This movie is rated ‘CCP’

  August 24, 2020   Op-Ed Columns

According to a new report from PEN America, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been tampering with our great escape: a two-hour movie.

Why would a major government care what films hit the silver screen (or streaming)? Movies are great vehicles for telling stories. Their scripts can create strong emotions of joy, sadness and excitement. They can also serve as propaganda.

Under the ruling CCP, the Chinese government has been making huge investments in having stories told that will favorably impress their citizens as well as those in other countries. They want to depress negative imagery while supporting positive ones. The manically fussy CCP understands that images create ideas. And ideas have consequences.

Read more at The Washington Times.

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