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Roger Simon is a writer and commentator; the chief political columnist of Politico. He has won more than three dozen first-place awards for journalism, and is the only person to win twice the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award for commentary. He has written five books in which Show Time about the 1996 presidential race became a New York Times best-seller.
I love Roger Simon’s political commentaries    Politico.com – Simon Says  His insights “Cut to the Chase”  While the subject matter may be serious in nature; Roger generally sees the irony in most politicians, political and world events; therefore, his editorials are sometimes laced with intelligent witty humor..
Every now and then he writes a political advise column called Ask Dr. Politics which you can imagine is hysterical.  
Below follows his commentary about the movie The Interview and  Kim Jong Un which is from Roger’s most recent Ask Dr. Politics titled: Romney! Cheney! Kim Jong Un! All together again!


excerpt by Roger Simon
Ask Dr. Politics
Dec. 22, 2014

Dear Dr. Politics:  Don’t you think it was sickening that Sony Pictures withdrew its movie about the assassination of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un?  Even President Obama said Sony was wrong for caving in to North Korea’s threats.

Reply:  Yeah, but I didn’t see President Obama offering to show the picture in the White House screening room.

Instead, Obama said: “We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States.”

But I wonder what that reaction would have been if the North Koreans had made a movie about the assassination of Barack Obama and Sony had agreed to distribute it to U.S. theaters.

Would we have hailed Sony for its courage?  Or would we have gone bonkers and yelled and screamed about how irresponsible that was and picketed any movie theater that dared show it.

Kim Jong Un is a whack job, but that does not necessarily mean we should hail movies about him getting whacked.

American critics have seen the movie, which is titled “The Interview.”

USA Today said: “Far more lame and boring than incendiary, ‘The Interview’ is not very clever, funny or well-made.”

The Wall Street Journal called it “remarkably dismal” and said watching it “is torture from almost start to finish.”

The reviewer then asks the essential question: “So how did such a turkey ever escape the studio lot?  A significant part of the answer lies in the dumbing-down of the audience that began decades ago, when studios discovered that kids would turn out to see almost any piece of junk on any weekend provided the marketing departments did their jobs.”

Yes, it is disturbing that Sony pulled the movie. More disturbing is that Sony ever produced this dreck [trash] in the first place.

But my favorite reaction came from one human rights group that claims it intends to airdrop DVDs of “The Interview” into North Korea by hydrogen balloon so that the Korean masses can see the movie.

But the group better also airdrop DVD players.

And electricity.

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Camille’s Take:
This is definitely a movie I would not have gone to see because even though it’s a comedy; the subject of assassination about the current leader of a country–I find in bad taste. 
I will pay the $5.99 though because “How dare the North Korean government make veiled threats of violence over a movie in the United States!!?”  ~~Camille Mitchell
To watch the movie or just pay (without watching) to make a stand for Freedom of Speech:
It’ll be offered through YouTube MoviesGoogle PlayXbox Video, and a dedicated website SeeTheInterview.com.

The Four Freedoms is a series of four 1943 oil paintings by the American artist Norman Rockwell.The paintings—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear.  The four freedoms refer to President Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s January 1941 Four Freedoms State of the Union address in which he identified essential human rights that should be universally protected
Merry Christmas!
Camille Mitchell

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