"Get out of the way! You can’t walk there!"
I was strolling in front of the White House last summer when I heard the agitated yelling. I figured the protesters in Lafayette Park were just working their way through their normal chants. The hollering continued.
"We’re filming!" an indignant man told me as he approached. "You’ll have to stay out of the way."
Then I saw a couple of familiar faces. Actors Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland were nearby, trying to find relief from the overbearing sun. They were making The Sentinel, a political thriller out today.
I was annoyed that a haughty film crew was restricting my access to perhaps the world’s best-known symbol of freedom. Yet like the hundreds of other star-struck tourists on Pennsylvania Avenue, I did as I was told.
I guess the hysterical conservative commentators are right. Hollywood really is controlling my actions.