Bozell: Hollywood and Post-Boston ‘Xenophobia’

Brent Bozell | April 27, 2013 | 06:31

As much as liberals had their fingers crossed after the Boston Marathon bombings – please don’t let it be a Muslim, please don’t let it be a Muslim – that’s who the terrorists were. All that wishing and hoping is based on the very ugly premise that “middle America” is a cesspool of bigotry and hate, a sentiment shared by Muslim terrorists.

Their quickest stereotype is that the vast majority of Americans traffic only in stereotypes. The hayseeds outside the elite media and universities don’t have the brains to make nuanced distinctions between the Tsarnaev brothers and say, Muslim winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.

It’s only a matter of time before the Hollywood elites chip in with their own brand of condescension. It’s at the heart of the new movie “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” Kiefer Sutherland, who played terrorist-busting Jack Bauer on “24″ for nine years, was thrilled to be in a movie that showed the response to  9/11 attacks had a “ripple effect” that resulted in “the things I hate the most: racism, prejudice, ignorance, fear.”

Sutherland declares he wasn’t fazed by racial profiling right after 9/11. “I was wrong. And when I read this [script], I knew that. And I hope the film has the same impact on an audience that it did on me when I read it [sic].”

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