Lord of the Rings - George Clooney's Fundraiser

  • Aired:  05/10/12
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Jason Jones reports on the most powerful man in the free world having Barack Obama over to his house for a fundraiser. (3:36)

AND THAT IS PROGRESS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: IT SEEMS PRETTY CYNICAL, SEEMS PRETTY CYNICAL TO TRY AND CREATE A

DIRECT LINE FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PRINCIPLESED STAND FOR SOME IMMEDIATE CRAVEN POLITICAL GAIN.

>> ONE DAY AFTER NOURNS-- ANNOUNCING HIS PERSONAL SUPPORT FOR GAY MARRIAGE HE ATTENDS A

HOLLYWOOD FUND-RAISER AT THE HOME OF MOVIE STAR GEORGE CLOONEY.

>> THE TOTAL FUND-RAISING HALL COULD HIT A RECORD-BREAKING $15 MILLION.

>> Jon: WELL PLAYED.

STILL, YOU GOT TO ADMIT THAT GOING TO BE AMAZING.

MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE FREE WORLD, HAVING BARACK OBAMA OVER TO HIS HOUSE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: FOR A FUND-RAISER,

BOOM!

FOR MORE WE'RE JOINED WITH SENIOR HOLLYWOOD CORRESPONDENT JASON JONES!

JASON.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) SO JASON, YOU ARE AT THE FUND-RAISER AT GEORGE CLOONEY'S HOUSE?

S WHATTEE BEEN THE HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY'S REACTION TO THE PRESIDENT'S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT?

HAS IT BEEN POSITIVE?

>> HAS IT BEEN POSITIVE?

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS IN A GIANT HOLLYWOOD PARTY THE NIGHT AFTER HE CAME OUT FOR

GAY MARRIAGE THIS IS LIKE GOING TO ISRAEL AFTER YOU KILL HITLER.

(LAUGHTER) IT IS LIKE GOING TO BURNING MAN AFTER LEGALIZING POT.

>> Jon: IS GAY MARRIAGE SUCH AN IMPORTANT SOCIAL ISSUE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD ELITE?

(LAUGHTER)

>> A SOCIAL ISSUE FOR OT HOLLYWOOD ELITE, GAY MARRIAGE, RIGHT NOW IN

GEORGE CLOONEY'S HOUSE,

ELTON JOHN IS SWINGING FROM A CHANDELIER SIPPING CHAMPAGNE OFF THE PEANUTS OF A NAKED GLADIATOR ICE SCULPTURE.

AND THAT IS THE STRAIGHTEST THING I SAW IN THERE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: THAT SEEMS LOCATE A BIT OF A STEREOTYPE OF HOLLYWOOD.

>> STEREOTYPE OF HOLLYWOOD (LAUGHTER) STEREOTYPE, START FOR THE REASON, JON.

THIS WHOLE TOWN IS THE HEDON HEDONISTIC JOBLESS NIGHTMARE MIDDLE AMERICA ALWAYS SUSPECTED IT WAS.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS PICTURE I TOOK.

THIS IS INCREDIBLE.

CHECK THIS OUT.

COME ON.

LOOK AT THAT.

(LAUGHTER) IT IS LIKE EYES [BLEEP] SHUT IN THERE.

>> Jon: LET ME SEE THAT AGAIN.

IS THAT RIGHT THERE, IS THAT --

>> YES, THAT IS SEAN PENN DOING A-- WITH CASTRO.

>> Jon: WAIT, LET ME SEE THAT AGAIN, AM I WRONG-- HOLY

[BLEEP] IS THAT OSAMA BIN LADEN.

>> WHAT, NO, NO OF COURSE NOT, THAT'S NOT-- OBAMA KILLED HIM.

WE ALL KNOW THAT.

THAT'S JUST CHRISTIAN BALE,

PREPARING FOR A ROLE, THAT GUY'S METHOD.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW WHAT THOUGH,

AT LEAST HOLLYWOOD SLIVING THEIR VALUES.

I SEE A LOT OF PRIUSES PARKED OUT BEHIND YOU THAT IS FOR SOMETHING.

>> THOSE ARE JUST FOR DRIVING AROUND THE GROUNDS.

THE VEHICLES THEY CAME IN ARE PARKED IN THE WEST LOT.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF ACTUALLY DID ARRIVE IN PRIUS ONE.

>> Jon: THAT IS PRINCIPALLED.

>> SORT OF T IS JUST A PRIUS STRAPPED TO AIR FORCE ONE.

>> Jon: BUT IT GENERATES A TON OF MONEY HERE.

>> YES, HE IS.

BUT YOU KNOW, MOST IMPORTANTLY T ALMOST DIDN'T HAPPEN.

THESE PEOPLE WERE STARTING TO COOL ON HIM.

BUT THAT GAY MARRIAGE SPEECH CHANGED EVERYTHING.

TO PUT IT IN HOLLYWOOD TERMS,

THIS WAS HIS "PULP FICTION".

HIS BIG JOHN TRAVOLTA COMEBACK.

AND JUST LIKE WITH TRAVOLTA THERE IS NO WAY THIS DOESN'T HAVE A HAPPY ENDING.

>> Jon: REALLY, JILLION,

JASON.

>> I KNOW, TOP KARBLTION THEY BROKE THAT, THE DUDES THERE TWO OF THEM.

>> Jon: I UNDERSTAND.

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