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While Promoting Anti-war Movie, Brian De Palma Claimed Rapes by Military 'Reality' in Iraq
NewsBusters ^ | September 1, 2007 | Lynn Davidson

Posted on 09/02/2007 6:14:09 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Brian De Palma wants to stop the war, and he thinks his new movie about an Iraqi girl's rape can help, regardless of the consequences or the rights and privacy of Iraqis. In a Friday August 31 Reuters article, De Palma asserted “The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people. Sky News online picked up the thread that he hoped his film "Redacted" will alert people about “these horrible things things that are happening, this horrible war that I am financing as an American citizen.”

De Palma's comments were made Friday, at the Venice Film Festival, after showing the movie that is supposedly based on the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl from Mahmudiya who was then killed and her house set on fire. You know, every day stuff in the military.

“Redacted” is a do-over for De Palma, who made the same movie back in 1989 when it was called “Casualties of War” and starred Michael J. Fox. This is De Palma's second try at the “American military rapes indigenous girl and everyone laughs, but the sensitive guy feels sorry and tells; someone has nightmares, and the military is still bad” storyline. At least it wasn't “The Bonfire of the Vanities 2.”

Reuters noted De Palma's belief that if only people could see the real war photos and hear the real stories that aren't censored by the “corporate establishment,” people would simply turn against the war, thus ending it. No thought to Al Qaeda in Iraq and the insurgents or even Iran—apparently it will all just “stop” (emphasis mine throughout):

The pictures are what will stop the war, and if we can get these pictures in front of a mass audience, and get these stories in front of a mass audience, maybe we'll have some effect.

Reuters laid out a series of statements that showed how stupid and ill-informed he thinks Americans who support the war are by claiming they don't know the “truth” and just need his help to understand:

It's all out there on the Internet, you can find it if you look for it, but it's not in the major media. The media is now really part of the corporate establishment," he said.

Right, everything on the Internet is true, in fact, there's a Nigerian prince who needs my help right now.

De Palma claimed that the mainstream media are not telling the whole story by withholding graphic images and in the process divulged his storyline isn't as “real” as he claimed:

"When I went out to find the pictures, I said (to the media) give me the pictures you can't publish," he said, adding that because of legal dangers he too had to "edit" the material.

"Everything that is in the movie is based on something I found that actually happened. But once I had put it in the script I would get a note from a lawyer saying you can't use that because it's real and we may get sued," De Palma said.

"So I was forced to fictionalize things that were actually real."

The media ignored this telling statement that he “fictionalized” the “things that were actually real” in a movie that is supposed to be the “reality” of what's going on in Iraq What does that leave?

Also, lawyers tend to worry more about being sued for libel and slander than factual events. They worry about Hollywood movies making claims that are not true. The truth is a defense against lawsuits, but random Internet rantings and the Jesse MacBeths and the Scott Beauchamps of the world make lawyers sweat.

Now De Palma showed that he is an Ugly American who doesn't care about the rights and privacy of people in a foreign country and the law:

The film, shot in Jordan with a little known cast, ends with a series of photographs of Iraqi civilians killed and their faces blacked out for legal reasons.

"I think that's terrible because now we have not even given the dignity of faces to this suffering people," De Palma said.

 

Because nothing says dignity like a Brian De Palma movie.

 


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; axissally; briandepalma; depalma; enemedia; fakebutaccurate; goebbelswouldbeproud; grosslyoverrated; hollywoodleft; iraq; lordhawhaw; moviereview; propaganda; redacted; tokiorose; unamerican; usefulidiot; waronerror
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Great research on exposing this fiction flick.
1 posted on 09/02/2007 6:14:17 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

“... forced to fictionalize things that are real.”

Another “fake but accurate.”


2 posted on 09/02/2007 6:20:01 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: PJ-Comix

btt


3 posted on 09/02/2007 6:20:09 AM PDT by HockeyPop
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To: PJ-Comix

So who bankrolled and is distributing this thing?


4 posted on 09/02/2007 6:20:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: PJ-Comix

They will continue to exaggerate and sensationalize until they can get something to stick.


5 posted on 09/02/2007 6:23:48 AM PDT by Nextrush (Proudly uncommitted in the 2008 race for president for now)
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To: PJ-Comix

Why doesn’t he do a firm on the disgusting crimes by Hollywood stars?


6 posted on 09/02/2007 6:26:20 AM PDT by Loud Mime (The Democrats next target for "resignation" is General David Petraeus! Air America started 8-28)
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To: PJ-Comix
It’s the seriousness of the charge, not the nature of the evidence that really matters to these folks.

Of course, the defendant might have a different take on that priority.

7 posted on 09/02/2007 6:26:20 AM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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“these horrible things things that are happening, this horrible war that I am financing as..."

...a member of the ticket buying public. Okay, which studio is it so we can boycott all of their current product (in theatrical release and DVD sales). Have to starve the Beast in order to see them behave since our Congress cannot be counted on to prosecute traitors anymore.

No different between this and what Axis Sally or Lord Haw Haw did. Is Brian shooting for the Leni Riefenstahl Memorial Award at next year's Oscars?

8 posted on 09/02/2007 6:27:50 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: mewzilla
Company credits for Redacted (2007)
9 posted on 09/02/2007 6:28:06 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: PJ-Comix; Girlene; brityank; jazusamo
Great piece, and great commentary, Peej.

BTW, there's also a Haditha propaganda movie making the film festival rounds.

10 posted on 09/02/2007 6:28:17 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: PJ-Comix

Another jerk from the Oliver Stone School of Historical Filmmaking.


12 posted on 09/02/2007 6:29:16 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: PJ-Comix
he conveniently omitted the part where the Military prosecuted those involved.
13 posted on 09/02/2007 6:29:22 AM PDT by Rush4U
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To: mewzilla
So who bankrolled and is distributing this thing?

Mark Cuban is one of the producers--yeah, THAT Mark Cuban.
14 posted on 09/02/2007 6:30:39 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: PJ-Comix
More disinformation from the filthy Libs of Hollywood. All they are really interested in is proving (even if that “proof” has to be invented) that a particular situation/circumstance is evil. but their interest is always limited to those situation/circumstances where the USA is involved. It’s a very selective outrage that ignores any horrors other than those they believe can be blamed on the USA.

Where is the movie about the horrors of the Is-Lameic murderers of Iran?
Where is the movie about the horrors of the old Soviet Union? (Still waiting on that 18 years after the fall of the Soviet empire)
Where is the movie illustrating the incarceration, torture and beheadings of Christians in Is-Lameic countries?
Where is the movie about the feckless, utterly useless UN and Rwanda?

This is the real war.

15 posted on 09/02/2007 6:36:09 AM PDT by Carbonado
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To: PJ-Comix
If there's any justice in this world, it will be Hollywood that goes up in smoke when the first dirty bomb is detonated in our Homeland. But, there is no justice, plus the Muslims realize the Hollywood types are their best allies against the US. The most I can do is be very selective in whose films I see.
16 posted on 09/02/2007 6:40:24 AM PDT by econjack
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To: Carbonado

It’s not a comprehensive documentary, it is one of a series of spots as part of a much broader DNC funded ad campaign.


17 posted on 09/02/2007 6:43:32 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: OCCASparky

Cuban is a leftist scumbag... and he employs dan rather!

LLS


18 posted on 09/02/2007 6:43:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: weegee
"Have to starve the Beast in order to see them behave since our Congress cannot be counted on to prosecute traitors anymore."

Exactly!

19 posted on 09/02/2007 6:44:02 AM PDT by lormand
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To: LibLieSlayer
Cuban is also on the 911 conspiracy tin-foiled hat tour.

The reason why the Dallas Mavericks dropped from the playoffs so fast last season was because of GW & Karl Rove.

< /sarcasm >

20 posted on 09/02/2007 6:48:49 AM PDT by lormand
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To: RedRover; PJ-Comix
Wow. Another Vietnam era peace activist trying to relive his "glory" days.

“It's all out there on the Internet, you can find it if you look for it, but it's not in the major media.

Well, he's right about that. There are a lot of stories about our troops terrorizing Iraqis. It's sickening. The problem is, he believes them. Even the MSM, as biased as they can be, knows not to publish the lies.
21 posted on 09/02/2007 6:55:03 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: PJ-Comix
I would sincerely not be surprised if fewer rapes/murders had been committed by members of our military in Iraq than by those affiliated with the movie industry in Hollywood since 2003.
22 posted on 09/02/2007 6:55:42 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Michael Moore bought Haliburton)
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To: PJ-Comix
What a sick puke this anti-American is. He most likely makes all his money in the U.S. and is so full of hatred for the hand that feeds him.
25 posted on 09/02/2007 7:02:03 AM PDT by Lewite (Praise YAHWEH and Proclaim His Wonderful Name! Islam, the end time Beast-the harlot of Babylon.)
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To: arbooz

LOL..who IS that guy in the graphic? One of the actors?


26 posted on 09/02/2007 7:08:21 AM PDT by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: PJ-Comix; All
The Man Behind The De Palma Smear: Mark Cuban Declares War On The Troops 


28 posted on 09/02/2007 7:24:22 AM PDT by coffee260 (coffee)
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To: PJ-Comix; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

"The pictures are what will stop the war, and if we can get these pictures in front of a mass audience, and get these stories in front of a mass audience, maybe we'll have some effect."

"It's all out there on the Internet, you can find it if you look for it, but it's not in the major media. The media is now really part of the corporate establishment," he said.

"When I went out to find the pictures, I said (to the media) give me the pictures you can't publish," he said, adding that because of legal dangers he too had to "edit" the material.

"Everything that is in the movie is based on something I found that actually happened. But once I had put it in the script I would get a note from a lawyer saying you can't use that because it's real and we may get sued," De Palma said.

"So I was forced to fictionalize things that were actually real."

Shades of William Randolph Hearst:

"You provide the pictures and I'll provide the war."

YELLOW JOURNALISM

Yellow journalism is a pejorative reference to journalism that features scandal-mongering, sensationalism, jingoism or other unethical or unprofessional practices by news media organizations or journalists. It has been loosely defined as "not quite libel".

Or to put it another way, Zogbyism, Enemedia At Work. Goebbels would be proud.

Meanwhile I'll point out that this is not the first time the media has tried this during this war:

Photo Fraud: "If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed."

Abuse photos 'were staged in UK'

The photographs appeared to show soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment urinating on a prisoner and striking him with a rifle.
Except the soldier who posed for the photos was located and the equipment (including the truck) were not deployed.

MIRROR BOSS QUITS POST(Admits photos are fake - "victim of a calculated malicious hoax")

Col. David Black, a former commanding officer of the QLR, said: "(They are) almost a recruiting poster for al Qaeda and every other terrorist organisation."

They did not call for the resignation of the Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan, but said the board of governors and shareholders should put pressure on the paper to cooperate fully with an ongoing inquiry.

Brig Geoff Sheldon said: "It's time that the ego of one editor is measured against the life of the soldier.

[snip]

He added: "These photographs have done enormous damage to the country and Army. The danger of the loss of life has been exacerbated.

"It is not a parlour game."

They said the photographs had served as a "red herring" for any legitimate allegations of torture.

Soldier arrested over Mirror hoax photos

At least one soldier has been arrested over fake pictures showing alleged mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by British troops, the defence ministry says.

The photos were published in the Daily Mirror just days after similar ones were published in the United States showing U.S. soldiers abusing prisoners, shocking the world and causing widespread anger in the Arab world.

Charge the fit-up fakers with treason (re: Daily Mirror's fake UK Iraqi POW photos)

So now we’re told that it doesn’t matter whether or not the Iraqi torture pictures are fakes.

What’s important is that British soldiers are mistreating prisoners.

And if the phoney photos have drawn attention to this greater evil, then so well and good.

Yeah, right.

[snip]

We’re getting the steady drip, drip, drip of more photos, more allegations — even though the latest batch appear to feature the same dopey female soldier as the original bunch.

These images will be replayed time and time again. {We’re getting the steady drip, drip, drip of more photos, more allegations — even though the latest batch appear to feature the same dopey female soldier as the original bunch.

I also can’t help wondering if ever again it will be possible to win a war in an age of “human rights” and a hostile media.

Who needs al-Jazeera when you’ve got the Guardian and the BBC?

In the Second World War we were only up against Lord Haw Haw and the might of Nazi Germany.

Study: Hizbullah won propaganda war

LA Times Publishes Iran Propaganda Claim, Ignores Fauxtography (MSM busted AGAIN)

L.A. Times Photographer Fired Over Altered Image

Bogus GI rape photos used as Arab propaganda

Cuba publishes bogus GI rape photos

Porn site depicting 'GI rapes' shut down

Porn princess speaks out on 'rape' photo flap

Those fake rape photos: Boston Globe attempts cover-up of fake rape pix (Boston Globe ran the photos as FACT after they'd already been denounced by the State Dept. and revealed as a hoax around the world)

The first Photoshop war [doctored photos could be harbinger of crisis]

A photo will no longer be worth a thousand words

We're not only talking about a fundamental ethical problem that is only of interest to professionals. In the short run, the doctored photos may serve to dramatize Lebanese suffering and display the destruction sowed by Israel in Lebanon as greater in scope than it really is.

Yet over time, the weak party to the war will pay the price for the forgery, after human sensitivity to its pain will be dulled. This is tragic because the Lebanese people did suffer in the last war and many experienced genuine, non-doctored bereavement and destruction.

In the future, even when genuine photos from wars will be distributed, it's likely that the other side will plant changes in them and redistribute them in order to undermine their credibility and make audiences doubt them, as part of a propaganda war.

Once those insights are internalized, and the general public knows that it can no longer believe what it sees, a photo will no longer be worth a thousand words – it won't even be worth one word.

The missing pictures from the Arab world

Torture Existed Before Abu Gharib, But Why No Coverage?

[snip]

But there are other people in the region who see the crisis through a different lens. In Beirut, amazement was mostly about George W. Bush addressing Arab TV. Lebanese were certainly disgusted by the aired images but they were stunned by the fact that a U.S. President was "talking" to Arab citizens. The region is infested with worse ugliness than the prison scandal, yet no one can remember any Arab leader addressing his people about abuse.

"Our dictators never showed up on any media, at anytime, for any picture" said many Syrians, "despite 28 years of horrors in their detention centers." Thousands of citizens were tortured in al Mazza, the Syrian equivalent of Abu Ghraib, yet no one lifted a finger. Many in the region have their own horror pictures, but who will publish them as long as no Americans were involved?

From Iraq, other voices blasted the media: "What was happening in the same cells of Abu Ghraib under the Baath defies human logic. The awful photos of today would be only appetizers," said Saddam's survivors. "We have pictures, we have documents, but that won't please your elites."

The News We (CNN) Kept To Ourselves [must read]
CNN covered up news of torture and abuse under Saddam so that they could maintain their Baghdad Bureau. Human rights mean nothing to them. It is all about power and access.

I spit in the eye of the treasonous media and how dare this useful idiot claim that the media is somehow "supressing" bad news? The only 'bad news' is that the media's propaganda is being exposed on the internet as a bunch of damned lies designed to provide aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war.

Screw you, De Palma.

29 posted on 09/02/2007 7:29:49 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: coffee260; All
Here's something worth watching
Young Americans Documentary 

30 posted on 09/02/2007 7:30:40 AM PDT by coffee260 (coffee)
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To: coffee260
Not THAT Cubes!

Say it aint so.

31 posted on 09/02/2007 7:31:30 AM PDT by JOE6PAK (blithering intellectual.)
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To: PJ-Comix

One of the most offensive things about these Hollywood lefties is that they pretend to be courageous rebels, confronting an oppressive establishment. Yet, when a political movie comes out, you can almost bet the house that it’s gonna be left-wing. They churn ‘em out like clockwork. They aren’t arrested. They aren’t investigated. They aren’t intimidated. The big establishment media companies (the ones de Palma claims to challenging) finance and release their films.

They then parade their garbage at the nearest big time film festival, where people who flew in on private lear jets and rode in in stretch limousines applaud their work over champaign and caviar. They receive an award, and in their acceptance speech assert that we live in “scary times” in which one never knows when the evil U.S. government is going to kick down the door in a midnight raid. Why, de Palma, or the clowns who produced V FOR VENDETTA, or George Clooney, could end up under house arrest any day now. Better go see their films right now, because next week all copies could be confiscated and burned.

Of course, the arrests never happen, but in a couple of weeks another film with anti-American, pro-Marxist sentiments will be released, and the people behind it will follow the same routine of congratulating themselves for their rebelliousness and courage.

I wonder if de Palma has ever heard of Tian Zhuangzhuang? He’s an amazingly talented Chinese filmmaker. In 1993 he released a film called THE BLUE KITE, which depicted some of the brutality of the Mao years. When the Chinese authorities heard about the nature of his film, they threatened to stop production on it. Copies of the work that had been completed had to be smuggled out of the country for post-production. Tian ended up under house arrest and he wasn’t allowed to make another film for seven years, and even then it was under constant government surveillance to make sure he didn’t put any anti-Communist ideas into his work.

In the mid-1960’s, the great Russian director Tarkovsky completed work on ANDREI RUBLEV, an epic (though enigmatic) film about the life of the great Russian icon painter. The Soviets decided the film was too Christian, and promptly banned it. The world only saw the film in 1971 when a smuggled copy managed to be brought out from behind the iron curtain.

I own both of these films in my DVD collection. They’re not only great films, but tributes to true political courage, which is something de Palma wouldn’t understand. He’s too busy trotting out films designed to earn him honors from the very establishment he hypocritically claims to be challenging. Funny how celebrities who claim to be non-conformist all non-conform in the same way.


32 posted on 09/02/2007 7:31:34 AM PDT by puroresu
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To: JOE6PAK
Not THAT Cubes!

Say it aint so.

Yep, Dallas Maverick's Cuban.

33 posted on 09/02/2007 7:35:12 AM PDT by coffee260 (coffee)
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To: PJ-Comix

This is not Mr. De Palma’s decision to make.


34 posted on 09/02/2007 7:35:30 AM PDT by freekitty (May the eagles long fly over our beautiful and free American sky.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I will skip this movie. It is sad that De Palma is taking pornographic delight in a rape.
35 posted on 09/02/2007 7:37:18 AM PDT by perseid 67 (God is great!)
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To: Carbonado
Where is the movie about the horrors of the old Soviet Union? (Still waiting on that 18 years after the fall of the Soviet empire)

'Red' Asner (on a role he would like to portray): "I think Joe Stalin was a guy that was hugely misunderstood... And to this day, I don't think I have ever seen an adequate job done of telling the story of Joe Stalin, so I guess my answer would have to be Joe Stalin."

36 posted on 09/02/2007 7:38:20 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: perseid 67
Mr. De Palma has always featured voyeurism prominently in his films. Only make sense that he’d exploit his fetish to fantasize about our troops.
37 posted on 09/02/2007 7:39:54 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Is this ignorant asshQle as stupid as he looks?
There are a tremendous number of people who will not understand that this is fiction.


38 posted on 09/02/2007 7:42:35 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Before the government can give you a dollar it must first take it from another American)
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To: Rush4U; Mrs.Z; HockeyPop; mewzilla; Nextrush; Loud Mime; vetsvette; weegee; RedRover; ...
Everyone here did INCREDIBLE Research with very, very valid points & comments-and thanks too MewZilla, for getting the CREDITS LIST! Something that in a Propaganda Movie like this-should be Shown FIRST To the Audience! (Like how ABC News reports ; "..a REPUBLICAN SENATOR today was arrested..", but for Dems?--the "...Today Senator Brown was arrested..." -but you NEVER read the "Democrat" part right out front! .., " that Brown is a DEMOCRAT-that part is left til the VERY end on the back continued section-if at ALL!

But-just like the Mike " Two-Dinners" Moore movies , Al Frankin trash and all others- The TRUTH that is Uncovered about their lies and "Editing" comes WAY TOO LATE for the American Viewers to See or understand FIRST before viewing!

And remember, ADD THIS MOVIE & all Possible Parts of it to the List of :

" LIST of ISSUES Everyone should be Knowledgeable about BEFORE the Sept 15th D.C. rally-cause you all know there will be POSTERS, BANNERS and Liberal Reporters Asking questions to US about this & other " News" Movies!!

The More Knowledgeable we are-and better prepared to answer Point for Point to any Libs-Reporters, news cameras-the better WE WILL LOOK and be portrayed! So instead of being caught off guard, and Stumbling, or answering, "..er..er..I am not really familiar with all the facts of that movie.."-which would be played OVER AND OVER again by the Media to make us look like we are merely disregarding BAD news and only promoting GOOD news for our own AGENDA!--we at least get a small chance (like lib-media Reporters would Edit IN anything that makes an ambushed Conservative questionnaire look GOOD! and Up-to-date/knowledgeable!) we can come out looking like we are NOT simply Defending a WRONG instance if it did happen- but making the public THINK about the SOURCE & THE Hollywood liberals and Their AGENDA!!

Where the Hell are the CONSERVATIVE Millionaires helping out the Conservative cause??!!

39 posted on 09/02/2007 7:45:59 AM PDT by AirBorn
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To: BuffaloJack

It is fiction in lieu of fact. It is all the same to Mr. De Palma.

Watch for Roger Ebert to stand up for him as he did Spike Lee and Oliver Stone to say that you should not expect a history lesson when watching a biopic and basically that it is your own fault if you fall for the lies of a filmmaker.


40 posted on 09/02/2007 7:46:49 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: PJ-Comix

“It’s all out there on the Internet, you can find it if you look for it, but it’s not in the major media. The media is now really part of the corporate establishment,” he said.

Right, everything on the Internet is true, in fact, there’s a Nigerian prince who needs my help right now.


Hilarious and so true.

This guy is an ass hat and should be charged a crime for making enemy propoganda.


41 posted on 09/02/2007 7:49:17 AM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: AirBorn

Look up FR keywords like fakephotos, fauxtography, and waronError.

I just skimmed the surface in exposing the media’s deliberate lies.

Brian De Palma is an ass (or as Ray Bradbury said about Michael Moore, a perfect a&&h***). He has chosen to be not only an enemy of the state but a FRIEND to Al Qaeda by pushing their propaganda.


42 posted on 09/02/2007 7:50:08 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: All
DePalma is yelling "Fire!" in a very dangerous space.

(and I ain't talking about combustion, his lies are increasing the danger for all U.S. military and many civilians needlessly.)

Criminal behavior has been punished as this MSNBC excerpt documents, "A U.S. soldier was sentenced to 100 years in prison Thursday for the gang rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the killing of her family. . . ." The others have been brought to justice, too.

Is the traitor trying to be another John Kerry?

But once I had put it in the script I would get a note from a lawyer saying you can't use that because it's real and we may get sued," De Palma said.

"So I was forced to fictionalize things that were actually real. [I fictionalize, it's is what I do. Hee, hee.]"

Show us the note from "a lawyer" about U.S. forces' criminal behavior. That's the end of that tune.

I do not want to in any way downplay the tragic loss of innocent life in Iraq (and Afghanistan or elsewhere); but those of us old enough to remember the last war won by Washington never flinched because of civilian casualties -- and this time thousands of the civilian casualties are here with many more on the way. Why should we surrender? Go figure. The man's sick.

43 posted on 09/02/2007 7:50:15 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Treason and sedition used to be punished in this country. Where the hell is the DOJ to prosecute these traitors in Hollywierd and the MSM.


44 posted on 09/02/2007 7:56:32 AM PDT by KC-10A BOOMER (Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue!)
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To: AirBorn

Ping! You are so correct!

Also:

“Where the Hell are the CONSERVATIVE Millionaires helping out the Conservative cause??!!”

(1)CONSERVATIVE Millionaires WORK for a living.
(2)IF they inherited, the parents taught them the value of what they have...
(3)and that our system allows ANY HARD WORKER to do the same

LIBERAL Millionaires do none of the above ;^(


45 posted on 09/02/2007 7:58:34 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: AirBorn
Remember when Gary Condit was in trouble? The press identified him as Rep. Gary Condit (CA), which mislead the reader into thinking that the Rep. stood for Republican!

You didn't see it printed properly California Representative Gary Condit (D), or California Democrat Gary Condit...etc.

46 posted on 09/02/2007 8:02:06 AM PDT by Loud Mime (The Democrats next target for "resignation" is General David Petraeus! Air America started 8-28)
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To: mewzilla
"So who bankrolled and is distributing this thing?"

Mark Cuban.

47 posted on 09/02/2007 8:03:36 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Mrs.Z

Exactly.

Conservatives are busy working, raising families and paying the taxes that keep the liberal’s social engineering projects and welfare programs afloat... while the ‘rich’ liberals and welfare recipients are busy bad mouthing the US, our troops, and are an all around general drain (lead weight) in our society.


48 posted on 09/02/2007 8:03:48 AM PDT by Rush4U
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To: RedRover; PJ-Comix

Brian De Palma and Nick Broomfield are joined at the hip, they’re both POS’.


49 posted on 09/02/2007 8:22:23 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: PJ-Comix

Brian De Palma is known for producing B Movies—crap that would mostly play at drive-ins if we still had a lot of them. “Scarface” is a prime example. It uses sex, drugs and mostly violence to try and distract the audience from realizing how talentless is its director.

It is an artistic atrocity that this perverted goof be allowed to direct a film based on an actual event. Unless maybe he did a movie on the murder of Lobster Boy.


50 posted on 09/02/2007 8:39:20 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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