Jewish World Review June 3, 2003 / 3 Sivan, 5763

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‘The Real Deal’ on Sean Penn’s screed | A Hollywood liberal pays big bucks to bash President Bush and the American flag in a full page New York Times ad. If you want to know why the ad smacks of hypocrisy, here's "The Real Deal."

SEAN PENN took out a $120,000 ad in today's New York Times. His 40,000-word screed reads like a term paper fueled by a combination of pot, grade A acid, and Viagra. In the ad, the star calls the American flag a "vulgar billboard" for US corporate interests. He blasts the Bush administration as tools of oil conglomerations, and says we slaughtered thousands of innocent Iraqis for no reason at all.

Interestingly enough, not one of his 40,000 words mentioned the Iraqi's newfound freedom of speech, or the Shiites' freedom to worship their god as they please, or about the torture chambers Saddam forgot to show him during his Baghdad tour last year.

Movie stars like Sean Penn, Danny Glover, and Susan Sarandon still don't get it. The free ride given to left-wing superstars is over. If you bash America, attack our President, compare our troops to terrorists, or say you're ashamed to be an American, you will be held accountable for your words and actions. That's not McCarthyism. That's the price of stepping into the arena that we all pay.

If movie stars want to play politics, that's great. Try to change the world. But remember, they don't call it hardball for nothing. You, me, nobody gets a free pass. And it's time for some of these spoiled brats to follow the advice of Harry Truman, and live by the Democratic president's motto, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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