Today, Debra Sweet made a moron of herself and World Can't Wait -- pretty much ensuring that people are walking away from that organization. They're calling for a boycott of Kathryn Bigelow's new film.
That's disgusting enough and C.I. addressed it this morning in "World Can't Wait goes completely nuts."
Tonight, I'm reading around online and come across Steven Zeitchik's piece for LAT and my jaw drops. Senators John McCain, Dianne Feinstein and Carl Levin sent a letter to the head of the studio releasing Zero Dark Thirty demanding changes in the film.
I can't believe this crap. There was a TV actor (or something) during the Clinton years who was always on TV convinced that he was being targeted for speaking out against Waco and he left whatever crime drama he was on -- I believe the network (NBC) dropped him.
At any rate, I didn't agree with anything I ever heard the man say except that the government's got no place in art, it has no place dictating anything to art.
Three US Senators are abusing their positions and their power to attempt to bully a director into changing her film.
And we're not supposed to be appalled?
Let's pretend that DiFi and the rest are right and it does glorify torture?
So f**king what?
Do they know how many films glorify torture?
Oh, they don't the film's accurate?
DO they know how many films aren't accurate?
The three bitches -- DiFi, CaLe and JoMc -- better grasp real quick they were elected to work on Senate business. At a time when Congress and the White House can't even come together on budgets, I don't think the three bitches need to be focusing on a movie.
I do think they need to apologize for attempting to get a studio to alter a film.
That's censorship and it's unacceptable.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"