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.
Shove up your very personal Obama, Obama.
You’d have testified for the prosecution in that trial had it benefited your sorry, well faked career.
Go away, quota baby.
Gee, I thought he’d be much better introducing the “Crying Game” or “The Birdcage”. Maybe a cameo appearance ...
I don’t get this.
If he acknowledge his white side, would they ask him to introduce the movie?
We read it in high school, saw the movie, personally thought it was waaaaay over rated.
Perhaps he should invite Robert Duvall and the surviving actors to the White House for a beer.
However, I shall put watching it on my To-Do List.....right after mash nuts flat with a sledgehammer.
I think about the statistics which show that blacks rape more whites by far than vice versa.
WHY IS HE DOING THIS?
In the book, Tom Robinson is accused of a rape he DID NOT COMMIT. Yet all the town wants to convict him to keep “those people” in their “proper place”.
EVERYTHING in TKAM makes the new Tom Robinson into ZIMMERMAN.
ZIMMERMAN is cracked up to be this horrrible guy, in spite of ALLLLL the evidence, much of which they have conspired to cover.
WHY IS HE DOING THIS....?
It is just so essentially necessary and important."
Exactly. And it's even better when it takes place in the knuckle-dragging South. /s
Obama's going to keep inserting himself into everything to do with race until November....gotta keep the base stirred up, you know.
It is increasingly difficult to know when a headline is being satirical and when we are supposed to read it with a straight face. Great Leader is playing with fire in order to be reelected. The hope he has is to incite and divide in ways this country has not seen in decades. I fear we have seen nothing yet.
Thwe first commercial break will announce that, “This production is brought to you by the Obama Ministry of Propaganda.”
When Dear Leader appears there will be a triple rainbow, a herd of prancing Unicorns showering His children with Skillets and a flock of birds singing in human voices.
Dear Leader will emerge from a giant clam shell, garbed in purple robes and a laurel crown and surrounded by Doric columns to introduce the broadcast in his magnificent baritone.
Comrade: Thought crime does not entail death. Thought crime is death. Death to the reactionary running jackals and braying hyenas. Let a million flowers bloom. Long life to Dear Leader!
Given the ego and arrogance of the manchild zero, I am surprised he didn’t have his face overlaid for Atticus Finch over Gregory Peck’s.
To commemorate the senseless execution of Zimmerman, I assume.
And I’m sure he’ll point out that the awesome hero of the entire story is a white man - right?
I can hear it now: “If I had a son he would look like Gregory Peck.”
he is a post post president
“Books are useless! I only ever read one book, To Kill A Mockingbird, and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds! Sure it taught me not to judge a man by the color of his skin . . . but what good does that do me?”
I just cannot believe what I am witnessing from him and his crew.
Any white-Hispanic mocking birds involved??
Thank you! I posted on this thread earlier that TKAM is actually very conservative, one just has to read it more than once to really see Lee’s innuendo. I was telling my class yesterday, when one of the students brought up the Martin/Zimmerman issue, that the case greatly resembles what is happening in TKAM (we are at the part where Mayella is testifying and realizes her and her father’s huge mistake in their lie). We discussed the “lynching” that Zimmerman is experiencing, and that even if he is guilty of murder that he deserves the right to a trial by jury of his peers. My students, 50% black 50% white, have a better grasp of this tragedy than most of the media elites.
All my sisters homeschool, they don’t show their children this kind of stuff either, made during the beiginning of Hollywood’s self-righteous smug era of “message” pictures, espeically those instilling “white guilt”. My sisters and their husbands say they refuse to raise their families to feel guilt for things they weren’t even alive for. No other nation is forced to accept “collective guilt” in this way, the sad thing is, being the altruistic people we are, we’re also the ones who fixed the problems, even at the risk of life! That doesn’t get harped on. But anyway, there will be one family at
least who’s not been indoctrinated into internalising “white guilt”.
A crappy movie introduced by a piece of crap. TKAM is nothing more than white liberal feel-good PC crap beloved by females.
It’s a shame that you punish your students with such pap, but then again, I do have a Y chromosome.
Harper Lee greatly abuses, and for good reason, John Dewey and his Progressive education reforms. She also makes a profound statement about God given rights, especially the right to free speech. For example, Atticus Finch never bats an eye when somebody calls him a n***** lover. He never even suggests that those who call him such names are wrong or should be punished for what today is a hate crime. The teacher who describes the U.S. as a democracy is shown to be incompetent. I could go on but I have to put my kids to bed. I suggest you read and reread this novel. You will be quite surprised about how conservative it actually is; however, the movie unfortunately has an agenda.
Atticus tells her that when his supply line is cut off, Jem will come down from the tree house. As I mentioned in a previous post, Lee's innuendos are difficult to catch the first few times through the novel. You must read it several times before you are capable of seeing what she has incredibly crafted.
Exactly. Atticus was a good man and a good father with a strong sense of right and wrong, not afraid to stand up for true justice and to stand up against injustice.
I wont watch the broadcast on USA with Obama doing the intro. I will instead reread the Harper Lee novel.
As an increasing number of people mature in an age where Jim Crow is something that pre-dates their grandparents, and all they’ve seen is jobs, college seats, etc. given to less-qualified blacks, I assure you there are a HUGE number of people that will never experience “white guilt”. Because the internet provides access to countless unreported stories that don’t fit the race hustlers’ agenda, much of that “guilt” has already been replaced by “white indifference” or outright “white frustration” (the latter being the white liberal response, which manifests itself in fighting tooth & nail to provide abortion free of charge to any black women seeking it).
The importing of Hispanics to displace them in every facet of American life has shown how far “white guilt” has deteriorated.
I won't watch the broadcast on USA with Obama doing the intro. I will instead reread the Harper Lee novel.
My spouse had the film playing on the television and I writhed and finally took off. I have not read the book and will go down to the local library and see if they have it. I pride myself on giving it a fair evaluation. This is only fair.
I noted the novelist is still with us at 85 years of age. An explanation follows, as to why she is reluctant to get in on any public approbation, of her book.
I do bear in mind that the novel is fiction. I do not see any claim, that an actual case closely resembled this story.
White guilt and more white guilt does follow. Imho.