July 22, 2008, - 2:04 pm
Meet ABC News’ Newest Reporter, Ben Affleck: Fan of Chomsky, Hater of America; Gives Oprah Mag his Anti-U.S. Book List
By Debbie Schlussel
What do you do when you’re a fat, washed up actor who could never act, is tired of waxing your back, and now can’t attract movie-goers? Oh, and you can no longer attract media attention as Mr. J-Lo a/k/a Ben-Lo?
Well, if you’re Ben Affleck, you become a reporter for ABC News. Affleck has been hired by the network news division to shoot a “documentary” (sounds like Michael Moore, only not as fat . . . yet) for “Nightline,” the ABC’s latenight news show. Yup, sadly, I had to “read” the July 14, 2008 issue of Us Magazine to learn this. See the caption on the pic, below.
I’m not sure if this–a left-wing movie star now serving up the news–should be a source of irritation because Affleck’s far-left, airheaded views are really no different from those of most other network TV news reporters. His are just out there for us to see.
Meanwhile, the arrogant Affleck tells the August issue of Oprah’s “O” Magazine that among his five fave books–the ones he says “made a difference” in his life–is far-left Noam Chomsky’s “Manufacturing Consent.” What a coinky-dink: Affleck and tyrant Hugo Chavez (and airhead swimsuit model, Elle MacPherson) are fans of the same hate-America author. Says Comrade Ben:
I’m grateful to the book for introducing me to Chomsky, a political analyst [with] startling briliance. . . . Chomsky is a writer I believe everyone should read.
Red Ben also notes something he’s noted before–on Oprah’s daytime talk show–that he’s also in love with Howard Zinn and his “A People’s History of the United States,” a far left, hate-America, revisionist “history” of America that is sadly a textbook in many U.S. classrooms.
In the rest of new ABC News reporter Affleck’s choices, Jihad Ben–who tells us he majored in Middle Eastern studies in college, but doesn’t tell us that he dropped out of college after barely a year of attending–attacks American foreign policy in the Mid-East. Methinks there’s not much about the U.S. that Ben Affleck likes, except the green America’s strangely stuffed in his bank account and the freedom of speech that allows him to put forth his incredible arrogance and hatred for this country.
Please, Ben, go back to making great movies like “Gigli.”