aking to the Natl. Press Club, claiming Helen Thomas, who had the first question at yesterday's WH press briefing for example, has been silenced.

Posted by: HH at April 15, 2003 03:07 PM

I can't believe I'm defending Tim Robbins, but ... I don't think he'd ever complain about "politicizing entertainment," since that's been at the root of his whole artistic career (he runs a small theatre company in L.A. that he founded a long time ago, specializing in pretty political stuff). It's possible, I suppose, that if you pore through his entire career closely enough you'll find an example of him politicizing *baseball*, but for now the booby prize on this count goes to the Hall of Fame director, not Robbins.

Posted by: Matt Welch at April 15, 2003 03:22 PM

I guess I wasn't clear... he has plenty of things to complain about that wouldn't make him come across as quite the hypocrite he does when he talks about "politicizing" something like baseball... as though that is holy while, for example, hijacking previous Oscar ceremonies, as he has, is not.

Posted by: HH at April 15, 2003 07:11 PM

You know, even a hypocrite gets it right twice a day....

Posted by: Matt Welch at April 15, 2003 11:22 PM

Here's some stuff on his tirade yesterday... it actually needs to be heard if not seen for the full effect. Otherwise just imagine all of this being delivered as though Robbins is doing Shakespeare.


Posted by: HH at April 16, 2003 07:10 AM
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