Rob Reiner on Hollywood’s GOP: “We Live in Detente”

Rob Reiner appeared on Erin Burnett’s CNN show on Monday, and talked about a new star-filled ad he made for MoveOn on women’s reproductive health, making the case for President Obama. But he also talked about a New York Post report that in an upcoming episode of “Last Man Standing,” Tim Allen’s conservative character will make swipes at Obama, including one where he says, “The Democrats will tax [your] inheritance and probably use that money to throw gay weddings for illegal aliens.” Although the Post suggests that this is evidence of GOP inroads in Hollywood, that actually sounds more like Archie Bunker than a line that would boost the prospects for Romney, as the episode is coming just four days before the election. Some lines, like ones in which Allen’s character calls Obama a “communist,” were cut, according to the Post.

Nevertheless, Reiner told Burnett that there were actually many Republicans in the business, and despite the backlash that Stacey Dash got for supporting Romney, “We live in detente.”

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