December 20, 2014

Jack 'King' Kirby and Joe Simon were threatened by Nazis ...

... when they had Captain America punch Hitler in the face. And our government told them they'd be protected.

But a penny ante dictator threatens movie goers in 2014 because of silly satire, and, well ...

Posted by Hube at December 20, 2014 07:59 AM | TrackBack

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I'd heard this before; I recall hearing the German-American Bund marched outside Timely Comics' office. And don't you mean Joe Simon? ;) Joe Schuster created Superman with Jerry Siegel.

And it's beyond pathetic that Sony caved to North Korea's demands. It sets a dangerous precedent, in that any petty dictator could try and stop a private American corporation from releasing a film that 'offends" them.

Posted by: Carl at December 20, 2014 01:17 PM

You're right! Ugh. Thanks, bro!

Posted by: Hube at December 20, 2014 02:08 PM

"It sets a dangerous precedent, in that any petty dictator could try and stop a private American corporation from releasing a film that 'offends" them."

If memory serves, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were complaining about just that years ago when Comedy Central caved on showing Mohammed. They remarked that all anyone has to do to end criticism or get their way is threaten to blow something up.

And just like with "South Park" being censored, members of Hollywood who love to pride themselves on how cutting edge and fighting censorship have taken a pass on condemning this. Remember when dissent was the highest form of patriotism? Well, it's easy to express an opinion when you know you won't get killed for it. That's why liberal Hollywood demonized George Bush and condemns the Tea Party, but caves in the face of Muslim terrorists or North Korea. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: tops116 at December 21, 2014 02:37 AM

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