Spielberg and China

The Chinese are outraged! At least according to the Chinese press, which is about a reliable barometer of truth as is Cuba’s state controlled media. In fact, these days castro inc. is probably taking lessons from China.
Meanwhile the famous director must wonder what happened. After all, didn’t he earn his communist badge by paying homage to el comandante?
Talk about being between a rock and a hard place, how to choose? Genocide or Communism, how is a good ole boy from Hollywood suppossed to decide?

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg’s decision to quit the Beijing Olympics over the Darfur crisis is drawing condemnation by China’s state-controlled media and a groundswell of criticism from the Chinese public.
Last week, the American director withdrew from his role as an artistic adviser to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Summer Games, accusing China of not doing enough to press for peace in the troubled Sudanese region.
Officially, the Chinese government has not directly criticized Spielberg by name, expressing only “regret” over his decision. But the state-run media and the public have been far less restrained.
In newspaper commentaries and lively Internet forums, they have expressed outrage, scorn and bewilderment that China’s Olympics have come under international criticism from Spielberg and others.
A biting front-page editorial Wednesday in the overseas edition of the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s official newspaper, blasted Spielberg for his decision.
“A certain Western director was very naive and made an unreasonable move toward the issue of the Beijing Olympics. This is perhaps because of his unique Hollywood characteristics,” it said.


3 thoughts on “Spielberg and China”

  1. My cynical, possibly tinfoil hat, take on linking the Beijing Olympics with, of all things, China’s Sudanese oil consumption is that it’s a welcome smoke screen for the Chicoms.
    Direct your outrage over there. Don’t look at the lack of freedoms and human rights violations here and we might even make a magnanimous show of buying oil somewhere else.
    The Hollywood genocide libs get to feel like they accomplished something with their swell friends the Chinese — who only a fascist would distrust — and China deflects attention from their backyard without giving up anything.

  2. The sad thing is that Spielberg, like so many others of his ilk, actually see themselves as far more than what they actually are. Their pretensions are so bloated that it approaches self-parody.

  3. Purely a PR move on Spielberg’s part. This is a man who considered his meeting with Fidel the most important moment of his life. Given that little tidbit, this guy could give a rat’s ass about oppression anywhere on Earth. Hell, he’s probably laughing at the poor folks in Darfur while sipping on a Cosmo on his leather couch.

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