Has Hollywood just handed the Republicans a huge favor for 2016?
My good friend Jake Novak, Supervising Producer for CNBCs “Street Signs”, writes about the wildly successful movie “American Sniper” and quotes yours truly.
Why are so many Americans so admiring of Kyle and what he did overseas? It’s not because we’re a bunch of blood thirsty war mongers, no matter what Michael Moore, Seth Rogen or your daughter’s political science professor says.
The reason is that with the daily tallies of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and Hezbollah killings still dominating the news, movie consumers are convinced that more Americans like Chris Kyle are needed to stand up to this still-growing threat of Islamist terror.
And in venerating Kyle, Hollywood is shifting back to one of its traditional roles in American society.
The American movie business has always weighed in on American wars; before, during and after the fighting. And as Emmy-winning screenwriter and Hollywood historian Robert J. Avrech has written, the fact is that the U.S. has never successfully carried out a foreign war and its aftermath without Hollywood’s approval in the form of patriotic pro-war movies and celebrity testimonials.
Jake’s full story here.
And today is Chris Kyle Day in Texas.