It’s amazing what the Left and their media bootlickers latch onto. On December 23, Rush Limbaugh commented about a few lighthearted stories, you know, the kind of stuff a radio host talks about just before Christmas. One of those stories involved a Sony email about casting a new James Bond.
RUSH: Back to the lighthearted Stack. One of the e-mails that leaked in the hack of Sony, Amy Pascal, the cochairman of Sony Pictures, in an e-mail thread back and forth, I forget who it was, she suggested that when Daniel Craig’s run as James Bond is over — and this is it, this is contractually his last film — she suggested a new James Bond. I’m not sure how you pronounce the guy’s name. Idris Elba is what it looks like. Idris Elba, which is — I can’t say African-American, ’cause he’s British. African English. African Brit. He’s black. He’s from Great Britain. He was on The Wire, and he was in a British cop drama, procedural called Luther.
Do you watch Luther? Luther on Netflix? I have it, I just didn’t watch it. Here’s the thing, though. James Bond is a fictional character, obviously. James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming, a former spy, MI6, and James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish, period. That is who James Bond is. But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland. But that’s not who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out.
This statement from Rush, which is really silly if you think about it—how can casting a fictional character, who for 52 years has been a white, Scottish man, be something the least bit controversial—become a racist TRIGGER?
Because Rush Limbaugh, apparently.
CBS News, The Guardian, USA Today (which published a raft of troll tweets) jumped on the story. Not to mention the virtual conflagration on liberal blogs. And this whole issue is not even news. I found this gem from last September on Salon, reposted from the Daily Dot “9 reasons it’s time for a black James Bond”.
Here’s the deal: what actor, black, white, Brit, American, Aussie or Indian, would not want to play James Bond? He is one of the most iconic characters in film. Of course Denzel Washington or Idris Elba would want the role. And unlike playing, say, Superman (or Batman for that matter), a James Bond appearance doesn’t kill your acting career.
Political correctness has now morphed into every statement requiring a TRIGGER WARNING (perhaps the Rush Limbaugh radio program should add one as part of its intro), lest traumatized Columbia and Harvard Law students delay their final exams from listening in.
Erick is filling in for Rush today, and next week on 12/30 and 1/2/15. Listen in for more conservative trauma.