Okay, so allow me to set the stage here. The left is going to be pushing around a story today about how John Krasinski is upset that people are politicizing his Benghazi movie,13 Hours.
Of course, it’s The Daily Beast, so the question was asked about “opportunistic politicians from Marco Rubio to Ted Cruz” politicizing it. It’s pivotal that you understand the pre-emptive narrative The Daily Beast was deliberately trying to set. Okay? Okay. Now, let’s take a look at how he really answered the question.
What I don’t think is fair, and what I think is a shame—and actually I’ll go so far as to say a total dishonor—is to not at least acknowledge what this story is: acknowledging these six guys. These six guys need that acknowledgement, and they represent the men and women who serve all around the world. So by just taking this as a political football of ‘this movie is a total propaganda piece,’ you are robbing people of the ability to see what these men and women are actually going through.”
“I am actually slightly disgusted at the idea that applauding our military has become a political thing rather than universal,” he continues. “It’s universal. That should be an immediate acknowledgment, and then all the political opinions, conversations, and punditry is part of the process. I would never say we shouldn’t talk politically about stuff—as long as step one is acknowledging these guys and what they went through that night.”
So based on that quote above, Invariably, the story that leftists are running with implies that John Krasinski is upset with Conservative politicians. That is what you will hear. Don’t buy it.
If we gave you that exact same quote and told you that Phil Robertson said it about the Benghazi movie, would you interpret it as a slight against Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio?
Ooorrr would you think he was talking about Hillary Clinton, liberal bloggers, and the Democrat Party as a whole? Because when read in context, John Krasinski’s very clearly talking about Hillary Clinton, liberal bloggers, and the Democrat Party as a whole. Allow me to highlight a very pivotal contextual quote from his answer.
“I am actually slightly disgusted at the idea that applauding our military has become a political thing rather than universal…”
In what parallel universe can that be interpreted as anti-Conservative? In what world can that quote, that quote right there, be seen as anything other than a direct challenge to the critics who condemned ’13 Hours’ as “pro-military propaganda” and even went so far as to call it,
Moral of the story: don’t believe everything you read. There’ll undoubtedly be some ignorant Conservatives riled up, threatening to boycott Krasinski’s future films based on something he never even said.
We’ve seen this before. Many times. As a matter of fact, we see this pretty much any time a producer has the gall to create a pro-military American film. Remember when University of Michigan banned a screening of American Sniper because of SJW leftists complaining? Watch our interview with one of the students below. My point exactly.