Do celebrities matter?

Do celebrities matter? Should we pay attention to them?

That what The Other Journal’s Allison Backous asked journalist and author Cathleen Falsani and me. (Cathleen is the author of The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers, and has been in the news recently discussing her famous pre-Presidency interview with Barack Obama about his faith.)

You can listen to Part One of our conversation here:

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  • Don Lambirth

    Do celebrities matter? Just as much as anyone else. No more and no less. Should we listen to them? It depends on what they say. It always cracks me up the hypocrisy of TV commentators (usually conservative) that mock those in Hollywood or the music industry for speaking their mind or taking on some political/ social cause. As if they aren’t allowed to have an opinion.