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  •  A Movie of This Sort ... (1+ / 0-)
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    lyvwyr101

    made in another country would rightly be labeled propaganda. In this country, it leads to exclamations of "USA! USA! USA!" and "HELL Yeah!" from its target audience.

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    by midnight lurker on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 09:30:10 AM PST

    •  I don't know about that. I live in a deep red (0+ / 0-)

      state, and the audience (middle aged men and women, mostly men) was very disturbed (properly so) by the torture scenes.  

      The movie wasn't pro-torture propoganda in the least.  That's simply not accurate to my viewing of the film.

      "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

      by mumtaznepal on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 01:28:40 PM PST

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      •  But what do they walk away with? (2+ / 0-)
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        I can easily see someone being disturbed by the torture scenes, but deciding it was worth it in the end if it got bin Laden. People are very good at compartmentalizing this sort of thing, and filing it under “things I'm glad I don't have to think about.”

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        by Code Monkey on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 03:11:05 PM PST

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        •  The movie is not a "cheering squad" movie for (0+ / 0-)

          getting bin Laden.

          It is a pretty matter-of-fact expose of all the good and bad involved in the 10 year effort.  It makes the United States look pretty ugly several times.

          "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

          by mumtaznepal on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 04:36:08 PM PST

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