I have always been confused and a little dismayed by something that seems to be more and more common every year, and that is the interference of politics with talent, and it see it from both ends of the spectrum. First of all, why would the political opinions of some actor, musician, or sports star be newsworthy? Like anyone else, if someone has a pretty good argument for one political position over another, it shouldn't matter what they do for a living but, otherwise, why would anyone care what a celebrity has to say about a political issue? Hillary Clinton has the much sought after Kim Kardashian endorsement ... The news media actually reported that as if it was a huge plus for Hillary. On the other hand, why do people judge whether an actor, musician or sports star is talented on the basis of their political opinions? Why would you refuse to watch someone's movies or listen to their music because they said something stupid during a political race? I don't get it. Some of the most despicable people I have ever heard of are among the best actors out there, but it just doesn't make any sense for me to refuse to watch their movies. A musician can be awfully talented despite the fact that they hold political opinions that I disagree with strongly, and if a baseball player can hit a home run or catch a ball, why on earth should I care who they are voting for in November? Unless a celebrity's opinions are newsworthy on their own merit, stemming from intelligence and reason, they don't matter to me. I don't know why they matter to the media, but I can ignore that as I ignore most everything else I hear from the media.