The enemies of liberty may be gaining steam in Egypt right now, but Hollywood doesn’t seem to notice. No, to them we’re still our own worst enemy. Mike Fleming at Deadline reports that no less than seven potential film projects based on cyber-anarchist Julian Assange and his whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks are under consideration:
The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal and Management 360 have partnered with financier/producer Megan Ellison to option The Boy Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, an article about WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange in The New York Times Magazine written by the newspaper’s executive editor Bill Keller. Ellison, an exec producer of True Grit, will finance development through her Annapurna Pictures and she, Boal and Management 360 will produce. Boal might write the film, but that will depend on if he has time […]
On the very day that Rush Limbaugh pointed out the Left doesn’t mind “incivility” on the streets in Cairo, and that the media loves Egyptian protesters almost as fervently as they hate the Tea Party; MSNBC’s Ed Schultz called for censoring Rush Limbaugh but guaranteeing internet access for Egyptians.
SCHULTZ: … Rush Limbaugh wants to hide from it or ignore it, or even inflame it, the Reverend Al Sharpton will join us to suggest that something must be done about hate speech and its consequences.
It’s pretty hard to say that Rush does anything nearly as over the top as “Psycho Talk” Schultz, but living in a glass house doesn’t keep the good sergeant from throwing stones.
But he wants everyone– including I assume, the Muslim Brotherhood– in Egypt to get their say, even if it actually may be hate speech and actually promoting violence.
SCHULTZ: …a regime that is oppressing the people, won‘t even let them get on the Internet today? I mean, how much more restrictive can you get?
And the comments from Schultz about the Tea Party protesters are too numerous to bother with. But the upshot is, that Sgt. Schultz wants a First Amendment for Egypt, but while his guy is in charge, he’s not so wild about it in America.
That’s bad enough. But the episode veered into comedy routine when Ed brought Al Sharpton on to talk about banning inflamatory speech from the airwaves. I mean… really?
I knew I was inviting a headache from the moment I saw the title. “Cairo Sunshine All Around the World” is a Huffington Post article by Raffi Cavoukian, the Egyptian-born Canadian singer who brought us “Baby Beluga” and “Bananaphone” under the mononym Raffi.
Are we witnessing the emergence of a new fundamental human right — the right of citizens to connect via social media — the digital right to communicate? Does any nation that disrupts or suspends the people’s right to communicate by this most democratic of means thus not suspend its own legitimacy?
Further on, he discovers another emergent right.
A new basic right is “the right to a future” for Earth and Child — for both our warming planet and her children scattered on all the lands called home. The right to a viable future is like a beacon to light universal human needs and hopes in this pivotal time for civilization.
Right about here is where the well-informed will recognize that Raffi is not the nut he appears to be, but a sophisticated leftist change agent. Raffi is propagating a view of “fundamental human rights” which is antithetical to the natural law upon which actual rights are based.
At least she didn’t blame Sarah Palin.
On her low-rated MSNBC show Monday night, Rachel Maddow condemned “Stephenson Billings at ChristWire.org” for writing this:
The escalating crisis in Egypt could become a defining moment for Sarah Palin. Governor Palin needs to speak out publicly and forcibly for an American-led invasion to protect our interests in North Africa.
Too bad Stephenson Billings is an imaginary person and ChristWire.org is a satirical site.
It’s really hard to think of anyone with a public forum who is dumber– and louder and prouder about it– than Joy Behar, the woman who calls Sarah Palin stupid, then wonders if calling the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” is racist.
“Wishing the Egyptian people good luck as they attempt to bring their country back to its original glory.”
To paraphrase Indiana Jones: Didn’t you EVER go to Sunday School? Failing that, did nothing from annual airings of The Ten Commandments sink in?
So, Joy, is your desire for Egypt to return to a slave-based economy limited to enslaving Jews, or are you a more equal opportunity idiot?