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Is Hollywood Poised to Slander George Washington?
Movieguide ^ | 12/14/2012 | Jerry Newcombe/Movieguide

Posted on 12/16/2012 1:03:47 PM PST by daniel1212

Ever since the 1970s, it seems many of our heroes are being toppled—especially by the media and entertainment industry. This happens whether or not such a toppling is deserved.

We’re often scolded, “Don’t impose your morality on me,” with no thought given to the immorality they might impose on the rest of us.

Now, it looks like Hollywood is ready to impose its immorality on a man who not only doesn’t deserve it, but is not here to defend himself: George Washington.

They’re working on a TV series—with complete artistic license—showing the father of our country hopping in bed with his best friend’s wife. And Hollywood elites wonder why millions of tradition-minded Americans have been avoiding their work for years?

This is not a bio-piece on some politician whose womanizing has been well-documented. But rather, this is a series on a man whose contemporaries praised him endlessly for his character....

I co-wrote a massive book on the true George Washington. The lead author is the president of one of our leading seminaries, Westminster, in Philadelphia. Dr. Peter Lillback compiled research on our first president for about 20 years. We teamed up to produce the 1,200-page book, George Washington’s Sacred Fire (2006), which documents beyond a reasonable doubt that he was a devout 18th century Anglican. Glenn Beck helped it become a best-seller.

In that volume, we address some of the objections to the idea that Washington was a true Christian. Included there are allegations of potential scandals, including a passage on his relationship with Sally Fairfax. After looking at the allegation, Peter and I sum up, “We believe there is no evidence of an adulterous affair between George Washington and Sally Fairfax. The charge is baseless. But, may we suggest that Washington may well have wrestled with romantic feelings for Sally in his youthful years?”

When I first heard about NBC’s upcoming series, I thought, “Oh no, here they go again, with their historical deconstruction.” Fault Washington for a bad temper (at times), but not this.

A few days ago, I shot off an email to Dr. Lillback: “Peter, is there the slightest possibility that GW slept with his best friend’s wife?!? Is there a scintilla of evidence anywhere that that might have happened? Hollywood is poised to poison the well on our guy!”

Dr. Lillback wrote back: “Dear Jerry: No way could it have happened, according to the evidence. Alexander Hamilton did have an affair, and it ended in the duel that took his life. GW and his wife and the Fairfaxes remained friends till the latter returned to England. It is clear that the lonely, single colonial officer had romantic feelings for Sally, however. What’s great is that he did the right thing, even though his heart felt otherwise. … God bless, Pete.”..

Here’s an appeal to the producers, the writer(s), the board of directors, NBC, etc.: The true story of George Washington is fascinating in and of itself. Don’t ruin your series by depicting him engaged in adultery when the evidence suggests he did not. As the saying goes, “We’re all entitled to our own opinions. But we’re not entitled to our own facts.”


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1 posted on 12/16/2012 1:04:02 PM PST by daniel1212
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To: daniel1212

We need to reinstate the “House Un-American Activities Committee”.


2 posted on 12/16/2012 1:09:19 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: daniel1212
One of the tenets of the Communists is to denigrate heroes like our Founding Fathers.

Hey, they already have their BFLAN in the White House. To grind our heroes into the dirt is just unnecessary revenge, like tackling the quarterback WAY after the play has ended.

3 posted on 12/16/2012 1:10:57 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: Slyfox

Time to start archiving real history before the left alters it all. Once the progressive Utopia collapses and the rebuilding starts, we will be able to restore things back to its rightful place.


4 posted on 12/16/2012 1:16:07 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: daniel1212

The Left has to destroy any and all “icons” of the “rich, white guy” founding fathers’ traditions and replace him with Barack Obama fairy tales. It’s the Marxist way, don’t you know? - There’s always the on/off switch on the remote if we’ll use it. - Evil orchestrated.


5 posted on 12/16/2012 1:16:22 PM PST by Twinkie (The wicked walk on every side when evil men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: daniel1212; Pharmboy

Ping for anti- George news - more on that show upcoming. My mother will not be happy.


6 posted on 12/16/2012 1:20:04 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: daniel1212
The definitive biography of George Washington, a four volume encyclopedic work by James Flexner, leaves no doubt as to the man's personal integrity. Contemporaneous accounts of his conduct and presence reinforce the fact that he was everything we think he was.

In the sixties, the idiots tried to desecrate him by mocking his alleged wooden false teeth. And that he was a slave owner during his life. That was it. If they try to generate a fictional character to smear, they will break their own wings on this wheel.

7 posted on 12/16/2012 1:24:11 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: daniel1212

Of course they are. That evil, slave holding, white SOB. They will work to destroy all traditional American heroes. Did I say white?


8 posted on 12/16/2012 1:24:11 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Slyfox

It necessary to make good men into evil ones so that those who call evil good, and good evil, can call anyone who reproves them a hypocrite. Kinda like this video parody expresses: http://www.battlefield315.com/2011/03/liberal-universities-explained.html


9 posted on 12/16/2012 1:34:32 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Altura Ct.

He also used guns, which de facto makes one a bad person.


10 posted on 12/16/2012 1:35:11 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Twinkie

The pretender in the W.H. wouldn’t be fit to muck out the stables for George Washington’s horse. Of course Washington had faults, what man doesn’t, but everything I’ve read about him says that from his teen years he was always striving for self improvement. He may not have chopped down a cherry tree but he was above all a moral man. I’d stack his character and love of country up against B.H.0’s any day of the week.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 1:36:25 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: Dutch Boy

Indeed. I want to find how to download all the pages my bookmarks link to and make it work offline.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 1:37:11 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Twinkie

The problem is too many do not use the off switch!


13 posted on 12/16/2012 1:39:04 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

Definately a part of the longstanding marxist goal to smear and defame our historical icons and leaders. But what is most sad is that the mindset/worldview of our modern culture has so degenerated into such astounding depths of cynicism and sleaze, that it almost can’t even comprehend nor accept these once-common qualities of strong moral character in an individual.


14 posted on 12/16/2012 1:40:20 PM PST by greene66
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To: hinckley buzzard
Monday, April 11, 2011

Liberal Hollywood explained



A liberal explains why she thinks the entertainment industry should embed more liberal ideas into the media.
Direct Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yU1c7QkJu9E

15 posted on 12/16/2012 1:44:42 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

One of the tactics of the left is tearing down the icons of this country. Remember the awe we felt in school at Washington, the first president? In the leftist mind, that’s bad. Our awe and reverence for the founders of this country are obstacles in the way for the left, as it tears down the whole foundation of this country and creates the leftist paradise that they have always dreamed of.


16 posted on 12/16/2012 1:55:01 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: I want the USA back

Sad day when Hollywood movies replace History!
IT’s Like the Bible and how you interpret it now!
Hollywood says it’s so, so it must be true!
Spielburg just did it with Lincoln! Entertainment is not History!
We are witnessing the tearing down of our Nation!
Young People of the day have no clue and as the same to religion because they have no base and do want to find out for themselves! They do not have the time or desire to learn for
themselves, the truths of our Nations History! And really do not care if it’s not on video, it cannot be true! Just wait, or it may have already happened that a people executed the King of England’s Army only for personal gain! Those poor fellows were only here to invoke martial law! To make sure our citizens were safe from persecution from other foreign powers that would take Freedom away from a fledgling community.


17 posted on 12/16/2012 2:23:52 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: I want the USA back

Sad day when Hollywood movies replace History!
IT’s Like the Bible and how you interpret it now!
Hollywood says it’s so, so it must be true!
Spielburg just did it with Lincoln! Entertainment is not History!
We are witnessing the tearing down of our Nation!
Young People of the day have no clue and as the same to religion because they have no base and do want to find out for themselves! They do not have the time or desire to learn for
themselves, the truths of our Nations History! And really do not care if it’s not on video, it cannot be true! Just wait, or it may have already happened that a people executed the King of England’s Army only for personal gain! Those poor fellows were only here to invoke martial law! To make sure our citizens were safe from persecution from other foreign powers that would take Freedom away from a fledgling community.


18 posted on 12/16/2012 2:26:11 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: Conserev1

I have no idea why this part of my text was deleted sorry for the double post! But here is the part removed!

or it may have already happened that a people executed the King of England’s Army only for personal gain! Those poor fellows were only here to invoke martial law! To make sure our citizens were safe from persecution


19 posted on 12/16/2012 2:32:56 PM PST by Conserev1
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To: Dutch Boy

How does that old Soviet one-liner go?

Something like, “The future is certain. It is the past we are unsure of.”


20 posted on 12/16/2012 2:56:51 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: daniel1212
He also used guns, which de facto makes one a bad person.

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21 posted on 12/16/2012 2:58:23 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: daniel1212
They’re working on a TV series—with complete artistic license—showing the father of our country hopping in bed with his best friend’s wife.

I think this is history. IIRC, Glenn Beck discussed it in his book Being George Washington.

Not sure it was GW's best friend but it was certainly an acquaintance.

22 posted on 12/16/2012 3:01:00 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: daniel1212

When King George heard the George Washington laid down his sword and went back to his farm like Cincinnatus, the King remarked “My God, he must be the greatest man to have ever lived.” Can you imagine one of these scumbag lefties having the balls to fight a superior enemy for 7 years, win, and the walk away from power? No. You can’t.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 3:04:17 PM PST by MattinNJ (Col. West in 2016!!!!!!!!)
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To: sauropod

mark


24 posted on 12/16/2012 3:05:42 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: daniel1212

Not to worry, Daniel. Anybody under 30 or 35 will say “George Who??!!”


25 posted on 12/16/2012 3:13:58 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: hinckley buzzard
The definitive biography of George Washington, a four volume encyclopedic work by James Flexner, leaves no doubt as to the man's personal integrity.

IMHO there is no greater American or greater president than George Washington.

But for General Washington there would never have been a United States of America.

As president, he set the tone of the presidency and the level of leadership expected of the president. Levels of professionalism, patriotism and conduct that have been honored, for the most part, up until the inauguration of Barack Obama.


26 posted on 12/16/2012 3:16:10 PM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: sauropod

The history is that Washington was in love with Sally Fairfax before marrying Martha. There’s no evidence that there was ever an adulterous affair, or any affair at all for that matter.


27 posted on 12/16/2012 3:19:55 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: daniel1212

Tearing down genuinely great men is a way for the mediocre to feel better about themselves.


28 posted on 12/16/2012 3:23:25 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Dutch Boy
I'm afraid you are being WAY optimistic in using “We” to refer to some far-future band of guerrilla librarians.
29 posted on 12/16/2012 3:25:19 PM PST by norton
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To: hinckley buzzard
Here is a pic of my long desired Christmas present.

My wife has it 'hidden' under the bed until Christmas!

The Prayer at Valley Forge

Available from Friberg Fine Art


30 posted on 12/16/2012 3:25:19 PM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: norton

Yes, I am optimistic. Just like the seed storage facilities, someone need to save the true history of this great nation, copies of our founding documents, important books, and warning to those that find it not to repeat the same errors.


31 posted on 12/16/2012 3:35:13 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: MattinNJ
When King George heard the George Washington laid down his sword and went back to his farm like Cincinnatus, the King remarked “My God, he must be the greatest man to have ever lived.” Can you imagine one of these scumbag lefties having the balls to fight a superior enemy for 7 years, win, and the walk away from power? No. You can’t.

That does speak much of the man.

32 posted on 12/16/2012 3:57:28 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Iron Munro

Yes, you do not build upon weak or corrupt foundations. But having entered into other men’s labors, those who inherited the business the out the rule book.


33 posted on 12/16/2012 3:59:26 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
The history is that Washington was in love with Sally Fairfax before marrying Martha. There’s no evidence that there was ever an adulterous affair, or any affair at all for that matter.

Whether in love or attracted at the time (and his views on slavery changed as he matured) not giving into temptation would be virtuous, and unHolywood overall funds that intolerable.

34 posted on 12/16/2012 4:01:58 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212
Ever since the 1970s, it seems many of our heroes are being toppled

They sure are. Of course, the Birchites and the "palaeocons" are doing the same thing.

I don't know if George Washington was a "true chrstian" or not. If he was a deist (and that's possible) it was in his beliefs and not in his morals. I've read all but the last volume of Douglas Southall Freeman's voluminous work on Washington and he noted that Washington usually referred to "Providence." Of course Washington was an Anglican/Episcopalian, so probably by "born again" standards he wasn't a chrstian.

35 posted on 12/16/2012 4:07:14 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: daniel1212

And Hollywood elites wonder why millions of tradition-minded Americans have been avoiding their work for years?

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The problem is that not enough people have been avoiding their work. If they were not making money on the junk they put on the big screen and on the little screen, they would be forced to change.


36 posted on 12/16/2012 4:17:59 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: daniel1212
Kinda like this video parody

That was a real hoot!

37 posted on 12/16/2012 5:11:06 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: daniel1212

Yet another movie that I will not see.

If Hollywood depended on me for revenue, well, there wouldn’t be any. I haven’t been to a movie since 1997. And that was just one movie.


38 posted on 12/16/2012 6:06:45 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: Slyfox

He broke their code fairly much


39 posted on 12/16/2012 7:22:07 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Back then, there were some born again Anglicans, most assuredly George Whitefield being one, despite a few errors in some teaching (as infant baptism), but of superior heart: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/131christians/evangelistsandapologists/whitefield.html


40 posted on 12/16/2012 9:16:09 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: sauropod

He was definitely good friends with Will Fairfax, and that’s whose wife of whom he was very fond, possibly smitten. But no more than puppy love, like so many teens have for a (married) teacher.


41 posted on 12/16/2012 9:28:22 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: I want the USA back

Indeed! A socialist Garden without God, where the government provides all. At a cost that leads to bondage


42 posted on 12/17/2012 7:34:56 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: FatherofFive

But that was after he went to the UN.


43 posted on 12/17/2012 7:35:13 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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