Tacky Danner and Classy Arquette Comment on Iraq During the Emmys

<img vspace="0" hspace="0" border="0" align="right" src="http://newsbusters.org/media/2005-09-18-CBSEmmyDanner.jpg" /> Just 40 minutes into the Emmy Awards presentations Sunday night on CBS, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001100/">Blythe Danner</a>, in accepting the award (<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/photo/050919/482/emy30909190050&g=events/en/071802... of acceptance</a>) for the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in <a href="http://www.sho.com/site/huff/home.do">Showtime’s <i>Huff</i>,</a> relayed views she attributed to her late husband <a href="http://imdb.com/name/nm0001591/">Bruce Paltrow</a>, best known as the producer of <i>St. Elsewhere</i>, though it was unclear if her political statement about Iraq, coming after a tribute to New Orleans, was her own or just what she believed her husband would have thought: &quot;I know Bruce would want me to pay tribute to New Orleans, his favorite city, and all the Gulf Coast and our kids in Iraq. Let's get the heck out of there!” Just under two hours later, however, in accepting (<a href="http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/en/071802emmys/im:/050919/482/emy... of acceptance</a>) the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her starring role on NBC’s <a href="http://www.nbc.com/Medium/"><i>Medium</i></a>, <a href="http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000099/">Patricia Arquette</a> delivered a classier appreciation of the troops in Iraq. She announced: “My prayer for you is that when you get home you can come home safe and sound.&quot;<br /><br />Afterwards, on the E cable channel’s post-Emmy coverage, Arquette elaborated: “I think even though the troops aren’t on television all the time, they’re part of our country and it’s important to remember they’re there and to reach out and remind them that we haven’t forgotten them.” <br />

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Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center