Ed Driscoll

Topper Harley Declares War

I’ve blogged before about liberals invoking the moral equivalent of war to make their arguments, but this is ridiculous: “Charlie Sheen to CBS, Warner Bros: ‘We Are at War:'”‘

Sheen said the Men set “has been a toxic environment for eight years. I felt like an unwelcome relative, being given cold coffee at 9’o clock every night. I just got tired of it, of people not knowing the truth.”
For instance, he said he once told Lorre that he is hurting the crew by not coming “with some scripts.”

Sheen said Lorre told him, “’They’re not my problem.'”

Sheen said if season nine happens, he would do it — “but not with the turds who are currently in place. It’s impossible. Can you imagine going back into the sludge-pit with those knuckleheads at this point? It would go bad quickly.”

Asked what message he wants to send to the Men crew, Sheen said, “I say, be patient, yet focused. We are at war and there are ways to deal with these clowns and take all their money.

“Defeat is not an option,” he added. “They picked a fight with the wrong guy… they are in absolute breach. I expressed an opinion and I got the First Amendment behind me…. [Ellipses in original — Ed]

I missed the memo — as much as we joke about CBS being part of the state-run media, when did the network turn into Congress?

And why would a guy who believes that the federal government caused 9/11 put his faith in them to hold onto his job?

On the other hand, Charlie certainly has a point about the scripts he’s been given. The late Gene Siskel famously wrote that he had simple test for the movies he reviewed: “Is this film more interesting than a documentary of the same actors having lunch?” Similarly, Sheen’s personal adventures have been far more entertaining to watch than the recent seasons of Two and a Half Men.

Perhaps he needs writers with better magic in their fingertips. Or wherever their television skills reside.