Is any right-wing attack on Occupy Wall Street more tiresome than the one invoking rich Hollywood liberals? Here’s Professor Victor Davis Hanson phoning it in at NRO:
Did Johnny Depp really have to earn $50 million last year alone — or Leonardo DiCaprio $77 million? Couldn’t they have settled for $2 million in salary in 2010, and thereby passed on a little bit of the savings to their ticket-buying fans? What kind of system would allow Oprah Winfrey or the late Michael Jackson each to accumulate nearly $1 billion? Is left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore — reportedly worth $50 million — a one-percenter? Why does such an enemy of capitalism need so much capitalist largesse?
What, no mention of Barbra Streisand? Come on, Victor. She’s a classic.
But seriously — the American people have moved way beyond this nonsense. Even Republican uber-tool Eric Cantor has been forced to pay lip service to the problem of rising income inequality.
The wingnuts are slipping into irrelevancy.