Andrew Breitbart, who nearly destroyed a woman’s career then claimed he was the real victim after his chicanery was unmasked, believes professional victim Sarah Palin should go the Oprah route.
A Palin show would “upset the victimology narrative of most of those shows and talked about heroism and did pretty much a very similar mid-day show appealing to the same audience, she could be a kingmaker within the pop-culture world and then run for president. But if Sarah Palin were to run for office right now, to say I wouldn’t be against it is an understatement… her courage and her standing up against a villainous torrent of attacks makes me admire her as much as anybody in America right now.”
Delusion is a powerful drug.
Movies geared toward their audiences typically suck, as Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir notes in his review of the new Christian-themed movie, “Soul Surfer”:
At the risk of offending many people in many different directions, Christian cinema reminds me of gay cinema. If, that is, gay cinema were permanently stuck in 1986, with a self-ghettoizing mandate to present positive role models for youth and tell an anodyne but uplifting story that sends a message of hope.
(via Andrew Sullivan)
Disgraced author James Frey, in a new tome chronicling the Second Coming of Christ, depicts the Messiah as “an active bisexual who supports his prostitute girlfriend when she aborts her first child.”
Replace Jesus with Muhammad and I think you can guess the consequences in places such as Kandahar. While forcing Frey into hiding might count as a good thing, innocent lives would likely be lost.
I bring this up not to to indulge in theological superiority but to consider the impact of such religious fervor on American foreign policy. Wishing it weren’t so and trying to rationalize the inexcusable gets us nowhere.
It’s also instructive to note the violent reaction to the idiot Florida pastor’s Koran burning was pretty much contained to Afghanistan. If, as Bachmann Palin Overdrive claim, Islamic extremists have taken over in Egypt (they heard it on Rush), why did they pass on an opportunity to stir up a frenzy? That’s what they do.
Note how our politicians tend to a.) minimize the threat posed by Muslim fanatics or b.) exaggerate their influence.
Edina Monsoon’s speech would be a hit with tea partiers. Hell, I sort of like it.