The director of a film promoting the late conservative media provocateur Andrew Breitbart said that his movie’s anticipated release date has been pushed back after the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an “R” rating for vulgar language.
Oddly enough, he’s blaming the Congressional Black Caucus.
The film was originally scheduled to debut on October 12, but had to be pushed back until October 19 to give the producers additional time to appeal its rating. “Hating Breitbart,” which focuses on the blogger’s vocal critics and his passion for pranking the media, is apparently quite vulgar.
“If anything the ‘R’ rating should be a result of the gutter behavior of the Congressional Black Caucus and their enablers in the progressive institutional left media,” director Andrew Marcus told conservative gossip blog The Daily Caller. “The hatred aimed at Andrew and the tea party was pornographic!”
The Congressional Black Caucus was a frequent target of Breitbart’s after tea party protesters harassed and shouted racist slurs at members of Congress, including civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Breitbart reacted to charges of racism by vowing to donate $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund if any proof of racist behavior ever surfaced, but he did not follow through with the donation after video was published showing a protester spitting on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO).
“Hating Breitbart” was originally scheduled to debut on the same weekend as “Atlas Shrugged II,” a film based on the writings of the atheist libertarian author Ayn Rand. Both movies are part of a torrent of partisan conservative films enjoying a small renaissance at the box office this election year, thanks much in part to President Barack Obama’s status as an incumbent Democratic president and the runaway success of liberal films in prior election years.
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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