American Culture

All actors aren’t bad actors (like Smollett, Huffman and Loughlin)

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In a society that can’t think (or count), one case proves the point. That it’s actually just one bad actor and the other 99.99% are hard-working, regular folks like us is of no consequence to the hysterical idiot.

Bad actors. See what I did there? No? Read the article, then.

John Cavanaugh makes a great point about Smollett, Huffman and Loughlin, and he’s dead right that these cases are the smallest of minorities. That doesn’t make them okay, but it doesn’t make them an evil librul elite pandemic, either.

Along with musicians, actors practically invented the gig economy thousands of years ago. Many must worry about what and where their next job will be, even as the try to concentrate on the one they have now. … Actors face more rejection than just about any job. For most, it’s hardly a glamorous life. Yet somehow, it’s a calling that remains fulfilling, even as they struggle to pay rent or afford healthcare.

The media narrative he alludes to in the post is driven by partisan politics. Hollywood = liberal, and the myth of the “liberal media” notwithstanding, corporate media outlets are almost exclusively owned and run by the wealthy.

This is called an “agenda,” and things get sticky when Hollywood types actually do misbehave. In a society that can’t think (or count), one case proves the point. That it’s actually just one bad actor and the other 99.99% are hard-working, regular folks like us is of no consequence to the hysterical idiot.

Which I guess means that, for better or worse, people on the side of the angels have to hold themselves to a higher standard.

Because what Jussie Smollett did is worse than what Trump has done. Or something.

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  1. The media is complicit in driving emotions this way or that way to the detriment of the public good, imo. Almost all mainstream sites are now completely biased in their reporting as they give us opinions instead of news. News is supposed to be about facts without imposing one’s views into the article/story/post. It would be nice to see the news become opinion free once again as it used to be.

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