oh hell naw
the problem with armond is that he tends to overanalyze themes and tries to find political and social malcontent where there isn't any. he understands that hollywood is a shithole pumping out propaganda and while some of his reviews are spot on and help to bring an otherwise good movie's flaws into light, several of his complaints are focused on miniscule or otherwide nonexistant portions in a movie that he tries to bury beneath word salad to sound smart and thought-provoking. i still like reading his opinions though.
You better watch your mouth boy or I'll ban you. I LOVE NIGGERS!!! Trans rights.
Fauci, a Phony Big-Screen Doc
By ARMOND WHITE || September 10, 2021 6:30 AM
Deconstructing National Geographic's propaganda pitch
You might be one of those people who never want to see Anthony Fauci's face on TV again - or not. But it's likely that the man himself will be broadcast and rebroadcast continuously, using the power status that Fauci has attained to further the current administration's COVID protocols. There's no better insight into this ideological puffery than the publicity campaign for the new documentary Fauci. This fascinating aspect of film culture is crafty and demands close scrutiny.
Presented by National Geographic, the same outfit responsible for Genius, the other Aretha Franklin biopic, Fauci is being sold with similar veneration. It's not a film about science but about "following the science" of public leadership - as when politicians assert cant such as "Don't question my authority." You don't expect cant from NG. The trust built up from decades of that iconic yellow-framed print magazine, with its vivid photographs of natural phenomena, makes us susceptible. NG's film division is now the opposite of informative and wide-ranging; its political bias now resembles NPR's. The Fauci doc typifies the continued narrowcasting of popular media into the congealed "mainstream" perspective.
And the pitch behind Fauci shows how. NG sneaks past old presumptions about the idea of "documentary." (Blame the genre's degeneration on Rob Reiner's fictitious This Is Spinal Tap, where popularizing "factoids" - familiar legends and speculations - rather than truth created that new phony genre of the "mockumentary.")
The selling of Fauci mocks our credulousness, increased by high-pressure COVID-19 fear-mongering, another advertising phenomenon. Fauci's press release urges viewers (and media hacks) to accept the doc on the filmmakers' non-objective terms: "With his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor, and integrity, Dr. Anthony Fauci became America's most unlikely cultural icon during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Gullible reviewers are unlikely to suspect this seemingly innocuous description: "A world-renowned infectious disease specialist and the longest-serving public-health leader in Washington, D.C., he has overseen the U.S. response to 40 years' worth of outbreaks, including HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola." The doc leans on Fauci's role during the AIDS crisis to suggest he's empathetic. (He's shown reading the New York Times, quoting The Godfather, bragging about his Brooklyn roots.)
Scamming media naïfs, the release boasts the doc's exclusivity, claiming that it's "crafted around unprecedented access to Dr. Fauci."
That should be the giveaway for any sharp viewer not on the NG payroll. The word "access" means collaboration from a brigade of celebrities. The lineup of their names makes for the release's most startling clause:
The film features insights from former President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Bono, former national-security adviser Susan Rice, National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins, former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden, journalists Laurie Garrett and the New York Times' Apoorva Mandavilli.
These aristocrats affirm Fauci's bona fides and give tribute. They're what gossip columns call "boldface names," and they're also all partisan, as is the film's tagline: "a revealing portrait of one of our most dedicated public servants."
As so many media outlets have done, NG dispenses with the old journalism rule of balance. It refuses to be thoroughly informative. Fauci was directed by John Hoffman (Sleepless in America) and Janet Tobias (Unseen Enemy) - woke doc-makers now come in gender-posturing pairs. So do Fauci's producing partners: Alexandra Moss (Not Done: Women Remaking America) and executive producers Dan Cogan (Icarus) and Liz Garbus (The Farm: Angola, What Happened, Miss Simone?), a veteran from the old days when docs probed for information about not-obvious subjects.
Anthony Fauci has become one of the most contentious personages in the history of American politics and medicine, but the press announcement avoids any challenges to the film's agenda. There's no indication that Fauci's health policies provoke even an iota of displeasure or opposition. His fame is promoted in connection with his political tenure. That list of D.C. wonks attest Fauci's careerism (implicitly his "brilliance"), while there's no mention of the gain-of-function controversy - his deceit about directing research funds to the very lab in Wuhan from which COVID-19 likely emerged - now plaguing his career.
NG's copy reads like a campaign ad, implicitly endorsing Fauci's directives (even his fluctuating mask mandates, which Candace Owens perfectly likened to the kindergarten game "Simon Says"), as if his every thought and word are beyond reproach. Spielberg's Lincoln was hardly less worshipful.
At this moment of enormous social, medical, and ethical disagreement, NG's Fauci presents one-way thinking. NG's pomposity climaxes in the press release's final proviso: "Dr. Fauci had no creative control over the film. He was not paid for his participation, nor does he have any financial interest in the film's release."
The term "interest" is used ineptly, anticipating allegations of payment. But, really, it dodges more important issues of vanity and corruption. Propagandists who work at the behest of media corporations and institutions willingly bow to authority, and NG idolizes Fauci as the face and voice of that authority. Instead of investigating Fauci's despotic sense of moral superiority to enlighten the general public, NG's narrowcast promotional doc chooses persuasion over education.
kys trsperg, Nicki is doing god's work. What are you doing? Jerking off to some false flag shooting livestream like you have done the last two years?
>>84916>posting a vine meme
You're a niggerlover too. But then, I am a niggerskinned thing.FUCK
You do realize that "based" niggers are just couched by kikes to try and make whites think that niggers aren't all bad, right?
4cuck is cancer, but the first reply is retarded.
The doctors that have been banned, have been banned. Most of the people he's preaching that message to in the thread are well aware they dont want the vaccine.
This nigger ape babboon is harder for them to silence and even she figured it out by just asking questions.
it's funny and worth paying attention to for that reason.
Exactly, doctors aren't public figures with rabid followings. And nigs are just uncooperative enough to go against the party line even at the celeb level. Whites are more calculating, Taylor Swift wouldn't talk against the vaccine even if she felt personally against it.
Taylor Swift also wouldn't dox a journalist and call her a hoe.
True, kek. There's something about getting some ghetto figures on our side. Fighting fire with fire if you will.
michael jackson was based and redpilled on the JQ, that's why they tried to character assassinate him by saying he was a pedo and why they ended up actually killing him IRL
Oh look a bunch of niggerlovers.
Wanna know how i know you're not white?
Where did you get the george floyd time travel pic? I tried looking for it but google just returns the usual white people bad nigger good search results.
Because he didn't sage and neither did I? oh wait
I thought that shit was because he refused to sell the rights of his music to soyny.
Sony was fucking everyone at that time. I think it was Prince that changed his name to get released from a bullshit contract with Sony BMG was it not?
Based and OCpilled