Bob Belvedere takes apart Harvey Weinstein and his radical attitude towards guns and gun owners
From Emily Miller, writing over at The Washington Times [tip of the fedora toMondamay]:
Movie producer Harvey Weinstein announced for the first time on Howard Stern’s radio show that he is making a full feature drama to try to destroy the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Stern asked Mr. Weinstein on Wednesday whether he owned a gun. The Hollywood heavyweight replied that he did not and never would. “I don’t think we need guns in this country. And I hate it,” the producer said. “I think the NRA is a disaster area.”
Mr. Weinstein then revealed his secret project about the gun rights group. “I shouldn’t say this, but I’ll tell it to you, Howard,” he said. “I’m going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we’re going to take this head-on. And they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them.”
The shock jock asked whether the film was going to be a documentary. Mr. Weinstein said no, that it would be a “big movie like a ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’”
The movie mogul said his vision was to scare people away from firearms. He foresees moviegoers to leave thinking, “Gun stocks — I don’t want to be involved in that stuff. It’s going to be like crash and burn.”
The chairman of the Weinstein Co. (formerly Miramax) is one of President Obama’s biggest fundraisers. He brought in more than $500,000 from his Hollywood friends for the president’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2012.
The 5 million members of the NRA are law-abiding Americans who are active in preserving the right to protect themselves and their families.
Mr. Weinstein thinks guns are necessary for self-defense, but only in other countries, during genocides and if the weapon is not personally owned.
Mr. Weinstein does not seem to know that the Nazis were able to confiscate the guns that the Jewish people owned based on Germany’s government registry.
These are the ravings of someone who is mentally ill, but does it rise to the level where you have to urge Whinestein be put in a straitjacket?
While Leftism is, indeed, a mental illness, I think it most cases it does not rise to the level of commitment because people like Harvey [does he have an imaginary friend named ‘Trotsky’?] does not pose an immediate danger to those around him and to himself [but, if he were to hurt himself, I wouldn’t shed any tears]. Fortunately, we are still in a position — despite the fact that our government is illegitimate and, therefore, lawless — to ignore this ignorant cretin, this waste of human flesh, this depraved and soulless dimwit, this dumpy and demented little putz. I am tempted to pray that he chokes on his own stupidity, but, well, I’m a peaceable man.
Weinstein is a buffoon who ignores history, reality, and stats from the FBI, CDC, and many other sources that show guns are used far more often for good, self-defense, than they are used to commit crimes. But in today’s culture, buffoons, if they say the right things, are lauded as wise somehow. Weinstein can make as many movies as he likes, but if he thinks he will turn Americans against the right to own guns, he is not just crazy, but stupid as well.
Samuel L Jackson and David Letterman are apparently not part of the Left-Wing group think. Jackson makes his feelings clear
Samuel L. Jackson, one of the stars of the new Quentin Tarantino-directed, Harvey Weinstein-produced Django Unchained, is speaking out against those who would restrict access to firearms or scale back violence in films in reaction to the massacre in Sandy Hook. Said Jackson:
“I don’t think it’s about more gun control. I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life … I don’t think movies or video games have anything to do with it.”
Jackson added, “We need to stop deranged people from getting access to guns.”
Letterman also is not ready to blame guns
Yet Letterman addressed the shooting with a candor and perspective that likely caught most viewers off guard.
“Do you think about the parents and their friends and getting that message from the school and finding out that their lives are irrevocably broken, ruined? You think about your own kid. I take him to school every now and then. Are we supposed to be worried about dropping our kids off at school now?” ….
“Believe me, I’m not dumb enough to think that this is a problem of guns,” Letterman said. “Before there were guns, people were killing one another. And you can’t just say that its mental health or emotional problems because people with all manner of problems don’t necessarily kill each other.”
He also shared a statistic that likely shocked his studio audience, one that muddies the debate about gun control even further.
“Since 1994, there have been 70 episodes of school shootings, [all] after the Brady Bill had passed [in 1993]. Good lord, does that surprise you?” he asked.
Imagine that, Liberals telling the truth about guns and gun control. I wonder if these two will feel the wrath of their Hollywood brethren for daring to question Liberal ideology?
Alec, Alec, Alec, just admit to yourself what everyone else knows
The Emmy-winning actor, who allegedly assaulted two separate journalists in just one week, is now blaming his public relation woes on … wait for it … New Media.
Oh, and the vast Right Wing Conspiracy, too.
In an interview with Charlie Rose, Baldwin said that because he’s “very vocal” about his political views, his “opposition within the Internet” moved quickly to distort the narrative.
After yesterday’s incident, the actor said, “All of the sudden, within 30 minutes, the misrepresentation of the story is out there by your political opponents. …Fox Nation says ‘Baldwin punches photographer.’ Not true. And that’s the thing that I find is the most difficult.”
The photographer in question begs to differ.
Funny, as is pointed out at the link, most “outspoken” people manage to not do the things Baldwin does
George Clooney is very vocal about his political leanings. So are Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Tom Hanks, Matthew Modine, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Harvey Weinstein and a plethora of Tinsel Town types.
Somehow, the aforementioned Hollywood players aren’t accused of wrestling with photographers, running over people on their bicycles or getting booted off of airplanes
See Alec, it IS you!