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Mr. Blonde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 02:25 PM
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Is Denzel Washington a Republican?
I saw this on another forum, and don't know if it is true.

Subject: Denzel Washington interview on NBC last Friday morning
This is just too good not to pass on.

Did you see the Denzel Washington interview with Katie Couric on NBC last Friday morning? Not many people are talking about it. They are wishing it would go away and are trying to sweep it under the rug.

But it's not going to happen! :-)

It basically went like this.

Meryl Streep and Denzel were on the today show "live" with Katie Couric to talk about the movie "Manchurian Candidate." At one point Katie asked Denzel, "have you seen Fahrenheit 9/11?" To which Denzel replied, "No, and I have no intentions on seeing
it." Katie and Meryl were "so noticeably" taken aback! It was so cool! :-)

Then, a discourse (or more preferably, a fight!) began between all three of them with Denzel being barraged with all kinds of anti-Bush, anti-Republican comments, but "the man stood his ground" and soon enraged the women so much that they couldn't get a word in edgewise. Meryl Streep turned blood red and she sat with her legs crossed and her one leg shaking up and down, fuming! Then Katie uttered the words that put the final nail in her coffin, she said to Denzel "you see, that's the problem I have with 'you people'." She of course did not get to finish her sentence because Denzel pounced on her verbally by responding "YOU PEOPLE! YOU PEOPLE! Just what do you mean you people! Do you mean 'You People' as in me as a Christian, or do you mean '"You People'" as in me as a REPUBLICAN?" She then tap danced her way through the next minute of the show. But Denzel went out fighting and declaring that Fahrenheit 9/11 is nothing but propaganda and lies distorted to support a Democratic cynical film directors views.

Whoo hoo!! I love the man! :-) There's a celebrity that deserves to wear the uniform in movies and I don't mind at all.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 02:46 PM
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1. Snopes discusses this and found it to be inaccurate.
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Alenne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 02:48 PM
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2. I watched that show
and I know I would have remembered if Denzel had called himself a Republican. The discussion between him and Streep was about religion not Democrats and Republicans. I don't remember everything that was said but he was disagreeing with Streep when she said Jesus would not have gone to war because he wasn't violent. But I could be wrong.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 02:55 PM
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4. I saw part of it and I remember Hatie-Katie badgering/mocking
the director of the film.

Missed any real or imagined exchange between Streep and Washington. :-(
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 02:49 PM
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3. never mind
Edited on Sat Aug-28-04 02:49 PM by buycitgo
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 03:02 PM
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5. I saw that interview
Streep quoted the Bible and said something about "Could you imagine Jesus drooping bombs on Iraq?" Then Denzel said something to the effect that "You have to read the whole book". I got the feeling that Denzel was simply implying that sometimes you have to use force and that when Jesus threw over the money tables it showed that Jesus felt that force was sometimes necessary. Then Streep tore up his argument when she said that that had to do with Jesus being upset that people were more interested in money but Jesus didn't go and kill those people. Their is a big difference between throwing over a money table and blowing people to bits. Denzel really had no comeback. I don't know if that made him a Republican or not. He did not say if he liked Bush or if he was a Republican. He did seem a little more open to the fact that Jesus was open to the use of deadly force.
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cmkramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 03:48 PM
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10. Denzel Washington
He attends a Pentecostal church with his wife so he may be more conservative theologically than many of his fellow actors.
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jukes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 03:07 PM
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6. Mr. Blond
the sad thing is the person that made that comment prol believes it's what he/she heard. they're so deluded...
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 03:26 PM
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7. I think Denzel just wants to keep his politics to himself.
Considering celebs get a huge amout of flack from RW types who skewer them for their political beliefs. I'm of the school that believes, despite being a lib myself, that most celebs "go liberal" just to fit in with the industry. I don't think most of them give a rat's ass about anyone but themselves and their public image.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 03:31 PM
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8. Denzel on F 9/11...
Washington: "You know, I haven't seen 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' because I live in America. I grew up here. I'm an ex-slave. I'm a result of what this country can do. So it's nothing new to me. I'm not surprised at all. It's just business as usual. What I want to talk about is, what are we doing right now, today, for these young kids that are coming home? Are we embracing them? I don't hear about them being lifted up. I mean, I'm not just talking about a parade but "

That says it all....
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-28-04 03:32 PM
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9. I read somewhere he was a Kerry supporter
If I find the link I will post it
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