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Dead Former Mayor Worried About Spielberg's Movie
The media is certainly getting a little whacky. Today, the Chicago Tribune has an interview with Hizzoner, the former and now deceased Mayor Richard J. Daley of Chicago. deceased or not, here's what's up:
He's bothered by news reports that Steven Spielberg is planning a movie of the disastrous 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, starring the guy from "Borat" as leftist protester Abbie Hoffman. "Are they going to paint the administration in a favorable light? Answer that question. It's easily answerable. No, they are not," Hizzoner told me. "They are going to make the protesters and the hippies seem like Bambis and noble creatures when in fact they were here for the express purpose of creating disturbances, causing disorder in the streets of Chicago."
"No one will mention the fact in this movie, and I guarantee you this, no one will mention the fact that 51 police officers lay injured in the streets of Chicago. ... [The protesters] sat down in the middle of the streets in the worst kind of language, the foulest kind of language you wouldn't even use in a brothel, four-letter words up on their heads, I can't even repeat it now for the television cameras." [Chicago Tribune]
The Usual Suspects.
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