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Saturday, August 1, 2015

WHY LET TRUTH SPOIL THE FUN?



There's an elephant sitting in the middle of all talk show sets that no one is mentioning.

I mean have you wondered why Tom Cruise hasn't been asked once about Scientology?

HBO's documentary, Going Clear, accused Scientology and its 2nd most important member of some pretty horrendous things.

The clergy is called the Sea Org

and Mr. Cruise has spent countless hours out on the Sea Org base where

 — on that same base where he has a special chateau — 

there’s double wide trailers called the Hole

which is a kind of re-education camp where people have been incarcerated for years. 

Sleeping on the floor on bedrolls with ants crawling around, abused physically, 

made to lick the floor or the toilet with their tongue. 

It’s unbelievable degradation.

 Mr. Cruise has  been the beneficiary of this unbelievably low-paid Sea Org labor. 

These people are being paid forty cents an hour and they’re tricking out Cruise’s cars.

 Yet Mr. Cruise hasn’t been able to answer or dodge any questions about the film —

 because he hasn’t been asked about it at all.

Reporters are banned from asking Cruise about his dating life or Scientology. 

Observe the  strangeness of “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, a master at calling out hypocrisy, 

interviewing Mr. Cruise this week and completely gliding over the topic, instead bantering about workout routines. 

That puzzle, of course, is quickly solved by the fact 

that Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures (which produces “Mission Impossible”) are both owned by Viacom

 It’s the same reason why embattled NBC Universal stars want to stick to the NBC’s “Today” show — 

shared corporate overlords make these situations much easier.

Take Ben Affleck at Comic Con mere days following his high-profile divorce,

 knowing that he wouldn’t have to do anything except talk about “Batman v. Superman.” 

50 Cents stopped by The Nightly Show  

and never had to answer any questions about his recent $5 million judgment for releasing a couple’s sex tape.

 Sometimes people try to rage against this behind-the-scenes system, but it generally backfires for everyone.

Take Chris Brown shattering a window in the "Good Morning America" dressing room 

after Robin Roberts apparently broke an agreement and asked about his domestic violence against Rihanna.

No anger management issues there, right?

 The goal, the star promoting a project and the news show getting viewers, is generally what comes first on TV.

So unless TV shows are willing to sacrifice a Tom Cruise appearance, don’t count him breaking his silence anytime soon.

It seems everyone involved is agreeing not to ask too many tough questions and ruin the fun.

SO? 
WHAT DO YOU THINK 
ABOUT ALL OF THIS?



17 comments:

  1. It leaves me free to imagine the worst. And makes me assume that they have indeed no justification for their actions. Which is unsurprising.

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    1. Exactly. :-(

      I hope your weekend is going well. Again I am doing solo duty this weekend. Whew!

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  2. The power of money runs the world system...
    Stay safe on your solo runs. ;-)

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    1. 400 miles so far!! Whew! And I have the rest of the night to go. Groan.

      Yes, money rules in this world. :-(

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  3. Never take the entertainment business at face value. It's why I watch very few if any talk shows. Anything goes if you bring the money in.

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    1. Like you, I stay away from the talk shows. Johnny Carson was the last host with any class. :-(

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  4. Money talks. This is why all this about Bill Cosby came out so late. There was too much money being made to expose the golden goose. With independent filmmaking and publishing, perhaps a little light and quality can permeate the system.

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    1. Yes, now that Bill Cosby is no longer a cash cow for the studios, they are not protecting him from the consequences of his crimes. :-(

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  5. It's true. Money is the root of all evil. If you don't believe it, the above is a mighty persuasive argument.
    Waves (:

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    1. Me and the ghost of Mark Twain wave back! :-) Sadly, the love of money seems to taint so much of our society and the world. :-(

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  6. It's true. Money is the root of all evil. If you don't believe it, the above is a mighty persuasive argument.
    Waves (:

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  7. Power and money are too often barriers to the truth. Between our political system and the entertainment biz, truth is usually the first victim. I've also seen and heard tales about local rich people that would curl your hair, they're so shocking, but they've got money and lawyers to protect them.

    Stay safe as you drive out there, Roland my dear.

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    1. A study of history reveals voters were seldom told the truth about the workings of the political world all the way from when Caesar destroyed the Republic under the guise of saving it to the present. :-(

      Wealth is the new class system. The Uber Wealthy live in a world we would not believe -- but it is caustic to the soul. :-(

      I survived the weekend! Whew! Thanks for caring. :-)

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  8. Their lawyers will be contacting your lawyers.

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    1. LOL. Only if my blog were in the limelight! Of course, I did get 1000 visitors yesterday! Oops!

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  9. Its Illuminati Bull Crap. I had been writing about the Illuminati over at my blog. But for now I have Daughter drama again and my house flooded today.

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    1. Man, I hate to hear your house flooded! Thanks to the hurricanes, I know all too well how terrible that can be! I pray that the daughter drama eases up for you. :-)

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