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Why Don't Hollywood Movies Made by Liberals Inflame the Muslim World?

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RUSH: We're gonna start in Waldorf, Maryland.  This is Janet.  I'm glad you waited.  I really appreciate your patience.  Great to have you here.  Hi.

CALLER:  Thank you, Rush.  It's a pleasure to be on your show today.  I really don't have much to say.  I just wanted to introduce a topic to you for discussion.  If we are to believe that the trailer for that low budget, anti-Islamic video is to blame for all the violence in the Middle East, then what should we expect when Hollywood releases the big-budget production of Obama killing Osama Bin Laden?

RUSH:  Right up my alley.  You're gonna help me make my point even further.  Okay, here's a great, great, great, great question.  Here we've got on one hand, some unknown who has produced something nobody's ever seen, a video that is reputed to make fun of Mohammed.  It's been seen by 12 people back in June at a screening in LA.  This video is being blamed by the Obama administration for virtually every terrorist act last week in the Middle East.  Upcoming is a Hollywood production of a movie highlighting the death of bin Laden.  It is produced or directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who did The Hurt Locker, which won an Epidemic Award, and it comes from Sony Pictures. 

And Janet here is exactly right.  This movie -- in fact, it was originally scheduled to be released during the campaign, and it was designed to help Obama and carry forth this tough guy, big guarantee protector of the United States president, "Barack Hussein Obama!  Mmm!  Mmm!  Mmm!"  And they moved it back a little bit, but it's still gonna come out at some point, and it doesn't matter when.  Her question is right on the money.  If an unknown YouTube video of 15 minutes can cause the death of an ambassador and protests and fires and flags being torn down at 21 embassies, what the hell is a full-fledged Hollywood two-hour movie celebrating the death of bin Laden gonna do?  What do you think, Janet?  How would you answer your own question?

CALLER:  I really don't know the answer, Rush.  I'm sure that Obama will talk to his friends in Hollywood and insist that they not release the film. (laughing)

RUSH:  No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.  No, no.  The movie will come out.  It will not cause any problems.  But even if it does, no, because the right people produced it.

CALLER:  Well, that's true.

RUSH:  The right people produced it.  The right kind of people are behind it, respectable people, not hayseed hick kooks, Coptic Christians.  These are good Hollywood liberals that did this.  But my point is that even if it does cause problems, terrorist activity, if it makes these terrorists go nuts, it will not be blamed by the media or by Obama or Hollywood. It'll be praised as a work of art, gutsy, courageous, and then we will all of a sudden hear that there's no excuse for terrorists to behave this way, and they will be blamed by the media, by Obama. It's not gonna get the same treatment as this little guy's YouTube video.  The regime wants this movie.  They want this movie produced.  Their convention was all about this. 

They'll find something else. If there is an uprising or series of uprisings because of this movie, the killing of bin Laden of whatever it's called, I think it's pretty close to that, the title, they will find a way to blame their political enemies for it, or certainly find a way to absolve the movie and the people that produced it and Obama himself and the regime.  It's just the way these things work.  The thinking here that Janet has, "Well, they gotta cancel this movie now.  They can't let this movie be released.  For crying out loud, if a little YouTube video caused all this, what is a full-length feature film gonna do?  We can't let the movie out."  That's not the way Obama's looking at this at all.  They want this movie.  This movie is gonna make Obama look like the biggest hero on the face of the earth and they'll find a way for that message to be the one that gets out.  And they will make it comfortable for that message to be supported by people in the entertainment world. 

You would think, folks, that if Obama is reelected, there would be riots in the Muslim world.  Stop and think of that.  Here's Obama, 21 times at the convention, (imitating Obama) "I killed him. I did it. I pulled the trigger. I killed Osama."  Twenty-one times they made a big deal, "Osama dead, and I did it, and I run the drones, and whoever's gonna die, I say so."  Okay, so they don't like that.  If this guy wins reelection, shouldn't that cause riots in the Muslim world?  If what they say about this video being the cause of all this is true, shouldn't his reelection cause problems?  Why won't it?  Well, the answer to that is right in front of your face.  You may not want to say it because there are people like Media Matters out there waiting for you to say it.  But the fact of the matter is you know the answer.  I don't need to tell you.  You know exactly why.

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RUSH:  Bill Maher did a movie.  It was called Religulous, but it was anti- all religion.  And the last 20 minutes of this movie, Bill Maher skewers Islam, just rakes Islam over the coals.  The movie is [four] years old or what have you.  Obama took his million dollars for super PAC.  The Middle East did not go nuts when Maher's movie came out.  Didn't care, couldn't have cared less.  Islam has said not a word about Bill Maher's movie.  Why?  When you get the answer to that, you'll be closer to understanding what I am trying to say here.

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