Perhaps taking a leaf out of propagandist Leni Riefenstahl’s book, the White House emailed Hollywood celebrities with Twitter-ready sound bites for them to parrot and retweet in support of President Obama’s gun-control push last week, Fox News reports.
While Hollywood isn’t known for its braintrust, it is known for its hypocrites, who are happy to have armed security for themselves while they profit from glorified, gratuitous on-screen gun violence and seek to deny the rest of us the means to defend ourselves from the mayhem their “entertainment” promotes. It’s also known for people who are very good at reciting the words of others while feigning heartfelt emotion.
They’re the world’s leading experts at making fiction believable. So it’s no surprise that the White House would try to recruit them to sell its anti-gun fantasies.