This is why Hollywood is held in such contempt by conservatives

In October of 2008 I posted links to the YouTube videos of the documentary about the Weather Underground. It is a damning documentary that exposes these radical fro what they are. Today, from Michelle Malkin, we learn that a movie — a hagiography — is being released about these murderers and terrorists. Is it any wonder why conservatives hold Hollywood in such contempt?

Bleeding-heart liberal Robert Redford is already the subject of early Oscar buzz. His much-hyped new film glamorizing the lives of Weather Underground domestic terrorists, “The Company You Keep,” will be released in the U.S. next week. But peace-loving moviegoers should save their money and take a stand.

Hollywood’s romanticizing of murderous radicals is an affront to decency. Redford and Company’s rose-colored hagiography of bloodstained killers defiles the memory of all those victimized by leftwing militants on American soil.

Tinseltown cheerleaders can’t stop gushing about Redford’s paean to gun-toting progressives, of course. Variety called the flick an “unabashedly heartfelt but competent tribute to 1960s idealism.” The entertainment daily effused: “There is something undeniably compelling, perhaps even romantic, about America’s ’60s radicals and the compromises they did or didn’t make.” One of the film executives promoting the Weather Underground movie slavered: “This is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about real Americans who stood for their beliefs, thinking they were patriots and defending their country’s ideals against their government.”

Compelling? Romantic? Real Americans? Patriots? The movie plot centers on a 1970s Michigan bank robbery perpetrated by fictional Weather Underground members Sharon Solarz (portrayed by bigwig Democratic activist Susan Sarandon) and Jim Grant (played by Redford). The group shoots and kills one off-duty police officer working as a bank security guard. Grant goes on the lam and assumes a fake identity; decades later, a reporter launches an investigation into his role in the crime. The movie drums up “unabashedly heartfelt” sympathy for Grant as he works to exonerate himself. […]

A paean to communist murderers.

3 thoughts on “This is why Hollywood is held in such contempt by conservatives

  1. Here is what I have on my website showing the link between the Weathermen and the Castro dynasty:
    “FBI Asserts Cuba Aided Weathermen”
    and the book by the informant who infiltrated the group
    I lived three blocks away from the Weatherman bomb factory on West 11 Street in Greenwich Village when in blew up in 1970 and brought down the entire three-story brownstone building. I was amazed to see that where the third floor apartment had been, bookcases full of books still clung to the walls. Actor Dustin Hoffman lived next door in the building to the left and from the sidewalk I saw a gaping hole that exposed his living room. Here is an article describing the situation

  2. Redford’s stardom was based primarily on being a very pretty boy, and since that was bound to fade, the surest bet to remain A-list (or tolerably close to it) was a variant of the Harry Belafonte track. Unfortunately, the shit works.

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