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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 21 2014 5:55 p.m. MST

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Dr. Thom
Long Beach, CA

"Welcome to the party pal!"


So Harvey acknowledges he made movies with "egregious violence" and has had a change of heart and decided he will no longer make such violent films and conservatives are mad? There is just no pleasing some people.

Provo, UT

Hollywood also hates our bad air. They are here attending the film festival in Park City. They would not move here because of the pollution. They prefer to live in L.A. where they eat the bad air 365 days a year. We eat it for about 21 days a year.

Salt Lake City, UT

Excellent article Doug. I really, sincerely, ardently wish there were at least a few honest people in Hollywood who might actually understand and accept what you're saying.

Sadly, as I'm sure you are only too aware, honesty, integrity, even simply decency are in ever diminishing supply in Hollywood. And, worse still, since they are so effective in promoting their corruption, the rest of the country and world.

All of which, ironically enough, gives everyone more reason to own a gun.

Salt Lake City, UT

Hollywood against gun violence? That is so laughable I have a side ache! Right on Doug - another thoughtful and poignant column exposing the hypocrisy of many in Hollywood.

wj, UT

...do as i say,not as i do... the only thing liberals are good at

clearfield, UT

"I'll Be Back!"

I'am really looking forward to the Meryl Streep movie that is supposed to put the NRA in such negative light. I'll bet that, as usual, any attack on them will result in more and more guns being bought and sold in America.

Provo, UT

Phranc--I will give Weinstein credit when he actually donates all his profits from those violent films to charity. Otherwise it's exactly as Doug stated: blatant. rank hypocrisy. Just like most liberals on gun rights--they have no problem with armed bodyguards, but us plebs can only puke on attackers. Ask any Democratic politician from Colorado.

Centerville, UT

Hollywood hypocrisy covers global warming and the carbon footprint issue. During Sundance festival drive by the east side of the airport and count the many private jets parked waiting to ferry their owners around the world, burning all kinds of fossil fuel.

Kearns, UT

As a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, neighbor, and all around good guy I feel that we should have more guns. Gun violence is perpetrated by people who are criminal, insane, high, drunk, terrorists, etc. If we tweak the law to take care of the bad guys and put them away for a long, long time and up the penalties for criminals with guns, then I might support that.

I'm a law abiding citizen and frankly, I'm not going to commit any gun violence any time soon.

My bet is Weinsteen and company all have body guards that have guns, or they have them themselves but just don't want us to know it. Kind of like Rosie O'Donnel and her blatant hypocrisy when she slammed Tom Selleck.

Payson, UT

JSF ... Don't forget the Heber Valley airport near Park City. You can always see private jets that have flown in there as well.

Payson, UT

Phranc....It's not just Harvey, and let's hope he's had a true change of heart, it's Hollywood in general. They haven't had this change of heart, have they? The H in Hollywood actually stands for Hypocrisy.

clearfield, UT

I notice not too many of the usual liberal defenders are commenting on this story and I'm not surprised. Some stories and people are just indefensible. But, since Hollywood is so gullible for this kind of stuff, they might as well go ahead and engrave the Oscar for Best Picture, and Best Actress (Meryl Streep) when she does her Mrs. Smith goes to Washington to get rid of guns in America thing, as Harvey says it will be. Maybe someone should send Mr. Weinstein a copy of the Bill of Rights with the 2nd Amendment highlighted.

Church member
North Salt Lake, UT

To happy2bhere:

Where in the second amendment does it say we can own automatic weapons? When the founding fathers created the constitution you could fire 2 bullets every minute. Now you can fire 2,000 bullets a minute from one gun. Why stop at guns? Why not let every citizen own grenades? Or tanks? Or small chemical weapons to defend their home?

By the way the second amendment, if you know how to read it right, promises that a militia can have weapons and guns. A militia. Not ordinary citizens.

Mark from Montana
Davis County, UT

Here is my plan. Stop paying any money to the trash coming out of Hollywood. Refuse to buy movie tickets, Blurays, downloads, etc. of anything out of Hollywood. Give them zero dollars and boy things will change in a hurry.

Logan C.
West Jordan, UT

Great article! Hollywood is only interested in whatever brings in the cash. Unfortunately, we are all buying into it far too often.

Danbury, CT

Where was Hollywood after Newtown? They paused violent movies for about 1.5 days and then went on with business as usual. If they were really serious, they would have stopped all the gun violence a long time ago.

I hold both sides in contempt: the we-need-more-and-bigger-weapons NRA, and Hollywood and the left who portray violence as entertainment. Both fringes are to blame (as usual) for the mess we are in. And let's not forget the rest of us who have paid good money to see Django etc.

Centerville, UT

"2,000 bullets a minute from one gun" The heat would melt the whole gun from trying to fire 2,000 bullets a minute.

Spanish Fork, Ut

Meryl Street!? Say it isn't so Harvey! What law abiding citizen who also owns a gun or two will be able to resist that? Can't you cast Paris Hilton or Lady Gaga instead? Anyone else? Please Harvey! We won't be able to resist Meryl. We promise we'll be good with our guns - we swear! Just give us one more chance!

Aurora, CO

@church member,
I am afraid you will lose that argument, should it rear up again. Your talking points have been refuted so many times.....sigh.

This article is so spot on. Hollywood loves to make movies about guns; unrealistic and certainly not plausible movies about guns. Major explosions from miniature causes, rampant destruction from minimal force, never have to reload or aim, just shoot and hit. Rake in the dollars from the movies about guns and violence...business as usual.

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