Hollywood held one of its regular orgies of self-congratulation last night. Actress Meryl Streep gave a speech that many people are talking about.
“I look good on camera and I’m really good at reciting lines written for me by other people. Therefore, I am smart enough to lecture everyone else on politics. My opinions are valid because no one I know disagrees with them. Look at me and laud my courage!”
Well, she didn’t actually say that verbatim, but that was the gist.