 11 terrorists braver than Americans.
SFLA, Students for Life of America, are furious because of video of one of their undercover investigations has been pulled from YouTube. Evidently, according to Kristin Hawkins who heads the organization, “Last week SFLA posted a video on YouTube exposing Planned Parenthood in Charlotte, North Carolina, covering up statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl.”
Here’s the story: a college woman volunteering for SFLA entered a Planned Parenthood clinic in Charlotte, posing as a 15-year-old girl who had unprotected sex with the mother’s adult, shack-up boyfriend. She told that staff that the stud had suggested she come to Planned Un-Parenthood and get the “morning-after” pill.
Planned Un-Parenthood gave her the pills, and made an appointment for her to start taking birth control pills without parental knowledge or consent. SFLA also proved that the crime was not reported by PP to local police, which is a violation of North Carolina Law.
According to Ms. Hawkins, YouTube said the tape had inappropriate content – damn right it did: it showed PP breaking laws…that’s pretty inappropriate. As it turns out, YouTube has also yanked previous pro-life organization videos while it does, according to Ms. Hawkins, continue to play videos which show, for example, a young man desecrating the Eucharist.
To watch SF’s video visit studentsforlife.org
I’m always impressed with the star-studded and blinged out locals who attend the yearly Santa Barbara Planned Un-Parenthood fund raising events even with the ongoing stream of information demonstrating their cavalier attitude towards minor women pregnant by adult men, their disrespect for parental rights, as well as their resistance to diving full force into the adoption realm.
Why have all the talking heads on every network and cable show gone on and on about the Chinese using one girl to lip-sync for another girl who was “singing” their National Anthem? Evidently, the girl with the great voice was not considered by Chinese authorities to be as “cute” as the one they used on the broadcast.
This is American media hypocrisy at best. I figure that if you don’t have great legs, cleavage and long blonde hair, you probably can’t get a job on Fox News at any time of the day or night. All the blondes are anything but dumb – they’re exceptionally smart, as a matter of fact – but they’re all “babes.” Whatsa problem with hiring a few plain women with brains too?
Did people feel sorry for Marni Nixon because she only got to sing while Deborah Kerr (The King and I)), Natalie Wood (West Side Story) and Audrey Hepburn (My Fair Lady) provided the faces for Ms. Nixon’s voice?
I’m told by an insider that many of the stage performances of singing stars are “rigged,” in that the voice you hear has been pre-taped and worked over electronically.
I haven’t seen Greta van Susteren or Nancy Grace spend weeks on the death of anybody who was “plain” looking either.
The little girl with the beautiful voice gave the gift of the performance and was probably well compensated by her government.
The hypocrisy from our media about “looks” not mattering is ridiculous. I wish I had the patent on Botox just for Beverly Hills.