Bryan Cranston has three words for Dick Cheney: Shame on you for what you did to America
Actor Bryan Cranston said in a recent interview that he would like the opportunity to tell Dick Cheney shame on you for what he did to the country during his vice presidency.
In an interview with The Daily Beasts Marlow Stern that was published on Wednesday, Cranston pointed out that some U.S. politicians had manipulated the country through fear mongering.
We saw that in the middle of George W. Bushs presidency, Cranston noted. Dick Cheney said something to the effect of, If Bush isnt reelected, there will be another attack on American soil. Thats nothing but fear mongering.
And shame on him, he added. If I ever get a chance to meet him, I would say those three words: Shame on you.
Cranston also lamented that the fear mongers had demonized the term socialism.
It has been demonizedand theyve done well, he said. What the public perceives to be the truth is how they behaveand how they respondand they were able to get this sensibility out and scare the people into thinking that this was happening.
As for Hollywood conservatives, the actor insisted that they should not be demonized for their beliefs either.
The biggest problem I think we have is the polemic nature of politics, and in Hollywood, its castigating someone who doesnt think the same as you and branding them the villain, he explained. I look at Fox News and I honestly dont demonize them at all; I honestly believe that what theyre saying they believe in, and for that I cant fault them.
I disagree, but I hope they can say the same about methat Im truly fighting for what I think are in the best interests of the countrybecause I think they are, too.