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Paramount Bans Showing ‘Team America’

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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:21 PM
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After Sony Pictures pulled "The Interview", at least 3 movie theaters promised to show "Team America - World Police" as a stand against the North Korean threats and the cowardly acts of the movie studio executives.



Well, now Paramount Pictures have pulled "Team America" too!!!!! and the movie theaters are having to issue refunds!

www.huffingtonpost.com...
www.thedailybeast.com...

I'm just so disgusted!


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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:23 PM
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What a crock. I never thought that TWO American companies could be so utterly spineless.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:26 PM
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Yeah I agree I'd much rather people lose their lives in a terrorist attack than shut down a #ty propaganda film.






Priorities people, priorities!!!
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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:27 PM
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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun

What a crock. I never thought that TWO American companies could be so utterly spineless.


Technically one American company. But gutless on both their parts.


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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

It's called caving to terrorism and by doing it, you show that their tactics can not only be successful, but actually produce measurable results. You are FEEDING into the terrorists by being ok with this out of fear of people losing their lives (of course there is no credible evidence that the Guardians of Peace can even injure anyone in America anyways)



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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Well, I wonder what the response would be if America's biggest enemy makes a comedy movie assassinating America's hero president (guess it would be a conservative, white dude, not Obama, seeing that Americans hate him that much), and show just how stupid Americans are.... Heck, even better, make a comedy about 9/11 showing the incompetence of the great USA....

I guess then the Americans would be up and screaming insisting that the movie be banned too .....

Why don't we rather focus on the good points in others, rather than ridiculing them, and then respond with anger and disbelief when they are angered by the ridicule?


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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: Hellhound604

I'd be pretty pissed if such a movie would be banned here. That would be a subversion of our freedom of speech regardless if the content is something we'd consider tasteful or not. SHAME on you for proposing such a travesty to the Constitution.


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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:33 PM
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I'm pretty sure you'll be able to rent "The Interview" or pay for it "On Demand".

Since you won't be able to see it in theaters, and everyone will now be dying to see WHY...Sony knows they'll make a killing this way, and I'm sure it was intentional on the part of the movie studio. This had nothing to do with perceived threats of violence -- but money.
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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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The pussification of America continues.

The World is laughing at us.

Not only do we negotiate with terrorists, we bow down and do jump when they tell us to.

Sad!


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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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I LOVE 'Team America'. It's a hoot!

It's very embarrassing that these companies are such cowards.

Free speech took a serious hit this week.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun

"Spineless"? Yah, lets make fun of killing lil Kim, ha ha. Its just assassination and another "Regime Change, funny hah hahah…

More brainless than spineless.

To the thread, isn't the puppet movie already been out? Who'd pay to see it, again[? its on TV.

Somebodies pulling our funny bone, not.

I hope Hollywood pulls it own heart plug and dies. Maybe then we can get some creative license back in the hands of directors and producers. Instead of MonopolyWood or PoliticalWood movies sold out to corporations, the Pentagon and the state department.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

True, true.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
I'm pretty sure you'll be able to rent "The Interview" or pay for it "On Demand".

Since you won't be able to see it in theaters, and everyone will now be dying to see WHY...Sony knows they'll make a killing this way, and I'm sure it was intentional on the part of the movie studio. This had nothing to do with perceived threats of violence -- but money.


a good way of making sure i watch it AND never pay a dime.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

There is also no credible evidence that they can't harm people.


Hindsight is overrated.



If, as hyperbolic as it may sound, something had happened...
It'd be a # storm for Sony.


This isn't the U.S Government giving in to terrorism, it's a Conglomerate saving face.




What gives me a chuckle is how much people on ATS have suddenly started giving a toss about Corporations being brought to their knees.
I think it's fantastic.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: windword

Wow. Pulling the interview is something I can at least be sympathetic to but Paramount wasn't even threatened. They are scared of the threat of getting a threat.

Team America is focused on America's fear of absolutely everything and our stupidity in reaction to that fear. It's ironic that the movie is being pulled out because of a very unsubstantiated fear.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Hellhound604

I'd be pretty pissed if such a movie would be banned here. That would be a subversion of our freedom of speech regardless if the content is something we'd consider tasteful or not. SHAME on you for proposing such a travesty to the Constitution.


Being a liberal, I am fully on your side r.e. free speech, even though I personally would hate to see a movie ridiculing my country, but I am aware I am one of the few....

A movie like that might appease you personally, but I am quite certain quite a huge percentage of the people complaining about Sony and the movie, would feel differently.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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Now that this is a huge "thing" Sony stands to make a lot more money than ever with this movie.

As I said, now everyone will have to see this movie.

This isn't about the "pussification" of America, but rather profit.



posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: windword


I'm just so disgusted!



OBSERVATION: Ain't the 1st-Time:

List of films banned in the United States

I don't think this is a complete list either. My memory suggests that some additional Political-Cold-War-Films in the 50s and 60s were also 'Banned'.
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posted on Dec, 18 2014 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs


There is also no credible evidence that they can't harm people.

Translation: I fear the unknown.

It's within their right to cave to terrorism. I'm not going against that. I AM going to call it like I see it and say that they are being spineless pusses over a non-threat.



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