In his Friday column, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell took aim at Hollywood.
Specifically, Bozell took on Kurt Sutter, the producer and creator of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” for his show’s tone deafness with regards to violence nine months after last year’s tragic Newtown, Conn. shooting.
“After the Newtown school shooting, commentators on the Left expressed outrage that gun-rights groups were exploiting the attack to build membership in the wake of all the liberal demands for a federal crackdown on gun owners,” Bozell wrote. “Nine months later, they’re curiously silent as Rupert Murdoch’s cable network FX milks a fictional Catholic school shooting for commercial gain. The September 10 premiere of the violent motorcycle-gang drama ‘Sons of Anarchy’ featured the school shooting, as well as two rapes and a man drowning in a bathtub of urine. Then the show’s creator Kurt Sutter made a complete fool of himself, claiming ‘We didn’t do it for shock.’”
“So keep holding your non-attended press conferences and writing your little Fox blogs,” Sutter wrote. “Because with every post you solidify your true message: I’m just an angry white guy with an exclusionary plan, using fear and god to spread a gospel of ignorance. And just so you have something to quote from this, to work up the four other members, tell them that the tattoo-covered, liberal freak who writes that baby-killing, urine dunking show, said this: ‘You’re a pathetic fucking douchebag and I bet your own kids fucking hate you.’”
On his podcast earlier this month, Sutter took aim at the Parents Television Council, a group Bozell founded in 1995.