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How Politicizing Batman Gets Dangerous

23 August 2014 8:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

As far as most people can tell, though the actual chronology tends to get confusing, it all started with the late Andrew Brietbart.

In between the right wing of American politics stomping up and down about Hollywood liberals like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie, occasionally they take a break and instead summarily hijack a beloved film for their own political means.  As opposed to successfully producing content that is undoubtedly in line with their politics, guys like Rush Limbaugh and Brietbart are quicker to repurpose an already well-packaged product.

That’s exactly what did with Christopher Nolan’s second foray into Gotham, praising The Dark Knight for its clear anti-terrorism pro-Patriot Act stance.  This became a major talking point throughout the news and blogosphere as the film’s popularity grew.  And for folks as far right as Limbaugh, it must have felt like Christmas.

I mean, here we have a film, »

- Kenny Hedges

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