Precinct 333

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

They Honored Riefenstahl, But Not Van Gogh

This seems to be an almost baffling case of political correctnes run wild in Hollywood.

One of the controversies from last year’s Oscars was the decision to honor Leni Riefenstahl, whose work celebrated Hitler and National Socialism in the 1930s, as part of the obituary segment. This year the Academy failed to honor Theo Van Gogh, the iconoclastic Dutch filmmaker murdered by Islamofascists last fall. K.J. Lopez, in National Review Online’s “The Corner,” noted this fact on Monday, only to receive the following email.

"If you are murdered by Islamists because they do not like the movie you made about the way they treat women you do not get recognized by the academy. If you are Hitler's propagandist you do. What does that say about Hollywood?"

What, indeed?


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