Skip to comments.President Obama introducing special TV broadcast of 'To Kill A Mockingbird'
Posted on 04/03/2012 2:23:57 PM PDT by SMGFan
There are few films that stir the heart and soul more than the 1962 classic To Kill A Mockingbird. To commemorate the Oscar-winning films 50th anniversary, President Barack Obama will introduce a special broadcast of a restored and digitally remastered print of the film on USA at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, April 7. Starring Gregory Peck as the heroically decent Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch, and based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel by Harper Lee, the film will air with limited commercial interruption. In a rare public statement, Lee said she was deeply honored that President Obama would be participating in celebrating the film. I believe it remains the best translation of a book to film ever made, she said, and Im proud to know that Gregory Pecks portrayal of Atticus Finch lives on in a world that needs him now more than ever.
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Post-racial President, doncha know.
Post-racial President, doncha know.
Because, here in 2012, with black racism utterly dominant, we just HAVE to highlight a dramatization of an incident of white racism from the early 20th century.
It is just so essentially necessary and important.
I have never seen such attention whores as this failure and his wife.
we still gotta’ show films like this in America because ain’t no one gonna’ ‘lect no negro president...oh, wait...
Equal time for Romney or Santorum to introduce a film as well? /s
I love the movie, however it portrays a black man who dies because he is unjustly accused of raping the white woman who tried to seduce him. I really have to wonder is that the best choice for President Obama. At the very least he is not a post racial president, far from it.
Big mistake on his part, I suspect. These days, when I think about “To Kill a Mockingbird” the first names that come to mind are Tawana Brawley and Crysal Gail Mangum.
Americans will react negitively to Obama doing the introduction to a Leftist Race Baiting Propaganda film like To Kill a Mockingbird.
Why not? White guilt got him elected the first time.
Is this Romania, North Korea, Zimbabwe or the Soviet Union where every aspect of our lives has to do with Dear Leader and Our Great Mother? Everything like this is just another step closer to the inevitable civil war that’ll make the 1860’s look like a Sunday School recital.
The guy is everywhere. Two years ago, a friend and I toured Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello. Part of the tour includes a film on the life of Jefferson and a portion of the film dealt with his views on slavery and his treatment of his own slaves. Wouldn’t you know Obama appears in that film? My traveling companion, a diehard Obama supporter, was thrilled. I wanted to hurl.
I have never read the book or seen the film (and my children won’t either); we live next to Newark NJ, and understand the present in stark terms that make the past a far-off fairy-tale. I wasn’t even born when this was made; I feel no “white guilt”. Instead, I live in a town where a lot of current residents fled Newark decades ago because of what was unleashed there; we have no misconceptions about it.
How VERY transparent . . and ya’ll were accusing Obama of not being transparent . . and as viewed through the Saran Wrap, the message is . . “Whitey is RACIST . . always has been . . always will be.” . . . and “If you don’t vote for Obama, you’re RACIST!” . . and, oh yeah, “Whitey ain’t cool!” . . and, “Black is the new white. . “
Are ya’ll gettin’ the message yet?
I am more sick and tired of seeing this ass clown p-resident more than anyone on FR.
It's not even summer and he's got it going already.