Williams made his dramatic debut in the TV movie "Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host" (NBC, 1993) and later starred in the short-lived CBS series "Matt Waters" (1996) as a concerned and caring high school teacher. While his daytime show thrived, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and he began to actively manage the disease. He occasionally continued to dabble in acting, most notably with a recurring part on a few episodes of the military series "JAG" (CBS, 1995-2005). In 2008, "The Montel Williams Show" was canceled, and he moved on to a stint on the soap opera "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009). Eventually turning to infomercials, Williams later revisited acting with ...
As my evening starts to come to an end in Greece I saw this and I had to share it.
Wednesday 29th of July 2015 09:37:19 PM
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Whom exactly decided that conservatives would be well suited to complain that #CecilTheLion got more coverage than #PlannedParenthood videos? It does nothing for the conservative or the pro-life causes other than make them appear more hysterical than substantive. I'll say this, I'm fervently pro-choice and the videos disgusted me.
So why a worldwide uproar over Cecil and not over the videos? The answer is simple - 99% of Americans find this Dentist from Minnesota going to Zimbabwe and luring a lion illegally off a game reserve repugnant but for astonishingly different reasons - this was a rare alliance between the animal rights people and what I like to call good old traditional hunters (whom I support although I am not one) who believe this guy gives ethical hunters a bad name.
Stories are a lot like snowstorms - when everything aligns you end up with bombogenesis - there isn't that sort of alignment on the Planned Parenthood story - the videos are indisputably repugnant but hardly evidence the imagery the pro-life movement sought to create from them. Remember also that the group who made these videos is far from an objective news source, and much like their leaders mentor, James O'Keefe, the argument their compilation cut often sought to advanced was somewhat blunted by the context of the full, unedited version.
Where on the one hand, we have a story everyone agrees on in Cecil The Lion, we have a highly politicized story in Planned Parenthood that while disturbing, in no small part the result of its over-hyping, its impact was significantly diminished by some of the hysterical advocacy that, for lack of a better turn of phrase, tried way to hard to make what was a 6 or 7, maybe an 8 on the distasteful scale into a 12. Had the advocacy that underpinned the Planned Parenthood story stuck to exactly what the tapes DID show, it would have resonated further even with those, who like me, think abortion should be safe, legal AND A WHOLE LOT LESS COMMON.
Wednesday 29th of July 2015 08:07:50 PM