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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Movies and News That Go Beyond Propaganda

It has been quite a while since I have actually seen a movie in a theater. It represents my protest against the prices and the previews that assault my eyes and ears. I watch movies only after they come out on DVD, and I do watch a lot of them.

Today I watched “September Dawn”, a movie that supposedly retells the story of a massacre carried out by Mormons on innocent pioneers back in 1857. The story reeks of Mormon craziness, deception and cruelty that rival the Islamic butchers who cut off people’s heads and set off bombs in crowded marketplaces. It definitely makes an attempt to equate the Mormons of the mid-1800’s with the Islamic terrorists we face today.

Isn’t it interesting that this movie was made and released (2007) by Hollywood just as a Mormon, Mitt Romney, was preparing to run for president as a conservative Republican who supports President Bush and his prosecution of the War on Islamic terrorists?

Isn’t it also interesting that Hollywood has also released recently at least four movies (like “Home of the Brave”) that portray soldiers returning from Iraq duty as crazed, walking time-bombs?

Isn’t it also interesting that, as unmistakable evidence of the success of the ‘surge’ bubbles up everywhere, the New York Times recently turned data upside down to try to portray returning soldiers as more-likely to commit murder than their contemporaries? The data actually showed just the opposite – that American soldiers who served in Iraq were much more likely to be model citizens than average. See “SMEARING SOLDIERS By RALPH PETERS”.

Late Edition: Isn’t it also interesting that the New York Times would choose now to run a story smearing Senator McCain?

Tale's tall on innuendo, short on proof
Thursday, February 21st 2008, NY DailyNews (Excerpt)

“Get ready for a feeding frenzy, with the press as the sharks and John McCain as the bloody chum.

The long-winded article The New York Times dropped on McCain Wednesday night falls between an impeccable investigative project and the "hit-and-run" smear job his campaign calls it. It is a meringue of tantalizing hints and innuendo about the steamy nexus of sex and power. It's all there - except a clear and firm direct allegation, let alone proof.

It suggests McCain had an affair with an attractive young lobbyist and used his Senate office to do favors for her clients. But it never actually says either of those things directly, relying instead on the worries of his aides that he was risking his reputation and career by being so close to the lobbyist and her clients.

Said aides are, unfortunately, mostly anonymous in the article.

Both McCain and the woman denied an affair, The Times reported. And the support McCain gave to her clients had been previously reported. And, oh, did I mention that this happened, if it all did happen, eight or nine years ago?”

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At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

Some day, queer little Arthur Sulzberger will get his. His paper has been slowing going down the drain, and I wounder why? The Left in this country are so pathetic. I had to chuckle over seeing the headlines in today's Gazette; "Moore wants Castro to deliver speech" --Michael the "Space-shot" Moore says that he thinks it would be neat to have Fidel say a few words of encouragement at Sunday night's Academy Awards show. What an idiot! I bet you that even Fidel, would classify Moore as a "useful idiot." I feel sorry for Moore. His pants are so big, that he could use them for a tent. "Not to worry Mike!" "Just move to Cuba, and you'll lose that weight!" I double-dog dare you."

 
At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was OK when Bush supporters smeared McCain in the presidential primaries, a few years ago, or when Joe smeared Obama as a Muslim, a few weeks ago, but The Times is a liberal paper and therefore not permitted to use similar tactics.

 
At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not ever surprised at what the New York Times prints. It is anti Republican, anti conservaive, it hates America, it hates everyhing we hold dear (sort of like the ACLU).

Fortunately, haters never win in the end. Goodness will triumph over evil- and those people are evil.

God Bless America!

 
At 7:40 PM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

Comments that misstate my views, are baiting attempts, are personnally insulting, or use obscenities or vulgarities will be deleted.

 
At 9:24 AM, Anonymous steve said...

I think if this story HAD to run...beter to run it now and get it out of the way. It has no impact on Mccain now...but when the primary is over it could have a lasting impact.

In any event, Mccain needs to add some personaility to his stump speech if he expects to compete with the better orator Obama....even if it is as Hillary says words not deeds...it obviously is WORKING

 

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