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Hollywood Turns Anti-American Movie ‘Shooter’ into TV Series


Hollywood does not like America—not it’s foundational ideals and values, anyway. And so it comes as no surprise that Hollywood plans to turn the anti-American movie Shooter into a TV series.

The Hollywood Reporter reported on Feb. 10 that the USA Network has plans to air a Shooter television series.

Based on Stephen Hunter’s best-selling novel Point of Impact and the 2007 Paramount feature that starred Mark Wahlberg, Ryan Phillippe takes on the role of Bob Lee Swagger, an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon all the skills he acquired as a decorated Marine sharpshooter to avoid capture while hunting down and exposing the traitors who set him up.

And just what was the 2007 Shooter move like? Let’s go back to 2011 when Thomas de Zengotita wrote about it.

Ok, I saw this movie yesterday, on impulse, just plugging into my retrograde and boyish American male love of bang-bang action movies—and lo and behold what did I find? A really smart bit of left wing (I’m for it!) propaganda aimed at the Bush administration, the Iraq War and, especially, Dick Cheney. . . .

But I’ll sum it up this way: see the movie and tell me that Ned Beatty, as Montana Senator Charles F. Meachum, isn’t doing an SNL version of Dick Cheney. Then reflect on what happens to him in the movie.

We are all entitled to fantasies of vengeance. But some of us, like thee and me, don’t act on them—and that makes all the difference.

In case you’re wondering what “what happens to him in the movie” means I’ve included a clip of it. Be forewarned, it includes lots of violence and (of course) spoilers.

So watch the anti-American movie Shooter and its adaptation into a television series if you want. But if you’d rather start supporting alternatives to what Hollywood produces you can easily do so. I’ve ventured into the arena of fiction for your reading pleasure and both books are available now for purchase.

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