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President Barack Obama to Introduce USA Network's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Airing
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 3, 2012 | Jethro Nededog

Posted on 04/03/2012 12:27:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama will provide a special introduction to USA Network’s airing of the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Saturday at 8 p.m.

“I’m deeply honored that President Obama will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of To Kill A Mockingbird by introducing it to a national audience,” Pulitzer prize winner and famously media-shy Lee says. “I believe it remains the best translation of a book to film ever made and I'm proud to know that Gregory Peck's portrayal of Atticus Finch lives on — in a world that needs him now more than ever.”

The film stars Peck as a lawyer in a small Alabama town who takes the tough case of a black man accused of raping a white woman. Told from the point of view of the attorney's daughter, the novel is heralded as one of the first to portray America’s race issues frankly and remains on many schools’ mandatory reading lists.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; hollywoodreds; jiveturkey; obamunism; phonyauthor; propaganda; racebaiting; racehustler; revisionisthistory; theobamashow; trumancapote
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1 posted on 04/03/2012 12:27:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t turn on the TV without seeing his arrogant mug.

I can’t even watch Biggest Loser tonight! They’re going to the White House to work out with Michelle. I’ll PASS on that, thank you.


2 posted on 04/03/2012 12:34:53 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Man, how many time is he going to force himself on us. Last night, he ruined what was an otherwise drab NCAA Championship game. Now, he’s going to ruin an otherwise wonderful movie. What’s next, is he going to wave the green flag at the Indy 500? Sheeesh, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!


3 posted on 04/03/2012 12:35:01 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: NCC-1701

He has to be the focus of attention, all the time, or he throws a tantrum.

Too bad we can’t send him to his room.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 12:37:16 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Arouse them and they will vote....for me!!!!!


5 posted on 04/03/2012 12:40:59 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You would be surprised how many people think it is a true story.


6 posted on 04/03/2012 12:40:59 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah....the rapist looked like his son...


7 posted on 04/03/2012 12:42:41 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder what Truman Capote would say...since he wrote the book. :)


8 posted on 04/03/2012 12:43:07 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Must-miss TV


9 posted on 04/03/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Agitate the black base - drive ‘em to the polls - highlight racial grievences - few options left......


10 posted on 04/03/2012 12:44:06 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: MNlurker

Nope — Harper Lee


11 posted on 04/03/2012 12:44:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: MNlurker

I had a professor in college who was from Monroeville, Alabama. He was kin to both Harper Lee and Truman Capote, at least I think he was.

He thought they both were amusing.


12 posted on 04/03/2012 12:47:36 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Cincinatus

Gee, almost had to give up triming my nails, not now.

I cannot stand looking at or hearing that ass.


13 posted on 04/03/2012 12:48:29 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: NCC-1701

It’ll have to be Indy - because NASCAR fans made sure last year that the Obamas know we want NOTHING to do with him.


14 posted on 04/03/2012 12:48:57 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Cincinatus
Nope — Harper Lee

The smiley face in his post indicates sarcasm.
15 posted on 04/03/2012 12:49:43 PM PDT by mcjordansc
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To: mcjordansc

I think some people think Truman Capote actually wrote it.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 12:53:00 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My favorite movie of all time. My favorite book of all time. And this bastard is going to ruin it for me.

Mary Badham and Philip Alford (Scout and Jem) are still alive - there’s no reason in the world why they shouldn’t introduce this film. I’m sick of seeing that piece of sanctimonious crap all over the place - the whole NCAA final turned into a re-elect ME! commercial.


17 posted on 04/03/2012 12:54:31 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

USA Network isn’t in my “Favorites” list. Oh well, I wasn’t going to watch it anyway. I was planning on digging out the DVD of Hitchcock’s, “The Birds” tonight. Guess I’ll go with Plan A.


18 posted on 04/03/2012 12:59:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Harper Lee says: “I believe it remains the best translation of a book to film ever made and I'm proud to know that Gregory Peck's portrayal of Atticus Finch lives on — in a world that needs him now more than ever.”

Yeah, Harper, you're right - the world does indeed need Atticus Finch now more than ever.

But what does that have to do with Obama?

You know, the guy who just used his presidential position to incite murder against a man who never had a trial?

Like, for example, the type of person YOU WROTE Atticus Finch being AGAINST?

Like, the POINT of "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

:: crickets ::

19 posted on 04/03/2012 1:01:27 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
From now until the election, every media orifice will be spewing lying pro-0bama propaganda 24x7.

We really need a way to break the power of the media propaganda.

20 posted on 04/03/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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