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The Letter That Preceded One Of Hollywood’s Most Epic Downfalls

After screenwriter Joe Eszterhas told his powerful agent, Michael Ovitz, he was leaving Creative Artists Agency to join a rival around the fall of 1989, Ovitz threatened to destroy his career. Eszterhas responded with this powerful letter defending himself, which was quickly circulated around Hollywood and is now widely regarded as the catalyst to ending the despised agent’s Hollywood reign.

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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