Saturday, August 13, 2011

Revisionist History: Whitewash

New Film 'The Help' Whitewashes the Civil Rights Struggle into a Heartstring-tugging Hallmark Card

The film completely trivializes the suffering and hard work that went into making civil rights a reality.
This week, disgusted by The Help’s revisionist history, scholar and pundit Melissa Harris Perry began livetweeting the film halfway through it. This one summed it up best: “I just timed it. Miss Skeeter's date got same amount of screen time as Medgar Evers assassination. #TheHelpMovie sigh.”

[LINK: Whitewash ]

Monday, August 08, 2011

It is a sad state of affairs

It is a sad state of affairs when a leader is criticized for not attacking his opponents. 

Leadership is not about who can scream the loudest at their political opponent.  Leadership is about sitting down with friend and foe, finding common ground to do what is right for the people.  These times are too perilous to do otherwise.  That is why I believe in Steve Beshear.  Both his record and his judgment give Kentuckians the confidence that he is the right person at the right time to lead Kentucky. 

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