Hollywood Violence, The Pentagon, & Marlon Brando’s Oscar Rejection

Disinformation author Ed Rampell (Progressive Hollywood) features in an episode of “The Point” in which Mimi Kennedy (actress, Midnight In Paris) makes a point about how Hollywood exports violence abroad, and Jordan Zakarin (writer/editor, The Huffington Post) shares his thoughts on the cozy relationship between the film industry and the Pentagon. The final point is on what may be the most controversial moment in Oscars history involving Marlon Brando and Native Americans. Cenk Uygur (host, The Young Turks) leads the discussion with Mike Farrell (actor/activist/writer – president, Death Penalty Focus), Tina Dupuy (managing editor, CrooksAndLiars.com), and Ed.

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8 Comments on "Hollywood Violence, The Pentagon, & Marlon Brando’s Oscar Rejection"

  1. I love Cenk 😀 this video is great 😀

    •  yeah i don’t watch much news, but i flip through all of them and find this guy to be pretty honest in the way he presents himself.

      • He’s not always the best in delivery in terms of professionalism (formality). But he is very honest and I enjoy his candor and the views he holds 🙂 He was why I used to watch The young turks (his old show/station)

  2. Hadrian999 | Feb 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm |

     don’t see Hollywood changing, action blockbusters are what pack people in and make the big bucks

  3. Disinfo_censors_dissent | Feb 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm |

    >Disinformation author Ed Rampell (Progressive Hollywood) features in an episode of “The Point” in which Mimi Kennedy (actress, Midnight In Paris) makes a point about how Hollywood exports violence abroad

    o rly? Pol Pot kills 25% of his nation, Hitler kills 20 million people, Stalin kills 40 million of his own people, Mao kills 60 million, but Hollywood is the bad guy spreading violence throughout the world? I don’t believe it.

    >Strangely, it is always America that is described as degenerate and
    ‘fascist,’ while it is solely in Europe that actual dictatorships and
    totalitarian regimes spring up. ~~ Jean-Francois Revel

    • Simiantongue | Feb 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm |

      Did the genocide committed in the furtherance of manifest destiny in North America just happen to slip your mind? And that was just the birth of the nation.

    • Jin The Ninja | Feb 25, 2012 at 10:02 pm |

       “Europe that actual dictatorships and totalitarian regimes spring up”

      2 of the 4 dictators you listed are from Asia, and you’re omitting the ones in the Middle East and Latin America- but i suppose those don’t count because they were all almost universally backed or installed by the US.

    • It sounds more like american ideological propaganda to me, if Stalin and Mao killed so many people where are the bodies? And why most people in Russia and Chine still like those leaders? And why these countries are so much full of people if so many died? I mean it is lots of dead people over there, you can’t you cant kill 40, 60 million and expect in a few generations those numbers be restored. This sound more like cold war american propaganda to me.

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