Here is part of an interview between Amy Goodman of Democracy Now and actor-cum-liberal activist Mark Ruffalo. I want you to read this passage and then guess how Ruffalo’s sentence ends:
AMY GOODMAN: How dangerous is it or popular is it to speak out in Hollywood?
MARK RUFFALO: I’m terrified, really, to be honest with you. I know that a lot of people in Hollywood feel the way I do. A lot of people who have come out, have been, you know…
So, what terrifies Ruffalo? Is he scared that actors are receiving death threats? That the jack-boots in the Bush Administration are threatening to “disappear” the likes of Ruffalo? Here’s the end of that sentence:
…severely maligned in the media, this crazy liberal media that we keep hearing about. They come down like a hammer to people who speak out, especially from Hollywood.
The media is criticizing Hollywood?!?! OH NOOOOO!!!!!! How will people like Ruffalo ever survive? This has got to be as bad as when Ruffalo finds out that the restaurant he just arrived at doesn’t serve Dom Perignon. No wonder he’s panicked.