By Andrew L. Jaffee
In the film, the president makes a speech to business leaders in Chicago and faces a massive anti-war demonstration.
He is shot by a sniper as he leaves the venue and the investigation into his killing focuses on Syrian-born man.
This is being peddled as “entertainment” by a British TV network. Of course the producers rationalize it as “a pointed political examination of what the war on terror did to the American body politic.” I guess this is true — if you’re talking about the looney left-wing. Notice that, in this story line, Bush meets with those evil, capitalist “business leaders” — exceptions are made of course for the multi-million dollar Hollywood types like George Clooney (of Syriana).
The people that produce this crap would never create such a scenario starring Kofi Annan getting assassinated for inaction over the Darfur genocide, or ranting about Israeli disproportionality, or for doing absolutely nothing about Iran’s Ahmadinejad advocating genocide, etc.
This demented “creativity” is akin to what Oliver Wendell Holmes characterized as “crying fire in a crowded theatre.” Am I advocating censorship? Of course not. Play your pathetic “mockumentary.” But at least be balanced in your fantasies (like that’ll ever happen…).