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Sleep well, America: John Kerry met with Hollywood execs on countering ISIS

By Doug Powers  •  February 17, 2016 08:41 PM

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John Kerry’s discussion with Hollywood’s top brass about how to counter terrorism was so productive that by the time the meeting was over James Taylor had been signed to a three picture deal:

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Hollywood studio chiefs in Los Angeles on Tuesday to discuss various topics including Islamic State.

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.

The meeting — which included executives from NBCUniversal, Warner Bros., DreamWorks Animation, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Walt Disney Co. — was organized by Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Chairman Jeff Shell.
The attendees discussed a variety of issues, including perceptions of America’s image around the world, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to comment publicly.

Rumor has it they also started working on the script for a fake fictional film intended to trick the terrorist group into believing they’re as contained as Obama has insisted they are. The working title is “Argo II: Junior Varsity Blues.”

And of course what would any Obama administration counterterror strategy session be without a heaping helping of cronyism the size of the Hollywood sign?

Those assembled at Tuesday’s meeting with Kerry included Motion Picture Assn. of America Chairman Chris Dodd, Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, 20th Century Fox Chairman Jim Gianopulos and Sony Pictures film chief Tom Rothman.

Former Democrat Senator and Ted Kennedy dinner theater partner Chris Dodd rakes in a cool few million dollars a year lobbying for Hollywood, but that probably has nothing to do with why the meeting came about, right?

(h/t Twitchy)

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Categories: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Feature Story, John Kerry, Politics, Terrorist attacks