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Why there are screen writers

August 29, 2012

I’ve often said that the worst possible thing Hollywood ever did was to allow their stars to comment without having lines written on their behalf, since reading lines believably doesn’t take genius. Knowing what to say or not say takes common sense. Many stars these days have neither genius, nor common sense – nor class or common decency

Yahoo News chief (check the microphone light genius)

Ellen Barkin – good heavens lady. Twitter is NOT YOUR FRIEND. Shut up and act, get some class

Samuel Jackson: same advice. Step away from the keyboard, you’re embarrasing yourself – didn’t your mother tell you to not talk like that?

Jay Leno….taken to school by Dennis Miller.

so, the next time the screenwriters guild strikes, it’s because they make these yahoos look good and get very little credit for the fact that anyone believes actors should be given any air time regarding their opinion on anything outside acting.

Frankly, I don’t even worry about their opinions as much as I do their inability to express themselves without vulgarity and swearing. If you’re so intelligent, pick up a thesaurus – or ask a speechwriter what you should say (and how).

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 30, 2012 9:43 am

    Don’t forget that news anchors usually have writers as well… espeically given the vitriol coming from commentators at the RNC. What’s the deal with the echo chamber?

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