Topic: Media Research Center
The ConWeb just hates it when a film features right-wingers as villains, so the whining over the new film "White House Down" was rather predictable.
In a July 1 Media Research Center Culture & Media Institute item, Katie Yoder has a full-on fit about it:
Once again, Hollywood can’t bring itself to acknowledge America’s real enemies – the ones who actually kill American soldiers, diplomats and civilians. Instead, it turns fellow citizens with a differing view into bloody-minded monsters. In White House Down,” Columbia Picture’s new film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by James Vanderbilt, pro-military citizens and right-wingers – the destroyers of the peace – bring are the culprits.
Right-winger Timothy McVeigh had a "differing view," too, and that didn't keep him from being a terrorist. Yoder doesn't mention that.
James Hirsen joins in the fit-having in a July 1 NewsBusters column:
A humbling $26 million take has landed the recently released Sony film, “White House Down,” in fourth place for the weekend’s box office.
The movie’s underachieving status is perhaps an indication that the public is not currently in sync with those in Hollywood who subscribe to a liberal agenda and who tangentially pledge allegiance to the current administration.
The mastermind of the domestic terrorist activity is eventually revealed to be the leader of the opposition party, a Boehner-like character who actually harbors presidential aspirations of his own and is willing to use any means to achieve his goal.
Once the villains are defeated, the president is able to usher in world peace.
Unfortunately, what he is unlikely able to do is to stop the word of mouth on this agenda-ridden flick.
Does Hirsen consider conservative films to be "agenda-ridden"? Probably not.