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Virgins In A Brothel

So Warner Brothers has prohibited the release of a new interview included in the DVD release of 1987's Hanoi Hilton, because the Hollywood studio wants to be careful to "not affect the election one way or the other." Right. And Hollywood conservative Lionel Chetwynd, the interviewee, smacks back at Warner Brothers, saying, "Finding someone in Hollywood who says they don't want to affect the election is like finding a virgin in a brothel."

Concur.

If Sen. John McCain has more to say publicly about his time in a North Vietnamese prison before next month's election, it will not be with help from Warner Brothers.

The studio moved quietly over the last few weeks to block any promotional showing of an interview -- tied to the release of the first DVD version of the 1987 film Hanoi Hilton -- in which McCain spoke of his imprisonment in the Hoa Lo prison during the Vietnam War. The studio is concerned that any pre-election showing might embroil the project in electoral politics.

"It's just us trying to be cautious and not affect the election one way or the other," said Ronnee Sass, a spokeswoman for the studio's home entertainment division.

The prohibition came amid a rising tide of politically edged entertainments, from Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, a Lions Gate Films release that presented an unflattering portrait of President Bush in the last presidential election, to Tina Fey's more recent barbed portrayals of Gov. Sarah Palin on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

The interview was recorded in May by the filmmaker and well-known Hollywood conservative Lionel Chetwynd for inclusion on the Hanoi Hilton DVD, which is set for release on Nov. 11.

"Finding someone in Hollywood who says they don't want to affect the election is like finding a virgin in a brothel," Chetwynd said Monday. He noted that studios were plugging movies with far more potential political impact, Oliver Stone's Bush biography W. among them.


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Comments (13)

The Libtards are scared shi... (Below threshold)
DoninFla:

The Libtards are scared shitless right now. They know all the O's associations will sink him if these reminders continue. Note their constant attacks on anyone who speak of them. Anyone who does is called a racist of course. Most see right through that crap though.

They're all part of the sam... (Below threshold)

They're all part of the same conspiracy, with the same agenda and the same fears. They make themselves look like fools.

"It's just us trying to ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"It's just us trying to be cautious and not affect the election one way or the other," said Ronnee Sass, a spokeswoman for the studio's home entertainment division.

Bwahahahahahahahahaha!! Eh heheh...em... :)

Was Chetwynd interviewed wh... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Was Chetwynd interviewed while waiting for a table at Denny's?

Um, Don, the "Libtards" seem to have grown to 50+% of the country. You're awfully loud for a minority, friendo.

Apparently nobody feels the... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

Apparently nobody feels the same compunction about releasing Oliver Stone's "W", do they?

Yeah, Hyper. You're awfull... (Below threshold)

Yeah, Hyper. You're awfully loud for a Canadian minority here.

Hyper, you still here. Shoo... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Hyper, you still here. Shoo! Your country just voted in the conservatives AGAIN. Shouldn't you be spewing your lies and filth up there?

So, I see 54% of OUR country voted for Bush in 2004, that means they are all conservative by your calulations? What a moron. Go ice skating or something, let us adults do the heavy lifting. ww

I know I'm a minorit... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

I know I'm a minority. You guys (54%, eh Willie? is this still 2004? Katrina not happen yet?) still seem to think you speak for America©. Well, you don't. Obama is far more popular, and much more liked, than McCain. You're practically out of the mainstream.

Willie, my Conservative Prime Minister isn't going to reopen the legality of gay marriage or abortion, and he's very competent in terms of economics. He doesn't get to maintain control of the government without passing a budget, and in order to do so he will need to enlist another party's support--and all of the other parties are left of centre. So I didn't lose a wink of sleep last night, but thanks for your concern, friendo.

#8If obama is so w... (Below threshold)
mag:

#8

If obama is so well liked...it is because the media made that happen. They build him up, made him and his family sound so appealing, and hid all the nasty truths about him. Unfortunely the media can make or break a man, a story or a sitution...unless you are a bit smarter and know where they are coming from.

I've seen situtions were I saw one thing and the next day what was reported in the headlines was totally different.

To me obama is totally replusive, and he will never be my president. You think Bush is hated, you have seen nothing yet.

Which country are you movin... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Which country are you moving to in January '09, mag? If he wins, he will be every American's President. You don't get to opt out of that relationship if you don't like the winner of the election.

Obama is far more likeable than McCain. McCain is an angry old man, and Obama is charming. I'm not sure you know what the word "likeable" means...

Carter was "charming". Bil... (Below threshold)

Carter was "charming". Bill Clinton was "charming". Yeah, let's vote for Obama! He's so "charming". Grow up Hyper. This isn't a "my dad is stronger than your dad" contest. And that "out of touch minority" you're always touting we comprise is essentially half the country.

I don't care who you want to be the next president here, Hyper. I couldn't care less what you think of me or anyone else here. Somehow you've convinced yourself that your thoughts here actually matter. They don't. All they consist of is telling us how messed up we are because we don't live our lives like you or make the same decisions that you do. I am not voting for someone because some silly Canadian with an over-inflated opinion of himself has decided I don't have the sense to make the right decision. So don't waste your time -

or mine.

Clinton was an incredibly e... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Clinton was an incredibly effective President, and left the country in great shape. Bush charmed his core constituents with his folksy evangelical outlook. "Charm" is hardly something to be scoffed at. JFK is still regarded as a great President by many, and all he had was charm.

Oyster, you are trending towards an irrelevant minority, but the minority I usually speak of is white conservative males, which would be about 20% of the country or something like that. They never shut up because they're a typical special interest group, always bitching about estate and capital gains taxes. Who cares about those things? A minority. They should be disqualified them from the conversation!

Of course Hollywood is libe... (Below threshold)

Of course Hollywood is liberal and Democratic. When you make media to entertain and educate, you don't want to support conservative Republicans who are going to try and tell you what you can say and do. And guess what, they have the right to behave this way. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of ... Freedom? Have you heard of it? The release of a movie exposing some of the blunders of W's personal life after he's screwed over our whole country is fair. To put out the interview on the Hanoi Hilton movie might get McCain sympathy votes, but do we want a president to be elected because he endured some personal hardship in the past, albeit one in the name of his country, or a president elected purely on the merit of what he says he is going to do for us? I choose the latter. And on merit alone, I vote for Nader. However, he won't win (this time). So, I support what seems to me to be the lesser evil of two corporate-owned candidates: Obama. Have fun getting angry at this post, by the way. I think I am in the minority on this site...




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