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Mar 08 2021

Turner Classic Movies Denounces Classic Movies

At this point in our cultural decline into unmitigated moonbattery, you may be tempted to nail boards over the windows and retreat into the world of classic movies. They were made for an audience of decent people who held American values. But these movies won’t survive cancel culture for long.

The main television source of classic movies is Turner Classic Movies. Can we trust anything spawned by Ted Turner of CNN infamy as a cultural repository? We cannot:

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and Rope are among the films that Turner Classic Movies has deemed “troubling and problematic,” joining the ranks of Gone with the Wind in a new series called “Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror,” which seeks to scrutinize old movies through the lens of today’s identity politics.

The new TCM series, which launched on Thursday, also seeks to pick apart such innocuous movies as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and My Fair Lady.

“Many of the beloved classics that we enjoy on TCM have stood the test of time in several ways, nevertheless when viewed by contemporary standards, certain aspects of these films can be troubling and problematic,” the cable network said.

Anything deemed “troubling and problematic” by cultural gatekeepers is living on borrowed time.

Next after subjecting ideologically problematic movies to a Two Minutes Hate, TCM will probably put “offensive content” warnings on them, like Disney does with The Muppet Show. Then classics like The Searchers will be passed over, so that the controllers can run The Color Purple for the third time of the week — until The Color Purple is discovered to be problematic in its turn for infractions against political correctness that we cannot even imagine now. How long can John Wayne movies survive in a world controlled by people who would cancel Dr Seuss?

If it is worth having, liberals will see it as worth erasing, so get it on DVD.

On tips from Steve T and Wiggins.


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One Response to “Turner Classic Movies Denounces Classic Movies”

  1. […] come denunciations (as with classic movies by Turner Classic Movies), censorship (as with Bugs Bunny cartoons), and warning labels (as with The Muppet Show). Then […]


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