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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:30 PM
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No Joke: Robin Williams Takes on Politics in Film
To hear comedian Robin Williams tell it, politics as usual in the United States is no laughing matter, even if he makes a lot of jokes about it in his new movie ``Man of the Year.''

``This is not about one party or another. This is about how the whole system sucks,'' Williams told reporters.

He criticized the influence of special interest groups, the millions of dollars needed to campaign for office and the negative advertisements candidates use to hurt their rivals.

Director Barry Levinson's satirical ``Man of the Year'' hits theaters on Friday, aiming to tap into voter disenchantment ahead of the November U.S. election with a story of an acerbic talk show host, played by Williams, who runs for president.



http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/arts/entertainment-willi...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:34 PM
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1. Go, Robin!
lol

:)
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:39 PM
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2. I agree - TELL THE TRUTH - Open Government should be our mantra.
Interesting that he's simply saying the exact same thing both Dean and Kerry have been saying for over a year now at every rally - tell the American people the truth.

The truth turns the public into CITIZENS and makes them PART of this country and responsible to it in the way only shared truth can.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:40 PM
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3. thread from this weekend about an interesting story line in film
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