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WATCH: Meryl Streep’s Powerful Golden Globes Speech: “Take your broken heart, make it into art.”

WATCH: Meryl Streep's Powerful Golden Globe Speech: "Take your broken heart, make it into art."

Meryl Streep strongly criticized Donald Trump and the state of the country last night as she received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

Streep said she was “stunned” during the presidential election campaign when the Republican candidate imitated disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski.

“This instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life.

Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose. [snip] We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call him on the carpet for every outrage.”

The audience cheered when Streep reviewed the background of many of her colleagues, saying: “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners.”

She also urged the press to “hold power to account”

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2 thoughts on “WATCH: Meryl Streep’s Powerful Golden Globes Speech: “Take your broken heart, make it into art.””

  1. “Principled” press?!! It’s to laugh! Because if anything, press coverage of Dungy Chimpo during the campaign shows that principled is the LAST word I would use to describe the mainstream media.

    Let’s face it, if the media had kept after him every time he lied, as intensely as they had every time Hillary lied during the 2008 primaries (Tuzla, anyone?) we might (maybe) be looking at a much different Inauguration Day ceremony on the 20th. The fact every time the Chimp lied, the press huffed and puffed, Chimp doubled down, the press squeaked, “Oh, okay”, and dropped the issue.

    Nahhh. Principled is about the last word I would use to describe the media.

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