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  • What BlacKkKlansman Gets Wrong

    08/28/2018 4:56:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | August 28, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    Its a slow, didactic film about a minor episode. Billed as being based on a crazy, outrageous incredible true story about how a black cop infiltrated the KKK, Spike Lees BlacKkKlansman would be more accurately described as the story of how a black cop in 1970s Colorado Springs spoke to the Klan on the phone. He pretended to be a white supremacist . . . on the phone. That isnt infiltration, thats prank-calling. A poster for the movie shows a black guy wearing a Klan hood. Great starting point for a comedy, but it didnt happen. The cop who actually...
  • Director Boots Riley slams Spike Lee for 'made up' BlacKkKlansman - claiming (T)

    08/19/2018 11:51:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/19/2018 | Kayla Brantley
    BlackKklansman is based on the story of Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado detective who infiltrated a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s and later wrote a book about the experience. But in the midst of today's Black Lives Matter movement Riley argues that Lee's film changed historical events to portray police officers as heroes fighting racism and claims the real-life Ron Stallworth is the true 'villain'.
  • Spike Lee: Lying, Money-Hungry Conservatives Will Put Their Mother on the Corner for a Dollar

    08/12/2018 6:57:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharptons MSNBC show today, Spike Lee, after castigating President Trump for failing to condemn hate in his remarks after Charlottesville last year, said: Theyve been able to manufacture, or combine, money with hate . . . Just to see these guys get on television and lie, and lie and lie. These guys lets go Brooklyn right now theyll put their mother on the corner for a dollar.Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Top Racist Democrat Quotes

    04/01/2010 7:09:21 AM PDT · by laotzu · 44 replies · 1,331+ views
    Hip Hop Republican ^ | 8/20/06 | (none)
    "I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America." -Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess "You...
  • Spike Lees Cannes Speech About Trump Was Fiery As Hell

    05/15/2018 8:48:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 15, 2018 | Monica Bush
    After sharing his new film BlacKkKlansman on Monday night, acclaimed film director Spike Lee railed against Trump at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie centers on the true story of a black police officer who managed to crack open a branch of the KKK, and uses footage from the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally that took place last August. When discussing his decision to use the footage from the protest at the end of the film, Lee spoke for approximately five minutes, and took the opportunity to tear into President Trump's response to the deadly white nationalist event, where one woman,...
  • Assemblywoman makes bizarre rant against Jews at meeting (New York)

    04/07/2018 4:49:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Carl Campanile
    A Brooklyn legislator was accused Wednesday of delivering a bizarre tirade against Jews, while ripping Mayor Bill de Blasio as a sellout, during a local community board meeting this week. Assemblywoman Diane Richardsons 50-minute rant during the Board 17 meeting Monday night faulted Jews for gentrifying in her district, which includes East Flatbush, Flatbush, Crown Heights and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, according to an eyewitness.
  • Gold Star Parents vs. Spike Lee: How Do You Support Millionaires On Their Knees & Not Fallen Heroes?

    09/28/2017 7:08:42 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 25 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 27, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    Spike Lee is confronted by the parents of a fallen soldier on why he supports NFL players kneeing for the national anthem. From a CNN townhall on Wednesday night: BONACASA: Last Sunday our community had celebration for Gold Star parents. It was a very humbling ceremony but it brought us back to the day we lost our son. It was a very empty feeling. We came home, turned on the TV and there was the NFL players on their knees. That was a slap in the face to us. So, my question is how do you support these multimillionaires on...
  • Spike Lee/Mars Blackman Unveils 'Anti-Donald Trump' Nike Sneakers

    02/19/2017 4:44:17 PM PST · by drewh · 34 replies
    Brietbart ^ | feb 18 2017 ast | Jerome Hudson
    Filmmaker Spike Lee posted a photo to Instagram of himself holding up a pair of custom Black History Month Air Jordan 1s, in an apparent show of protest against President Donald Trump. One shoe featured the anti-Trump slogan RESIST while the other shoe read REPEL AGENT ORANGE, a moniker popularized by rapper Busta Rhymes, who referred to Trump as President Agent Orange during a performance at the 59th annual Grammy Awards this month. RESIST REPEL AGENT ORANGE. DATS DA PUTIN TRUTH, RUTH. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF. BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, Lee wrote in the caption below the photo. Shout Out To...
  • Spike Lee endorses Sanders: 'He will do the right thing'

    02/23/2016 6:47:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2016 4:13 PM EST
    Filmmaker Spike Lee is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president in a South Carolina radio ad. Arguing, in Sanders' words, that the "system is rigged," Lee praises Sanders for not taking money from corporations in the ad. ...
  • Could Chris Rock drop out as Oscars host over increasing calls to boycott Academy Awards?

    01/18/2016 4:46:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 91 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 18,2016 | BY JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ, ETHAN SACKS
    upcoming Academy Awards telecast may be caught between Chris Rock and a hard place. The comic actor is facing pressure to bow out as host of the 88th annual Oscars — with less than six weeks to go before the Feb. 28 telecast — over the mounting calls for boycotting the awards in response to the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominees. On Monday’s holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., both Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith announced they would not be attending the Academy Awards to protest a second straight year without a black actor receiving a single...
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee Boycotting Oscars Over Lack of Diversity in Nominations

    01/18/2016 3:30:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    US Weekly ^ | 01/18/2016 | By Stephanie Webber
    There will be two empty seats during the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that they will not be attending the 2016 Oscars over the lack of diversity in this year's nominations. As previously reported, Pinkett Smith, 44, initially posted a series of tweets on Saturday to air her grievances. On Monday, she shared a Facebook video and confirmed that she will not be attending or watching the live show. (Last year, only white actors received nominations too.) "I can't help but ask the question: Is it time that...
  • Spike Lee: Americans Don’t Care About Chicago Gun Violence Because ‘It’s Not Sandy Hook’

    12/27/2015 11:25:50 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 101 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 27 DECEMBER 2015 | PAM KEY
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” filmmaker Spike Lee said he believes Americans are not more outraged by the daily gun violence in Chicago because it doesn’t receive the high-profile attention like Sandy Hook, Charleston and San Bernardino. When asked why he believes Chicago has such tremendous gun violence Lee said, “I think part of it has to do with that Chicago is America’s biggest segregated city and I think that has to do a lot with it. And people are just thrown to one side of town and left to their own devices.”
  • LISTEN: Spike Lee Loses Heated Gun Rights Argument; Hangs Up On WFLA

    12/04/2015 11:41:33 AM PST · by shortstop · 14 replies
    WFLA ^ | 12/03/15 | Jack Harris
    Internationally known filmmaker, Spike Lee, joined 970 WFLA's morning show, AM Tampa Bay, to promote his new movie, "Chiraq". His movie takes place in modern South Chicago, and is based on Aristophanes, Greek comedy, Lysistrata, where women withhold sex from their husbands to end violence (war). During the course of the interview with Jack Harris and Tedd Webb, and in light of the latest news stories of gun violence, the talk focused on gun rights, the theme of the movie. Lee became angry with Harris' and Webb's argument and wound up hanging up on them. LISTEN below: http://www.970wfla.com/onair/am-tampa-bay-1578/listen-spike-lee-loses-heated-gun-14176215/#ixzz3tNmwfmHe
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel resists calls to resign

    12/02/2015 9:59:58 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/02/2015 | By Amanda Sakuma
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday fiercely resisted calls to follow his police superintendent in stepping down, even as the city continues to roil over the dashcam video released last week showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot by police. Asked at a POLITICO Playbook event whether he planned to resign, the notoriously brazen Emanuel sneered and made light of the question. “No, because I really so much look forward to this interview and I wanted to have it. I just felt so good saying that to you,” Emanuel said, explaining that Chicago voters already put their faith in him. ~SNIP~...
  • ‘Chi-Raq’ Actress Angela Bassett Calls Out Obama’s Hometown for Gang Violence

    11/29/2015 8:05:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Breitbart Hollywod ^ | November 27, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    In an interview published November 25, actress Angela Bassett suggested some Chicago leaders are having trouble with Spike Lee’s film Chi-Raq because they are embarrassed by the gun violence in their city. “Chi-Raq” is a nickname given to Chicago because the violence in parts of the city is reminiscent of a war-zone like Iraq. According to The Wrap, Bassett said the “bloodshed” in Chicago’s black communities is “completely and utterly wasteful, shameful, hurtful to the core.” She said that Lee is trying to use his movie “to just bring some awareness….It’s a good picture, it’s very positive.” Bassett said she...
  • Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders - gun violence a 'black problem'

    11/05/2015 2:53:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/15 | Nikki Schwab
    Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders by hinting he is calling gun violence a 'black problem' Hillary Clinton seems to have a new critique of Bernie Sanders' gun stance. While not naming her Democratic rival directly, Clinton said before the Charleston, South Carolina, branch of the NAACP Friday that talking about 'urban' gun violence, as Sanders did at the first debate, was simply code for 'black.' 'There are some who say that it is an urban problem,' Clinton stated. 'Sometimes what they mean by that is: It's a black problem. But it's not. It's not black. It's...
  • Drudge is Right About Obama's Gun-Free Zone Hypocrisy

    11/04/2015 9:37:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In President Obama’s hometown of Chicago on Halloween night Saturday, a robbery was thwarted when a concealed carry permit holder with a valid firearm owner’s ID card under Illinois law shot the thug dead. It showed that even in Obama’s Chicago, more guns mean less crime and, in this case, one less career criminal. It also shows that opponents’ fears that concealed carry laws will mean carnage in the streets as garden-variety disputes escalate into a proverbial gunfight at the OK Corral are false. Since the U.S. 7th Court of appeals struck down Illinois’ ban on concealed carry as unconstitutional...
  • Spike Lee Thinks Withholding Sex From Men Could End Violence In Chicago [VIDEO]

    11/04/2015 9:53:33 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | David Hookstead
    Spike Lee’s new movie “Chiraq” has an interesting take on how to end the violence in Chicago: Withhold sex from men to stop the carnage.
  • St. Sabina holds Chiraq block party (CHICAGO)

    06/14/2015 6:27:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    WGNtv ^ | June 13, 2015 | Erik Runge
    St. Sabina holds Chiraq block party Posted 5:20 PM, June 13, 2015, by Erik Runge CHICAGO Permit or not, Father Michael Pflegers St. Sabina block party was going to happen Saturay. The alderman who first tried to block the permit, because Spike Lee and his cast of Chiraq was involved, ended up changing his mind. The star of this years St. Sabina block party may be film maker Spike Lee, but its the name of his new film thats really been hogging the spotlight.
  • 'Chiraq': Working title of new Spike Lee film ignites firestorm in Chicago

    06/06/2015 9:18:01 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat June 6, 2015 | Ryan Young and Michael Martinez
    Chicago (CNN)Violence in this great American city matures so notoriously that film director Spike Lee now purportedly seeks a new nickname for the Windy City: Chiraq. The name merges Chi-town with Iraq -- as if Chicago sinks like the godforsaken Iraq, a hopeless war zone to the world.