Acclaimed actor Tim Robbins, known for his role in “The Shawshank Redemption,” recently criticized Democrats and the mainstream media for practicing “thuggish censorship.” In a bold move, Robbins praised independent journalists Matt Taibbi, Michael Shellenberger, and Bari Weiss for exposing the massive censorship operation by the U.S. government aimed at controlling social media content and silencing dissenting voices.
'Shawshank Redemption' actor Tim Robbins blasts Democrats, mainstream media for 'thuggish censorship' https://t.co/1Z9D7hZ9JX
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In a series of tweets, Robbins expressed disappointment in the mainstream media for ignoring censorship issues and diminishing the personal freedoms of Americans. He targeted Democratic Representatives Jerry Nadler, Hakeem Jeffries, and Stacey Plaskett for threatening journalist Matt Taibbi with prosecution and imprisonment. Robbins said, “What an embarrassing, shameful time for the Democrats and the ‘free’ press. You are losing any shred of credibility you had, you f***ing fools.”
Recently, independent journalists @mtaibbi @shellenberger @bariweiss have been exposing a massive censorship operation by the US government to control content on social media and eliminate any dissenting voices. Have you read their reporting? Or are you listening to the… https://t.co/n1f3TAY9E2
— Tim Robbins (@TimRobbins1) April 24, 2023
The Hollywood actor also called for the release of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. Assange is currently imprisoned on charges that he published information provided to him by a source with access to classified information.
During an interview with Variety, Robbins shared his thoughts on the questionable decisions made by politicians during the pandemic. He said, “I’ve always been curious about what goes on in leaders’ heads when they have to do something morally compromising for what they consider the greater good.” The actor questioned whether such measures, often involving censorship, lying, or deception, are truly necessary.
Robbins stars in the upcoming Apple TV+ series “Silo,” set in a post-apocalyptic world where society lives underground in deep silos. He explained that his role in the series was inspired by leaders’ “questionable choices” during the pandemic. The actor also expressed concern about the loss of freedom during the pandemic, such as the lack of freedom of movement, assembly, and speech.
The veteran actor emphasized the importance of collective gatherings in a free society, allowing people to work through their differences. He lamented that the pandemic drove people apart, making them more distant and angry with each other. Robbins also supported fellow actor Woody Harrelson’s call for the entertainment industry to abandon strict COVID protocols that have been in place since 2020, tweeting, “Woody is right. Time to end this charade.”
Tim Robbins’ outspoken criticism of Democrats and the mainstream media highlights the increasing concern among some Americans about the erosion of personal freedoms and the growing divide in the country. In addition, the actor’s comments serve as a reminder that individuals must examine the actions of their leaders and hold them accountable for their decisions, especially when those choices have lasting consequences on society.