John Kerry Meets With Hollywood Studio Chiefs to Shape ISIS Narrative

ByPamela Geller on February 17, 2016
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Uh oh. Get ready for a slew of movies showing us how the Islamic State is not Islamic.

Trust me, you won’t be getting any movies that reflect reality. You won’t be getting movies where the terrorists are Muslim. They’ll still be Russians and Serbs.

Instead, you’ll be getting “Daesh.”

Kerry uploaded a photo of the meeting on Twitter, saying, “Great convo w studio execs in LA. Good to hear their perspectives & ideas of how to counter #Daesh narrative,” deploying a term meant to undercut the terrorist group’s claim to statehood.

Sheesh. Ironically, “the attendees discussed … perceptions of America’s image around the world” — this from the group who has done the most to harm it.

“John Kerry Meets With Hollywood Studio Chiefs to Discuss ISIS,” Variety, February 16, 2016:

Secretary of State John Kerry met with the heads of major studios on Tuesday to talk about how to counter the ISIS narrative.

“Great convo w/ studio execs in LA. Good to hear their perspectives & ideas of how to counter #Daesh narrative,” Kerry tweeted, along with a photo of his meeting with Jeff Shell, chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group; MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd; Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara; DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg; 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos; 20th Century Fox Co-Chair Stacey Snider; Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Motion Picture Production; Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley; Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group; Universal Pictures President Jimmy Horowitz; Amblin Partners CEO Michael Wright; and NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer.

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Daesh is an acronym for the Arabic phrase “al-Dawla al-Islamiya fil Iraq wa al-Sham,” another term for ISIS. The terrorist group reportedly hates the term, but western leaders have been using it instead of Islamic State.

The meeting was held at Universal Studios, and lasted about 90 minutes.

One attendee who was there said that the executives also exchanged ideas and observations about studio worldwide marketing of movies and TV shows, a way of showing how narrative storytelling can cross cultures. The attendee described part of the gathering as a “brainstorming session,” including how to involve storytellers in regions afflicted or threatened by ISIS, as a way to counter the narratives promulgated by the terrorist organization. “Let’s figure out how to involve people who are there,” the attendee said.

The meeting was organized by Shell, who is chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Kerry is a member of the board. Rick Stengel, under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, suggested that they set up a meeting with Kerry in Los Angeles after the summit with Asian leaders in Palm Springs this past weekend.

 

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  • Beach_Road_Mauler

    Kerry is a Muslim sympathizer and traitor. He and his buddy Obozo engineered the 2015 version of the Munich agreement guaranteeing Iran a path to a nuke and tens of billions to engage in terrorism around the world. Now he wants, like Joseph Goebbels, to rationalize and propagandize this abortion to the public for their “legacy.” The Obama Administration’s version of the big lie repeated through movies and television ad nauseam.

    • Trevor Fortune

      His son in-law is an Iranian muslim. Best man at the wedding was the son of the Iranian foreign minister. Why is anyone surprised that Kerry is pro Iranian, pro Muslim? Why else would Obama choose him of all people to be secretary of state?

  • zenthrop

    HILLARY AND KERRY FOR PRISON 2016!!!!!!

  • Dr. Doomsday

    I love it. The studios want to counter the narrative? What if this was Ronald Reagan wanting them to counter the Communist narrative? They would all be crappin in their red diapers about the infringement. Here, they are diving into bed with ISIS and the government.

    WHAT MANURE.

    • Budvarakbar

      “WHAT MANURE”
      Hollywood — it is all they have since long ago special effects and video effects took over to the extent that real talent was no longer needed. And after the successful debunking of McCarthy in the mid 1950’s — it has all been upward and onward — progressing right into the sh-thole of COMMUNISM!

      • Trevor Fortune

        Yep and Will Smith, you can boycott the Oscar’s claiming they are too white all you like but to win an Oscar you are going to need more than just the three different facial expressions you have. God, have you seen the promos for “Concussion?” What a turkey.

        • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

          Three? What’s the third one?

          • Trevor Fortune

            Touche’ goosey, touche’.

  • Dr. Doomsday

    John Kerry, (who served in Vietnam) should watch this..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsWNp8Bu9rY

  • Dr. Doomsday

    I wonder if they will have the part where little kids are taught to become hateful Jihadis and practice cutting off heads by using teddy bears? Awww the cute little CAIRbear kids..

    • Steve

      Just a bunch of nice killer hood waifs like in the movie “hostel”.

  • Anneke9

    Every hero will be a Muslim and every villian a Christian or Jew. Great. Now all we need is for some major Hollywood star to convert and proselytize for Islam.

    • Richard

      “Great. Now all we need is for some major Hollywood star to convert and proselytize for Islam.”
      Like Liam Neeson, George Clooney?

    • Steve

      Ben Aflake? Ben Kingsley?

  • GoCutUrSelf

    The execs are in trouble for not making movies that are gender and racially diversified. Kerry was telling them that they will be fined millions if Hollywood doesn’t self censor and gave them a list of 25,000 words that are banned. Gov is trying to protect young adults under the age of 25 from the real world and freedom of speech/expression. Movies will be “safe” for the emotionally fragile and weak minded youth because heaven forbid if they hear or see something they don’t like…oh the humanity.

  • spacearcadian

    Islam is peace. If you say the contrary you will be fined, fired from your job, jailed or some muslim will kill you in the street

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Hollywood will be going the way of the lame stream media, with declining advertising, sales revenue, studios will be shutting down as audiences tune out of the propaganda machine.

  • steelraptor from Saturn

    Hollywood is filled with airheaded self-hating Jews, so they will gladly accommodate an Islam is Peace narrative and Daesh is caused by poverty, Western greed, anything but Islam. Hollywood behaved in the most cowardly fashion in the 1930s when it came to Hitler. Nothing changes. The fact that these airhead hotshot studio heads even meet with Kerry is pathetic, given how the latter is such an Islamophilic Jew-hater.

    If an accurate movie is actually made about Daesh, it’s not going to come from Hollywood. Not America, Britain nor Europe. I can’t see it being made, not in the current appeasing political climate.

    • Richard

      An accurate movie about Daesh will have to come from Martin Mawyer or Geert Wilders.

  • Benton Marder

    Meanwhile, the Polish newsmagazine, Network , has torn the veil off the reptilian cover-up of the ‘Islamic Rape of Europe’. The animals are being shown up for what they are.

  • Terry Terncote

    2015: Je suis Charlie
    2016: When I said je suis Charlie what I meant
    was that if you poke fun at moderate Muslims we will, er, they will, er,
    in Daesh it will be, er, not helpful to, er, helpful for, umm, umm,
    err, err, Islam, errr, ummm, freedom. Peace. And freedom. And, er,
    tolerance. Err, umm?

    • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

      And falafel k-bob is tasty: to name just one of the benefit (singular) of multi-cultu-diversifitationalism, so, just think about that before you actually consider the issues at stake, because everyone deserves to snore their american dream… without slanderous harassment from the factual and the patriotic. From un American bigots who put undue emphasis on that overblown bill of constitution. From men who believe killing in the name of one’s religion is ….wrong!? incredible! Who wants another Frahifal burka?

      • Terry Terncote

        Food, water, air, yes! But bills, laws, constitutions? Who needs them? Or borders. It’s 2016, the era of electricity and peace and freedom and electricity, err, not, err, umm, 19, err, umm, 18, err, 17, err, whenever it was. 1602? 1513? Yes? No? Anyway, err, umm, say it loud, say it clear, falafel is welcome here. And falafel’s wife. Err, wives. And children. All twenty of them. All moderates. Well, some of them are. One or two. One? Err, umm. Peace, coexist and err, umm, all the best for the future, err, umm, HW. Err, HWIII.

        • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

          I am bested by you sir!
          I knew not that I had the ‘honour’ of conversing with Mr. Kerry’s speech writer.
          My hat is doffed and my beak bowed.
          (btw: I understand Falafel’s first Cousin, Tabouleh is now wed to Humous who is first cousin to Baklava)

  • Cappy1437

    They brainstormed? Kerry’s brain is already in a storm sewer. Not much there except alot of stinky garbage.

    • Jack

      Do u think he married Mrs Heinz for her money or looks? Do u think he married his 1st wife for money or looks? He does seem to spend a lot of time on his Yacht, you, alone if that is what he is, alone. He could simply be getting his Botox Follow Up

  • jenshadus

    Didn’t Hitler use movies for propaganda?

    • Jack

      All the time. He had 2 directors report to him regularly

  • Jack

    Pamela he may even float a few Pro-Palestinian ideas he may have with them G-d forbid ( How in his mind we stole their land or occupy something).He might try and get a couple of Pro-Hillary films out in Oct 2016, ann in addition to want you’ve said somehow ISSIS NURSA. ASSAD CHEMICAL WEAPONS EGYPYT AND YEMEN it’s all because of Israel. Remember how unprofessional both he and Obama became bordering on but-job when they could not twist Netanyahu’s Srm off at the end when talks failed. There wasn’t one demand made of the PA only Israel-Surrender

  • lee

    Did Kerry bring his ISIS son in law? Was Clintons Iranian handler “hairball” Huma there? Was Obamas handler Jarett there? There’s no way Hollywood is going to portray the truth.

  • sony_dc

    How is that this whole admin isn’t thrown in jail for deceiving the American public??

    • Jack

      The GOP had the leverage but not heart since they are afraid of being called racists. Has everyone fogotten that this Man is genetically 1/2 White and raised by a White Mother and Grandmtherr. BHO may preto forget but he can’t run away from his Genes or Family History. GOP. WE SOULD KICK ALL OF U OUT START WITH ANEW GOP for not IMPEACHING BHO

  • Jack

    Pamela, my take is this: WW2 Hollywood was loyal and put out movies to boost morale at home and for soldiers at a USO. In Obama’s Domain he would meet with Hirohito bow he already did so to the horror of every Vet the Grandson, he would have kid in school honor Shinto holidays wear traditional dress and maybe swear allegence to the Emperor the Sun God part of Shitoism.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Oh deary dear, hollywood risks damnation for making pictures of people, contemporary movies, as an art form, have been going to hell in a hand basket for ears. this will not disturb them.
    However as it says “`Abbas said: If you have to do it, draw pictures of trees and other inanimate things. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]”. Hollywood might be ok, as its actors are more vegetation than animal anyway, thereby complieing with islam.
    Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) visited me after returning from a journey, and I had a shelf with a thin cloth curtain hanging over it and on which there were portraits. When he saw it, the colour of his face changed (because of anger) and he said, “O Aishah! the most grievous torment from Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be for those who imitate (Allah) in the act of His creation.” `Aishah said: We tore it into pieces and made a cushion or two cushions out of that. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

    Muslim :: Book 24 : Hadith 5246

    A’isha reported that Gabriel (peace be upon him) made a promise with Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) to come at a definite hour; that hour came but he did not visit him. And there was in his hand (in the hand of Allah’s Apostle) a staff. He threw it from his hand and said: Never has Allah or His messengers (angels) ever broken their promise. Then he cast a glance (and by chance) found a puppy under his cot and said: ‘A’isha, when did this dog enter here? She said: By Allah, I don’t know. He then commanded and it was turned out. Then Gabriel came and Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said to him: You promised me and I waited for you, but you did not come, whereupon he said: It was the dog in your house which prevented me (to come), for we (angels) do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture. Dogs are very good judges of character, they recognized an emissary of evil, even though it disguised itself as an angel. That is why muhammad hated dogs, they see him for what he is.
    However, the Prophet did allow the drawing of inanimate objects such as trees and rocks — anything which does not possess a soul.
    Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, “Every painter will go to Hell, and for every portrait he has made, there will be appointed one who will chastise him in the Hell.” Ibn `Abbas said: If you have to do it, draw pictures of trees and other inanimate things. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

  • Jack

    Another item to note about @JohnKerry s thought process : the root of the problem @benrhodes is telling you LAND is based on IDEOLOGY the IDEOLOGY IS MAINSTREAM ISLAM practiced in both IRAN & SAUDI ARABIA the standard bearers of Shia & Sunni #ISLAM. If You imply it is just about LAND without IDEOLOGY you are Lying. The underling principAl applies to Israel Judea Samaria and Golan plus Jerusalem. The Palestinian will be hungry unless only they occupy the LAND as Saladin did once.

  • What happened to Jews owning the studios? Surely they know Jew-hatred when they see it. It’s not like ISIS is quiet about it.

  • MoxieWill

    And let’s not forget Obama met with social media honchos earlier this year under the guise “fight terrorism” (meaning Conservatives). “Control the narratives, control the people.”

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/07/technology/social-media-terrorism/

    • ljm4

      It’s also Hillary’s 7/15/11 meeting with OIC to sign Resolution 1618 and she speechified her Shame and peer pressure message. Control kafir speech.

  • Covadonga

    The only antidote currently available in popular culture to Hollywood’s depiction of Islam:

    BABY, 2015, written and directed by Neeraj Pandey.

    Starring Akshay Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher, the adorable Taapsee Pannu, newcomer Madhurima Tuli, Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, and Sushant Singh.

    Also starring Rasheed Naz as Pakistani imam/terror-mastermind Maulana Mohammed Rahman.

    In Hindi with English subtitles.

    Must Watch! Baby: official theatrical trailer

    A feel-good, patriotic action/suspense film about an experimental elite counter-terrorist team created by the Indian government to prevent future Mumbai-style attacks.

    Similar in style and format to an American Mission Impossible type of film, Baby was made by visionaries who part ways with the clueless, gonadless dhimmis of Hollywood (and with many of their own colleagues in the Hindi-language entertainment industry) by drawing an explicit connection between Islam and Islamic terrorism.

    Baby portrays heroes who have nothing but contempt for bureaucrats who have contempt for them. It also features several unforgettable lines of sly, dark humor come through even in the English subtitles.

    Reviews:
    All India Roundup,
    Times of India: Baby celebrates the brave, unsung heroes

  • Robert Bayer

    John “Effin Traitor to America” Perry .. who is only slightly less evil and corrupt than Obama since Obama is POTUS leading us all and the world to another holocoust … nuclear this time …

  • Steve

    At times it seems like some sort of mass hypnosis has been run off on these people, these leaders, who act as if what they’re doing is normal, as if representatiing the United States means promoting the enemy to continue doing the things they are doing to put Americans at risk. It’s like The movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers except it’s the brains of these so called leaders of the West that are being invaded.

  • billwhit

    Queen Hussein Obama and his lapdog, Kerry, are two of the most corrupt and ignorant fecal maggots that ever lived! Not one thing can be believed that come from their mouths! Both are proven Liars and Tyrants and both need to be sent to Queen Hussein’s Allah/Satan in Hell!

  • jobstelangana
  • pappuresult

    should watch . really nice
    Result 2016