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Blacklisting Maria Conchita Alonso

For these San Francisco liberals, McCarthyism is something right-wingers do, not their fine selves. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso finds herself jobless after appearing in a video ad (above) endorsing a Tea Party Republican for governor. From the story:

The actress was to perform next month at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District in a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues,” scheduled for a run from February 14th through 17th. The show is being produced by none other than Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

“We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” Lopez told KPIX 5. She said Alonso abruptly resigned from the cast on Friday, given the backlash on the immigration issue.

“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said.

Do all actors have to keep their mouths shut on their political beliefs or risk losing their jobs? Or just the conservative ones? The answer to that question is pretty clear, at least at the Brava Center, managed by left-wing McCarthyites. All politically outspoken actors are equally entitled to speak their minds, you see, but some politically involved actors are more equal than others.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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