“Morning Joe” Homophobia Or “Right Wing” Patriotism?
Listening to Joe Scarborough this morning, on “Morning Joe”, I wonder if it was his “Homophobia” or “Right Wing” patriotism showing when he attacked Sean Penn as being the winner of the Best Actor Award at last nights Oscars.
His comments had the “hue” of the 1960 attacks on Jane Fonda when she went to Hanoi during the Viet Nam “War.”
Scarborough almost lost his composure while describing Penn’s past trip to Iraqi and the Middle East as an “anti-war” advocate.
Briefly Joe touched on the start of Penn’s acceptance speech about “Commie…” but seem to shy away way from the “…homo loving bunch…” part of that speech.
Maybe that was somewhat uncomfortable and it was safe to attack Penn’s patriotism more than the role of Harvey Milk and the subject matter of the movie.
It amazes me that the “far right” wants the general public to separate, let’s say pastors who preach in the pulpit but then spout off on political matters, with the comment that one is personal and the other professional.
Well the same can be said for artist, singers and actors that join in the political debate. We need to separate their “art and craft” from their personal lives and belief.
I never liked Charlton Heston’s or John Wayne’s politics but I did enjoy their craft as actors.
So Joe, is it Sean Penn’s anti-war politics that bother you, or is it that GLBT “civil rights” are now taking the forefront in the political arena?