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September 1, 2006

Bush's 'assassination' as entertainment

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media

Apparently the BBC believes that a film depicting the assasination of President Bush is educational entertainment and that Al Qaeda, Saddam Hussein, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and others who want to destroy us are just a bunch of misunderstood people trying to get along with the rest of the world.

As Jules Crittenden at the Boston Globe writes today, "Perhaps enviously eyeing the millions and the acclaim that self-loathing American Michael Moore's exercise in distortion brought him, BBC's Channel Four and BBC Director Gabriel Range are producing a "shockingly real," "documentary-style" film that shows Bush being assassined by a Syrian at a large anti-war demonstration in Chicago":

Here's what Range told the Times of London: "The film is based on meticulous research and interviews with FBI agents and people on the other side of the war on terror."OK, we know that FBI agents have sometimes been on the other side of the war on crime, particularly in Boston. But the other side of the war on terror, if I'm not wrong, would be Al Qaeda.

Wait a minute.I think by the "other side" he means us. Those of us who believe Al Qaeda, Saddam Hussein, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the others who want to destroy us are evil.

"It is a serious and sensitive film. There is no way it would encourage anyone to assassinate Bush and usher in Cheney's America," Range said.

The BBC wants to hawk this revolting bucket of bile in the United States. It's not clear to me what business foreign agents have advocating the murder of a sitting United States president, shouting fire in a crowded American theater.But America is a free country.

Continue reading and learn about Crittenden's idea for a Hollywood blockbuster about Britain, one that the BBC might not appreciate.

Posted by Richard at September 1, 2006 10:51 AM

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