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NBC may give George Washington the dramatic treatment
Washington Post ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Lisa de Moraes

Posted on 11/17/2012 1:35:38 PM PST by Pharmboy

NBC is developing a drama series about George Washington, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography “Washington: A Life.” In that book, author Ron Chernow wrote that the country’s first president “ranks as the most famously elusive figure in American history, a remote, enigmatic personage more revered than truly loved.”...

The network has ordered a script from David Seidler...

“There’s George Washington the national icon, starting from the dollar bill with his supposed mouthful of wooden teeth, and then there’s the George Washington who had an adulterous affair with his best friend’s wife. The George Washington obsessed with social status, finely tailored clothes, his image,” Seidler said.

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


TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: genwashington; godsgravesglyphs; propaganda; revisionism
He never had an affair with Sally Fairfax...he had a crush on her when he was teenager, and always repsected and loved her. We have absolutely NO evidence that he was inappropriate with her.

It was only a matter of time before you pieces of sh*t at NBC attacked one of the greatest men of all time.

1 posted on 11/17/2012 1:35:48 PM PST by Pharmboy
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To: indcons; Chani; thefactor; blam; aculeus; ELS; Doctor Raoul; mainepatsfan; timpad; ...
General Washington revisionism ping to the list...

The RevWar/Colonial History/General Washington ping list...

2 posted on 11/17/2012 1:45:14 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Pharmboy
Doesn't matter.

Its the seriousness of the charge!

3 posted on 11/17/2012 1:45:54 PM PST by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: Pharmboy

“had an adulterous affair with his best friend’s wife.”

What a bunch of BS.

Why isn’t the wonderful (albeit still trying to push the Fairfax angle a bit) 1984 Barry Bostwick bio available even just to play on TV?

They don’t need another. They broke the mold putting Bostwick in there.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 1:50:39 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Pharmboy

It has been done before, and very well, too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086720/


5 posted on 11/17/2012 1:53:29 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Pharmboy

I’m sure they’ll have him abusing Billy Lee as well.


6 posted on 11/17/2012 1:53:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Pharmboy
with his supposed mouthful of wooden teeth,

This is a myth.

Washington never had wooden teeth. The dentures he wore were made, generally, from ivory and/or gold.
7 posted on 11/17/2012 1:59:55 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Yes...I saw that, and it was quite good. I thought “The Crossing” was even better (although it was just about Trenton).


8 posted on 11/17/2012 2:00:38 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

It’s the best. “Washington” always means “Bostwick” to me now as surely as “Superman” means “Reeve”.

Nobody else did as great a job or looked so much like he might have looked.


9 posted on 11/17/2012 2:03:37 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Pharmboy

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Pharmboy.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 2:10:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Pharmboy

Fiction. Just a cheap TV ripoff of “Abraham Lincoln the Vampire Hunter”.


11 posted on 11/17/2012 2:11:53 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: Pharmboy

12 posted on 11/17/2012 2:12:37 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Pharmboy
The first time I went to Mount Vernon and stood by George Washington's grave I burst into tears. I have no idea why.

You can bet that these yokels are just going to string together a number of rumors-slash-liberal ideas and call it history.

I really hate it when they use someone like George Washington as a prop.

13 posted on 11/17/2012 2:17:21 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: Pharmboy

I can’t wait for the NBC version to finally tell the truth about Washington. The history books cover up the fact that he was actually a black homosexual Marxist.

I really hope I don’t need the /s/ here.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 2:30:33 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Pharmboy

IMHO, “The Crossing” was outstanding. Just found the DVD of it a couple of weeks ago at Sam’s Club.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 2:31:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: jessduntno

What a beautiful painting!!!! Where did you find it?

Went to the DuPont home Wintertur in Delaware last month and it was full of the most beautiful American antiques including a set of George Washington’s china and many paintings of our founders. What a great country we were once upon a time.

Virtually no one at NBC is worthy of licking the bottom of George Washington’s boots. I’m getting rid of Comcast to get rid of NBC.


16 posted on 11/17/2012 2:32:53 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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To: Aria

Right click on the picture; it will give you the option to copy the url. Not likely to see this scene on NBC.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 2:41:07 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Pharmboy

This is pure bull. NBC just couldn’t possibly bring themselves to base a series on the best respected academic work on Washington: James Thomas Flexner’s “Washington, the Indispensable Man.”

Flexner shows him as a man that was respected and loved by all, despite human shortcomings that he readily admitted himself.

NBC would rather have a straw man that they could contrast against their man, Ubama.

Oldplayer


18 posted on 11/17/2012 2:41:34 PM PST by oldplayer
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To: Aria

http://www.pinstripepress.net/PPBlog/washingtonpraying.jpg


19 posted on 11/17/2012 2:41:43 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: jessduntno

What a beautiful painting!!!! Where did you find it?

Went to the DuPont home Wintertur in Delaware last month and it was full of the most beautiful American antiques including a set of George Washington’s china and many paintings of our founders. What a great country we were once upon a time.

Virtually no one at NBC is worthy of licking the bottom of George Washington’s boots. I’m getting rid of Comcast to get rid of NBC.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 2:42:28 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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To: jessduntno

oops, sorry for all the posts...internet stuck or something.

and thanks for the picture!


21 posted on 11/17/2012 2:43:35 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - both were a coup d'etat.)
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To: Slyfox
I know exactly what you mean...I get to Mount Vernon at LEAST once every two years.

My favorite visit was 9 AM Christmas morning, 2001. They had it set up as the Christmas in 1783 when the General returned. It was just my family and a similar-minded family from Georgia that day.

Outstanding.

22 posted on 11/17/2012 2:50:48 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Pharmboy

Ugh! Like Sarah Palin, my favorite Founding Father. But he’s apparently going to be portrayed as Bubba the First.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 2:52:49 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Pharmboy

Check out Glenn Beck’s take on this (no secret he’s a HUGE G. Washington fan). He eviscerated NBC over this. I mean....it was ugly, and absolutely spot-on. Good on ‘im.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 3:02:17 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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Oh goodness, I can only imagine what claptrap we will see from NBC. Probably something about the British valuing profit over the common good or something like that.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 4:01:57 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Pharmboy
In this post-constitutional America, I suppose it makes sense for the Left to finish off George Washington.

If the man who, from the beginning in 1765 risked his property and his neck, commanded the Continental Armies, gave us the Constitution, served two Presidential terms without pay . . . can be so easily vilified and destroyed in popular culture, it means there is little chance to restore our once republic.

26 posted on 11/17/2012 4:03:53 PM PST by Jacquerie (Obama voters don't know what they lost, because they never learned what they had.)
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To: Pharmboy

Bttt


27 posted on 11/17/2012 5:16:18 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: oldplayer
This is pure bull. NBC just couldn’t possibly bring themselves to base a series on the best respected academic work on Washington: James Thomas Flexner’s “Washington, the Indispensable Man.”

I highly recommend this biography to anyone interested in American history... which I am sure NBC is not the least bit interested in.

For Freepers, if you haven't read it, please do!

We would not exist without Washington. That is how important he was. That book will tell you why he was Indispensable.

28 posted on 11/17/2012 5:57:30 PM PST by Ditto
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To: Pharmboy
If NBC doesn't show GW in his killing vampires days, I ain't watchin'.
(Oh . . . wait . . . I don't watch NBC)
29 posted on 11/17/2012 6:05:45 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Pharmboy

They will say he was a gay, muslim.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 6:18:01 PM PST by NoLibZone (Secession nation(s) will be free of a history tied to slavery.)
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