Friday, November 23, 2007

Denzel Washington: Patriot

I just found out about this this morning, via an e-mail sent to me. It's a few weeks old, but, surprise, surprise, the MSM barely reported it. As always with them, it's Good News is No News.

The e-mail reads as follows:

Don't know whether you heard about this, but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio,Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers who have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the United States, especially burn victims. There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses . The Fisher House is a Hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the Hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time.

While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how
much one of them would cost to build. He took his check book out and wrote a check for the full amount right thereon the spot. The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts to hear it.
The question I have is:
Why does Alec Baldwin, Madonna, Sean Penn and other Hollywood types make front page news with their anti-everything America trash and Denzel Washington's Patriotism doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of any newspaper except the Local newspaper in San Antonio?

Any guesses?

And then there's this:

Denzel washington Stiffed by Old Media

By John Dendahl
(Publication date unknown)

Imagine that Barbra Streisand goes to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas to use wounded GIs and their families as props to stage another blast at President Bush. Would that make the front page of, say, The New York Times?

Or what about Denzel Washington?

Well, Washington did go to BAMC last December, but his ideas about patriotism and American soldiers are apparently uncongenial to those who write editorials masquerading as news for America’s so-called “mainstream media” - Dan Rather’s old media.

His BAMC visit made neither the front pages nor the six o’clock news on television, because it was in support of the troops and their sacrifices, not disgracing the President. Cyberspace, however, has been alive with e-mailed news and photos.

Washington, who has won two Academy Awards, is among the under-publicized many who are identified with Hollywood but don’t share the political views of Streisand, Alec Baldwin, Chevy Chase, and Whoopie Goldberg. Nor of the guy whose despicable film-making unintentionally helped George W. Bush win re-election, Michael Moore.

Heck, if one judged only from what can be seen in the old media, all actors and entertainers are in the political camp of Streisand and Baldwin, both of whom famously promised to leave the country if Bush were elected way back in 2000. Another fellow-traveler, George Soros, spent something like $25 million last year attempting to defeat Bush. He reportedly told a National Press Club audience, “I shall go into some kind of monastery” if Bush is re-elected. So far, no evidence that any of the three is about to deliver on these promises that the rest of us be delivered of them!

But I digress.

While he was in San Antonio bringing appreciation and encouragement to wounded soldiers in their hospital beds, Washington also visited BAMC’s Fisher House. This is one of 32 such facilities, donated to the U.S. government by a foundation established by Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher to provide free or nearly-free lodging for family members visiting hospitalized soldiers.

Clearly moved by the visit, Washington and his wife, Pauletta, then sent the foundation a contribution reported at half a million dollars. A foundation executive said it is “one of the most significant received in our history” to help build other Fisher House facilities.

In two appearances with Katie Couric nearly a year ago, Washington expressed deep concern about the welfare of young soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan - “these young kids that are coming home,” he said. “Are we embracing them? I don’t hear about them being lifted up…maybe that story’s being told, but I sure haven’t seen it that much in the news.” Amen.

[emphasis added]

6 Comments:

Anonymous Jewel4America said...

We are so blessed to have Denzel Washington in our country.. at this time in history..America certainly needs to see what extrordianry means..and that's what I have always seen in this man..this beutiful man....

He is a professional man who gives of himself and supports our veterans..I want to honor him today and thank him for doing what he does without expecting anything in return.

I will always support him in his career..and he has my respect and gratitude for being the kind of man we all should aspire to be..
What a prime example of humanity to show your children..

3:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pure sophistry of your post is absolutely stunning. You never bothered to look into the time/effort/money given to various Service Member aid/outreach programs by the 'lefty' stars you mentioned by name.... Nope, y'just make a random assertion based on your own imaginings and prejudices, and go to town.

THIS is why I don't respect your average (modern) 'Republican'. Emotionalism (primarily in the form of aggression of one variety or another), sophistry, and a dearth of research/factual information. Y'don't care about that which does not fit your agenda, so you just randomly make up whatever "facts" fit that predetermined destination.

You have the political sophistication of the average John Bircher, and the intellectual dishonesty of a member of the Westboro Baptist Church.

You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

9:08 pm  
Blogger Northern Exposer said...

The difference between conservative stars and your lefty heroes are, it well known that conservative-leaning people, (both celebrity and ""civilian" give a lot to charities such as the Christian Children's Fund, The Humane Society and Wounded Soldiers) Lefties, as far as I know (and you didn't offer any charities they give to, I'm betting because you don't know) infamously keeps it for themselves, save for projects that beneifit the DNC or George Soros projetcs, i.e Occupy)

When was the last time a lefty celebrity was interviewed or shown to have given anything other to something like Planned Parenthood or groups that are made to lie and scare people into contributing out of fear like any "climate change fronts? Let me know, and then we can compare amounts of donations given.

Good luck.

3:13 pm  
Blogger Northern Exposer said...

Oh and I forgot to tell you that you may not be aware (nor would you be seeing liberal tendencies not to agree with anyone other than themselves, despite your apparent affinity for research) that there is a book by Arthur C. Brooks (one of a few on the subject at hand) entitled, "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism-America's Charity Divide-Who Gives, Who Doesn't and Why It Matters" that describes in detail conservatives naturally superior generosity and charitable donations-including the discrepencies between conservative and libratarian actors (as well as directors, producers, etc)

And since you didn't bother to "research" this or any other claims of my lack there of, I'll just assume you sir or madam are another hate-filled left-wing zealot who's sole purpose is to find right-wing blogs and project left-wing sterotypes upon them without leaving any links or rebuttal information.

12:09 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is God bless you Denzel. I never knew if Denzel was a liberal or conservative, I just knew that I loved his acting. But now that I know he is a conservative, I love him even more!

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