I agree with your editorial "Time for Tinseltown to retreat." I find it very hard to jump on the soapbox that Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Madonna and others preach from.
Hollywood actors and actresses don't live in the real world like the rest of America. How can we relate to someone who spends $5,000 on a dress or hires a personal trainer for $2,000 a session. They don't know what it is like to have to file for unemployment or worry if their doctor bills will be covered by their HMO.
I like to watch movies, but I don't want to be told how to live my life by an actor or actress who lives in a mansion, drives a Rolls and makes $20 million a movie.
Hollywood serves one purpose: to entertain. Leave education to the real world.