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Monday, November 19, 2007

Hollywood Goes To War – Against Our Military

by Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, Chairman, Traditional Values Coalition: During World War II, Hollywood produced hundreds of patriotic films to support the war effort. Many actors and actresses also enlisted to serve their country on the front lines. One of the most famous Hollywood directors of the time, Frank Capra, produced the “Why We Fight” series to help explain why our nation was fighting the Nazi and Japanese.

Hollywood was united in our nation’s joint effort to defeat the threat of worldwide fascism. But, times have changed. Now, Hollywood producers and directors are still going to war but this time they’re waging war against our own military and against our nation’s intelligence gathering agencies. Does the word “treason” have any meaning?


One of the latest despicable films to be produced against our military came from the twisted mind of Brian de Palma. The film, “Redacted,” was funded by Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks. It was produced through Cuban’s Magnolia Pictures. (Cuban also founded HDNet, which airs on DirecTV. “Redacted” was shown repeatedly on this network a week ago.) “Redacted” portrays our U.S. Marines as a bunch of boozing, dope smoking racists, murderers and rapists. Film critic Michael Medved saw the film recently and described it this way: “It could be the worst movie I’ve ever seen … the out and out worst, most disgusting, most hateful, most incompetent, most revolting, most loathsome, most reprehensible cinematic work I have ever encountered.” Medved says he “was close to vomiting when I saw the film … It is a slander on the United States of America … Everyone associated with this film ought to be ashamed.”

“Redacted,” however, isn’t the only Hollywood attack in recent months on our battle against worldwide Islamo-fascism. Hollywood has given us “The Shooter,” with Mark Wahlberg, which attacks our intelligence services; “The Bourne Ultimatum,” another attack upon our intelligence agencies; “Lions for Lambs,” an anti-military diatribe starring ultra-liberal Robert Redford; “In the Valley of Elah,” about a man who fights the military bureaucracy; and “Rendition” starring Reese Witherspoon. In this film, she plays the wife of an Egyptian man who is kidnapped by our government and sent to a secret “torture” camp overseas.

The themes of these films are all the same: Our counterintelligence efforts against Islamic terrorism are evil and should be exposed; and our soldiers are murderous thugs. Soon, we’ll be seeing movies about psychotic ex-soldiers back from Iraq who become serial killers or rapists on our nation’s streets. This is how Hollywood treated ex-Vietnam veterans. I expect the liberals in Hollywood to follow this same strategy in demeaning the courageous men and women who risked their lives for us in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Frank Capra would be ashamed of what’s happened to Hollywood. We should express our anger at these attacks on our military and our counterterrorism efforts by refusing to purchase tickets to these hateful, treasonous films. And, we should let Mark Cuban and Brian de Palma know exactly how we feel about their horrific film smearing the U.S. Marine Corps.


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