“13 Hours” is about to make our politics much, much stupider

January 15, 2016 In The News, Politics / Religion Comments (0) 874

"WHY DOES HILLARY HATE THE TROOPS SO MUCH??"

“WHY DOES HILLARY HATE THE TROOPS SO MUCH??”

If you’re like me, you have zero intention of seeing 13 Hours, Michael Bay’s new right-wing fantasy porn flick. Maybe, like me, you’ve sat through four incomprehensible Transformers movies (owing to a borderline masochistic need to stay up on pop culture) and thought, “The only thing that could possibly make these worse is if they carried a more overt and deceptive endorsement of Republican conspiracy theory.”

However, like me you might have concerns¬†about the effect it might have on our upcoming election. So I give you a handy guide to the coded messaging of 13 Hours, from Matt Gertz at Media Matters, the hero who watched this thing so we won’t have to. Continue Reading

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