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Mark Cuban Declares War On The Troops (The Man Behind The De Palma Smear) ^ | September 2nd, 2007 | Pat Dollard

Posted on 09/02/2007 7:51:18 AM PDT by MaestroLC

Billionaire Mark Cuban has decided to put all of his weight behind a campaign to smear US troops in Iraq as “monsters’. Cuban has decided that De Palma’s film “Redacted” must be seen as the cornerstone of his and De Palma’s self-declared anti-victory campaign against America and her troops fighing in Iraq. Cuban’s company Magnolia Pictures will be bringing this propganda campaign to a theater near you this winter. According to a source close to Cuban, the decision to develop, finance and distribute the film was personally made by Çuban. Cuban has a full producer credit on the film, and DePalma shot it on HiDef video at Cuban’s request in order for it to qualify as fodder for Cuban’s hi-def cable channel. So far neither he nor DePalma have explained how they can be “bringing the truth of the Iraq War to the American People” as Louie DePalma has said, when both of them have never been to Iraq, filmed any of “Redacted” in Iraq, and have never spent one minute with any soldier in Iraq. Clearly they are only bringing you their imagined propagandists’ reality of Iraq. Both had the opportunity to go, both declined. They have chosen the cowards’ path in a quest for legitimacy as spokesmen for the Iraq war, and as such both have failed. Indeed, they are left standing as laughingstocks. Their reach has exceeded their grasp. Cuban is a jet-set, armchair “Iraq Truther” who made sure not to have his private jet stop anywhere near Iraq. But he and DePalma are more than anxious to bring you the “reality of the Iraq war”.

DePalma said that going in it was his intention to make a film that would nauseate the American people and therby lead to a US withdrawal from Iraq. Well the only way for him to pull that off is if his film makes the case that the anomolous rape it fictionalizes is not actually an anomoly, but a “typical” snapshot of the US military’s behavior. In short, he would have to make his “troops as monsters” conceit appear to be typical of the troops, not atypical. This reveals a desire to create something that is nothing short of a willful and intentional smear built upon a lie. It also means that he decided not to look at Iraq for what it was, but to find something - anything - in it that would allow him to advance his propaganda campaign. Well Louie DePalma gave the game away when he confessed his excitement at his initial discovery of the rape story: “I knew I had a story!”. Now if that doesn’t mean “A story to suit my propaganda interests!”, then what does it mean? And what does it betray about what he was desperate to find in the first place?

TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: billionaires; cuban; depalma; iraq; markcuban; moviereview; redacted; smear; troops

1 posted on 09/02/2007 7:51:22 AM PDT by MaestroLC
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To: MaestroLC
Perhaps the adaquate response would be to create a film showing the crimes of the Islamists. Beheading, suicide bombing, torture. Oh wait... you can find real footage of that on the internet.
2 posted on 09/02/2007 7:55:28 AM PDT by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: MaestroLC

How about a film on the Taliban and the Korean hostages? Oh, that’s right, that didn’t happen, it was a made up story.

3 posted on 09/02/2007 8:29:44 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: MaestroLC
Billionaire Mark Cuban

And the brainless sheeple will praise him as a "man of the people."

4 posted on 09/02/2007 8:58:39 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: MaestroLC

I loved De Palma’s films. How could he do this?

5 posted on 09/02/2007 2:03:25 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan (An American in Miami)
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To: SoldierMedic

In case you haven’t heard of him, billionaire Cuban owns the Dallas Mavericks and supports the campaign against Global Warming by travelling in his private Gulf Stream V jet. He also decided to distribute the 9-11 paranoid conspiracy “Truther” film, “Loose Change”.)

I think that first, Cuban should lose ANY support for his team. The Dallas Turncoats is a good name for them.

Second: it is time to laugh and make fun of these jokers.

6 posted on 09/02/2007 6:20:57 PM PDT by Chickensoup (If it is not permitted, it is prohibited. Only the government can permit....)
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To: Chickensoup
I think that first, Cuban should lose ANY support for his team. The Dallas Turncoats is a good name for them.

Ditto. I live in Dallas and Cuban just made me a Spurs fan. I will never spend another dime at the AAC.

7 posted on 09/02/2007 9:27:23 PM PDT by Entrepreneur
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To: Entrepreneur

Same here. I rooted hard for the Mavs against Miami in the Finals. But I was so happy with the Warriors beat the Mavs in the First Round.

Go Spurs, indeed!

8 posted on 09/02/2007 9:29:51 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: MaestroLC

Cuban has always been a spoiled brat who thinks that money allows him to do whatever he pleases, regardless of the effect on others. Here is hoping that Mavs ticket sales tank.

9 posted on 09/02/2007 10:20:24 PM PDT by Roberts
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To: Roberts; Chickensoup; FreeManWhoCan

I’m beginning to wonder if, in order to become as rich as Cuban, it is necessary for a person to be a sociopath, i.e., someone with no conscience. This enables a person to guiltlessly backstab others in his quest for money.

I’m also beginning to wonder if this guy, and his treasonous ilk, are really motivated by what appears to be hatred of their country. I’m beginning to think that their motivation is just money (or power in whatever form they favor). A guy like this sees the opportunity to make such a movie as a way to make money. Same with Michael Moore. The money and the attention give them power. The fact that it’s seditious is quite incidental to them.

Same goes for the politicians. Think about how many there are that are really not bright, yet manage to stay in office, accumulate political power, and in fact, thrive politically. They thrive on the attention that their absurd statements and positions bring them. They can’t possibly believe all the absurd things they say. But they get so much publicity (positive feedback) from their behavior that they continue to do it. They are like drug addicts needing the next hit of attention.

10 posted on 09/03/2007 3:54:10 AM PDT by generally (Ask me about FReepers Folding@Home)
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To: generally

There is money to be made by the wealthy and powerful both in anarchy and in totalitarianism.

11 posted on 09/03/2007 6:20:31 AM PDT by Chickensoup (If it is not permitted, it is prohibited. Only the government can permit....)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Let the creep know what you think.

12 posted on 09/04/2007 6:14:31 PM PDT by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations... pornography, homosexuality, abortion)
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To: TruthFactor

Cuban is one of the so-called stars in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

I hope he breaks his effing neck during the competition.

13 posted on 09/04/2007 8:20:00 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (My number one goal in life is to leave a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore.)
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To: Entrepreneur

Go Spurs!

14 posted on 09/06/2007 9:48:54 AM PDT by hocndoc (
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To: Chickensoup; generally

I think the trouble is the gaining of wealth while too young and while expressing a strong anti-establishment streak. How often each season is Cuban in trouble with the NBA powers that be?

15 posted on 09/06/2007 9:54:49 AM PDT by hocndoc (
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