Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ben Affleck: State of Play

"I don't think that we hold anyone to a particularly high standard anymore. I think we've become accustomed to the frailty of all public figures. We start to traffic in scandal so much, people with shortcomings, and the train wreck has become such a popular exhibit. We like the underbelly. We chase these stories and oftentimes find them. I think that politicians should be held to a certain standard. They are elected officials, for God's sake. If they aren't going to keep it together then who is?"

Ben Affleck talks candidly and intelligently about Obama, politics, political sex scandals, the press and the ethics of new media to promote the new political thriller State of Play (which portrays echos of recent Washington indiscretions).

Click HERE to read the full interview.

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