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Cold Facts That Refuse to Die: Jim Carrey Badgers Fox News

Original post made by Libertarian Forever, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Mar 29, 2013

One thing Fox News will not stand for is sleaze ball comedians making fun of one of the giants in their pantheon of the Gods. I'm speaking of the late great Charlaten Heston. That having been said, Jim Carrey isn’t about to let Fox News have the last word.

The 51-year-old put out a statement on Friday alleging that the cable news channel had “viciously” slandered him via its coverage of the Funny or Die video he released earlier this week, titled “Cold Dead Hand,” that pokes fun at the late former NRA president Charlaten Heston and his gun zealot followers.

In the statement, the “Liar, Liar” actor, who, get it, lies a lot, says he would “take them to task legally if I felt they were worth my time or that anyone with a brain in their head could actually fall for such irresponsible buffoonery.” What Carrey obviously failed to appreciate is, yes, there are lots of boobs out there who fall regularly for such irresponsible buffoonery.

In the video, which was posted this week, Carrey portrays both Heston and a country singer who mocks Heston and accuses him of trying to compensate for a certain, er, well publicized small body part with guns.

As for what Fox News analysts have been saying about Carrey and the video that prompted this objective analysis: “He is probably the most pathetic tool on the face of the Earth and I hope his career is dead, and he ends up sleeping in a car the way his life began,” Greg Gutfield implored on the network’s nightly show “The Five” this week. “This video only made me want to go out, buy a gun, and start celebrating the 4th of July early. He thinks this is biting satire when he goes after rural America and a dead man - a God among men at that - and I couldn't care less if he had a small body part.”

Another conservative Fox contributor, Laura Ingram, also bashed Carrey, reminding viewers that his latest flick, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” was a box-office bomb and insisting that the video was meant to deflect from his “cold, dead career. Carrey has not been funny since, I don’t know, ‘The Truman Show.’” She continued: "And, I don't know, if his films aren't succeeding like they used to, then it logically follows I guess that he's lying about guns and the people who shoot them." She then concluded: "Do you like my new hair style?"

Carrey, meanwhile, made it clear in Friday’s statement that he wasn’t taking anything Fox staffers had to say seriously. “Fox News is a last resort for kinda-sorta-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views; a media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams.”

Fox News, through spokesman Bill O'Reilly, compared Charletan Heston to Abraham Lincoln, whom he knows a great deal about because he paid a ghost writer to pen a best-selling book, purchased in the millions by the Koch brothers, on Lincoln to which O'Reilly then added his name. "If you think I'm kidding, just go buy the book. It's all in there."

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Posted by Maja
a resident of another community
on Mar 30, 2013 at 7:29 am

So his statement on Friday is basically a 3rd grader's potty joke! Way to keep it classy, Jim! Whoa! Put your energy into reinventing your career!

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Posted by Citizen Paine
a resident of Danville
on Mar 30, 2013 at 8:51 am

Shouldn't this piece have appeared on Monday? Well done!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 30, 2013 at 10:05 am

i gotta say heston was good in the planet of the apes...i like the line "get your smelly hands off me" when he was caught by the apes!

i don't know much about the nra but i guess somebody has to speak up...i don't have a problem with people owning guns...this world has gotten more and more's important for citizens to know how to protect themselves...

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Posted by Admirer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Tacky, tacky, to mock a great and honored person.

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Posted by Admirer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 1, 2013 at 4:35 am

The Truman Show was probably the most forgettable movie ever made. . . Not quite in the league of Ben Hur or Ten Commandments, and a very long list of great movies for 40 years.
Carrey is quite a little pxxxk to mock such a giant, who is out of his league, and also, dead. Carrey is a coward.

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Posted by hoops
a resident of Mohr Park
on Apr 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I believe it is a true statement to say most comedians are liberal rather than conservative.I have yet to see anyone on the far right who appears to have a sense of humor.I did not see Carey's piece on Heston so no comment on that.

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Posted by Kangaroo
a resident of another community
on Apr 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Well hoops I have yet to see anyone on the far left who appears to have common sense in the least.

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on Apr 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm

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