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This guy just can’t believe how much Hollywood hates America, freedom, and our brave soldiers – or something like that. From his hysterical TownHall.com column (sorry for the redundancy, but I want to be clear):

Here’s the pitch: with box-office numbers trending down, studio executives are suddenly greenlighting movies they can describe to shareholders as ‘controversial’ or ‘timely.’ Whether the films are anti-American or otherwise demoralizing to the war effort is apparently immaterial. Its appetite whetted by “Fahrenheit 9/11″‘s $222 million worldwide gross, Hollywood thinks it’s found a formula for both financial security and critical plaudits: noxious anti-American storylines, bathed in the warm glow of star power.

Shocking! Hollywood to make films with eye towards market demand! Just what sort of trend lines
might these heartless profit-mongers be looking at?

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