Hollywood, medicine, taxes, guns, and Harry Reid: consequences and double standards.
So there was Quentin Tarantino yukking it up with Barack Obama.
The Hollywood director was on stage with the-then Senator Obama at a 2008 Hollywood rally laughing away as Obama dismissed charges that he was a thorough-going leftist. Why, said the Senator, you can’t imagine the things my opponents will say.
“It’s the typical response against a movement for change,” said Obama.
“There is always some reason that they will try to convince you not to believe what you feel in your gut. They will try to bamboozle you, and hoodwink you, run the okey-doke on you.”
And ole Quentin, sharpie that he is, was reported as having “hooted and applauded,” laughing right along with the then-presidential candidate.
Until last week.
When the liberal Obama-supporting film director angrily discovered his First Amendment right to make the films of his choice was suddenly under attack.
When an interviewer, that would be Krishnan Guru-Murthy of the UK’s Channel 4 — in theory interviewing Tarantino about his latest, the Oscar nominated shoot’em up Django Unchained —
asked Tarantino “Why do you like making violent movies?”… the conversation quickly jumped the rails.
“Why does Judd Apatow like making comedies?” the guileless director responded, breezily describing movies as a fantasy. Guru-Murthy kept prodding when the light suddenly went on for Mr. Hollywood.
“I don’t want to talk about the implications of violence,” Tarantino abruptly snapped.
Then came the hammer. (And we will highlight the relevant parts of Obamaquences in bold.)
Guru-Murthy: “….and the Vice President is talking to people in the movie industry today about violence in response to…”
QT: “And you know where I stand on it.”
GM: “Which is that there is no relationship.”
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