What does an ultra violent film director and a corpulent, washed-up, flatulent blogger have in common?

Well they have at least two things in common – they can never, ever admit to being wrong (recall the Culver City Cyclist refusing to admit until the very end that Anthony Weiner was a sleaze bag), and secondly they both wish they were Black.

Quentin Tarantino as you all know by now made some very anti-cop statements at a rally in Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village, NYC) calling them murderers. Charles Johnson has been anti-cop ever since he went off the deep end and still believes in the phony “hands up don’t shoot” meme of the supporters of the late thug Michael Brown. Quentin Tarantino who is so Italian he practically reeks of pepperoni and olive oil thinks that Italians (or as Mr. Toot probably refers to them as “Eye-talians”) are not really  white but are more black due to their Mediterranean blood (recall the memorable scene in the  extremely violent 1993 flick that Tarantino wrote but did not direct, “True Romance” where Dennis Hopper tells Christopher Walken that “Sicilians  are descended from n*****s”  thanks to all the Moors fucking Sicilian women. Now as we all can see, Mr. Toot  is as pasty faced and pale as Casper the Friendly Ghost but we know that just like his heroes Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal, he sure wishe he was Black.

by Glenn Whipp

Under increasing fire from law enforcement groups, director Quentin Tarantino broke his silence Tuesday and said his remarks condemning police brutality had been misrepresented to “demonize” him and deflect attention away from the issue.

“All cops are not murderers,” Tarantino told The Times in his first public response to the controversy. “I never said that. I never even implied that.”

Police unions across the country, including ones representing officers in Los Angeles and Orange County, have called for a boycott of Tarantino’s upcoming movie, “The Hateful Eight,” following remarks the filmmaker made at an Oct. 24 rally in New York to call attention to those killed in police shootings.

“I’m a human being with a conscience,” Tarantino said at the rally. “And when I see murder I cannot stand by. And I have to call the murdered the murdered and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”

The threatened boycott could dim prospects for Tarantino’s new film, which is set for a Christmas release and has been expected to be a critical and commercial success for Tarantino and his longtime distributor, the Weinstein Co. Several movies beset by controversy in recent years have seen either their box office or awards recognition dented.

Tarantino said his remarks at the rally last month were aimed at police officers who have been involved in unwarranted shootings of civilians.

“What they’re doing is pretty obvious,” he said of his critics. “Instead of dealing with the incidents of police brutality that those people were bringing up, instead of examining the problem of police brutality in this country, better they single me out. And their message is very clear. It’s to shut me down. It’s to discredit me. It is to intimidate me. It is to shut my mouth, and even more important than that, it is to send a message out to any other prominent person that might feel the need to join that side of the argument.”

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the director “doesn’t understand the nature of the violence” that police officers face in their work.

“Mr. Tarantino lives in a fantasy world. That’s how he makes his living,” Beck said. “His movies are extremely violent, but he doesn’t understand violence. … Unfortunately, he mistakes lawful use of force for murder, and it’s not.”

The timing of the boycott call comes at a crucial time for Tarantino and Weinstein Co. co-chairman Harvey Weinstein. Over the years, Weinstein has relied on the commercial success of Tarantino’s films, which have included “Pulp Fiction,” “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained,” to bankroll the production, acquisition and marketing costs of the rest of his slate.

“My first company, Miramax, was the house that Quentin built, and my second company, the Weinstein Co., is the house that Quentin saved,” Weinstein said at a 2013 Tarantino tribute in Lyon, France.

But the old showbiz adage — that any publicity is good publicity — doesn’t always prove true when it comes to films.

“Zero Dark Thirty,” the 2012 movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, grossed $95 million in theaters but underperformed at the Oscars after politicians and pundits criticized its depiction of torture. Last year, the civil rights drama “Selma” took hits over its portrayal of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

And in the last few weeks, the biopic “Steve Jobs” has tanked commercially amid complaints from the Apple co-founder’s colleagues that the movie took extreme liberties with its subject.

At the same time, films such as “American Sniper” and “The Last Temptation of Christ” were possibly helped by controversy surrounding their takes on events.

What’s different here is that the fuss surrounding “The Hateful Eight” isn’t about the content of the movie, which hasn’t been screened publicly, but about remarks made by its director that are unrelated to the film itself.

It’s too early to know how many moviegoers will heed the boycott call when “The Hateful Eight” arrives in theaters on Christmas and whether film academy members, who have given Tarantino’s last two movies 13 Oscar nominations, will be inclined to pay attention.

Lt. Craig Lally, who heads the Los Angeles Police Protective League that represents LAPD officers, predicts that the broader public will support police and steer clear of “The Hateful Eight.” He says Tarantino showed a “stunning lack of sensitivity” by calling police officers murderers just four days after a New York police officer was killed in East Harlem.

“There’s an underground of people who are very pro-police,” Lally said. “And it’s going to be this underground that shuts down the movie, not the cops.”

Others see history offering another possible outcome.

USC Annenberg professor Jonathan Taplin produced Martin Scorsese’s “Mean Streets” and “The Last Waltz” and remembers the controversy surrounding the filmmaker when religious groups boycotted his 1988 epic “The Last Temptation of Christ.”

“The film was really an art film and so all the controversy actually gave it more attention than it might have otherwise gotten,” Taplin said, noting that Scorsese received an Oscar nod for his direction.

“The academy does not like being told not to see a movie,” Taplin added. “In Quentin’s case, if the movie is good, his fans will come, boycott or not.”

Last year, Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper,” the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, was condemned by many on the left as jingoistic. But it became the year’s highest-grossing film, fueled in part by moviegoers attracted to its empathetic portrait of a military hero.

Todd Boyd, a professor of critical studies at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, believes that the boycott calls could boost interest in “The Hateful Eight” in a similar fashion, piquing the interest of Tarantino’s core group of fans.

“Tarantino has always been the kind of figure who has attracted contrarians,” Boyd says. “So there aren’t too many things that could be better for this film than for law enforcement to try and boycott it.”

Tarantino, for one, doesn’t believe that the boycott calls will affect his movie.

“The people who are screaming against me are the mouthpieces for the police,” Tarantino said. “They can call for a boycott. That doesn’t mean that cops are going to respond. Because I actually have a whole lot of fans that are police officers.

“We’ll see what happens,” the filmmaker added. “Maybe it’ll dissipate. Maybe it won’t. But I have a 1st Amendment right to protest against police brutality as I see it. And I’m not backing down from that.”

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89 Comments on “What does an ultra violent film director and a corpulent, washed-up, flatulent blogger have in common?”

  1. Arachne says:

    It was pointed out on Twitter that the Privileged Putz had an “intruder” on his property recently and called the police to report. I can only imagine the hilarity that must have ensued in the Squad Room – they probably said “hey, brave guy – go out there and tell him to “SHOO!”

  2. Arachne says:

    Tarantino went on Chris Hayes show on AMessNBC, where he told Hayes’ two dozen viewers that he believed the call for a boycott probably violated his “first amendment rights.”

    Oh, no, brainiac. The First Amendment says “CONGRESS shall make no law” – not “the public shall not boycott.” You want to see a real violation of first amendment rights. Google Harry Reid and the U.S. Senate writing a letter to Rush Limbaugh’s syndicator requesting they either censure him or take him off the air. The last laugh was when the syndicator sent the letter to Rush, who auctioned it off on the air, vowing to match the final auction bid. It raised $7 million for an organization that gives scholarships and aide to the children of LEO and soldiers killed in the line of duty.

    And then Harry Reid tried to take credit for it.

  3. OLT's GREAT WHITE WHALE HO! says:

    Speaking of film makers, LIFE IS GOOD!

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/04/entertainment/chi-raq-film-chicago-shootings-spike-lee-feat/index.html

    I would like to thank this opportunity to thank whatever incarnation of Fate or Justice arranged for this shining example of Left-On-Left warfare. I want that Power to know that I appreciate the irony and subtle humor very, very much. Keep the good works coming. I need the laughs.

  4. Arachne says:

    Border Patrol has joined the boycott of Tarantino.
    Be sure to vilify THEM, there, Quent. They lost one of their own to your pal Obama’s big push to try to prove that guns were crossing the border.
    Go ahead, tough guy. I DARE you.

  5. Because olo says:

    Gus, you have to stop waking up sober.

  6. Because olo says:

  7. Because olo says:

  8. Because you're dumb says:

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2015/11/05/nets-hype-elder-bushs-scathing-political-bombshell-against-cheney

    It’s going to be fun watching Chunky try to squirm out of this one after being such a YOOGE fan of both Cheney and Rumsfeld during the Bush years.

    • Arachne says:

      Pfft. This is the man who dissed Reagan in 1980, got elected off his legacy in 1988 and lost to a sexual predator from Arkansas. No offense, Daddy Bush, thanks for your service in WWII but it was ROVE, not Cheney and Rumsfeld, who gave your son bad advice.

      • Speranza says:

        But if you criticize the Bush family many on the right-wing blogosphere claim you are “forming a circular firing squad”. I am proud to say I am a Bush hater since 1991. Politically speaking the Bush mafia (exception of Barbara) ought to drop dead!

      • Speranza says:

        Oh I think that Junior is dumb enough to make his own stupid decisions. However don’t underestimate the architect of defeat.

  9. windbag says:

    So, Tarantino is pro-life now?

    “I’m a human being with a conscience,” Tarantino said at the rally. “And when I see murder I cannot stand by. And I have to call the murdered the murdered and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”

    Similar language pro-lifers use when explaining protests outside abortion clinics. I’ll take him seriously when he comes out against Planned Parenthood’s parts-for-pay scheme.

    • Arachne says:

      “I’m a human being with a conscience”

      As we say in my trade – “assuming a fact not in evidence.”

  10. Because olo says:

    • Because olo says:

      Wouldn’t want to have one of those Texas things called ‘job’, now would you?

      • rightymouse says:

        He could have one in Colorado, but it would mean he’d have to pass a piss test.

      • OLT's GREAT WHITE WHALE HO! says:

        Hi Gus and his stupid friends:

        Put gas in a car (note I didn’t say your car, LOL) and Houston thanks you.

        Use something made of plastic, and some horrible slob in Houston that voted against you getting to wag your penis penis penis LOL at women in a restroom makes money.

        Be sure to avoid chemicals; “haters” profit from those, too.

        Don’t buy a computer (I forgot, I don’t have to worry about that – ok, Gus, don’t STEAL a computer) unless you want some nasty people in Houston to make money.

        For Pete’s sake, don’t get any medical services, since a lot of pioneering work has been done in Houston. By “assholes”.

        Don’t buy anything imported; chances are pretty good it passed through the Port of Houston and some “bigot” got a salary working his ass off down there (instead of collecting the gubmint cheese).

        Yeah, Houston is boycott-able on any number of grounds. It’s flat. It’s hot. It’s humid. It’s freaking LOADED with Damyankees who do nothing but piss and moan and cash paychecks. It’s crowded. The city itself is loaded with those “minorities” that real Progressives don’t want to live with … you know, stuff like that.

        But having the outhouses split on the basis of whether you’re sporting an inny or an outy is just common decency. But that wasn’t the REAL problem with that law. It was the kangaroo courts it set up under the purview of their esteemed “activist” mayor, who’s practically not a lesbian anymore, she’s fellated Obama so much.

        Dumbass.

    • windbag says:

      Gus does have plans, but they just don’t include Texas.

  11. buzzsawmonkey says:

    Quentin Tarantino is a blood pornographer. He pimps vicarious blood the way sex pornographers pimp vicarious sex.

  12. Daedalus says:

    I know a few Italians who don’t consider themselves white.

    • Because olo says:

      100 years ago, no Italian was considered white. Most other Catholics weren’t, either. But whiteness is a flexible concept. Most Mexicans consider themselves white these days. And pretty much all Arabs.

  13. Daedalus says:

    It’s just ironic, most light skinned Hispanics consider themselves white but are not acknowledged so by society. Meanwhile Italians are considered white, yet many hate being called it.

    Just odd.

  14. Because olo says:

  15. Doppel milyo says:

    practitioner of the ROP stabs people today

    We need common sense muslim control!!

  16. rightymouse says:

    Great! You having a party???

  17. pineapple says:

    Fatso’s GoFundMe was/is a failure, so he starts up a new fund drive with Square Cash? What a dummy……. a “glutton” for punishment it appears. He’ll be seeding it with some GoFundMe money shortly to get things….. hahaha “rolling”.

    We’ll be more than happy to laugh at him.

    • Doppel milyo says:

      square cash in round asshole

    • Arachne says:

      And get your personal information outed if you annoy him.
      BTW, can we track the total of this? I’m thinking no, which is why he went to it. Wait for claims that the clams have come ROLLING in.

  18. Because you're dumb says:

    Chunky’s main source of information: AMESSNBC

    MSNBC Goofs Again: How Many Errors Can You Find?

  19. Bad news, chucky. The automatic Cheeto-feeder is still in beta.

  20. rightymouse says:

    Oooooooooooooh! Another begging bowl for Fatso!!

    • rightymouse says:

      And just in case…..

      • Pakimon says:

        That fat ponytailed loser has absolutely no shame. 😆 😆 😆

        At least with “Square Cash” he’s up front with his pathetic cup rattling instead of sprucing it up with flowery “Truth Warrior” bullshit.

        With Square Cash it’s just GIMME MONEY!!!!! 😆 😆 😆

        • Arachne says:

          It’s never a good idea to place yourself in a situation where you are offered tangible proof that people really don’t give a shit about you.

      • TreBob says:

        Holy smoke! He’s totally desperate isn’t he? That image of a fat kid flailing at bees comes to mind.

        That has got to be the most pathetic attempt at begging for money evah! He may as well be out walking the median at a stop light with a cardboard sign.

        • Arachne says:

          It must be getting really, really dicey for him moneywise. This is really getting pathetic.
          Perhaps Barbie Sandwich can advise people that he outs your information if you annoy him.

    • rightymouse says:

      Sorry, Pineapple! Didn’t see your previous post!

    • Because olo says:

      How do you square pay somebody as round as him?

  21. Because you're dumb says:

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/238686-bernie-sanders-supports-investigation-into-hillarys-emails/

    LOL! Poor Bernie Sanders. Looks like he realized too late that valiantly defending your opponent against their critics doesn’t exactly pay off. And it didn’t here when he said he’s SICK of hearing about Shrilldebeast shitting on the FOIA and cavalierly deleting all Federally protected communications while at State. The feckless John McCain comes to mind, valiantly defending leftist progturd Obungle against Cincinnati conservatives which drew blistering attacks from his own party. And golly gee wow did NOT bring loving praise from the left wing media nor any DemonCrap voters who immediately saw it as an unbelievably good luck drop in their lap and a naive mistake

  22. Because olo says:

    🙄

  23. JimboXL says:

    Get out the begging cup to fund the fight against repressive laws that prevent men from going into women’s public restrooms because they feel like a woman that day?

    • Because olo says:

      Let me fix that.

      Get out the begging cup to fund the fight against repressive laws that prevent men from going into women’s public restrooms because they feel whipping their weenies in front of 5-yo girls.

  24. Bunk X says:

    Get rid of all the non-essential white people in your lives because all white people are racist, even if they don’t know it. Pheeew.

    Dear white people: You are not omega level mutants able to control things with your mind. You are not Jean Gray. You have been born into this racist, sexist, capitalist, white supremacist society and from birth you have been imbued with its beliefs.

  25. Bunk X says:

    • pineapple says:

      You would think that these climate change goofballs would be happy that there is massive ice growth in Antarctica.

      For some reason they feel the need to lie about the good news from NASA.

      Bunch of agenda driven dumbfucks.

  26. Bunk X says:

  27. kbdabear says:

    It smells like stale Cheetos, flat Mountain Dew, unwashed black t-shirts, & greasy pony tails

  28. OLT's Excusing The Death Of Tyshawn Lee says:

    Because the problem is not enough gun control.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/11/05/year-old-chicago-boy-lured-into-alley-and-shot-police-say/?intcmp=hplnws

  29. OLT's Excusing The Death Of Tyshawn Lee says:

    Maybe NASA can stop outreaching to Muslims for a minute and fix Stalker Charles’ bathroom scale so he can finally understand that his mass is increasing, too.

    #DrillThePonytail
    #NoBloodForCheetos
    #WhatDidYouSayGus
    #TheyPayForBlood
    #OKBloodForCheetos