Tuesday, August 19

Paul Newman Is Still HUD

Lefty actor pens an excellent New York Times Op-Ed poking fun at Fox News for suing Al Franken over use of the phrase "fair and balanced."

"In the 1963 film "HUD," for which Mr. Newman was nominated for an Academy Award, the ad campaign was based on the slogan, "Paul Newman is HUD." Mr. Newman claims that the Department of Housing and Urban Development, called HUD, is a fair and balanced institution and that some of its decency and respectability has unfairly rubbed off on his movie character, diluting the rotten, self-important, free-trade, corrupt conservative image that Mr. Newman worked so hard to project in the film."

Newman also gives a shout out to the (presumably fictional?) Ypsilanti Hot Dog and Bean Shop for joining the "coalition of the willing."

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