After Michelle Obama’s shameless cameo during last night’s Oscar ceremony, many lefties were scrambling to make excuses for the stunt. Liberal film critic Richard Roeper was not among them. Falling out of lock-step, Roeper dared to question the White House-Hollywood industrial complex:
Question from this card-carrying liberal: if Mitt Romney had won in 2012, would the Academy have invited Ann to present Best Picture?—
Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) February 25, 2013
Intellectual honesty from a showbiz liberal? That’s a rarity, indeed, and one that conservatives can appreciate:
Roeper wasn’t the only “card-carrying liberal” immune to the White House’s charms. Nikki Finke, founder and editor-in-chief of Deadline Hollywood, wasn’t into the love-fest, either:
We’re nothing if not realistic. And while we don’t expect the Hollywood-Obama lovefest to end anytime soon, it is refreshing, and somewhat encouraging, to see that at least a few libs in the entertainment industry are emerging from the haze.