Add another actor to the list. Chris Noth, currently starring in "The Good Wife," played Detective Mike Logan on "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," and "Mr. Big" on "Sex and the City." Noth has now outed himself -- as yet another liberal. Worse, his moronic anti-GOP, anti-tea party comments put him into the category of "brain dead" Hollywood liberal, to use an expression from playwright David Mamet.
Noth, unhappy with the partial government shutdown, tweeted this thoughtful analysis: "Highest level of racism was shown yesterday when Republicans forced a shutdown of our government. Mostly because our President is black." Naturally, he weighed on the tea party: "Every tea party member should be horsewhipped." Get it? Opposition to Obamacare ... is racist!
Mamet, in 2008, wrote an article for the "Village Voice" called "Why I Am No Longer a Brain-Dead Liberal." He described his conversion from the typical Noth-like Hollywood mindset:
"As a child of the '60s, I accepted as an article of faith that government is corrupt, that business is exploitative and that people are generally good at heart. These cherished precepts had, over the years, become ingrained as increasingly impracticable prejudices. Why do I say impracticable? Because although I still held these beliefs, I no longer applied them in my life. ... I began reading not only the economics of Thomas Sowell (our greatest contemporary philosopher) but Milton Friedman, Paul Johnson and Shelby Steele, and a host of conservative writers, and found that I agreed with them: A free-market understanding of the world meshes more perfectly with my experience than that idealistic vision I called liberalism."
Noth confidently displayed his bigotry toward Republicans and the tea party because he knows that where he works most people think just like that -- or they're are smart enough to shut up if they don't.
Ben Shapiro, attorney and talk show host, wrote "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV." Conservative actors, writers, producers and staffers, Shapiro writes, are blatantly discriminated against: "The television industry is ... ideologically xenophobic. Most conservatives in Hollywood don't work today, at least not openly. That's not because conservatives are untalented or unqualified or incapable of empathy, as many on the left ridiculously contend. It's because liberals employ a mirror form of McCarthyism on a large scale."
In fairness to Noth, many Americans feel hostility toward Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., and the House Republicans, and blame them for the partial shutdown. But Ted Cruz led the charge "mostly because our President is black"?!