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Saturday, January 07, 2017

Liberals won't fix Flint's water, but they will make a movie of it

Flint, Michigan's water is not safe to drink thanks to government on all levels - local, state, and federal.

This is an outrage.

Instead of marching, raising money, and lobbying for action, Cher and her Hollywood buddies are going to make a film.

From the Hollywood Reporter:
Cher is headed for Lifetime.
The iconic singer-actress has been tapped to star in Flint, a TV movie based on the Flint, Mich., water crisis, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Katie Couric will executive produce, alongside Cher. Bruce Beresford will direct the movie from Sony Pictures Television. Barbara Stepansky will pen the script.
Cher will portray a Flint resident whose family is impacted by the water crisis.
The drama is based on events in Flint about the poor management that led to water poisoning as well as the human elements of the residents who suffered — and whose voices were ignored. The movie was inspired by a February 2016 cover story in Time magazine called "The Toxic Tap," by Josh Sanburn. 
Zadan and Meron's Sony Pictures TV-based Storyline Entertainment optioned the rights to the story. 
Hello? America? Instead of making movies about the problem, how about fixing the damned problem.

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21 comments:

  1. But, DON! Cher's doing all (ALL) she possibly can to HELP. (Is she doing this for free? Inquiring minds want to know.)

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  2. "Cher and her Hollywood buddies are going to make a film"

    It's not about making a movie. It's all about making money. I'm sure they will rationalize their ghoulish project with self-serving claims they are doing it to call attention to the failure of government to serve the people. But if that is true, aren't these the same people who want MORE government, not less? Isn't the lesson to be learned from Flint that more government isn't the same as better government? But no, it's not about speaking truth to power, it's really about the Benjamins. In any case, it's a blatant ripoff of the "Erin Brockovich" movie, which turned out to be a largely fake dramatization of another "public interest activist" that starred the girl with the golden smile, Julia Roberts. These days, however, no one is going to accuse Hollywood of originality.

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  3. In the process, they will incorrectly portray and gloss over the complex legal, financing, science, and engineering issues. Water utility operations are complicated business, and among other things there need to be clear contractual arrangements and agreements including a means to make a profit, meter usage, collect and change rates, and make necessary repairs. I don't know the full story but I am guessing that a lot of black Flint city council members are in the middle of it. The reality however would be too complicated and not make for good viewing for liberal sheep, so Hollywood will fall back on the tried and true (and very interesting, unique, and rarely used) storyline of greedy, racist, white, male executives preying upon innocent black victims. Sort of like the new fictional movie about the black female mathematical geniuses who were behind the success of the Apollo program, but we've not heard about this for 50 years because of useless dumb evil white males who stood up and took all the credit.

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    1. As a 40 year water treatment and supply specialist I agree with most of what you say about utility operations. All that aside, however, if I had been the operator in responsible charge of the system, and the council told me to switch sources willy nilly w/o doing my due diligence, I would have resigned and screamed bloody murder to every news outlet in MI. The switch could have been done w/o any problems, but it was done carelessly with no preparation. I could fix their system in about a month, but now it would take several million dollars and a free hand.

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  4. With perky Katie Couric as exec producer, we can all be assured that there won't be any uncomfortable facts included in this romance-drama.

    The narrative is already set: it was the Russians, helped by Global Warmening, who conspired with Donald Trump to sabotage the water supply of the poor minorities in Flint!

    Golly gee, I just can't wait.

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  5. Liberals revel in victimhood, then blame The Man. - Elric

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  6. hollywood makes a movie about a problem you can bet it was caused by evil republicans.

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    1. More likely it was caused by nature trying to eliminate Michael Moore from the gene pool.

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  7. The more vie will be calling out BIG water.

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  8. The Donald, being the master of the political screwball, will probably arrange for the water to be rectified in Flint the week before the release of Mrs Bono's movie.

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    1. Only if the movie releases by 1 Feb 2017.
      Trump isn't in to political games. He has already said he will work to fix it quickly.
      Given the nature of the man, he might even do it with his own money.

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    1. But surefire Oscar material.

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    2. And cover stories on every mainstream magazine (those that are still publishing, that is, by the time this version of Triumph of the Liberal Will comes out)!
      -Fred

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  10. I wonder why they didn't choose a Black actress for the lead? Wasn't the whole story pitched to us fromthe beginning as "America abandoned Flint because it's majority Black"? Cher is American Indian if I remember correctly (not a student of celebrity genealogy).

    Water supplies are one of the very few "proprietary functions" of a city government. Because of salt content in water in Western desert states, we've all been buying our drinking & cooking water for 40 years even in wealthy cities. America does not need to do anything about Flint's citizens' unwillingness to elect honest competent city officials, and more than America needs to "fix" Crystal City, Texas, which also elected a whole city council full of crooks.

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    1. spelling corrrection: ", ANY more than America needs to "fix" Crystal City" not "and more"

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    2. No, she posed as an American Indian when her song "Half Breed" came out; she's actually part-Armenian.

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    3. Thank you for the background. I appreciate it.

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