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Re: AT 40 on WBZ

Or how about Charlton Heston and the NRA???????

Mike Thomas
WXLO & Mediabase 24/7

Brian Vita wrote:

> I'm with Bump on this one.  Do you recall a few years ago when that noted
> actress and scientist Meryl Streep made a tearful appearance before
> Congress imploring them to ban the use of Alar on apples?  The publicity of
> her speach almost wiped out the apple industry and was later proved to be a
> false alarm.  Too bad the apple growers didn't sue the crap out of her for
> lost revenue.
> How about 15 or so years ago when the noted marine biologist Ted Dansen (I
> can't bring myself to calling him an actor) claimed our oceans would be
> dead in 10 years.
> How about Tom Cruise who publicly condemmend the automobile just before
> taking the money to make "Days of Thunder" where he burned up more gas than
> use in 5 years and trashed about a dozen or so cars.
> Oprah Winfrey and the beef industry...
> The danger is that many celebrities go off half cocked about causes that
> they know very little about.  Just because they are celebrities they are
> not automatically endowed with a deep understanding of the underlying
> science or social issues of the cause they are promoting yet, because of
> their celebrity status, the public is willing to accept them as an
> authority.  Now don't get me started on Sally Struthers and hunger...
> Brian
> At 12:26 AM 4/21/99 -0400, Larry Weil wrote:
> >At 1:11 PM -0400 4/20/99, Bump Martin wrote:
> >>
> >>Casey Casem made an appearance on Peter Meade's talk show once......Raising
> >>funds for some social issue.  (I never liked when 'stars' got behind
> >>issues.....)
> >
> >Are you saying that "stars" shouldn't have the same rights as the rest of
> >us to get behind a cause, and to do what they can to help advance that
> >cause?
> >
> >Larry Weil
> >Lake Wobegone, NH
> >
> >