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Liberals, Good & Evil, Movies, etc.

By on 5.30.08 | 12:32PM

Hey, Shawn, I watched "Mississippi Burning" on my DVR a few nights back. Good movie, well made, but way, way black 'n' white in its moral orientations: FBI good, rednecks bad. You remember when Bill Clinton said he remembered black churches being burned when he was a boy, and it turned out there never had been any such epidemic of church burnings? "Mississippi Burning's" opening credits show one after another firebombing of...black churches! Suppose Bill Clinton "remembered" his history from a movie, as Ronald Reagan was so often accused of doing?

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