The celebrity Gossip News site TMZ makes its bread and butter covering ritzy celebrity events like the one President Obama attended at actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s house in Brentwood, Thursday.
Here’s a photo from the fundraiser via Twitchy:
— CT Patriot (@joepalive) October 10, 2014
But the editors at TMZ were not impressed, in fact, they were thoroughly disgusted, charging that the “idiocy of Hollywood was in full bloom” and the “celebrity circus sullied the presidency.”
The idiocy of Hollywood was in full bloom Thursday night when Gwyneth Paltrow turned an already-embarrassing Hollywood fundraiser into “The Dating Game.”
Paltrow — who hosted the event at her Brentwood home — gushed as she introduced President Obama, “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.”
She then showed utter ignorance about, and contempt for, the Constitution and separation of powers — the basic tenant of our government — by saying, “It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass.”
The editors went on to say it is “demeaning” for presidents to act like “circus animals — performing for crowds that will feed them.”
“It’s revolting that celebrities and other rich people feel such a need for self-importance — contributing money but ONLY if they can have their picture taken with the president and tell their friends they had dinner with him,” TMZ blasted.
They concluded by saying “the celebrity circus has sullied the Presidency of the United States.”
Obama’s star has fallen very low indeed when he can no longer fund-raise in Hollyweird without getting savaged by the entertainment media.