Woody Allen is in Cannes for the premiere of his new film, “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.”
“This is my perspective and has always been my perspective on life,” Allen told a Cannes press conference. “I have a very grim, pessimistic view of it. I always have, since I was a little boy.”
Allen certainly is not pessimistic about the leadership of President Barack Obama. In an interview with a Spanish publication, the director-writer came up with a solution for what he thinks America needs — a provisional dictatorship with Obama as the benevolent despot.
“I am pleased with Obama. I think he’s brilliant.” Allen said. “The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.”
Allen added that “it would be good if he could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly.”
It figures that a guy who marries his stepdaughter would get warm and fuzzy over the idea of an American tyranny.
In another piece of Cannes related news, Sean Penn has jumped into another flick that nobody but the far left is longing to see.
“Fair Game” is the name of a book that should have been marketed as fiction. It was written by Bush-bashers extraordinaire Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson.
Plame made a book deal with Simon & Schuster and filed a lawsuit against the CIA over classified material that she was seeking to publish. The tedious book was a big hit in liberal Hollywood circles.
Wouldn’t you know it? Warner Bros. bought the rights to Plame’s memoir before it was even determined that the CIA would allow her to publish any of it. The studio found money from the left-leaning Participant Media and Imagenation Abu Dhabi.
The “Fair Game” film premiered in Cannes along with two other America-dissing films, Oliver Stone's “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and “Inside Job,” the Charles Ferguson documentary about the financial meltdown.
The central premise of the Plame story is that Plame’s status as a covert agent was disclosed by Bob Novak via Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, or leaks from Bush administration insiders.
The truth is that the CIA outed Plame seven years before Novak ever wrote a word about her, and prior to Novak, writer David Corn made reference to Plame’s position. Corn’s source was Plame’s husband, Joe Wilson.
Despite the fact that “Fair Game” is based on lies, Penn is likely on his way to another Academy Award.
James Hirsen, J.D., M.A. in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, commentator, media analyst, and law professor. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and has made several appearances there on various landmark decisions. Hirsen is the co-founder and Chief Legal Counsel for InternationalEsq.com, a legal think tank and educational institute for the study of law in the media. Visit: Newsmax TV Hollywood
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