When Administrations Get Too Cozy With Hollywood Film Makers

As filmmakers and film writers we want to make our screenplays, movies, and productions as authentic as possible. Even with the reality that there is a lot of creative talent put into these projects, those events in the story which are true to life must be believable, in order to make the story work. If we are asking the audience to suspend their beliefs system on one item, then we have to make the other topics and subject matter throughout the story as legitimate is possible.
Of course this can mean an incredible amount of research, and it means a lot of reading, and investigative reporting. However, I would submit to you that when such investigative journalism talents go too far, it's all too easy to give away trade secrets, proprietary information, or even information which could hurt our nation by giving secrets about our tactics, and technologies to our nations and in these.
This is more than just a little problem, and whereas there are folks in Hollywood who lean left in their political thinking, and perhaps are not too concerned with the military, they may not even like the military - therefore they don't have a problem overstepping the bounds. Now then, I would like to discuss with you a real situation which has occurred, and perhaps this could be a movie in another itself, and there is a lesson in my dialogue here today, let me explain.
In Homeland Security News there was an interesting article not long ago titled; "Bin Laden movie has King worried," which was published on August 12, 2011 which stated in the teaser paragraph; "Representative King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, requested the Pentagon and the CIA to determine whether the Obama administration had leaked any classified information about the raid to Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, the creative team behind the Oscar-winning movie "The Hurt Locker".
Now then, obviously Hollywood has been big political funders for the Obama Administration, at least in the past. Those campaign contributions, those political fundraising parties in Hollywood and on the east side of Los Angeles can buy favors from the administration. That's all well and good however, when those political contributions are also buying important information that may be classified or secret then we run into a problem. I would submit to you that this particular case is a serious issue, and it does put our troops and military which are already in harm's way in even more jeopardy.
Now then, is not against the law to decry human wars, or to lean left on the political spectrum. We live in a free country, with free speech, however I do not believe personally that entitles Hollywood screenplay writers, or movie producers to use information which they have collected which may be classified in their actual movies. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it, and if you have a difference of opinion, I'd love to set the record straight for you, so that you don't fool yourself into believing that this might be okay.

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