Indigo Insights

Monday, February 24, 2003

Media Research Center: Not every Hollywood celebrity is anti-war: James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films, who used to be the deep-voiced announcer who intoned, "This is CNN," looks favorably upon finishing the job in Iraq, the Fayetteville Observer reported last week in a story about what he said to college students on February 19.

Washington Times reporter Jennifer Harper picked up on Earl's remarks for a February 21 news story. She began: "Not every Hollywood luminary has fallen in with the anti-war elite, who have joined forces with a political group originally formed in 1998 to help America forget President Clinton's impeachment."

"All people have to be prepared. If we are going to be the police, we also have to be the guardians. We can no longer play games," actor James Earl Jones told a group of North Carolina college students Wednesday night. "I was not against the war in Bosnia. I was against it taking so long. I was not against the war in Somalia. Again, it took too long, and we didn't finish the job. We should've stayed and finished the job. About this pending war, I just think we should've finished that war the first time," Mr. Jones said, referring to the 1991 Persian Gulf war.

The man who provided the voice of Darth Vader in "Star Wars" is also a former Army officer. His remarks drew "the loudest applause of the evening," reported the Fayetteville Observer....