December 01, 2003

Hollywood Treatment


FoxNews had a couple of interesting tidbits about the efforts of Hollywood leftists to bring down President Bush. Billionaires Bundle Funds for Democrats contained this:

Defeating President Bush in 2004 has becomea central focus in the life of billionaireGeorge Soros, and he's ready to put his money where his mouth is. Soros has pledged $15 million of his personal wealth to activists working to undo Bush's presidency. [...] [E]lectronic pop guru Moby has teamed up with Soros' son Jonathan Soros, actress Janeane Garofalo and other pop stars for a contest urging amateur filmmakers to produce their own 30-secondanti-Bush videos.

And FoxNews also reported: Robbins' 'Embedded' Play Not So Realistic.

[Actor and "anti-war" activist Tim] Robbins portrays journalists as Pentagon puppets, U.S. soldiers as thieves and killers of innocent women and children, and the Bush cabinet as war mongers willing to start a war to escape the negative publicityof the Enron scandal.

FoxNews had embedded reporters in Iraq, so the news organization also sent someone to view Robbins' play. Marine Maj. Rich Doherty, who has a Ph.D. from Berkeley, fought in Iraq and worked alongside several embedded journalists, had this to say about the play:

"It was spun to make it look like that leadership started this war simply for its own political agenda and that can't be further from the truth," Doherty said. [...] "I'm giving you an opinion based on what I saw with my boots on the ground and in the sand."

Of course, it's not like the truth has ever stopped leftists in their propaganda efforts. They even deny it's propaganda. An audience member performed mental contortions in defense of the play:

"It is not propaganda. It is a voice of dissent, which is different than propaganda."

Yeah, right ... and terrorists are "freedom fighters."

Posted by Forkum at December 1, 2003 06:51 AM