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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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When I first moved to Garden City, KS I had 30 days of temporary housing. I was in no real hurry to find a place as I was making money on the temporary housing.

I discovered I was staying in the same Motel where Truman Capote and Harper Lee stayed while writing “In Cold Blood”.

I later saw where Capote said he was almost normal until he spent all that time in Western Kansas. I personally doubt it.


51 posted on 04/03/2012 3:52:01 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Free ThinkerNY
President Barack Obama to Introduce USA Network's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Airing

Who are they gonna get to introduce the documentaries of the Great L.A. and Chicago Riots?

George Wallace?
David Duke?
Robert Byrd?

Note to self: Avoid USA Network for a bit...

52 posted on 04/03/2012 4:10:49 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Right Cal Gal
It’ll have to be Indy - because NASCAR fans made sure last year that the Obamas know we want NOTHING to do with him.

Not being a NASCAR aficionado, I missed that.

Are there any Youtube videos of the great event?

53 posted on 04/03/2012 4:14:20 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Mrs Sparky works with children like this, she gives them a time out.


54 posted on 04/03/2012 4:23:58 PM PDT by Sparky21555
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Will he reveal that it reminds him of his own book, in that neither celebrated author actually wrote them?


55 posted on 04/03/2012 4:28:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hate that damned agitprop crap


56 posted on 04/03/2012 4:33:52 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: donhunt

Maybe O’Dumer should do the introduction as Duval’s character, Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley , did and stand MUTE!
I’ve seen where Duval doesn’t think well of the Messyiah.


57 posted on 04/03/2012 4:34:44 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Cincinatus

Word on the street is that she didn’t really write it just like Obama and JFK didn’t write their own books.


58 posted on 04/03/2012 4:37:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: pierrem15
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.

Unplug your cable and don't pay for television anymore. It just feeds the beast of liberalism.

I unplugged altogether 5 years ago and have never had to endure an Obama televised speech since his crowning in February of 2008 (when the media dumped Hillary and got a thrill up their legs for the clean cut articulate black man who could sell Socialism without ever mentioning the S word).

59 posted on 04/03/2012 4:41:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: okie01; Revolting cat!

Al Sharpton must have been too busy to host this.


60 posted on 04/03/2012 4:43:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Cincinatus

Having some fun with the old rumors that he actually gifted it to harper lee.

Truman would have likely asked when they could get a drink ;)


61 posted on 04/03/2012 6:44:38 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: yarddog

I suppose that is why I used the term “IF” -


62 posted on 04/03/2012 9:08:45 PM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Vision
Barf indeed. It isn't evil whites persecuting pitiful black victims in record numbers and hasn't been for a long time. If it ever was, statistics-wise. Before desegregation in Detroit, blacks still committed more violent crime against whites than vice versa. They were 30-something percent of the population yet committed 60-something percent of all crimes-this was during the days of the "oh so evil" segregation. I'd bet that little factoid would surprise most people. Blacks commit vastly more rapes against whites than whites against blacks. What the world needs more than ever is someone to speak that truth.
63 posted on 04/04/2012 12:44:53 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: yarddog
No Black is ever guilty in the movies and no White woman is ever raped by a Black man.

While back in the real world, the exact opposite is true, in spades.

Just another dose of white guilt in case the last one's wearing off. Having been innoculated by real life, I'm immune.
64 posted on 04/04/2012 12:48:07 AM PDT by mrsmel
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To: Gaffer

Um, there was no rapist in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. It’s a pretty important plot point in the book and film.


65 posted on 04/04/2012 1:43:11 AM PDT by bard simper
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To: JewishRighter

I’m pretty sure “To Kill a Mockingbird” was about race before Obama agreed to introduce the film. I could be wrong, however. Maybe one of us could contact the author and ask her.


66 posted on 04/04/2012 1:43:14 AM PDT by bard simper
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To: bard simper

Reread what I wrote and think about it. (clue: a lie
on both counts)


67 posted on 04/04/2012 3:09:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bard simper

Reread what I wrote and think about it. (clue: a lie
on both counts)


68 posted on 04/04/2012 3:10:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bard simper

Reread what I wrote and think about it. (clue: a lie
on both counts)


69 posted on 04/04/2012 3:10:09 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bard simper

“I’m pretty sure “To Kill a Mockingbird” was about race before Obama agreed to introduce the film. I could be wrong, however. Maybe one of us could contact the author and ask her.”

Good morning, troll. By your comment, I’d judge you to be either stupid or craven, take your pick. You may not have noticed this before, but before this President, the Commander in Chief did not insert himself into every cultural event and local news story where the sins of the white man are involved. Obama “just happens” to do this, from the confrontation with the Harvard professor to the Trayvon Martin tragedy, he is right there, pouring gas on the fire. It is not whether TKAMB was about race before, it is about Obama inserting himself into everything to do with racism. Will he be introducing The Patriot, Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13 or other films about American greatness any time soon? I don’t think so.


70 posted on 04/04/2012 3:56:39 AM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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