Not many people in American media today speak as plainly as Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro. Very few can get away with the firey rhetoric, and blame laying, either. So, when something in American life happens that sparks her ire, the crosshairs tighten over the target and BAM!
On Saturday, November 19, the judge’s outright anger was aimed squarely at a cast of a popular Broadway musical, Hamilton, who saw fit to lecture Vice President-Elect Mike Pence at the Friday night performance in New York City. Pence was there with his family to take in the popular stage offering. What the conservative Vice President-elect got after the curtain call was a lecture from an actor playing the part of one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America who happened to disagree with everything the left advocates. The Judge’s words to the cast during her opening statement were pointed, adult, and aimed at a class of entertainment workers who over estimate their importance. Watch:
“Out and out reverse racism and teed up hate.” Not many Americans can get away with that statement in today’s politically correct culture. Judge Jeanine, though, pretty much said the words that all the people who made #BoycottHamilton the most popular hashtag on the internet were thinking. No matter what your personal preference, being rude to a man with no scandal attached to his name and who was just elected Vice President is unacceptable behavior. Lecturing such a person is even more beyond the pale, especially when the subject matter is subjective and the premise of the statement wrong on its face to boot.
Judge Jeanine, though, does hammer home a point about the entertainment industry that so many of the inmates of that particular asylum don’t get: art in the form of theater is generally not, at least not anymore, about delivering political messages. In centuries past, yes, there were plays by notable playrights such as Pierre de Beaumarchais, and Shakespeare that were blatantly political. Art is supposed to be inspirational and thought provoking, not hit one member of the audience over the head with a sermon just because you can.