**Written by Doug Powers
Police have made areas where Wall Streeters work off-limits, but if the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters want a closer glimpse of Wall Street enablers, all they might need to do is have a look around at some of their more famous supporters.
Three of the most prominent celebrity names I’ve read about who are supporting the protesters are Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore and Alec Baldwin. All have their connections to Wall Street — just not in a “teaching them how to live with less” kind of way.
Legendary Hollywood lefty Susan Sarandon, in addition to having reaped untold amounts of money by making movies for New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers (Time Warner) as well as Paramount (Viacom), does voice-overs in ads, one for a notoriously anti-profit company you may have heard of called Disney:
At last check, Disney stock was trading on Wall Street at $30.85.
Incidentally, Disney was the parent company of Miramax, the production studio that financed filmmaker and “Occupy Wall Street” supporter Michael Moore’s most profitable movie, Fahrenheit 9/11. After the movie was finished, Disney prevented Miramax from distributing Fahrenheit, so that’s when Lions Gate Entertainment stepped in. Lions Gate is trading today on Wall Street at around $6.96. Moore is in the process of suing for almost $3 million in additional profit from the movie that will finance his crusade against corporate greed for the foreseeable future.
Alec Baldwin has defended “Occupy Wall Street” protesters by criticizing how the police are treating them. Baldwin’s involvement also helps lend the stand against corporate greed the credibility that only the star of 30 Rock, which airs on NBC, which is owned by Comcast, can provide. At the time of this writing, Comcast is trading on Wall Street at $21.30 a share.
Baldwin also shows his support for the “Occupy Wall Street” cause through other public service projects, such as appearances in ads for Capital One:
Capital One is trading on Wall Street at about $38.80 a share today, and I’m sure the company will be more than happy to comply with demand #11 of the Occupy Wall Street movement: “Across the board debt forgiveness for all.” Occupy Wall Street protesters should have Alec ask them about that.
Now go get that evil Wall Street, celebs! That’ll teach you! Er, I mean them… sorry…
**Written by Doug Powers
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