Angelina Jolie: Freedom of the Press is essential, except for Fox News

Angelina Jolie, who plays Mariane Pearl, widow of Daniel Pearl, tried to censor interviews and ban Fox News from reporting from the Red Carpet during the premiere of A Might Heart.

Angelina Jolie’s true colors came out Wednesday as she promoted a film about freedom of the press and then tried to censor all her interviews.

Jolie is touting press freedom these days, playing the widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in a new movie called “A Mighty Heart.”

But Jolie turns out to be a mighty hypocrite when it comes to her own freedom of the press. Her lawyer required all journalists to sign a contract before talking to her, and Jolie instructed publicists at first to ban FOX News from the red carpet of her premiere.

Ironically, Wednesday night’s premiere of the excellent Michael Winterbottom-directed film was meant to support an organization called Reporters Without Borders. Jolie, however, did everything she could to clamp down on the press and control it.

That’s not all: Jolie told Paramount Pictures publicists to ban FOX News Channel and all FOX News affiliates from covering the “Mighty Heart” premiere on the red carpet. It was only with the intervention of mortified Paramount staff that a FNC camera crew was allowed to be present.

Apparently, no one told Jolie of the highly positive review FOX News had given “A Mighty Heart” from Cannes.

A Hollywood star acting like the world revolves around her? Say it isn’t so! This little stunt also illustrates that Ms. Jolie is not the student of Objectivism and fan of Ayn Rand that she claims to be.

Speaking of Objectivism and Ayn Rand, who can name the high profile economist and former federal official who was was part of Rand’s “Collective”?

Update: Farmer Joe was the first to come up with the correct answer to the above question: Alan Greenspan was a member of Ayn Rand’s Collective.

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