Activists convinced Paramount Pictures to take down posters of rapper
50 Cent's new movie that showed the rapper holding a gun. They
claimed it glorified gun violence (especially since the posters were
displayed very near a day school), and so Paramount decided to pull the
posters from many locations. But while it's great that Paramount
realized their message was wrong, it's not really the
pictures of the guns that we're after.
Y'know, it's almost sad. They're reduced to crowing about the
fact that they managed to convince one of their Hollywood allies to
stop advertising guns. They can't convince anyone else and they
are having a hard time convincing themselves, apparantly, at least when
there's money involved.
It's interesting for another reason as well.
Yes, in this internal email to supporters, they are calling for guns to
be removed from the home. All homes. They don't quite come
out and say they want to ban them... but they definitely want them
"removed". Somehow. By moral 'suasion or theft or police
action, I suppose, so long as they are gone.
And let's not forget the other angle... The left, supposed champions of
the First Amendment, mounting a pressure campaign against one of their
own allies for exercising their right of free speech.
Don't they realize we're watching them melt down in slow motion... with popcorn?
This entry was published Fri Oct 28 18:06:47 CDT 2005 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2005-10-28 18:06:47.0.