Video: “Boycott Redacted”

posted at 9:33 pm on November 13, 2007 by Allahpundit

Mark Cuban’s got his own distribution network and is planning to put it to use so there’s only so much that can be done here. But O’Reilly told Coulter on tonight’s Factor that he’s ready to turn this into a Cause so you’ll doubtless be hearing about it again soon, and probably often. Here’s one boycott site that’s already sprung up; Pat Dollard is involved, as are Free Republic, Vets for Freedom, and Gathering of Eagles. Your narrator is BashMan, whom you may know from Dollard’s site or from his own blog. That’s all the introduction you need, I think. There are petition and donation links at the BR site, so follow through if you’d like to participate.

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***** 5 stars on that good job Mark

amend2 on November 13, 2007 at 9:36 PM

The way these recent anti-war flicks haven’t been pulling great box office numbers, I don’t think it’s really necessary to run a boycott…it’s almost built-in, considering the message isn’t selling anyway.

JetBoy on November 13, 2007 at 9:42 PM

this is definatly going to be sent to friends and family alike . not that any of us would see this pos movie , but any threater that pushes this garbage should be boycotted 4 life.

Mojack420 on November 13, 2007 at 9:42 PM

Awesome.

peacenprosperity on November 13, 2007 at 9:48 PM

A movie worth 50,000 banjo picks, easily.

profitsbeard on November 13, 2007 at 9:49 PM

This will either help the movie by making the nutroots feel obliged to go to it, or it’ll scare other film producers out of making these slimy films…or both or neither.

Bad Candy on November 13, 2007 at 9:55 PM

There’s no need to boycott this film. No one’s going to pay to see it anyway.

Mike Honcho on November 13, 2007 at 10:01 PM

How patriotic are Mavs’ fans? People want to make an impact on the Mark Cuban Missile Crisis, start boycotting the Mavs.

BowHuntingTexas on November 13, 2007 at 10:06 PM

There’s no need to boycott this film. No one’s going to pay to see it anyway.

Mike Honcho on November 13, 2007 at 10:01 PM

True. Boycotts tend to make films more attractive anyway.

Esthier on November 13, 2007 at 10:08 PM

start boycotting the Mavs.

BowHuntingTexas on November 13, 2007 at 10:06 PM

Hey! This isn’t Dirk’s fault.

Esthier on November 13, 2007 at 10:08 PM

If the film is as nauseating as it is purported to be, might it not be a bad thing if people saw it? Might be a nice little backlash. Maybe end this hack director’s career or what’s left of it.

Plus, I think O’Reilly has daggers out for Mark Cuban. It all seems very personal to him. I remember him threating Cuban about distributing that silly conspiracy theorist movie and it just seemed strange.

bert169 on November 13, 2007 at 10:11 PM

Meant to add…

Didn’t Cuban at least demand that actual photographs from this incident be stricken from the movie? I know DePalma was fighting him over this…whatever came of it?

JetBoy on November 13, 2007 at 10:14 PM

Uh, I think its safe to say our household was already going to be boycotting.

In fact, I don’t suspect many folks here in Tennessee will be attending this lovely piece of cinematic artwork.

Yawn.

Here’s what liberals don’t seem to get: once upon a time, it was sort of daring to make anti-patriotic statements. Once upon a time, most war movies were pretty one-sided, even jingoistic. So you can legitimately argue that social critics of those eras were “brave” – even when they were misguided.

And they were offering ideas that hadn’t been heard before.

But now? Now all the movies are anti-American. All the celebrities are leftists. So how exactly does one more movie with exactly the same message amount to anything brave or compelling or even interesting?

These days, if you want to be a revolutionary, go make a pro-American film. If you want to brave the anger of “the man,” if you really want to speak “truth to power,” go make a film suggesting the U.S. is a good place. The “man” these days runs the media, much of the government, many of the corporations.

You aren’t ballsy if you make an anti-American film. You’re a conformist wimp. You’re the ultimate square. You’re exactly the dude you were making fun of back in the ’60s. You aren’t the people, you’re the power. Damn the man? Damn you, dude. You’re the problem.

Try some originality, you wimpy hippies. Try something actually revolutionary, like having an original thought. Newsflash: even most liberals are bored by the Micheal Mooreification of America.

Or here’s a thought: try entertaining us.

Professor Blather on November 13, 2007 at 10:20 PM

So a man who owns a sports franchise in Texas is financially supporting a movie which slanders the troops.

How about boycotting the Mavs? Go after businesses that advertise at the stadium and during the game on TV. Cuban is really vulnerable to his fans.

Bill C on November 13, 2007 at 10:21 PM

I will boycott the Mavs and all their sponsers until this film is pulled.

conservnut on November 13, 2007 at 10:25 PM

This guy is good.

I’ve been boycotting all the anti-military and anti-American movies which have been coming out and judging by their box office numbers…so has most of America… Pretty soon the Dems are going to pick up on this pro-military, pro-America sentiment and start acting like it’s the Republicans that have been denegrating this country and our troops…just watch…I say Hillary jumps first…

CCRWM on November 13, 2007 at 10:26 PM

Good on ‘ya boyo !

Dirthead on November 13, 2007 at 10:36 PM

I don’t know. There’s only so much good HD programming, and HDNet is pretty good.

I can’t boycott HDNet, but I don’t care to watch that movie.

DaveS on November 13, 2007 at 10:58 PM

He ought to get at least half the grief the Dixie Chicks did. Heck he ought to get more. The Dixie Chicks only maligned the president, which just one Texan and was strictly political. Cuban is slandering the most honorable institution in America and all its members, past and present, a great many which are Texan, I might add.

Dusty on November 13, 2007 at 11:23 PM

Thank you for putting up a Bashman link! I’ve been trying to drop links to him and Pat Dollard as unobtrusively as I could at all the sites I post at. I never miss one of his vids. Bashman is one freaky dude. I’d like to have a beer or twelve with him and watch “Eraser Head”…

TBinSTL on November 13, 2007 at 11:55 PM

What ever happened to just, not watching something you dont like. I think the film is despicable, and as a result of that, i choose not to watch it. Its always easy to call for a boycott of something you despise, until you have something you love boycotted and taken off the air/radio. I say if you dont like something, choose not to watch it, stop with all of this boycotting and trying force others to think like you do.

muyoso on November 13, 2007 at 11:57 PM

muyoso,

Stop trying to force me to think like you do.
/irony

Karl on November 14, 2007 at 12:15 AM

Silent Bob makes a good point.

SoulGlo on November 14, 2007 at 12:18 AM

This movie will not affect Jihadis. Right Now.

By the time they see it and it sinks in, we may be out of Iraq. That’s when it will do its intended work. It will be like putting lighter fluid on the simmering Anti-American hatred that will be turning the other way after success in Iraq.

Agrippa2k on November 14, 2007 at 12:39 AM

One insidious element of this fight will be piracy. I predict this will be the most downloaded movie ever.

I think I promote that, as it will take profits from the movie in theaters. It may also put a scare into the entire industry, possibly turning them against DePalma.

Agrippa2k on November 14, 2007 at 12:47 AM

Agrippa2k on November 14, 2007 at 12:47 AM

lol

Nonfactor on November 14, 2007 at 12:48 AM

Lions for Lambs bombed. This one will, too.

:p

leepro on November 14, 2007 at 2:07 AM

If the boycott is aimed at getting Mark Cuban to stop his funding of the film, it’s too late. The film is in the can. The money has already been spent.

The boycott should be aimed at embarrassing Mark Cuban for financing treason and at Brian dePalma for being treasonous.

One problem with a boycott is that it brings extra publicity to the film and enhances curiosity. Lions for Lambs is tanking without the help of a boycott, and I worry that queues of moonbats will turn up at theaters, just to make a point to any protestors. This will get extra coverage and suit dePalma’s aims.

I would not encourage anything illegal, but subtle, well placed direct action would be better than a noisy street demonstration.

Organising people to slow up the lines by going to see all the other films showing, would be good.

Or packing theaters with patriots who “spontaneously” sing the Star Spangled Banner during Redacted or just simply, continuously boo, would generate the right sort of publicity. Dignified disdain.

No eggs at screens though….:-)

uptight on November 14, 2007 at 2:08 AM

Do you think anyone in the Attorney General’s office will ever remember what treason is? They ought to start prosecuting some people. They didn’t prosecute Hanoi Jane when they should have, and ever since they seem to have forgotten that it is illegal to aid and abet this nation’s enemies.

Buford on November 14, 2007 at 3:58 AM

This was great, but there is an implication sometimes in protests like these that the aid given to al-Qaeda by the Left, in this case via a film, is somehow inadvertant. That’s the mistaken assumption we need to stop making. The aid is fully intentional – the Left aids al-Qaeda with eyes wide open. To not grasp that is to not grasp the nature of the Left. So appealing to their conscience or sense of shame is meaningless. The decision to aid the enemy has been made, and I believe they made it only hours after 9/11, while the smoke was still clearing.

Halley on November 14, 2007 at 5:43 AM

After suffering through De Palma’s dud “The Blacc Dahlia” last year – I think there is no need to organize a boycott of anything he does as people will naturally stay away from his stinking films.

Hilts on November 14, 2007 at 7:42 AM

Yeah! I’m boycott’n baby! Uh…yeah, so I haven’t been to a movie theatre in 10 years. Oh…and yeah…I haven’t watched a new release dvd in about 5 years.

but I’m boycott’n baby! Ain’t gonna watch it! H3LL NO! I WON’T GO!

There hasn’t been a movie worth my valuable time since…uh…well…maybe the Passion. I’d much rather spend my “free time” at the range or with family. Screw’m all but especially this waste of carbon, DePalma and his ilk.

Pilgrim on November 14, 2007 at 7:54 AM

The irony in Mr.DePalma’s words is breathtaking.

Regney on November 14, 2007 at 7:55 AM

These days, if you want to be a revolutionary, go make a pro-American film.

Amen Bro! Produce another movie like We Were Soldiers…
I have been waiting for word about a movie I thought was going to be produced about the Deuce Two in Mosul. I thought Bruce Willis was going to star in it. Does anyone know anything about that?

As far as Redacted is concerned, this is the movie with Reese Witherspoon screaming and carrying on “Where is my husband?” I thought it already opened.

Babs on November 14, 2007 at 8:01 AM

Amen Bro! Produce another movie like We Were Soldiers…

Babs on November 14, 2007 at 8:01 AM

That is such a good movie! I actually just caught part of it on television just the other day, planned to watch just a few minutes, and even though I’ve seen it 3 or 4 times I couldn’t get up and walk away.

Make sure you get the book. It’s simply outstanding, written by the real Hal Moore and Joe Galloway (Joe?). He’s the journalist in the movie, played by (I think?) Barry Pepper.

I was so fascinated with the Ia Drang battle when that came out. It’s just an amazing story. If you want to be a complete dork, get the PC game “Battlefield Vietnam.” You can fight the battle, and they even got the terrain pretty close to accurate.

And if you read the book, by the way, there’s a whole chapter on my personal favorite hero, Rick Rescorla. If you don’t know the name, read and learn:

http://www.rickrescorla.com/

Professor Blather on November 14, 2007 at 8:24 AM

Yeah, I watched it again too the other day.
My favorite line is when the MSgt hands the photographer a rifle and the photographer says “I’m a non combatant.” The MSgt replies “Ain’t no such thing today, Sonny.”
That line gets me every time…

Babs on November 14, 2007 at 8:58 AM

Meh. DePalma’s a douche and a nothing as a director, the film’s just a political propaganda piece; Cuban is a self-important billionaire short guy with bad hair who can’t dance.

Let’s not waste too much angst on these two bozos, and God forbid, let’s not act as their publicity team.

Jaibones on November 14, 2007 at 9:17 AM

Brian DePalma made the exact same movie about the VietNam war. He called it “Casualties of War” and it was about a group of US soldiers in the VietNam war who committed a horrible rape and only soldier, played by Michael J. Fox in full Alex P. Keaton mode, has a conscious. Sean Penn played an evil soldier from Brooklyn, who spoke in a sterotypical Brooklyn accent replete with “dese guys” and “dem guys” and I think he even said “toitytoid street”. The movie was so bad that it was actually funny. I watched it with a VietNam vet (not John Kerry!) who kept pointing out the numerous inaccurate aspects of the movie. “Casualties of War” sank like a stone at the box office and I suspect that his new movie will do the same. O’Reilly should do something better with his time then beating a dead horse. Recall that Mr. Cuban also hosted a copy of “The Apprentice” that lasted all of about 3 weeks. No need to give him any publicity.

Larraby on November 14, 2007 at 9:33 AM

God forbid, let’s not act as their publicity team.

Jaibones on November 14, 2007 at 9:17 AM

Agreed. Let’s not make the liberal mistake.

Massive “boycotts” are usually counter-productive. A very big yawn and an eyeroll is much more effective.

At this point, I think the only way De Palma could manage to fill theaters is if right wing protesters riled up enough moonbats to go so it.

Ignore it. It’ll sink on its own.

Professor Blather on November 14, 2007 at 9:42 AM

It’s only a boycott if you need it (like Rosa Parks needed public transportation) or like it.

mymanpotsandpans on November 14, 2007 at 9:46 AM

Cuban is a billionaire who wants so bad to be part of the Hollywood crowd. A geek who wants to be accepted, first as an athlete, and now a film producer.
What a pathetic little man, he wants so bad to with the “in crowd”.
Well, he will find out what it is like to be scorned, and that will be his rite of passage into Hollywood. Clooney will embrace him, and others. And Cuban will think he is with the “in crowd”, but they will be laughing at him behind his back. Invite him to the parties where his money will be needed, but never the personal invite.
Mark, you can’t buy your way into being an athlete, dancer, or Hollywood insider.
You should have tried politics, about the only place money can buy you credibility.

right2bright on November 14, 2007 at 9:47 AM

Once again Americans don’t thinks outside their borders. Who gives a flying flip what Americans think of this movie or whether we go watch it or not? I guarantee you when this hits movie theaters or DVD’s in Middle East the seething will make the fake Newsweek story about a Koran flushing look like 2 kiddiegartners arguing over a piece of candy.
That is where the damage will be done. Americans be damned.
People need to pull their heads out of their fourth point of contact and quit worrying about reviews in the NY Times or on TMZ and realize what message this reinforces in the ME. I said reinforces since on any given Friday just this sort of hate and propaganda is being preached in thousands of mosques around the globe and now they have video to back it up.

LakeRuins on November 14, 2007 at 9:52 AM

Boycott the Mavs? Because their owner is a putz? Not this Mavs fan. I’ll boycott Cuban any day of the week, but not the Jet.

Sue on November 14, 2007 at 10:01 AM

If the Mavs give you pleasure, but you know they’re run by a bad person, then boycotting the Mavs is the real boycott. Anyone can give up asparagus for Lent.

mymanpotsandpans on November 14, 2007 at 10:09 AM

The story of Stephen Decatur and the Barbary Wars would make a great movie.

Topical:
It was America’s first “War on Terror”. Piracy was the the scourge of the 19th century. Nations like the United States were particularly victimized.

Star Power:
Stephen Decatur was by all accounts a young, good looking guy with balls the size of church bells. Max Boot’s The Savage Wars of Peace is full of descriptions of Decatur’s swashbuckling heroics.

Multicultural Appeal:
The American Navy at it’s inception was 20% African American. The North African expeditions were full of Arabs, Greeks, pirates and all sorts of colorful chaps. This wouldn’t look like a Jane Austen movie.

Prospects for Commercial Success:
Hey, Master and Commander was a success.

Now all I need is about $70 million, a script, a director and for Shia Lebouf to sign-on to the project.

Mike Honcho on November 14, 2007 at 10:21 AM

Another call here for boycotting the Mavs. Hit this POS where it hurts.

thirteen28 on November 14, 2007 at 11:48 AM

From what I’ve read in the trade press, the boycott already has way more viewers than the movie.

Question: How do you boycott something NOBODY wants to see?

landlines on November 14, 2007 at 12:10 PM

Cuban’s rumored to be trying to buy the Cubs. They deserve each other. Wrigley would still be full with drunken fratboys, sluts in tube tops (that’s okay I guess) and Yuppies.

LtE126 on November 14, 2007 at 12:29 PM

Bashman brilliantly covers all the bases in this video. Just when I thought “enough said”, I read Professor Blather’s post. These guys are truly eloquent American patriots whose voices need to be heard over those in Hollowood and Washington, District of Criminals. Thank you both.

…But now? Now all the movies are anti-American. All the celebrities are leftists. So how exactly does one more movie with exactly the same message amount to anything brave or compelling or even interesting?

These days, if you want to be a revolutionary, go make a pro-American film. If you want to brave the anger of “the man,” if you really want to speak “truth to power,” go make a film suggesting the U.S. is a good place. The “man” these days runs the media, much of the government, many of the corporations.

You aren’t ballsy if you make an anti-American film. You’re a conformist wimp. You’re the ultimate square. You’re exactly the dude you were making fun of back in the ’60s. You aren’t the people, you’re the power. Damn the man? Damn you, dude. You’re the problem…

Professor Blather on November 13, 2007 at 10:20 PM

Love it!!

NightmareOnKStreet on November 14, 2007 at 12:52 PM

I read somewhere (Variety?) that box office sales were down 76%. Even DVD rentals are way down because at least half of America refuses to support these celebrities. Many of them have shown up in *gasp* series tv just to work. Pretty soon the Tom Cruises, Sean Penns, Robert Redfords, etc. are going to be moving to our neighborhoods out of financial necessity. Then the real fun will begin…

NightmareOnKStreet on November 14, 2007 at 1:10 PM

Here are some other leftwing movies that flopped: Munich by Steven Spielberg. This was his moral equivalence movie with the theme of yes terrorism is bad but we must understand the root causes, Syriana where the US government and the oil companies conspire to take over Arab lands, The remake of The Manuchurian Candidate where the bad guys are the US government and the pharmaceutical companies (a far cry from the days when North Korea could be a bad guy), The Peacemaker (crazy Americans and eastern Europeans threaten the world but George Clooney saves us). One thing they all have in common: The United States military is led by crazy men who would turn the world into an inferno if George Clooney etc. were not around to save us)

Larraby on November 14, 2007 at 1:10 PM

Clearly forgotten by the Bollywood wannabees is that soldiers and their families are both Dem and Repub. If Cuban wants to do something with his pocket change he can make a difference by contributing to charities to help wounded soldiers and their families, Fisher House would welcome a new building. Or, how about setting up an education fund to help those needing reeducation for a new career after losing limbs? Cuban is no more a Texan than Hillary is a New Yorker…with any luck he’ll be swooned over by the social rejects in SoCal and move there.

Mark, don’t let that Lone Star stick you in the butt on your way out of town.

24K lady on November 14, 2007 at 1:24 PM

If someone has already suggested someting like this- please excuse me.

How about if people who attend MAVS games could be given an idea to stand and turn their backs during breaks? As a way of protesting Mark Cuban?

Ex-tex on November 14, 2007 at 4:38 PM

If someone has already suggested someting like this- please excuse me.
How about if people who attend MAVS games could be given an idea to stand and turn their backs during breaks? As a way of protesting Mark Cuban?
Ex-tex on November 14, 2007 at 4:38PM

Bill O’Reilly suggested something similar (but with signs and facing forward, lol) as an alternative to a boycott. IMHO this would also offer an explanation for the protest and possibly get more attention in general. O’reilly suggested people bring a sign to the game that simply says “Support Our Troops” period, nothing else.

In the case of the theaters showing this propaganda, he recommended protesting by standing outside these establishments holding the same type sign in a silent and respectful demonstration. (Getting into the Maverick’s games with a sign might pose a problem unless it was done stealthily.) Maybe taking the money that your family would’ve spent on the tickets to either the movie or a game and sending it to a worthy charity for soldiers.

If you’re interested in protesting, here is a list of the theaters & dates showing this pos movie:

Opening on 11/16/2007Berkeley, CA: Shattuck Cinemas
Los Angeles, CA: The Landmark
Palo Alto, CA: Aquarius 2
Pasadena, CA: Laemmle’s One Colorado Cinemas
San Francisco, CA: Embarcadero Center Cinema
Santa Ana, CA: South Coast Village 3
West Hollywood, CA: Sunset 5
Washington, DC: E Street Cinema
Chicago, IL: Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema
Cambridge, MA: Kendall Square Cinema
New York, NY: Sunshine Cinema
New York, NY: Lincoln Plaza
Philadelphia, PA: Ritz at the Bourse

11/21/2007
San Diego, CA: Hillcrest Cinemas
Denver, CO: Mayan Theatre
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
Seattle, WA: Metro Cinemas

11/30/2007
Santa Rosa, CA: Rialto Cinemas Lakeside
Wilmington, DE: Theater N at Demours
Atlanta, GA: Midtown Art Cinemas 8
Durham, NC: Carolina Theatre – Durham
Raleigh, NC: Colony Twin
Montclair, NJ: Clairidge Cinemas
Red Bank, NJ: Red Bank Cinemas
Bronxville, NY: Bronxville Cinemas
Manhasset, NY: Manhasset Cinemas
White Plains, NY: Cinema 100 Twin
Cleveland Heights, OH: Cedar Lee Theatres
Dallas, TX: Magnolia Theatre – Dallas
Houston, TX: River Oaks Theatre

12/7/2007
Little Rock, AR: Market Street Cinema
Tucson, AZ: The Loft Cinema
Santa Fe, NM: The Screen
Salt Lake City, UT: Broadway Centre Cinemas

12/14/2007
Rochester, NY: Little Theatre

12/16/2007
Savannah, GA: Victory Square Cinema 9

12/18/2007
Norfolk, VA: Naro Expanded Cinema

NightmareOnKStreet on November 14, 2007 at 6:20 PM

Great job…! That director should be run into Hollywood… Oh, wait… Errr…

Rugged Individual on November 14, 2007 at 8:28 PM