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Old April 6 2013, 07:44 PM   #106
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It's cute how many of the same people defending Ebert's politicizing his reviews are the same people who had a fit over the idea of Orson Scott Card writing Superman, despite the fact there's no evidence whatsoever that Card would insert his views into the comic book.
You mean other than him inserting his anti-abortion views into his previous comic work?
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Old April 6 2013, 07:47 PM   #107
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It's cute how many of the same people defending Ebert's politicizing his reviews are the same people who had a fit over the idea of Orson Scott Card writing Superman, despite the fact there's no evidence whatsoever that Card would insert his views into the comic book.
Not sure if serious, but since I assume you fit me into that category, I don't care what Card might write in Superman fanfics he were to self-publish online, I just sympathize with anyone who wants to let Marvel know they don't want their pocket change ending up in his wallet. Card is a bigot; if anyone were dumb enough to think that Ebert's in-print advocacy of UHC made a bigot out of him, then I would totally understand their not wanting to fund his work with Sun-Times subscriptions. To be sure, even nitwits should stick to their principles.
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Old April 6 2013, 07:52 PM   #108
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Superman is DC, not Marvel.
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Old April 6 2013, 07:53 PM   #109
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So now Roger Ebert was a liberal Orson Scott Card.

Wonderful.
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Old April 6 2013, 08:03 PM   #110
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"Hello, friends. Today I mourn with you over the loss of Bob. Bob was a great guy, I loved him, salt of the earth, wonderful human being, and now I'm going to explain why he's also a bit of an asshole, because I feel this is the perfect time, here in this memorial, to air my political grievances with Bob. If he wants me to stop, I'm sure he'll say so."
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Old April 6 2013, 08:08 PM   #111
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Superman is DC, not Marvel.
I... did I flub that? Oops...
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Old April 6 2013, 09:34 PM   #112
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"Hello, friends. Today I mourn with you over the loss of Bob. Bob was a great guy, I loved him, salt of the earth, wonderful human being, and now I'm going to explain why he's also a bit of an asshole, because I feel this is the perfect time, here in this memorial, to air my political grievances with Bob. If he wants me to stop, I'm sure he'll say so."
This.

There's a few things that I didn't like about Ebert, but right now is not the time or the place to bring them up.
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Old April 6 2013, 10:09 PM   #113
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Why the butt-hurt about the politics of... A MOVIE REVIEWER? When did the American psyche go completely off the rails? He was a movie reviewer:

"Hey, did you hear what that movie reviewer thought of Congress' vote on Obamacare?"

"No, and I don't care because I'm not a moron."

Now, about Roger Ebert: He was funny. He seemed very kind. He was excellent at what he did and respected. And I liked him. Let the man rest in peace and get over yourselves already.

Again - You're arguing about the politics of a movie reviewer, fer Chrissakes!
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Old April 6 2013, 11:30 PM   #114
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Sad News not quite my favorite reviewer, but usually on the money with his well thought out reviews. also injecting politics into this thread is inexcusably petty. RIP
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Old April 7 2013, 12:24 AM   #115
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Why the butt-hurt about the politics of... A MOVIE REVIEWER? When did the American psyche go completely off the rails? He was a movie reviewer:

"Hey, did you hear what that movie reviewer thought of Congress' vote on Obamacare?"

"No, and I don't care because I'm not a moron."

Now, about Roger Ebert: He was funny. He seemed very kind. He was excellent at what he did and respected. And I liked him. Let the man rest in peace and get over yourselves already.

Again - You're arguing about the politics of a movie reviewer, fer Chrissakes!
Actually, the politics of a movie reviewer would be more intelligent than those of a politician.
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Old April 7 2013, 12:54 AM   #116
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I'd rather listen to Rex Reed fart than Congressman Louie Gohmert say anything.
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Old April 7 2013, 01:03 AM   #117
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"Hey, did you hear what that movie reviewer thought of Congress' vote on Obamacare?"

"You mean Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, blogger and all-around informed citizen Roger Ebert? I sure did; he had some particularly cogent and interesting thoughts on the matter. Oh, and he was unimpressed with Wrath of the Titans."
FTFY.
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Old April 7 2013, 01:59 AM   #118
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This is a memorial thread, but I guess it's gone all to hell. What I can't understand is how Card got dragged into it.

Ebert, after all, was a gifted writer and a thoughtful human being who is much missed and will be long remembered by folks who admire real talent. Card is not, nor will he be, any of those things.
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Old April 7 2013, 02:01 AM   #119
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Roger Ebert was a man who did his job well, and was faced with challenges that we would not wish upon our worst enemies. By all accounts he dealt with his situation with as much grace as could be expected.

He left us too soon, and we must hope that in the end he found peace.

Goodbye, Roger.
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Old April 7 2013, 05:08 AM   #120
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I enjoyed Ebert's voice on many issues. He was a great advocate for film, and for Chicago, and he'll be missed.

And I find it funny that people think it's somehow unseemly that a liberal opinion writer would give his opinion while working for this city's liberal newspaper. It's great that so many got to read his reviews, but let's do remember that he was working for The Sun Times, and that opinion was not unwanted.
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