These are days of Trumpian violence as a cowardly Individual-1 threatens imaginary traitors and spies. Because isn’t he the victim in all those factual accusations of corruption.
Yet there will be golf.
For those of us old enough to remember the success of an Eddie Murphy stand-up concert film may have depended on the number of deaths at each premiere, the incels might be out in whatever they call force this weekend.
Following Joker's triumphant debut at the Venice Film Festival, the Todd Phillips-directed film has faced pockets of controversy. Some critics have questioned whether or not Joker is a “dangerous” movie, including the families of the victims of the 2012 mass shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, who asked Warner Brothers to advocate for gun safety ahead of Joker's release.
Trump’s propaganda shop works overtime to appeal to those least perceptive.
In other news, Trumpian tactics abound as David-Pecker-culture tries to stop Ronan Farrow’s new book on Harvey Weinstein, Catch and Kill.
Former top National Enquirer editor Dylan Howard is using high-powered law firms that practice in Britain, Ireland, Australia, and the United States in an attempt to quash Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow’s much-anticipated exposé Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.
According to two knowledgeable sources, Howard—in an extraordinary step for a journalist who otherwise claims to favor the free flow of information—has retained the services of New York’s Kravet and Vogel in the United States, Australia’s Sydney-based McLachlan Thorpe Partners, and the London-based Tweed law firm in an apparent campaign to suppress Farrow’s book, scheduled for publication on Oct. 15.
In addition to threatening Farrow and his publisher, Hachette, with a potential libel suit for an unreleased book that they have yet to read, Howard’s legal team has taken the unusual step of also warning booksellers that plan to stock Catch and Kill.
“You’re not mopping fast enough. (Laughter) That’s a socialist mop. (Laughter and applause) Grab a mop — let’s get to work.” – Barack Obama (2009); “Soyez réalistes, demandez l’impossible!”