Skip to comments.President Barack Obama to Introduce USA Network's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Airing
Posted on 04/03/2012 12:27:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama will provide a special introduction to USA Networks airing of the 1962 film adaptation of Harper Lees novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Saturday at 8 p.m.
Im 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 Americas race issues frankly and remains on many schools mandatory reading lists.
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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.
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!!!!!
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.
Arouse them and they will vote....for me!!!!!
You would be surprised how many people think it is a true story.
Yeah....the rapist looked like his son...
Wonder what Truman Capote would say...since he wrote the book. :)
Agitate the black base - drive ‘em to the polls - highlight racial grievences - few options left......
Nope — Harper Lee
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.
Gee, almost had to give up triming my nails, not now.
I cannot stand looking at or hearing that ass.
It’ll have to be Indy - because NASCAR fans made sure last year that the Obamas know we want NOTHING to do with him.
I think some people think Truman Capote actually wrote it.
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.
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.
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 ::
We really need a way to break the power of the media propaganda.
“To Kill a Mocking Bird” was the first movie that Robert Duval was in.
He was in the last five minutes and didn’t say a word.
In to Kill a Mockingbird unlike George Zimmerman there was a trial.
ENOUGH about race already! Yes, this movie included! I know a lot of people think this story is a classic and it might well be, but I am sick to death of everything portraying blacks as the victim and whites as the evil victimIZER, especially if they’re Southern. This just does not come at a particularly good time.
Notice how Obama is forcing himself into everything that has to do with race, including this movie. He’s doing his best to divide the country and stir up his base so they’ll come out for him in November. Look for him to continue to gin them up.
Yep. He’s everywhere. He was on at half time in last night’s championship game. His wife was on the Nicholodean awards show. It’s ridiculous the way the networks prop him up.
Presidents should be in the background, out of sight and out of the spotlight.
Along with Congress.
Obamugabe, introducing the movie: “You know, if I had parents, they’d look just like Mayella and Tom.”
Obama is making everything about race. His is the “Race Presidency”.
Yep. The theory goes that the two were close friends, that Lee never wrote another novel, and that the little neighbor boy in the film was actually Capote.
But Duval’s appearance is one of the film’s most powerful moments.
Yet another practice of dictators — interjecting oneself into every aspect of life.
No matter what channel, somehow Obama lands on it. GTFO of my face, dammit!
If I want to watch To Kill a Mockingbird I’ll just put in the DVD copy I have. Then I don’t have to watch the punk assed purple lipped mac daddy force himself into my living room.
If you can time it to when the actual movie starts and li’l barky will be done with his meaningless spiel. Of course, he might do an Elvira and show up on commercial breaks.
To use this man to introduce it only cheapens it -- like serving Thunderbird before Beef Wellington.
I’ve always enjoyed that movie.
His face right before it, in fact just reading about him doing that, taints it for me forever.
Harper Lee wrote the book. Ironically, she was indeed the personal secretary for Truman Capote.
If you've spent any time in rural Alabama -- Monroeville, Union Springs, Fitzgerald, Hayneville -- you'll recognize the settings. And the author's affinity for them.
If Atticus Finch were alive today - he would be George Zimmerman’s lawyer.
And really - isn’t that all you need to say?
I agree with you 100%. The movie is the typical stereotypical slander of the South and Southern Whites. It is the same old story repeated over and over to near infinity by the media.
I despise it and all the other libelous retreads. No Black is ever guilty in the movies and no White woman is ever raped by a Black man. She is always lying to cover her desire or whatever crime she is supposed to have done.
I wish someone would just offer the HOMOPOTUS a talk show.
Maybe then he’d leave us alone.
Just put the narcissist in front of a camera.
Atticus Finch never was alive. It is a novel.
(Of Hollywood Communist propaganda!)
They were cousins -- or relatives of some sort.
There's a theory that he actually wrote Mockingbird and she wrote In Cold Blood.
She helped him with the research and probably they read each other's books through before publication.
Another chance for him to do more race baiting?
Yes, right now my tolerance is at an all-time low.