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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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To: yarddog

“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.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 1:05:43 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: pierrem15
On a Half Time of NCAA Game last and now this again.

In to Kill a Mockingbird unlike George Zimmerman there was a trial.

22 posted on 04/03/2012 1:07:15 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 1:09:18 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: SandyInSeattle

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.


24 posted on 04/03/2012 1:11:47 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: jersey117

Presidents should be in the background, out of sight and out of the spotlight.

Along with Congress.


25 posted on 04/03/2012 1:15:32 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obamugabe, introducing the movie: “You know, if I had parents, they’d look just like Mayella and Tom.”


26 posted on 04/03/2012 1:16:59 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is making everything about race. His is the “Race Presidency”.


27 posted on 04/03/2012 1:19:01 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: FReepers
Pathological Narcissism
28 posted on 04/03/2012 1:20:29 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Talisker

hear, hear!


29 posted on 04/03/2012 1:21:29 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: yarddog

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.


30 posted on 04/03/2012 1:22:42 PM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: donhunt

But Duval’s appearance is one of the film’s most powerful moments.


31 posted on 04/03/2012 1:24:54 PM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: NCC-1701

Yet another practice of dictators — interjecting oneself into every aspect of life.


32 posted on 04/03/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

LOL


33 posted on 04/03/2012 1:26:04 PM PDT by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No matter what channel, somehow Obama lands on it. GTFO of my face, dammit!


34 posted on 04/03/2012 1:29:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


35 posted on 04/03/2012 1:31:27 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Right Cal Gal

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.


36 posted on 04/03/2012 1:33:55 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
- William Shakespeare-
37 posted on 04/03/2012 1:44:40 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
To Kill A Mockingbird is a great story. Timeless. It stands on its own.

To use this man to introduce it only cheapens it -- like serving Thunderbird before Beef Wellington.

I'm appalled.

38 posted on 04/03/2012 1:45:13 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve always enjoyed that movie.

His face right before it, in fact just reading about him doing that, taints it for me forever.


39 posted on 04/03/2012 1:46:28 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: MNlurker
Wonder what Truman Capote would say...since he wrote the book. :)

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.

40 posted on 04/03/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Atticus Finch lives on — in a world that needs him now more than ever.”

Barf.
41 posted on 04/03/2012 2:03:28 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Atticus Finch were alive today - he would be George Zimmerman’s lawyer.

And really - isn’t that all you need to say?


42 posted on 04/03/2012 2:10:49 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: CatherineofAragon

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.


43 posted on 04/03/2012 2:12:10 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


44 posted on 04/03/2012 2:12:27 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Eldon Tyrell

Atticus Finch never was alive. It is a novel.


45 posted on 04/03/2012 2:13:55 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise
Sniff, sniff, weep, weep, whatta masterpiece!

(Of Hollywood Communist propaganda!)

46 posted on 04/03/2012 2:16:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: okie01
Harper Lee wrote the book. Ironically, she was indeed the personal secretary for Truman Capote.

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.

47 posted on 04/03/2012 2:40:35 PM PDT by x
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another chance for him to do more race baiting?


48 posted on 04/03/2012 2:46:47 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: yarddog
I think some people think Truman Capote actually wrote it.

Some people do.
49 posted on 04/03/2012 3:09:03 PM PDT by mcjordansc
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To: yarddog

Yes, right now my tolerance is at an all-time low.


50 posted on 04/03/2012 3:43:14 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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