Potheads Calling the Kettle Blacklisted?
Or, follow liberal doctrine or be silenced!
From Ann McIlhenney:
Written by Ann McElhinney & Phelim McAleer
Wednesday, 17 June 2009 16:03
Nowadays blacklists are a silent way of trying to destroy people and their careers.
And that suits those doing the blacklisting particularly if they call themselves liberal and claim to care about censorship and human rights.
But some liberals forget to keep quiet and make public what is really going on.
Richard Lindzen is an MIT physicist whose scientific investigations make him sceptical about Global Warming. But his significant scientific pedigree does not matter to those less qualified who believe otherwise. He recently told the GreenHellBlog that after a house fire he approached a Boston art appraiser to value an antique rug.
However it was amusing only until we asked a number of US companies to work for us. We needed companies to make DVDs and provide translated subtitles for our new documentary Not Evil Just Wrong. Just like Professor Lindzen it challenges liberal orthodoxy - taking a critical look at environmentalism and Global Warming hysteria.
And just like Professor Lindzen we felt the chill hand of discrimination. One of the companies, in the midst of the biggest recessions in living memory, said "our order was too big" and declined to bid for the contract.
However, the Atlanta based International Services translation company really gave the game away when in an email they explained why they were refusing to provide us with their services.
CEO Sue Ellen Reager stated:
"I have researched your film on the web, and do not see scientific reviews or major press reviews in support (may be too early), and needed that support to assure cooperation from our translators. Because we translate with highly educated people around the world, located in countries like Germany and France, who take Global Warming very seriously, I am fairly sure that several countries will refuse to participate in this project."
In a follow up telephone conversation Ms Reager explained to "you guys in Europe" how the system really worked.
Ms Reager and her company have "worked in Hollywood for years" she explained. Their client list includes CNN, Turner Broadcasting, Google and Microsoft.
Speaking on the phone Ms Reager said that in the email she was "just being nice" to us because we were Europeans and that she was worried that the film might be like some of the "Republican shit" that gets released in the US.
The real problem is with those pesky Republicans in the US who insist on making films that she and Hollywood don't agree with.