Back in 2010, I wrote "The Pile On Never Ends." I could have written it today.
After nine or so years of being around, World Can't Wait has decided to protest a film. Now there have been a ton of films promoting torture and a ton promoting war. But let Kathryn Bigelow direct a film (which she states does not promote torture) and suddenly it's time to attack. So they're protesting Zero Dark Thirty.
In fact, I could have written this November 2009 post today:
Do you remember the last time Dissident Voice 'weighed in' on a feature film?
Yeah, me too: Sex In The City.
What's up with that?
How many films are released each year? Each month?
But it's only when they're identified with a woman that Dissident Voice attacks. Do you remember them attacking Adam Sandler films? Nope. Me neither.
It's just when a woman's involved that they bring out the darts.
I am so sick of it.
I am so sick of the left that gladly looks the other way over and over.
Can Debra Sweet explain to me when she protested Inglorious Bastards?
The answer is she didn't. The answer is that no one at World Can't Wait gave a damn. Over and over, they give men a pass. Women?
Women they appear to deliberately misunderstand.
Mark Hughes (Forbes) reviews the films and notes:
What does Hughes know? All he did was actually watch the film, unlike Debra.
Ava and C.I. cover TV every week at Third. If they say something is sexist, they can (and do) back it up. But they're critical thinkers. Debra's hung around the awful Glenn Greenwald for so long that she now mistakes bumper stickers for actual thought.
Sunny told me everyone was writing today about C.I.'s "World Can't Wait goes completely nuts." Isn't that something?
No one writes like she does. It's a powerful piece and says pretty much everything that needs to be said.
Glenn Greenwald -- who voted for Bully Boy Bush and who egged on the Iraq War -- now uses his 'fabled' judgment to tell us Bigelow's film is bad, really bad.
I think I'm done with World Can't Wait. I think Debra should be ashamed of herself.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):