From an article emailed to me by a gentle reader; we can see Hollywood has gone completely over the edge, with a slate of big-budget blockbusters on the horizon promoting their twisted, anti-American worldview. Here’s a sample:
"V For Vendetta." From Warner Brothers and the creators of "The Matrix" comes this film about a futuristic Great Britain that's become a 'fascist state.' A masked 'freedom fighter' named V uses terror tactics (including bombing the London Underground) to undermine the government - leading to a climax in which the British Parliament is blown up. Natalie Portman stars as a skinhead who turns to 'the revolution' after doing time as a Guantanamo-style prisoner.
- "Munich." Steven Spielberg directs this film about the aftermath of the 1972 Olympic terror attacks that killed eleven Israeli athletes. "Munich"'s screenplay is written by playwrite Tony Kushner ("Angels in America"), who has been quoted as saying: "I think the founding of the state of Israel was for the Jewish people a historical, moral, political calamity ... I wish modern Israel hadn¹t been born." The film focuses on the crisis of conscience undergone by Israeli commandos tasked with killing PLO terrorists - rather than on the barbarity of the terrorists themselves.
"Syriana." Starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, this Warner Brothers film - set during the first Bush administration - features a plot by American oil companies and the U.S. government to redraw Middle East borders for greater oil profiteering. The film even depicts a handsome, 'tragic' suicide bomber driven to jihad after being fired by an American oil company! The film's climax comes with the jihadist launching an explosive device into an oil tanker as American oil barons and Saudi officials look on.
"No True Glory: The Battle for Fallujah." Universal has attached Harrison Ford to star as real-life General Jim Mattis - in this story blaming the White House for the deaths of fifty Marines in one of the Iraq war's deadliest battles.
The last may be the most offensive, and the one most reflective of the media’s take on the war on terror: Turn every victory into a defeat. Win a battle in a heavily fortified city against animals breaking every rule of warfare with about a 15 to 1 kill ratio; and watch the media focus on how a dead civilian or a chipped wall in a mosque “turned the population against us” or “created more terrorism”.
Hollywood, stunned by America’s deaf ear to their advice on the 2004 elections, will now more aggressively use their medium as a propaganda tool for their cohorts in the mainstream media, and their allies on the America- hating left. Sickening, it is…
My prediction: Many flops, some movies eking out a marginal profit, and a revulsion at the film industry by the American public that may tarnish it for a generation. Will a Mel Gibson of the Right appear, making movies about American heroes? My prediction: Yes, and Hollywood and its lackeys in the film criticism industry will profess “shock” at its success…
Stay tuned; I’m going to stay on top of this one.
Link to article here: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/GuestColumns/Apuzzo20050810.shtml
UPDATE August 13th: First example of the above phenomenon is FX's "Over There"; an Iraqi war drama by Stephen Bochco. An article by Michael Fumento tears him a new one:
Bochco claims it’s politically neutral. Unfortunately, “Over There” puts reality in a body bag and is as unbiased as if scripted by a guy named Allen Queda.
If “Over There” has a true military advisor, he deserves the firing squad.
An example of an anti-troop lie told to further Bochco's :storyline":
Particularly appalling to me was a slam against Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). It simply fails to show up to disarm a vehicle packed with enough explosives to blow up Rhode Island. I was embedded with the EOD unit of the 8th Engineer Support Battalion at Camp Fallujah. They react to calls with the speed of firefighters (or Domino’s pizza) and coolly and professionally carry out some of the most dangerous jobs of the war.
There's worse; read it all here -http://www.townhall.com/columnists/GuestColumns/Fumento20050811.shtml
There is a positive note - for this show's three airings, the ratings have declined 40% from each previous episode. The American public knows pro-terrorist, anti-American propoganda when they see it. Of course, Bochco and his ilk will claim the people "were not ready for a drama about the Iraqi war". No, we are ready, we just want to see an honest one.
This bodes ill for the movies in production above...!