I guess it happens to all of them. The allure, the temptation and peer pressure is just too overwhelming. Only the very independent and very strong are able to enter Hollywood and retain a modicum of common sense. The rest easily slip into the pervasive and cancerous liberal ideology.
Jerremy Renner has had a comfortable screen life playing heroes audiences can identify with easily. That may change with “Kill the Messenger”, his new film based on the trials and tribulations of a journalist of ill-repute.
Gary Webb is credited with exposing the link between the government and the Iran-Contra scandal in a series of articles he wrote for the San Jose Mercury News. While the Iran-Contra scandal dominated media news reports many during the time, and many more since, saw the black ops affair as an means to an end. It was a method of circumventing an ineffective and politically hampered congress, much the way the Obama Regime works today. The scandal made a hero and media star of Col. Oliver North.
Webb exposed the connection between the CIA and the Contras and Sandinistas relying on statements from convicted drug dealers. His reports were published under the series title "The Dark Alliance". His sources and methods were considered shoddy and soon after the series was published the reports received so much criticism, the newspaper pulled its support of Webb and fired him. He was harangued by his peers and colleagues, considered a journalistic pariah and his career died. Depressed over his inability to acquire gainful employment with any newspaper, he was found with two bullet wounds to the head and the death was listed as suicide. Now, his story is coming to the Silver Screen. "Kill the Messenger" is based on the Dark Alliance series, but will also take a sympathetic look at Webb. One must ask the questions why, and why now?
At one time, movies of this ilk, attempting to degrade America by detailing its underbelly, were quite the fashion; think Hoffman and Redford in "All the President's Men". However, it recent years, with the Obama Regime making a mockery of the country through its own ineptitude, the trend in films has been toward a very pro American viewpoint.
Will American audiences sit through a canonizing of a questionable reporter? Do American audiences, given the current state of world affairs, want films about the evils of their country? Why would a popular actor like Renner succumb to the liberal aura of Tinseltown and accept a role of this nature when his career is riding so high unless, of course, the scriptwriters manage to somehow put a bow and arrow in his hands.