Director Barry Levinson took on politics from a humorous standpoint in 1997's Wag the Dog, but now it looks like he's ready to get serious about the subject.
Levinson has been "tapped to direct" a "political thriller" which is based on the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and is tentatively titled O.K.C.
The screenplay's being written by Clay Wold, and it's based on "the story of his brother, who was a young legal clerk on the defense team for Timothy McVeigh."
If they move forward with this project, we just hope they handle it with lots of care.
Would U watch a film about the Oklahoma City bombing?
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While we're sure there are A LOT of people out there who don't feel this way
and will probably not be happy to read this, it looks like Barbara Walters feels bad for Sarah Palin.
Earlier today on The View, Barbara spoke about Palin's 'crosshair' ad campaign, and how she feels that Sarah isn't responsible for the shooting in Arizona (although she does admit that Palin was wrong for creating the campaign in the first place).
Here's what Barbara had to say about it:
“I’m feeling bad for Sarah Palin because I don’t think that’s what she should have said, and certainly crosshairs are very scary. This is a deranged young man. This is a Timothy McVeigh. Whether this happened because there is violence – too much commentary, too much violence as you say we’ve talked about. Sometimes we do it here we get so angry.”
“Whether that speared him on or whether he is just a very sick person, we don’t know. We don’t know what his motives are and we can hope that all the vitriol calms down. But to blame Sarah Palin as some are doing I think is very unfair to her. She issued a statement offering her condolences and hasn’t said more. But I don’t think this is the time now to start finding – you should excuse me – other targets to blame.”
As we said before, we think what Sarah Palin did was shameful and appalling.
What do U think?
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Tags: arizona, crosshair ad campaign, shooting, targets, the view, timothy mcveigh