The Hall of Fame has cancelled a fifteenth anniversary celebration for the film Bull Durham because stars Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon's anti-war opinions could help "undermine the U.S. position, which ultimately could put our troops in even more danger."
Leave it to the Hall of Fame to announce this on the day that Iraq finally collapsed (if news reports are correct). It's great that we can support this country will the fullest of hearts but detest the tenets on which the country was founded, such as freedom of speech. Besides, there's no way that the opinions of a handful of celebrities could endanger our troops. Frankly, I couldn't care less what they have to say, and these misguided "patriots" are making them a cause celebre.
It's a proud moment for the Hall. It's that kind of thinking that gave us Travis Jackson and Ross Youngs in the Hall in the first place.
Sadly, Kevin Costner's performance in Waterworld was not mentioned as a reason to cancel the celebration. That's a cause I could get behind.