September 4, 2007, - 3:33 pm

Me on Sirius Patriot Channel Today

By Debbie Schlussel
I will be on the “Mike Church Show” on Sirius Patriot Channel 144, today at 5:30 p.m. Eastern, to discuss the Mark Cuban-produced anti-troops movie I first reported on back in February (and everyone else on the net discovered Sunday–that means you, Drudge).
The movie, “Redacted,” by Director Brian DePalma is a fictionalized account of American troops raping an Iraqi girl. DePalma, as I’d written a half-year ago, has a history of making films that defame our troops, including those who served in Vietnam (whom he also depicted as raping a young girl). It’s disgusting. Out of many, many stories of American troops doing great things around the world, he picks a few anomalies–a few soldiers in a place where we are at war and where these things rarely happen, but do happen. Don’t expect DePalma and Cuban, though, to make a film about how Muslims rape, torture, and kill Christians and Jews, though Cuban has expressed an interest in me pitching him on an idea. And I will. We’ll see.
Listen in if you have Sirius. Read my original post on “Redacted.”

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What passes for contemporary literature is shot through with this, too. Just read a recent novel “The Speed of Light” by Spaniard Javier Cerca – about a (predictably) tragic American Vietnam Vet who’d participated in a massacre over there.

Jeremiah on September 4, 2007 at 4:49 pm

Tell Mark Cuban to make a real-life movie about the Iraqi soccer team.
Blog: Inside Iraq
Hooray for all Iraqis, there should be a movie made about this Iraqi soccer team. It’s a real “Cinderella” story:).
Posted by: ljm | July 29, 2007 at 01:28 …
washingtonbureau.typepad.com/iraq/2007/07/feet-of-clay.html

barrypopik on September 4, 2007 at 5:00 pm

This all relates to Hollywood’s perverted sense of America’s place in the world. Sometimes it takes fighting dirty to preserve something wonderful that by in large provides a wonderful net benefit to the world at large. Hollywood siezes upon the “dirty” (some at least PARTIALLY true, most just utter fabrications) to distort our national image. This nation has by in large been the best force the world has known in human history – whether it be extending and encouraging freedom in other parts of the world (Soviet Bloc, Asia, Central America), as well as our contributions through innovation.
Furthermore, Hollywood is filled with undereducated and truly ignorant people who have a soap-box of neatly stacked hundred dollar bills to stand on and pontificate about the evils of American foreign policy. These would be the Sean Penn’s, the “Skankelina” Jolies (rock on with nicknames Debbie), and the Michael Moore’s. These ignorant uber left celebrities use their absurd moral relativism and moral equivalence to bash any slight on America’s behalf, while excusing genocidal tyrants from any standards of conduct.
I’m not even sure if I can blame DePalma, being nothing more than a Lemming stuck inside of the radical leftist Hollywood bubble. He is simply following in the footsteps of Oliver Stone and Michael Moore, who have made millions and millions and earned prize after prize for defaming US troops. I just wish they would move to France, or better yet one of their tyrannical third world idol nations like Cuba or Syria.

JasonBourne81 on September 4, 2007 at 5:21 pm

After De Palma’s abortion of a movie “The Black Dahlia” – he should never make another movie again.

Ripper on September 4, 2007 at 7:34 pm

Cuban thinks he walks on water.
From looking at his blog, his posters are kool aid drinkers. They love him precisely because he might be able to do something for them – total sycophants.
Seems he likes to call people who disagree with him “zealots”. This is a classic technique to avoid taking responsiblity for his actions. The attitude is essentially that he is above the fray, above it all. How can he not “know enough” about the war? Absurd. He renders judgment all the time as a businessman.
He may have a lot of $- but this sounds like moral bankruptcy to me.

CarpeDiem on September 4, 2007 at 9:20 pm

That’s why the Mavericks will never win an NBA Champioinship. In fact I think they have a curse now…the mark cuban curse!!

Squirrel3D on September 4, 2007 at 9:34 pm

Bill O’Reilly and Laura Ingraham were talking about it today on XM. I guess they got it from Drudge.

steve ventry on September 4, 2007 at 9:47 pm

Methinks the Cuban doth protest too much!
He seems awfully eager to avoid the negative fallout this movie will generate for him (especially in Texas!!). Let’s see:
1) He doesn’t know much about Iraq;
2) He’s neutral (yeah right);
3) He didn’t read the script;
4) He gave DePalma a blank check.
Too bad he didn’t try to emulate Truman – the buck stops here – rather than JFK.
Nice try Mark! But most Americans can see through your little charade, its about as good as the Mavs defense.

WillPower on September 4, 2007 at 10:00 pm

Oh, Mark,
If your looking about an Iraq story to make into a movie, how about this one:
http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=56723
This is right up DePalma’s alley!

WillPower on September 4, 2007 at 10:04 pm

Cuban and DePalma – what a pair! – this movie sounds awful, they “stunned” Venice? It’s Michael Moore territory with this sick film.
Extremely graphic – why?
http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=entertainmentNews&storyid=2007-08-31T150344Z_01_L31903844_RTRUKOC_0_US-VENICE-IRAQ.xml&src=rss&rpc=22&sp=true

CarpeDiem on September 4, 2007 at 10:10 pm

Hey Deb. just to let you know Bill O’Reilly led off with his take on this movie along with I believe Kristian Powers and Michelle Malkin on Fox News. I only caught a minute or so and I don’t know if they cited you. Hope they did.

OneIrishJew on September 4, 2007 at 10:26 pm

I don’t know much about DePalma, this movie, or Vietnam. But Casualties of War captured what it is like to go against the brass when you report a crime in the Army. I checked with others in the company when the movie came out and we all agreed we could relate to Michael Fox’s character. A woman did the costumes, too, and she did a better job than all of the so called “technical advisors” in all the other movies combined. It is hard to get a group of actors to wear the gear and walk-the-walk for a movie (evidence Saving Private Ryan) but Casualites of War is a good movie. There are always soldiers in any unit that are as much a threat to the other soldiers as they are to the victims they commit crimes against. I don’t like the way Hollywood focuses on the negative, but that doesn’t mean you have to ignore it either. There are two soldiers out there that I would go to jail to get even with and not lose a night’s sleep- they were that evil.

code7 on September 4, 2007 at 10:40 pm

Mark Cuban – Since you say you don’t know enough about the Iraq War, read this for a start – especially since you paid to have this movie made.
http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/09/when_the_left_cares_and_when_i.html

CarpeDiem on September 5, 2007 at 3:12 am

I find it interesting that Debbie thinks it’s disgusting that Brian DePalma made a film based on a true story, but doesn’t find it disgusting that an innocent little girl was raped by American Soldiers.

Jovent on September 10, 2007 at 3:21 pm

Are you aware that Mike Church is a huge anti-Semite? Please look into it.

randy on March 21, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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