Bono and Other Celebrity Hypocrites

Bono spoke out on politics long before it became the popular pose for elite celebrities. The U2 rocker’s songs did some of the talking for him. Recall U2 tracks that referenced international events, such as “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (the “Bloody Sunday” massacre in Northern Ireland) and “Bullet the Blue Sky” (America’s involvement in El Salvador’s … Continued


Gloria Steinem’s Plastic Surgery Hypocrisy

Gloria Steinem went to Florida recently and she was pretty upset by what she saw. “The degree to which plastic surgery has taken over is frightening,” the feminist icon told People magazine. “People would look so much better without it! To look out at these hundreds and hundreds of faces with hair extensions and false … Continued


Meryl Streep and Hollywood’s Hypocrisy Problem

In 2003 Hollywood stood up—literally—to cheer Roman Polanski after he won the Best Director Oscar for The Pianist. That’s despite the fact that Polanski admitted to drugging and raping a thirteen-year-old girl in Jack Nicholson’s Jacuzzi in the late 1970s. Among the superstars offering a standing ovation to the man who fled the country rather … Continued


Elite Liberals, Saving the World One Carbon Offset at a Time

The New York Times certainly knows its audience. There is no other demographic in America that could possibly find relevance in a piece titled “10 Ways to Be a Greener Traveler, Even if You Love to Fly” apart from frequent Times readers—moneyed, left-wing, urban elites who crank up “All Things Considered” on the way to … Continued

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