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    More on that Weapon of Matt Destruction

    By kyle | March 9, 2010

    I have an op-ed in today’s New York Post outlining my objections to the new, unbelievably slanted leftist movie “Green Zone,” starring Matt Damon and directed by Paul Greengrass.

    Topics: Iraq, Movies, Politics | 6 Comments »

    6 Responses to “More on that Weapon of Matt Destruction”

    1. MikeHu Says:
      March 9th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

      Kyle, Thanks for straight forwardly calling this piece of crap out for what it is. Someone has to do it and with the clarity that you have used.

    2. Victor Erimita Says:
      March 9th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

      Based on the TV commercial trailers, I was going to see this movie, thinking it was like the Bourne films. But I guess Matt Damon has gone full lefty nutbag now. I read recently that Damon is a big reason why Howard Zinn’s book “A Peoples’ History of America” is widely taught in American public high schools now. OK, Matt. One more hateful little narcissist for me to put on my movie boycott list. If you’re gonna make crap like this, no big loss.

    3. Kevin W. Says:
      March 9th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

      Contrast how Matt Damon and Sean Penn (who stated that reporters who describe Hugo Chavez as a dictator should be jailed) use their celebrity status versus folks like Gary Sinise and Five For Fighting’s John Ondrasik. And aside from their actual statements and actions, just look at how they behave and present themselves. It’s quite striking: Whiny, childish, uninformed, snotty, arrogant, and eager to embrace America’s enemies versus earnest, mature, well-versed, kind, dedicated, and eager to support America and her troops. Sean Penn says he wishes his critics would get rectal cancer. Can you imagine Gary Sinise saying such a thing?

    4. fvfdgm1 Says:
      March 12th, 2010 at 12:04 am

      I saw previews & after the Oscars, I read an article that said Matt Damon & the producer thought they’d have a better chance @ this movie making $$$, esp since ‘Hurt Locker’ won the Academy Award. The difference is you left the theatre feeling good about the US & our military. Their aim is to destroy CIA, the military, anything Pres Bush may have said is assumed to definiely be a lie, even tho all of the dems had same intel info & agreed w/ him. They just can’t get past Bush…. can’t complain about Obama so let’s look back! They don’t see what the Leftist Democratic party is doing to our country. I guess they don’t really care, either. They will never get a dollar from me @ any more Matt Damon movies.

    5. bob smith Says:
      March 12th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

      Smith is at least as predictable as the liberals he rails against–he always comes to the defense of the Bush Administration, in the process creating a new sort of literary category, the critic-pundit (right-wing variety).

      As for WMD, Smith still peddles the 2003 talking point (long ago given up, even by most Bush defenders) that German and Russian intelligence pointed to Iraqi WMDs. But somehow he always seems to forget two things about that intel. First, the Germans and Russians admitted it was incomplete and inconclusive. Second, NOBODY else thought it was anywhere near solid enough to justify war.

    6. Kyle Says:
      March 12th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

      comment 5, thanks for crediting me with being the first critic-pundit. I’ll be sure to pass that news along to Gore Vidal, Edmund Wilson, George Orwell, H.L. Mencken, etc.