Can you believe that some idiot ... there are many in Hollywood, but this is a low ... has chosen Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan in some movie.
There are a lot of people who wouldn’t go see Jane Fonda if they were paying people to go. I’m one of them.
Vietnam veterans day was March 29th. Maybe most people have forgotten the national disgrace of how these veterans were treated on their return. I have not.
Unfortunately, it's not a case of idiocy - it's deliberate calculation and strategy. The Left has always understood the power of the entertainment media to shape people's attitudes and the culture. The deconstruction and rewriting of history is a fundamental component of their "creativity" and "art".
Conservatives are wrong to laugh at or dismiss this stuff because no matter how inaccurate, distorted or dishonest their product may be, once it's out there it infects and metastasizes throughout the cultural consciousness. Despite what you or I think, people watch it, and they believe it. They'll rent the DVDs, it will be mentioned in articles and discussed on television, cited by "experts" and pundits and recycled on cable and satellite networks.
Just like Tom Hanks' recent HBO smear of Sarah Palin, "Game Change", they don't really care who sees them or expect these things to be commercial successes. It's about planting the progressive flag and laying first claim to an issue in order to define it, or to deconstruct and rewrite it if it's something from past history.
Hanks is a particular disappointment. I want to like him and I've enjoyed many of his movies, yet his use of his talent to further an agenda that I know is evil and destructive puts him right in there with Leni Riefenstahl. He truly exemplifies the concept of "useful idiot" (I honestly don't believe he understands the issues sufficiently to merit the "fellow traveler" designation). In his case it really is "stupid is as stupid does".