Thinking ahead

Sage advice from Big Hollywood:
Now that the White House and State Department have made clear that they believe movies compel terrorists to terrorize, it's time for them to get ahead of this problem. And one thing the White House can do immediately is to pressure Sony to stop the release of director Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which celebrates the killing of Osama bin Laden. 
I'm only saying this because, you know, the White House and the media told me movies inflame and cause terrorism. 
Think about it:  if the poorly produced and laughably bad trailer for "The Innocence of Muslims" results in chaos, murder, and the burning of foreign outposts all throughout the Middle East, how much rioting and mayhem is a big-budgeted, slickly produced, Oscar-bait blockbuster celebrating the death of the leader of al-Qaeda going to cause?
Maybe, just to be safe, we'd better not re-elect this guy.

H/t Ed Driscoll.


Anonymous said...

Snarky and wonderful post! From your neighbor.

Grim said...

That's actually a pretty good argument.

E Hines said...

I'd as soon, also, start producing insulting, offensive movies daily, each more offensive than the last.

But I tend to be a bit of an a**h**** when I get pushed.

Eric Hines

bthun said...

"I tend to be a bit of an a**h**** when I get pushed.

You too huh?

douglas said...

Excellent. That together with Roger Simon's piece on making a movie are a perfect package.