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Meathead shreds De Niro for his "f*ck Trump" outburst: "You're helping Trump"

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Meathead needs a new dictionary because he really doesn’t understand the meaning of “counterproductive.”
From SF Gate: Rob Reiner, a director and longtime advocate for liberal Democratic causes in Hollywood, ripped into Robert De Niro for his “F— Trump” outburst at last Sunday’s Tony Awards, calling the foul-mouthed speech counterproductive.
“If you have any interest in trying to preserve the democracy, and put it in the hands of somebody who understands government, who isn’t self-dealing, who cares about this country and the people in this country, then you’re helping Trump,” Reiner said in an interview earlier this week on The Hill’s Rising” TV show with co-hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton.
“You’re helping Trump by saying ‘F— Trump’ because he can say, ‘Look at these people, these elitists,’” added Reiner, who defended De Niro’s right to share his opinion even as he found it tactically a mistake.
 “There’s a very fine line between energizing the base and energizing the other side,” added the director of classics like “The Princess Bride” and “When Harry Met Sally…”
“Right now, if you’re a Democrat and you want to hold this president accountable you have to have some ability, some subpoena power to have hearings and to actually expose certain things, right now you have an enthusiasm gap,” he said.
“If you do things like that, that enthusiasm gap narrows because you make the other side more enthusiastic and so it’s not good,” Reiner said. “Plus, that’s not a smart way to talk about anybody.”
One day after De Niro’s F-bomb on the stage of Radio City Music Hall, Trump did indeed respond to the Oscar-winning actor, calling him a “very low IQ individual” who has received “to [sic] many shots to the head by real boxers in movies.”
“I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk,’” Trump tweeted. “I guess he doesn’t……realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!” he went on say in a separate tweet.
De Niro, long a critic of President Trump, kicked off a firestorm when he dropped the F-bomb just before introducing a performance by special Tony winner Bruce Springsteen last Sunday.
“It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s ‘F— Trump,’” the actor said, eliciting a standing ovation from many in the audience at Radio City Music Hall.
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TDS: Robert De Niro and his foul mouth bash President Trump during award ceremony for high school students


Robert De Niro gave a speech at The Jimmy & Rosemary Breslin American Writer Awards in NYC on June 7. About the award event:
“On June 7th, 2018, thirteen student writers were honored as the winners of the Jimmy and Rosemary Breslin “American Writer Award” during a ceremony at Tweed.
The award is the culmination of a writing competition highlighting the journalistic voices of New York City’s young writers. The essay contest was open to all 12th-graders in NYC public schools. Each student was required to submit a non-fiction, New York-centered story in 800 words or less.”
The audience at this event was high school kids. With that in mind, De Niro couldn’t control his TDS and went off on President Trump, as it only took him 36 seconds into his speech to start his rants.
Here’s a sampling of some of what he said (I listened to the whole video so you don’t have to):

  • What does the truth mean today? If you’re Donald Trump, it doesn’t mean anything.
  • Our country is lead by a president who believes he can make up his own truth. And we have a word for that: B*llshit.
  • Trump manifests serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of discharging duties of the president of the US.
  • That he (Trump) is mean-spirited, soulless, immoral, amoral, con artist son of a b*tch.
  • F*ck Donald Trump.
  • You know with Hitler, with other desperates, people didn’t take them seriously (obvious reference to comparing Trump to Hitler). They laughed at them, turned around and then it was too late. We can’t let that happen in this country.
  • He’s a f*cking idiot.
  • A government that uses the same language Lenin and Stalin used to arrest and execute Soviet citizens calling our journalists enemy of the people.

De Niro continued his vulgarities against President Trump at the Tony Awards Sunday night. He said, “Fck Trump, it’s not longer down with Trump. It’s fck Trump.” The audience, of course, gave him a standing ovation.
Classy, De Niro, real classy.
If you so desire to view his rant, De Niro gets up to the podium at the 1:37 mark.
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In denial: Hollyweird execs blame Rotten Tomatoes for their demise

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Yeah, riiiiiight. I’m sure it has nothing to do with movie ticket prices, the unoriginality of movies and media/online competition. Oh, and then there’s this:

I’m sure the liberal agenda and politics that Hollyweird spews everyday have nothing to do with their decline! Whatever helps you sleep at night.
From NY Times: Hollywood had a horrible summer.
Between the first weekend in May and Labor Day, a sequel-stuffed period that typically accounts for 40 percent of annual ticket sales, box office revenue in North America totaled $3.8 billion, a 15 percent decline from the same span last year. To find a slower summer, you would have to go back 20 years. Business has been so bad that America’s three biggest theater chains have lost roughly $4 billion in market value since May.
Ready for the truly alarming part? Hollywood is blaming a website: Rotten Tomatoes.
“I think it’s the destruction of our business,” Brett Ratner, the director, producer and film financier, said at a film festival this year.
Some studio executives privately concede that a few recent movies — just a few — were simply bad. Flawed marketing may have played a role in a couple of other instances, they acknowledged, along with competition from Netflix and Amazon.
But most studio fingers point toward Rotten Tomatoes, which boils down hundreds of reviews to give films “fresh” or “rotten” scores on its Tomatometer. The site has surged in popularity, attracting 13.6 million unique visitors in May, a 32 percent increase above last year’s total for the month, according to the analytics firm comScore.
Studio executives’ complaints about Rotten Tomatoes include the way its Tomatometer hacks off critical nuance, the site’s seemingly loose definition of who qualifies as a critic and the spread of Tomatometer scores across the web. Last year, scores started appearing on Fandango, the online movie ticket-selling site, leading to grousing that a rotten score next to the purchase button was the same as posting this message: You are an idiot if you pay to see this movie.
Mr. Ratner’s sentiment was echoed almost daily in studio dining rooms all summer, although not for attribution, for fear of giving Rotten Tomatoes more credibility. Over lunch last month, the chief executive of a major movie company looked me in the eye and declared flatly that his mission was to destroy the review-aggregation site.
Read the rest of the story here.
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The growing list of Hollyweird hypocrites to boycott

As if you didn’t already boycott Hollyweirdos, here’s a list of those who think their opinion matters to you. Don’t waste your money on their products.
From Cosmopolitan, a list of Hollywood folk who despise Trump:

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Amy Schumer
My act will change because I’ll need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain, or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s too crazy.” — Schumer on BBC’s Newsnight, a little over a month before her recent show in Tampa, where 200 people walked out after she called Trump an “orange, sexual assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.” Later Schumer, a survivor of sexual assault, asked the audience, “You know what I love? A famous guy that will just take me furniture shopping and just straight up grab my pussy.”
(Schumer later offered a sarcastic apology, saying: “Dearest Tampa, I’m sorry you didn’t want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now,” Schumer said reading the letter, noted People. “How could I think it was okay to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?
“After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility that will teach me how to make all people happy. Both the rich, entitled, white people who are gonna vote for him and the very poor people — who’ve been tricked into it,” she added.
Schumer concluded: “… I shouldn’t have said that he was an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster. Shouldn’t have said that. I will never again say that he is an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.”)
Chelsea Handler
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Handler not playing with a full deck of cards


“It’s kind of great to have a person like that represent everything that’s wrong in the world. It’s always a good thing to look at somebody and say, ’That’s the worst thing that could happen.’ I think we should keep [Trump] in the spotlight— not as a president, obviously.” — Chelsea Handler at Variety’s Entertainment and Tech Summit, months after posting her naked body to Instagram in protest against Trump and admitting on Live With Kelly and Michael that she “bought a house in another country just in case” Trump wins.
(The worst thing that could happen? Being “grateful” for being able to safely abort the two babies you conceived as a teen. From CNN:
At 16, “I hated my parents and I was having unprotected sex with my boyfriend, who was not someone I should’ve been having sex with in the first place, never mind unprotected sex,” she said.
I wasn’t really playing with a full deck of cards, and when I got pregnant I just thought, Why not? I can have a baby,” she recalled. “Maybe I’ll have twins and give them rhyming names!” Instead, Handler said, her parents took her to Planned Parenthood and she had an abortion.
But that didn’t stop her from getting pregnant again that same year by the same boyfriend, she wrote. “Getting unintentionally pregnant more than once is irresponsible, but it’s still necessary to make a thoughtful decision,” Handler said. “We all make mistakes all the time.”)
Matt Damon
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Damon thinking deeply about gun control


“[Trump] makes me nervous… There’s no way we can let this guy be the [president]. To let that dude have the nuclear football, are you kidding me? That’s dangerous. He’s impulsive and rash, and doesn’t seem to think deeply about too many things.” — Matt Damon on ABC’s Popcorn With Peter Travers. Damon’s feelings on Trump were made evident nearly a year earlier in an interview with a Spanish news agency when he called Trumps’ speech “xenophobic,” “dehumanizing” and “disgusting.”
(This from an actor who is anti-Second Amendment. On a promotional tour for his gun-heavy action series Bourne, he said, “It’s wonderful what Australia did because you guys haven’t had a mass shooting since you went, ‘No, we’re going to be sensible about this.’ And nobody’s rights have been infringed, you guys are fine. I wish we could be sensible like that but I don’t think that’s going to happen in my lifetime.”)
Margaret Cho

Just the nastiest. @realDonaldTrump, you literally have no moral fiber. You’re like no ply toilet paper. Just trash.” — Margaret Cho in a tweet.
Amber Rose
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Jesus Christ, I can’t even think about it! I’m moving, I’m out! I can’t. And I am taking my son with me! I would be devastated, to be honest with you!” — Amber Rose discussing the possibility of Trump becoming president in an US Weekly interview.
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Callate!


“No one living in this century should stand behind so much ignorance.” — Shakira in a tweet just a few weeks after Trump characterized Mexican immigrants to the US as “rapists” and criminals.
 (Shakira is a Columbian living in Spain.)
George Clooney
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George Clooney’s Lake Como mansion – how many refugees are living there?


“He’s just an opportunist. Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist.” — George Clooney in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian. A few months later, Clooney, who’s publically a Clinton supporter, said, “There is not going to be a President Donald Trump. Fear is not going to drive our country.”
(George and his wife Amal fully support Merkel’s open-door policy towards refugees. Yet how many refugees have they accepted into their 30-room mansion? A big fat zero. Hypocrites.)
Eva Longoria
Longoria, whose words apparently don't create

Longoria, whose own words apparently don’t create emotional poison


What I don’t think [Trump] understands and what people don’t understand is words create emotional poison. That’s what they do, they create emotional poison. Hitler moved a nation with words, just words. So you have to expect this backlash. If you say something like that, as he has said, you must expect a backlash.” — Eva Longoria, who almost a year later delivered an impassioned speech at the DNC in which she said that Trump’s comments insult American families like hers.
(This from a women who, as an Obama campaign co-chair, retweeted this: Women, minorities ‘stupid’ to vote for ‘racist/misogynistic’ Romney. She later deleted that tweet.)
Lena Dunham
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I know a lot of people have been threatening to [move to Canada], but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver and I can get my work done from there.” — Lena Dunham at the Matrix Awards, adding another comment to her long list of anti-Trump sentiments. The ’Girls’ actress is a staunch Clinton supporter and has been very vocal about Trump’s treatment of women on Twitter and other platforms.
Cher
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“He’s so Patty McCormack: consummate liar, doesn’t care who she hurts, insane; a sociopathic narcissist. I just wish he’d fall off the face of the Earth.” — Cher in a speech at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser, in which she also compared the candidate to Stalin and Hitler and said, “I just think he’s a fucking idiot.” The Goddess of Pop has also made her anti-Trump stance evident on Twitter with comments like “dump Trump,” “support him!? I’d rather chew glass,” “let’s throw Trump in a volcano,” and “If he were to be elected, I’m moving to Jupiter.
Johnny Depp
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Depp the accused domestic abuser and his bullied ex-wife


“If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States in a kind of historical way, it’s exciting because we will see the actual last president of the United States. It just won’t work after that.” — Johnny Depp, just a few months after he called the Republican candidate a “brat” who works through “bullydom.”
(This comes from a man who was accused of domestic violence by his former wife Amber Heard. They settled out of court claiming, “their “relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.” Heard donated her $7 million proceeds from the divorce to charity.)
Susan Sarandon
Sarandon trying to get a reaction

Sarandon trying to get a reaction


“He reminds me of a drunk uncle at a wedding, who gets up and starts talking and just loves the crowd and just goes on and on and on and says whatever he can to get a reaction. He’s like a figure from a Kurt Vonnegut novel; I can’t even address him seriously.” — Susan Sarandon when introducing Bernie Sanders at a rally in January.
Robert De Niro
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De Niro didn’t do his homework


He’s so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con — a bullshit artist. A mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes. He’s an idiot.” — Robert De Niro in a video released through Anonymous Content and their voteyourfuture.us campaign. The actor continues, referring to Trump as “this fool,” “this bozo,” and saying, ” “He talks about how he wants to punch people in the face. Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”
(This coming from an actor who never graduated from high school.)
Miley Cyrus
Cyrus is a nightmare

Cyrus is a nightmare


“Donald Trump is a fucking nightmare.” — Cyrus on Instagram.
There’s plenty more Hollyweirdos on the list. Read it here.
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Actor Robert De Niro threatens violence against Trump

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In a video that aired yesterday on Fox TV’s “The [Megyn] Kelly File,” actor Robert De Niro lashed out at Donald Trump, saying he’d “like to punch him in the face.”
The 73-year-old actor also calls Trump many invectives: “blatantly stupid,” “a punk,” “a dog,” “a pig,” “a con,” “a mutt,” “a bullshit artist,” and “an idiot”.
As reported by Ted Johnson for Variety, Oct. 7, 2016:

De Niro’s remarks came in a video produced by Anonymous Content, which has been making a series of short interviews for a voter initiative called #VoteYourFuture. The director of De Niro’s video, Tom McCarthy, asked him, “What do you care about?”
De Niro’s anti-Trump remarks were so emphatic that the producers concluded that it could not be part of the campaign, which is non-partisan. But it was given to Kelly’s show for airing and publicists for the production firm released it to the media on Friday.

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You can see a video of De Niro threatening to punch Trump in the face here.
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Right-Left Establishment Go After Trump. Damage Inflicted?


Lately, one after another establishment personality are piling on Donald Trump.
First, we have the predictable trolls on the Left, like the man whose real name isn’t Jon Stewart but Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz. (See Stewart mock Trump on HuffPo here.) Huffington Post even has an entire webpage devoted to all the spoofs (“comedy”) that were “inspired” by Trump since the 1980s.
Entertainer Chris Rock, on the Oprah Winfrey show, compared Trump and the Birthers not just to spoiled, immature children, but said they “are possessed by the devil.”
Actor-comedian Bill Cosby said Trump “is full of it” and should just “run or shut up.”
Even actor Robert De Niro, another Democrat, piled on by calling Trump “crazy,” “a big hustle” and “a car salesman” for dare asking questions about Obama’s birth certificate. To which Trump gave this response in an appearance on Fox & Friends: “I like [De Niro’s] acting, but in terms of when I watch him doing interviews and various other things, we’re not dealing with Albert Einstein.”
But it’s not just the Left who feel threatened by a possible Trump run for the presidency. On the other side of the partisan spectrum, one GOP establishment elite after another are also piling on.
Last week, GOP strategist Karl Rove called Trump the “Al Sharpton of the Republican party” and said this about Trump calling attention to Obama’s eligibility: “His full embrace of the birther issue means that he’s off there in the nutty right and is now an inconsequential candidate.” To which, Trump gave this quick and apt riposte: “Bush finished so weak that we ended up getting Obama. [Rove] ran the man [Bush] into the ground. And the more I see about Karl Rove, the more I realize: maybe it wasn’t completely Bush’s fault.”
Then conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer added his two cents. In his column for the Washington Post on April 21, 2011, Krauthammer wrote this about Trump:

“He’s not a candidate, he’s a spectacle. He’s also not a conservative. With a wink and a smile, Muhammad Ali showed that self-promoting obnoxiousness could be charming. Trump shows that it can be merely vulgar. A provocateur and a clown, the Republicans’ Al Sharpton. The Lions have a better chance of winning the Super Bowl.”

Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin took a shot too. In her op/ed for Investor’s Business Daily on April 25, 2011, Malkin called Trump “no more a standard-bearer of conservative values, limited government and constitutional principles than the cast of ‘Jersey Shore’.”
This morning it’s another conservative pundit’s turn. Over at National Review, Thomas Sowell published “Obama’s Trump Card, The damage the Donald can do,” arguing that if Trump runs he will likely lose, but in the process will badly hobble the GOP field, like Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. And if the unthinkable happens, If Trump somehow wins the nomination, that will guarantee Obama’s reelection.
All these hits on Trump from both the left and the right appear to have inflicted damage.
A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds 50% of Americans, including 31% of Republicans, saying Trump would make a “poor” or “terrible” president. 63% of Americans, including 46% of Republicans, say they definitely will not vote for Trump for president. In comparison, 46% of Americans say they definitely will not vote for Obama in 2012.
What is intriguing is that the poll found that it’s not the birther issue that’s hurting Trump because support from the “birthers” is stronger for Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. The poll also found that the number of Americans who believe Obama definitely was born in America has dwindled to 38%.
John Romano of the blog, Yes, But, However, has this trenchant observation about Trump:

The last politician that the Democratic party and the GOP establishment partnered to destroy was Sarah Palin. In that instance, the destruction politically was complete…. Ms. Palin is DOA at the ballot box in the short term if not forever.

The main way that the unlikely coalition destroys outspoken or non-establishment Republicans or conservative ideas is to make supporting the idea or candidate carry an element of shame with it. A great example of this is when the media aligned with the Democratic party accuses someone or a group of racism without any concrete evidence. This trick was used with only mixed results on the Tea Party. Sure, the Tea Party denizens are mostly white, but so was John Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Obama’s Image”…. Thanks to the internet and media rabble-rousers like Andrew Breitbart, James O’Keefe and others, this weapon is less effective….

Trump has been in the media for over twenty years. to suddenly call him a racist would be tough. When the “Donald” said he had great relations “with the blacks” two weeks ago, it was almost enough for the media to begin its tar and feather act, but it didn’t catch on. That tells you something. Trump will have to foul up big time on the race issue for the media to use it.

Another weapon in the arsenal of political destruction is to have entertainment icons knock an idea or personality. Sounds pedestrian, but it is usually very effective. We saw this with Tina Fey’s dead-on impersonation of Sarah Palin. Do a poll today and most people will tell you that it was the “idiot” Sarah Palin who said she saw “Russia from my house”. It was Tina Fey on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Ms. Palin said, correctly, that “you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.” Never let the facts get in the way of a good political beating.

Doing the same kind of thing to Donald Trump is a near impossibility which puts both ends of the destroy Trump camp in a pickle. He is a caricature of a caricature of himself. The “Donald” has lived his life in the press. Every odd or bold statement, marital foible, triumph and failure has been in the New York and national press for over 20 years. The man is an open, highly entertaining, book. Instead the tack so far is to play up celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld and Robert Deniro taking it to Trump. It may work, but I doubt it. Look for Lady Gaga to opine about Mr. Trump at some point in the near future (I’m not kidding). Without a Tina Fey moment, the whole exercise is futile. Although, SNL hasn’t taken a real shot at Mr. Trump yet. We shall see….

Whatever happens with Mr. Trump’s bid, a new paradigm is forming. The American people are thirsting for a leader with the brass cojones that characterizes both the Palin and Trump identity. Where is 2012 right now? The Karl Roves of the world think they are saving the republic by pushing for a mealy-mouthed devout Christian for the GOP. The Democratic party thinks that this country belongs to them and that we all just live in it. But the day is coming when a genuine leader from outside the establishment will withstand the media and personal onslaught from the left and right. Is that person Donald Trump? It may very well be.”

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