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TOP 5 INACCURACIES IN ‘THE BUTLER’

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This is from Breitbarts Big Holly Wood.

Like most of the stuff coming out of Holly Weird they rewrite history and

the facts to suit their agenda.

Holly Weird has spent and lost billions of dollars making trash.

 

The new political drama Lee Daniels’ The Butler takes its cues from a Washington Post article about a black servant named Eugene Allen who worked in eight presidential administrations.

That part of the story is essentially unchanged. The rest of the film, a movie stuffed with politics, historical re-creations and presidential imitations, is rife with inaccuracies that should be corrected.

Note: Some story spoilers ahead …

  1. President Ronald Reagan was indifferent to the suffering of people of color. Breitbart News reported this week that Reagan biographer Craig Shirley shredded this notion by detailing the president’s legislative achievements and personal outtreach to his black peers.
  2. The Democrats helped pass the Civil Rights Act: This is more of an inaccuracy by omission. The film showcases how both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson rallied on behalf of civil rights, but what’s left out is the voting record on the historic Civil Rights Act. Turns out “80 percent of the “no” votes in the Senate came from Democrats, including the late Robert Byrd (W.Va.) and Albert Gore (Tenn.), father of the future vice president,” so Republicans teamed up with President Johnson to pass the legislation.
  3. President Nixon dismissed black Americans–save for their votes: The film shows Nixon (John Cusack) promoting his upcoming election battle with John F. Kennedy by giving campaign buttons to the butler and his fellow black servers. Later, Nixon talks up black enterprise but only with an eye on winning votes. Moviefone.com notes Nixon’s record on school integration outpaced his predecessors, and Allen has spoken fondly of Nixon in press interviews.
  4. The Butler disliked President Reagan: The real Eugene Allen has expressed affection for all the presidents he served, noting he voted for each when they were inhabiting the White House. A framed picture of the Reagans was displayed on Allen’s living room wall, and he noted that Nancy Reagan gave him a warm hug when he finally retired. Hardly sounds like the character in the movie, played by Forest Whitaker, who appeared to be fed up with the Reagans and quit for that very reason.
  5. The Butler met Obama: The film uses a framing device of the titular Butler waiting to meet personally with President Barack Obama. There’s no official record of such a meeting, although Allen was a VIP guest at Obama’s swearing in.

Extra: Screenwriter Danny Strong (Game Change) took tremendous liberties with Allen’s life beyond the name change to Cecil Gaines. Strong gave the butler two sons, not one, made the main character’s wife (Oprah Winfrey) a heavy drinker and fictionalized much of his life story prior to entering the White House.

 

 

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Oprah Winfrey falsely claims ‘millions’of blacks were lynched

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This is from BizPac Review.

Dopey Winfrey like all good leftist loons does not allow facts to get in

of the facts they throw out.

Dopey has had her fifteen minutes of fame and she is trying her place in

the spotlight once more.

 

Democratic politician Daniel Patrick Moynihan once proclaimed: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”

An adage that does not seem to apply to media mega-star Oprah Winfrey, who recently claimed the “n-word” was the last thing heard by “millions” who were lynched, Newsbusters reported.

A clear — and blatantly false — implication that millions of blacks have been lynched because of their race.

Winfrey made the comment during an interview with Parade Magazine, as she discussed her role in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” a movie that chronicles a black man’s years of service in the White House.

When asked a question about using the “n-word,” Winfrey said:

“You cannot be my friend and use that word around me. It shows my age, but I feel strongly about it. … I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”

Interestingly, the inaccuracy went unchallenged by Parade Magazine.

Nearly 3,500 African Americans and 1,300 whites were lynched in the United States between 1882 and 1968, mostly from 1882 to 1920, according to the Archives at Tuskegee Institute.

Winfrey said in the interview that young people today know “diddly squat” about the history of the civil rights movement, however, as Newsbusters pointed out, it would seem that she needs to brush up on her own history.

Read more at Newsbusters.

 

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