Spectator: The Clinton-Hollywood Co-Dependency

The Clinton-Hollywood Co-Dependency

IS IT WRONG TO LAUGH AT people's hurt feelings and sense of injustice? Even when those people are perpetually fussed over and paid millions a year? "What is all this about," wonders Mike Medavoy, chairman of TriStar Pictures. He means all the carping about Bill Clinton's fling with Hollywood. Medavoy is earnest and aggrieved, as are all the other wounded show-business Democrats. "What?" Medavoy asks rhetorically. "Bill Clinton shouldn't be talking to stars?"

Medavoy's White House friend does seem to spend a disproportionate amount of time with high-income constituents from L.A.'s west side. But Ronald Reagan was himself a movie actor...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!