The Sweep: Right wingers take on 'Left Coast'
February 23rd, 2011
11:13 AM ET
12 years ago

The Sweep: Right wingers take on 'Left Coast'

Washington (CNN) - Hollywood's bright lights have shone favorably on Pat Boone for more than half a century, so it might come as a surprise that he recently delivered a scathing indictment of the entertainment industry.

But Boone is an advocate for conservative beliefs and values. He offered his sharp criticism of Hollywood during a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference.


Filed under: CPAC 2011
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  1. bayou2

    Pat Boone is thief, made his money singing other people songs and never paid a penny.

    February 23, 2011 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  2. ConservaFascists

    So what if Hollywood is full of liberals. Those actors before they became rich and famous were middle class Americans. I'm glad to see that their fame hasn't gone to their head. I recall during the tax debate alot of movie stars rejecting the noton that they needed a tax break. Where were you in THIS issue Mr. Boone?

    February 23, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  3. PalmReader

    Pat Boone ......................? Isn't he the one who was all over the air waves during the Terry Schiavo fiasco, trying to drum up support for keeping her on life support, praying for God's miracle to bring her out of her comma? Do you REALLY want this man to once again gain the national spotlight highlighting conservative values, GOPers? Dudes the biggest fake that ever was.

    February 23, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  4. Inmyopinion

    What bothers me the most of Hollywood stars is that they are extremely rich and they don't share their money with the rest of us not even with the state of California to help bail it out as the state is broke, yet they criticize rich non Hollywood stars for not sharing their money with the rest of us but push for tax increases. I think Hollywood stars should start writing checks to everyone that is in a bad financial situation, after all, if it weren't for us they wouldn't have the money they have. i say Hollywood stars start writing checks.

    February 23, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  5. Virginia Nielsen in FLORIDA

    He's really in " La-La Land "... He got stuck in the 60's. Crazy old guy, totally outdated !!!!

    February 23, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  6. Bill NY

    Pat Boone more than any of them should be totally ashamed of himself for talking that crap. I remember how he took advantage of the good ole boy network in hollywood and the music industry in particular. I remember his very, very, very bland remakes of Little Richard and Chuck Berry songs because the media companies knew they could make lots of money from rock and roll which at the time was primarily black music by putting a white face on it, Pat Boones as a matter of fact. Mr. Boone helped perpetuate a very racist hollywood and music industry.

    February 23, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  7. Name king

    Ever since the repugs took over the house, every progress have stopped in it's tracks. They are here crying about the nations budget, and the only solution they have is a conservative one, where they stop progress, cut every thing to thread, and sit around twindling their thumbs, for the 10 years doing nothing as china and other countries past us out in education, enovation, and economy. Progressives want to cut the budget by doing innovation things, as they keep track with other upcoming countries while slowly balancing the budget. The repugs want to balance budget drastically, upending our fragile recovery, which would send us tumbling back into the abyss where the dems just brought us from. The dems want to balance the budget at a slower and more careful pace, while doing the necessary things to keep the country with pace of these up and coming country, to still keep there reign as the world only super power. The repugs make it seem like every one is knocking down our doors crying for their money this instance. That's what happens when you have the great big propaganda microphones and normal folks like us have to make sence and see their focus, look at all those folks that got tricked into voting for these repugs against their own interest, Now they are finding out that doing stuff because fox news lies, make you fearful and mad, but it will come back to bite you in the a..

    February 23, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  8. gt

    the sheep on the west coast think they know it all.....thats why they are broke,,, illegal people run over the states ,,, crime is thru the roof ...just like taxes are.....lets see if they respond to common sense....

    February 23, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  9. B

    Thought Pat Boone died in the sixties, he is older than dirt..

    Another angry old coot like the rest of the Republican party, angry, old, white, bigots.

    February 23, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  10. Sniffit

    From the Wisconsin bill that attempts to bust the public workers unions:

    "16.896 Sale or contractual operation of state−owned heating, cooling,
    and power plants. (1) Notwithstanding ss. 13.48 (14) (am) and 16.705 (1), the
    department may sell any state−owned heating, cooling, and power plant or may
    contract with a private entity for the operation of any such plant, with or without
    solicitation of bids, for any amount that the department determines to be in the best
    interest of the state. Notwithstanding ss. 196.49 and 196.80, no approval or
    certification of the public service commission is necessary for a public utility to
    purchase, or contract for the operation of, such a plant, and any such purchase is
    considered to be in the public interest and to comply with the criteria for certification
    of a project under s. 196.49 (3) (b)."

    So, while everyone's distracted over the union issues, the "news" media is going to purposefully ignore this poison pill provision which will essentially allow the Koch brothers (one of Walker's biggest campagn donation sources) to buy up WI power plants, etc., through NO BID CONTRACTS and at prices that are sweetheart deals , then use their considerable lobbying power and campaign donation resources to push through massive rate hikes. Cute. Talk about a kickback...

    February 23, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  11. Marie MD

    pat boone who? He still alive?

    February 23, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  12. duke

    If this is fought in the street,do you people realize that it would be old white people versus
    The entire youth of the population??
    Seems like Republicans have found a way to implement de@th panels after all!

    February 23, 2011 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  13. duke

    Oh yeah,
    The Middle east,
    Coming to a suburb near you!!

    February 23, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  14. hilroy

    It is about time. It is not people of color who are destroying the values of the US. It is the evil and everything goes crowd in Hollywood. Most blacks by our very nature and people of color are conservatives. Clean up that wicked place before all their lives are headed to hell.

    February 23, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  15. Rick McDaniel

    Hollywood has no concept of the fact that everyone is not as rich as they are.......and the reason they are so liberal, is because they are so rich. They can afford to be liberal. That doesn't mean they know a thing about what they are actually doing, of course, when it comes to politics.

    February 23, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  16. fayse

    Pat Boone is a has been , one time singer who profited from lala land. His career has been over since the 60's. While he does have a right to his opinion, he is still part of the Right wing extremists.

    February 23, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  17. Name king

    Conserverism will end up distroying our ranks in the world arena, we need to progress, and stop trying to take our country in the past, the values and morals we've learnt in the past have changed, we have changed, when it comes to the economy. These hire up folks preach morality to the people daily, but they got to the top through ruthless, spineless, deceitful, immoral means, if any one tell you that's not true, well that's apart of the immoral code all of them have to hold up to. Do you think these so call conservative moral folks tell it like it is. There is always an alterior motive behind every thing these folks say. Look at the last election, jobs jobs jobs, they professed as they blamed obama for spending to much time on healthcare and none on jobs, they've been in power for almost two months and there is not one job bill they introduce yet.

    February 23, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  18. Nini

    I find Hollywood hypocrisy suffocating.
    They enjoy every perk of Capitalism and American success but they go around blaming it and act like they are above it all.
    Are you kidding me; where would Oliver stone, Sean Penn, and the rest of them be if it wasn't for United State of America.
    Hypocrites. It should be called HYPOWOOD and not Hollywood.

    February 23, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |