May 15, 2012, - 2:48 pm
It is always gratifying when left-wing Jews in Hollywood awaken from their pan-Islamic slumber. And I think that may have occurred with actor/director Peter Berg (who, actually, isn’t Jewish, as only his father is a Jew, but he’s frequently identified himself as Jewish to the world). He told off an Israeli television reporter and draft dodger and advocated attacking Iran, in an interview he did promoting his new movie, “Battleship,” which debuts in theaters later this week. See the video below. But I’m not sure that Berg has connected the dots between Israel’s survival and the growing Islamic threat all over the world, including his friends in Saudi Arabia. As longtime readers may remember, I’ve documented some of the stupid, pro-Muslim things Berg has said and done.
Peter Berg on Iran, Israel & the IDF (Not Safe for Work – 2 F-Words) . . .
Berg’s past Islamo-pandering is substantial. He directed the propagandistic “The Kingdom” (read my review), which morally equated American FBI counterterrorism agents with Islamic terrorists who kill Americans. As I exclusively reported, he used a paid Saudi government advisor to “massage” the movie’s content, attacked American patriotism, and told the press that he wanted to send a message sympathetic to Muslims. At the time, he said he was upset when American audiences applauded his movie and thought it was patriotic. He assured them it was not:
When a test screening in Sacramento erupted in cheers during a battle scene (he was hoping for a more somber reaction), he told Universal Studios executives he wanted a screening for a largely Muslim audience.
“I didn’t want this to be an ‘America kicks (butt)’ movie,” he says. I wanted action but not jingoistic action.” . . . [DS: As I’ve written many times, “jingoistic” is the word the left–especially in Hollywood–uses to deride American patriotism.]
[After a London audience gave the scene an ovation], Berg decided audiences were cheering a win over terrorism, not [DS: American] nationalism, and kept the scene.
And don’t forget his acting gig in the very anti-American, pro-Muslim “Lions for Lambs” (read my review).
So, has Peter Berg finally woken up from his pro-Muslim, anti-American BS? Or is it that he just can’t connect the dots between Israel and the Islamic threat that it and all of us here in America face?
I will generally take support for Israel where I can get it, especially from someone as influential and prominent in Tinseltown as he is (though I’ve always found him to be kind of a ditz). (And, for the record, I’ve always believed that I don’t need any actors or celebrities to confirm what I already know is right, just, and true.) However, the Islamic threat to our own country and the rest of the world looms even larger, and he hasn’t seemed to have gotten it, given his body of work.
What’s your take?
Tags: Hollywood, IDF, Iran, Islam, Israel, Peter Berg, pro-Israel actors, pro-Israel celebs, pro-Israel directors